Post 205 wins regional opener

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Janesville's American Legion baseball team began the postseason with a bang.

Will Theisen had three hits and drove in two runs to lead Post 205 to a 9-3 win over Waterford on Wednesday in the first game of the Region 7 double-elimination regional tournament at Genoa City.

Janesville (21-15) plays the winner of Wednesday night's Beloit/Genoa City game at 8 p.m. today.

Hunter Van Zandt pitched into the ninth to get the win. The left-hander and Big Eight Conference player of the year limited Waterford to four hits and struck out six.

Theisen led Post 205's 17-hit attack with a double and a triple.

“With the way we hit, when we play defense like we did tonight with only one error, we're going to be tough to beat,” Janesville coach Bob Schenck said.

“And Hunter was in complete command and threw well. We wanted at least seven innings out of him and he nearly pitched a complete game. That will save on our arms for the rest of the tournament.”

With the game tied 3-3 in the seventh, Janesville scored four runs to break it open. Logan Coulter, Theisen and Justin Graham had RBI singles to spark the rally.



Janesville (ab-r-h-rbi)— Cu. Osmond, cf, 3-0-2-0; Christiansen, cf, 2-1-1-0; Nyborg, 1b, 5-0-0-0; Coulter, lf, 5-2-2-1; Theisen, c, 5-2-3-2; Graham, ss, 3-1-2-2; Hughes, 3b, 4-0-1-0; Cashore, 2b, 5-1-2-2; Burkheimer, rf, 5-1-2-2; Co. Osmond, dh, 4-1-2-0; Van Zandt, p, 0-0-0-0; Brewster, p, 0-0-0-0. Totals: 41-9-17-9.

Waterford (ab-r-h-rbi)—Kurth, rf, 3-0-0-0; Gunderson, ss, 3-1-1-0; Folger, 1b-p, 4-1-1-2; Wallace, 3b, 4-0-0-0; Moritz, p-1b, 4-0-0-0; Hunsacker, cf, 4-0-1-0; Schmidt, 2b, 3-1-0-0; Terran, c, 4-0-3-1; Baker, lf, 4-0-0-0. Totals: 33-3-5-3.

Janesville                                                           001          200                  402—9

Waterfiord                                                        000          210                  000—3

E—Janesville 1, Waterford 2. LOB—Janesville 9, Waterford 7. SB—Nyborg, Cashore. 2B—Theisen, Burkheimer, Graham. 3B—Theisen, Coulter, Terran. HR—Folger.

                                                                               IP          H                     R                      ER                   BB                   SO


Van Zandt (W)                                              8 1/3          4                      3                      2                     3                     6

Brewster                                                            2/3          1                      0                      0                     0                     1


Moritz L)                                                                7          12                    7                      6                     1                     3

Folger                                                                     2          5                      2                      2                     0                     2

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