Albion cruises past Orfordville
The Albion Tigers of the Home Talent baseball league provided the early fireworks at the Fourth of July celebration in Edgerton.
Albion exploded for 12 hits and scored in all but one inning for an 11-0, seven-inning victory Sunday over the Orfordville Orioles (3-7) at Racetrack Park.
Aaron Manogue, Aaron Laskowski and Jesse Appel each had two hits, and Mike Nanstad pitched six innings to get the victory as the Tigers improved to 6-5 in the West Division of the Southeast Section.
Laskowski got a first-inning single and scored on a throwing error to give Albion the lead for good. Appel singled and scored on Manogue’s squeeze bunt to make it 2-0 in the second, and the Tigers to pushed to 6-0 in a four-run third that included RBIs by Josh Eastman, Appel and Matt Buhrow.
Sunday’s other Southeast action:
-- Stoughton 11, Evansville 7—Stoughton built an
8-1 lead, but the Merchants needed a three-run eighth to pull away from an 8-6 edge before a Fourth of July crowd in a night game at Leota Park in Evansville.
Mike Maves and Jon Frey had RBI doubles in a four-run fifth that ignited Evansville’s comeback. After the Jays added a seventh-inning run to trail by two, Stoughton again pulled away by scoring three times with two outs in the eighth.
Maves and Frey each had two of Evansville’s seven hits.
Winning pitcher Eric Engler worked eight innings, struck out 10 and had two of the Stoughton’s 11 hits.
The win gave Stoughton
(7-3) sole possession of second place in the West Division, while the Jays fell to 4-6.
-- Utica 9, McFarland 5—Utica (9-1) maintained a firm grip on the West Division lead by dropping McFarland (6-4) out of a second-place tie.
Andy Martin had two singles and scored three runs for Utica.
-- Fort Atkinson 4, Whitewater 3—Scott Kammer had three hits and three RBIs as Fort Atkinson’s defending Southeast Section champions improved to 9-1 in the East Division.
Dan Dean and Rick Klotz held Whitewater (3-7) to five hits.
-- Lake Mills 6, Deerfield 5—Second-place Lake Mills evened its East Division record at 5-5 by slipping past Deerfield on Eric Wollin’s RBI single in the 10th inning.
Lake Mills scored two runs on passed balls in the ninth to force a 5-5 tie.