Fort defeats Evansville in Home Talent playoffs
The Generals (11-5) advance to Utica (11-4) at 1 p.m. next Sunday to play for the Southeast championship. Utica defeated Jefferson, 7-2, in the other first-round game.
Scott Kammer produced a two-out RBI single in the bottom of the 10th for Fort’s winning margin against Evansville. Kraig Baum reached on a walk and scored on Kammer’s hit.
Evansville (10-5) scored four runs in the eighth inning to tie the game at 5-5. Nick Manion hit a two-run homer, and Nic Larson smacked an RBI single to drive in the tying run.
Reliever Chris Koepke held Evansville scoreless in the final two innings to gain the victory.
FORT ATKINSON 6, EVANSVILLE 5
Evansville 000 001 040 0—5 6 4
Fort Atkinson 200 021 000 1—6 8 2
Drefahl, Larson (7) and D. Cashore; Steppke, Dean (8), Koepke (8) and Brokl.
Leading hitters—Dehnert (FA) 2x6, Kammer (FA) 3x6, Garanet (FA) 2x5. 2B—Dehnert (FA), Kammer (FA). HR—Manion (E).
SO—Drefahl 1, Larson 1; Steppke 4, Koepke 5. BB— Drefahl 4, Larson 3; Steppke 3, Dean 2.