Typhoon finishes third in Valley, set to host Regionals starting Friday|
The Antigo American Legion baseball team wrapped up its 2019 regular season Tuesday with a Wisconsin Valley League game at Wisconsin Rapids.
In a battle to decide second place in the final standings it was Wisconsin Rapids rolling to an 11-1 win over the Typhoon. Plover had previously clinched the league title with a 13-1 record.
“Credit to Rapids,” head coach Alex Heiny said. “They're a very good team and the hit the ball well tonight, it was a tough night for us, we had the bases loaded three times and only came away with one run.”
The bottom of the first inning saw Rapids jump out to an early advantage. Jack Wenzel delivered a run-scoring double, Nathan Krommenakker came through with a two-run double and Garett Huber added an RBI ground-out for a 4-0 score.
The Typhoon scored its lone run of the game in the top half of the second inning, when Neil Bretl drove in a run with a ground-out to make it a 4-1 contest.
Wisconsin Rapids answered right back in its half of the second with a sacrifice fly by Wenzel, while a fielder's choice ground-out by Jake Wipfli in the third pushed the score to 6-1.
The Rangers produced an
Fillies 17U team opens with runner-up finish in Shawano
The Antigo Fillies 17U softball team opened their season at the Shawano Tournament Saturday, and finished the weekend with a 3-1 record, good for second place overall.
The Fillies defeated the D.C. Demons 12-2 in its first contest.
The Fillies struck right off the bat as Alonna Weix and Kiarra Moravec reached on errors. Ellie Krause drew a walk and Ellie Preboski followed with a bases-clearing triple for a 3-0 lead.
In the second inning, Callie Hubatch drew a walk, Weix single and Moravec walked, followed by back-to-back doubles by Krause and Preboski for a 7-0 lead.
Antigo added one run in the third inning before scoring four more times in the fifth. Two walks, an error, singles from Weix and Moravec and Preboski's third double of the game finished the Fillies' scoring.
Preboski led the offensive attack with a big four-for-four game, including three doubles and a triple. Weix ripped three hits, Quinlan McCarthy, Erica Manka and Abbi Noskowiak all added hits to the cause.
Noskowiak and Moravec combined on the mound for the win, allowing just two runs on two hits, with nine strikeouts and a lone walk.
With the hype behind them, Robins ready for state challenge
The wait is finally over.
Wednesday evening the Antigo Red Robins will take to the Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium near Appleton, making their first appearance in the WIAA State Baseball Tournament since 1995.
That accomplishment checked off, the Robins will then focus on the task of proving to everyone, they're just not happy to be there.
“It's hard not to get that mindset as you put so much time and effort to get this far,” head coach Scott Farmer said. “But once the hype is over it comes down to do you just want to be here or do you want to make some noise. The boys are pretty into everything we are working on, we just hope they keep doing what has been working and don't get caught up in the stadium and the crowd.”
That will be no small task, with the 27-2 Bay Conference champions, the West De Pere Phantoms, the opposition for the Division Two semifinal.
“At this point anybody you see is going to be good,” Farmer said. “They have strong pitching and good hitting, we are going to have to beat them, they will not beat themselves, but when it's the last four teams in the state, isn't everyone l
Down but not out, late rally gives Robins regional title, return trip to sectionals
For the second straight game, the Antigo Red Robins baseball team used a big inning to advance in the WIAA playoffs.
Against Merrill Tuesday it was an eight-run fifth that propelled Antigo to an 8-2 win, this time the Robins waited until their final turn at-bat, before plating five runs to leave Medford regional champions by a 10-6 final.
Antigo trailed 6-5 entering the seventh inning against the Great Northern Conference champion and number one seeded Raiders, but rallied to go in front, and Eli Fleischman allowed a lone base runner in the bottom half before closing the door and sending the Robins on to Tuesday's division two sectional at Altoona.
“Best part about tonight is we by no means played our best game but still beat one of the best teams and that is scary,” head coach Scott Farmer said. “The coaches are so proud of the guys how they never gave up, things didn't look good but just kept fighting. That is what we have been telling them since the first practice, this game has a way of working out if you keep plucking along.”
Jordan Arrowood began the seventh inning comeback with a one-out single, while Neil Bretl did the same on
Unbeatens fall in Monday Antigo Little League action
Parson's Brewers scored their first win of the season in Antigo Little League Monday night, upsetting the previously unbeaten Tommy's Braves 5-3.
Combined with an Aspirus Astros' 11-4 win over the CoVantage Phillies, the Braves and Astros are now deadlocked atop the Majors Division standings at 3-1.
Parson's was led by Carter Wassen, who went three-for-four, finishing only a triple short of the cycle. Wassen launched a two-run homer over the left field fence, providing the first long ball in the league this season.
Johnny Lewis singled three times for the Brewers, with Kaden Kamps, “Nasty” Nolan Kielcheski and Mikey Allord all providing hits as well.
Wassen, Gunnar Roth, Kielcheski, Lewis and Allord all pitched an inning in the win, combining to strike out nine Braves hitters.
Brycen Pownell, Porter Nicholson, Nolan Akright and Joe Fleischman had one hit a piece for the Braves.
David Voytovich, Akright, Nicholson and Pownell combined on the mound. Voytovich allowed four runs on four hits, walked three and struck out two in 1 2/3 innings of work. Akright struck out three and allowed two hits and two walks over 1 1/3