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Wilmot reaches state title game; Middleton falls to Bay Port in semifinals

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June 17, 2009
— Wilmot High School, long recognized as a Southern Lakes Conference baseball power, has a chance to wear the WIAA state crown for the first time in 39 years.

The Panthers gained a spot in the Division 1 title game by completing a Tuesday sweep at Fox Cities Stadium with a 4-0 semifinal victory over Eau Claire North.


Weather permitting, Wilmot (24-5) will go after its first state championship since 1970 open-class competition when it faces Bay Port at 6 p.m. Thursday. It will be the Panthers' first appearance in the finals since being Class B runner-up to Kimberly in 1989.


Bay Port (25-5) defeated Middleton, 3-2, on Dominic Utrie’s bases-loaded single off Shane Adler in the bottom of the seventh inning in a semifinal that ended at midnight.


Wilmot nipped Kimberly, 4-3, on Jason Tenhagen’s RBI double in the bottom of the seventh inning of Tuesday morning’s quarterfinals.


Joe Felgenhauer and Brendon Hayden singled with two outs to set up Wilmot’s winning rally. Tenhagen hit a drive to left field that scored Felgenhauer and broke a 3-3 tie.


Wilmot stopped Eau Claire North (20-5) on Quincy Berg’s two-hit pitching. Fourth- and fifth-inning singles produced the only base-runners for the Huskies, who had 12 hits and a 10-run inning in an 18-1 quarterfinal win Tuesday morning over Milwaukee Riverside.


(Semifinals)


WILMOT 4, EAU CLAIRE NORTH 0


Wilmot (ab-r-h-rbi)—Reichwein, c, 5-0-3-0; Jones, pr, 0-1-0-0; Felgenhauer, rf, 3-0-0-0; Hayden, ss, 4-1-2-1; Tenhagen, cf, 4-0-3-0; Nelson, 2b, 4-0-0-0; Christian, 1b, 3-0-1-1; Ketterhagen, pr, 0-0-0-0; Berg, p, 3-0-1-0; Muhlenbeck, pr, 0-0-0-0; Thomas, lf, 4-1-2-0; Epping, 3b, 2-1-0-0. Totals: 32-4-12-2.


North (ab-r-h-rbi)—Hurt, lf, 2-0-0-0; Fischer, 2b, 2-0-0-0; Brown, 1b, 3-0-1-0; Mewhorterr, dh-p, 3-0-0-0; Herrmann, ss, 3-0-0-0; Prosek, p-3b, 3-0-1-0; Bodenkburg, pr, 0-0-0-0; Bonnin, c, 2-0-0-0; Dickerson, rf, 2-0-0-0; Robertson, cf, 2-0-0-0; DeGrasse, 3b, 0-0-0-0; Button, p, 0-0-0-0. Totals: 22-0-2-0.


Wilmot 001 101 1—4


Eau Claire North 000 000 0—0


E—Wilmot 0, North 2. LOB—Wilmot, 14, North 4. 2B—Reichwein. SH—Bonnin.


IP H R ER BB SO


Wilmot


Berg (W) 7 2 0 0 2 4


Eau Claire North


Proseck (L) 3 6 2 0 2 5


Button 3 2/3 6 2 2 4 4


Mewhorter 1/3 0 0 0 0 0


BAY PORT 3, MIDDLETON 2


Middleton (ab-r-h-rbi)—Braga, dh-3b, 4-0-2-1; Novinski, 2b, 3-0-1-0; Layton, cf, 3-0-1-0; Adler, 3b-p, 3-0-0-0; Ripp, lf, 3-0-1-0; Drunasky, c, 3-0-1-0; Meeteer, pr, 0-1-0-0; Mathias, 1b, 2-0-0-0; Martin, rf, 3-1-2-1; Gowan, ss, 2-0-0-0; Acker, p, 0-0-0-0. Totals: 26-2-8-2.


Bay Port (ab-r-h-rbi)—Grabig, rf, 3-0-0-0; Murphy, c, 3-0-1-1; Hynes, pr, 0-0-0-0; L. Peot, 1b, 4-0-3-1; Utrie, 3b, 4-0-2-1; S. Peot, pr, 0-0-0-0; Jaro, lf, 3-0-1-0; Gaura, p, 3-0-0-0; Calewarts, pr, 0-0-0-0; Putala, ss, 1-0-0-0; Peterson, cf, 3-1-1-0; Klimek, 2b, 1-2-1-0. Totals: 25-3-9-3.


Middleton 000 010 1—2


Bay Port 001 010 1—3


E—Middleton 2, Bay Port 1. LOB—Middleton 5, Bay Port 9. 2B—Martin, Murphy, Jaro. SH—Mathias, Gowan, Grabig, Klimek. SB—Klimek.


IP H R ER BB SO


Middleton


Acker 6 7 2 1 2 5


Adler (L) 1/3 2 1 1 1 0


Bay Port


Gaura (W) 7 8 2 2 0 9


(Quarterfinals)


WILMOT 4, KIMBERLY 3


Kimberly (ab-r-h-rbi)—Wells, ss, 1-0-0-0; Van Handel, pr-ss, 2-0-1-1; Heagle, cf, 3-0-0-0; Schreiber, p, 3-0-1-0; Arts, pr, 0-0-0-0; Bellin, 1b, 3-0-0-0; Lamers, lf, 3-0-0-0; Rein, dh, 3-0-1-0; Randerson, c, 3-0-1-0; DeBruin, pr, 0-1-0-0; Weber, 3b, 2-2-1-0; Hiroskey, 2b, 1-0-0-0; Wolf, 0-0-0-0. Totals: 24-3-5-1.


Wilmot (ab-r-h-rbi)—Reichwein, c-p, 4-0-0-0; Felgenhauer, rf, 3-2-1-0; Hayden, ss, 4-1-3-0; Tenhagen, cf, 4-0-2-2; Nelson, 3-0-2-0; Christian, 1b, 2-0-0-0; Jones, pr, 0-1-0-0; Berg, lf, 3-0-0-0; Thomas, dh, 3-0-2-1; Epping, 3b, 3-0-1-0-; Sindles, p, 0-0-0-0; Muhlenbeck, c, 0-0-0-0. Totals: 29-4-11-3.


Kimberly 001 011 0—3


Wilmot 200 001 1—4


E—Kimberly 2, Wilmot 2. LOB—Kimberly 6, Wilmot 7. 2B—Randerson , Tenhagen 2. SH—Heagler, Hirosky 2, Christian. SB—Van Handel, Weber.


IP H R ER BB SO


Kimberly


Schreiber (L) 6 2/3 11 4 3 1 5


Wilmot


Sindles 5 1/3 5 3 1 3 2


Reichwein 1 2/3 0 0 0 0 2


n North 18, Riverside 2—Eau Claire North combined two hits with three errors to take command against Milwaukee Riverside in a seven-run first inning of the quarterfinal game.


EAU CLAIRE NORTH 18, MILWAUKEE RIVERSIDE 2

Eau Claire North 700 1(10)—18 12 0


Milwaukee Riverside 000 11 — 2 4 7


Prosek, Dickerson (2) , Eisold and Bonnin; Frazier, Roundtree (1), Abdelmawla (5), Tunstall (5) and Knox.


Leading hitter—Hermann (ECN) 3x3. Mewhotter (ECN). 3B—Brown (ECN), Roundtree (MR). HR—Hermann.


SO—Prosek (ECN) 1, Dickerson (ECN) 2, Eisold (ECN) 2, Roundtree (MR) 4. BB—Dickerson 1, Eisold 1, Frazier (MR) 4, Roundtree 1, Abdelmawla (MR) 4.


n Bay Port 8, Sun Prairie 1—The Cardinals fell far short in their bid to make it an all-Big Eight rematch with Middleton in the semifinals.


Sean Grabig shut down Sun Prairie (19-8) with four-hit pitching in the quarterfinals, while Bay Port gained the upper hand with a 3-0 lead in the first two innings.


BAY PORT 8. SUN PRAIRIE 1

Bay Port 210 200 3—8 10 0


Sun Prairie 000 000 1—1 4 1


Grabig and Murphy; Handel, Meekma (7) and Patterson.


Leading hitter—Jaro (BP) 2x3. 2B—Grabig (BP), Jaro (BP), Handel (SP), Patterson (SP).


SO—Grabig (BP) 8, Handel (SP) 4. BB—Grabig 3, Handel 6, Meekma (SPO) 1.



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