Janesville East, West to meet
The Janesville East Junior American Legion team is 2-0 in the U-17 regional tournament.
Cody Steed and Tom Yaucher limited Beloit to two hits Thursday night in the East’s 9-2 win at Riverside Park.
Janesville East will play Janesville West in a winner’s bracket game at 7:30 tonight at the Youth Sports Complex in Beloit.
Tyler Bloom and Austin Geller had two of East’s eight hits against Beloit. Janesville East jumped out to an 8-0 lead after three innings.
JANESVILLE EAST 9, BELOIT 2
Beloit 000 011 0—2 2 3
Janesville East 134 100 x—9 8 3
Andrews, Cernak and Diedrich; Steed, Yaucher and Meyer.
Leading hitters—Geller (JE) 2x4, Bloom (JE) 2x4. 2B—Bloom (JE).
SO—Andrews (B) 3, Cernak (B) 1, Steed (JE) 1, Yaucher (JE) 2. BB—Andrews 5, Cernak 2, Steed 8, Yaucher 2.
n Janesville West 8, Kenosha 7—Josh Garcia delivered a two-run, seventh-inning double, lifting Janesville West (16-7) to a regional victory.
Taran Kobs had a two-run single to tie the game in the sixth, and Janesville got a run on a balk to take a 6-5 lead. Kenosha got two runs in the bottom of the sixth, setting up Garcia’s heroics. Jake Welch gave Janesville the early lead with a two-run single in the first inning.
Trent Kobs pitched a complete game for Janesville, fanning 12 and walking six.
JANESVILLE WEST 8, KENOSHA 7
Janesville 200 004 2—8 10 2
Kenosha 102 112 0—7 8 2
Tr. Kobs and Ta. Kobs; Smith, Hornik (6) and Kohler.
Leading hitters—Tr. Kobs (J), 2x4; Kersten (J), 2x4; Garcia (J), 2x4; Jones (K), 2x3; Kehl (K), 2x3. 2B—Garcia.
SO—Tr. Kobs 12, Smith 1, Hornik 1. BB—Tr. Kobs 6, Smith 1, Hornik 1.