Delavan-Darien, Badger head for sectional baseball match-up
Delavan-Darien High’s baseball team is getting hot at just the right time.
The Comets pulled off an upset of top-seeded and No. 10-rated Wilmot, 6-0, in a WIAA Division 1 regional final game Friday.
Delavan-Darien (11-9) rode the pitching of senior Jeremiah Samuelson to earn a Racine Horlick sectional semifinal game berth against Lake Geneva Badger at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The Comets take a five-game winning streak into that game.
Samuelson pitched the complete-game shutout, allowing just six hits with nine strikeouts.
The Comets scored three runs the third and three in the seventh, getting key hits in each inning. Joe Kieman had a two-run single in the third. Ben Lodahl had a two-run double in the seventh.
DELAVAN-DARIEN 6, WILMOT 0
Delevan-Darien 003 000 3—6 11 0
Wilmot 000 000 0—0 6 2
Samuelson and Gonzalez; Berg, Sindles (7) and Cates.
Leading hitters—Samuelson (DD) 3x3, Gonzalez (DD) 2x4, Kieman (DD) 2x3. 2B—Lodahl (DD), Kieman (DD).
SO—Samuelson (DD) 9, Berg (W) 8, Sindles (W) 1. BB—Samuelson 4, Berg 1, Sindles 1.
Badger 3, Elkhorn 0—Senior right-hander Jorge Marquez shut down Elkhorn on a one-hitter to give Lake Geneva Badger a Division 1 regional and berth in the Racine Horlick Sectional.
The Badgers face Delavan-Darien at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the semfinals of the one-day sectional.
Eric Bierman’s third-inning single to right field was Elkhorn’s only hit off Marquez.
Badger collected six hits and got the all the scoring it needed in a two-run first inning. Jordan Christner and Clint Andresen each had RBI singles.
Thomas Larwa tripled in the fourth and scored on Keith Trovillion’s sacrifice fly.
BADGER 3, ELKHORN 0
Elkhorn 000 000 0—0 1 0
Lake Geneva Badger 200 100 x—3 7 1
Shaw, Papcke (5) and Wester; Marquez and Beck.
2B—Eckluind (LGB), Marquez (LGB). 3B—Larwa (LGB).
SO—Shaw (E) 3, Marquez (LGB) 6. BB—Shaw 2, Marquez 1.
Beaver Dam 6, La Follette 5—Alex Finke went 3-for-3, including a double and home run, to lead the Beavers past Madison La Follette in a Division 1 regional title game.
The Beavers overcame a 4-1 deficit in a five-run sixth inning as they advanced to the Oshkosh North Sectional.
BEAVER DAM 6, LA FOLLETTE 5
Madison La Follette 200 200 1—5 12 1
Beaver Dam 010 005 x—6 8 1
Dybevik, Schmidt (6) and Dunse; Rechek.
Leading hitters—Schmidt (ML) 2x4, Dyvebek (ML) 3x5, Zeier (ML) 3x4, Eschenbauch (BD) 2x2, Finke (BD) 3x3. 2B—Finke (BD), Eschenbach (BD). 3B—Dybevik (ML), Diekvoss (BD). HR—Finke (BD).
SO—Dybevik (ML) 1, Schmidt (ML) 1, Rechek (BD) 5. BB—Dybevik 3, Rechek 2.
Monona Grove 7, Oregon 3—Monona Grove rode a five-run seventh inning to a Division 1 regional championship win over the host Panthers.
Monona Grove (9-12) plays Big Eight co-chamion Madison Memorial at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the semifinals of the Janesville Parker Sectional at Riverside Park.
MONONA GROVE 7, OREGON 3
Monona Grove 100 001 5 — 7 7 1
Oregon 100 200 0 — 3 7 2
Meyers, Zweifel (5), Goff (6) and Meyers; Fritz, Debilzen (7) and Mulvihill.
Leading hitters—Vandelune (MG) 2x4, Lemanski (MG) 2x4, Mulvihill (O) 2x2. 2B—Meyers (NG), Lemanski (MG), Crim (O).
SO—Meyers (MG) 2, Zweifel (MG) 1, Golf (MG) 1, Fritz (O) 6. BB—Meyers 2, Fritz 5, Debilzen (O) 1.