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Janesville Legion falls short against Kenosha

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Gazette Staff
July 9, 2008
— Janesville’s American Legion baseball team fought back from a 5-1 deficit, but couldn’t hold on in an 11-9, nine-inning loss to Kenosha in Lakes Area Legion play here Tuesday.

Janesville (12-4) rallied for five runs on three hits in the fourth inning and added a run in the fifth to take a 9-7 lead over sixth-ranked Kenosha.


“Our kids got down 5-1, but they battled back,” Janesville coach Ron Pohlman said.


Ian Larson and B.J. Scharenbroch opened the Janesville fourth with back-to-back triples. Zach Bayreuther punched in two-run single, and Garrett Morris hit an RBI sacrifice fly to put Janesville ahead 8-6.


Kenosha added a run in the bottom of the fourth, but Janesville answered with a run in the fifth.


Kenosha parlayed three hits, three walks and a hit batter into four runs in the sixth inning for the 11-9 final score.


Relief pitcher Steve Thusius blanked Janesville through the final four innings on four hits to gain the victory. Bayreuther took the loss in relief, allowing four runs on five hits and three walks through 2 2/3 innings.


“It was only his second time pitching,” Pohlman said of Bayreuther. “I maybe left him in there longer than I should have.’’


Janesville starter Dylan Grall allowed seven runs—six earned—on seven hits through four innings.


Janesville travels to Loves Park, Ill. today for a 6 p.m. game.


KENOSHA 11, JANESVILLE 9


Janesville (ab-r-h-rbi)—Scharenbroch, 1b-2b-lf, 5-1-1-1; Jacobson, ss, 3-2-0-0; Beyer, cf, 4-1-0-0; Grall, p-1b, 2-1-1-1; Whalen, 1b, 1-0-1-0; Bayreuther, 2b-3b-p, 4-1-2-2; Morris, 3b, 2-1-2-2; Fredricks, 2b-3b-p, 1-0-0-0; Moser, rf, 4-0-1-1; Hesser, c, 2-0-1-0; Mussey, c, 2-1-0-0; Larson, p-lf, 3-1-1-0; Weber, lf, 2-0-2-0. Totals: 35-9-10-8.


Kenosha (ab-r-h-rbi)—Eickmeyer, ss, 4-2-1-2; Lewer, dh,. 5-2-1-1; Atkins, 3b, 5-0-0-0; Thusius, cf-p, 5-1-3-3; Dahl, rf-p, 5-2-3-1; Welch, lf, 4-2-1-0; Jeffery, c, 5-1-2-0; Lowen, 1b, 4-0-2-0; Tirabassi, 2b, 2-1-0-1. Totals: 39-11-13-8.


Janesville 102 510 000—9


Kenosha 141 104 00x—11


E—Janeville 3, Kenosha 2, LOB—Janesville 9, Kenosha 10. DP—Janesville 1, Kenosha 1. 2B—Grall, Whalen, Moser, Weber, Lewer, 3B—Scharenbroch, Larson, Eickmeyer. SF—Morris. SB—Jacobson, Hesser, Thusius 2.


IP H R ER BB SO


Janesville


Grall 4 7 7 6 1 3


Bayreuther (L) 2 2-3 5 4 4 3 0


Fredricks 1 1-3 1 0 0 0 1


Larson 1 1 0 0 0 1


Kenosha


Bergmann 3 6 8 8 3 2


Dahl 1 1 0 0 1 0


Thusius (W) 4 4 1 1 3 0



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