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Janesville clinches spot in playoffs

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Gazette staff
July 7, 2010
— The Janesville American Legion rode a strong effort at the plate and on the mound to an 11-4 victory over the Kenosha Merchants in Region 7 baseball Tuesday at Riverside Park.

Janesville clinched a spot in the Region 7 playoffs that begin next Tuesday. The Legion improved to 9-3 in the league and 12-7 overall.


“It was a good way to start the second half of the season,” Janesville coach Bob Schenck said. “Our pitchers threw strikes, and we hit the ball hard.’’


Janesville pounded out 12 hits, including Matt Fiedler’s three-run homer in the third inning. The Legion salted the game away in the third, scoring six runs for a 9-2 lead.


Janesville starter Mike Davis allowed two runs on three hits for the victory. Reliever Andy Kersten allowed one run on three hits and notched five strikeouts and no walks, while Fiedler allowed one run on one hit.


Janesville plays at Rockton, Ill., at 6 p.m. today.


JANESVILLE 11, KENOSHA 4

Kenosha (ab-r-h-rbi)—Schultz, lf, 4-0-1-1; M. Lewer, cf, 3-1-1-0; Jones, ss, 4-1-1-1; Kohler, c, 3-0-0-0; Rose, 3b, 3-0-1-1; R. Lewer, 1b-p, 3-0-0-0; Falcon, p-1b, 3-0-1-0; Manaccini, rf, 3-0-0-0; Pencak, 2b, 3-2-2-0. Totals: 29-4-7-3.


Janesville (ab-r-h-rbi)—Yaucher, rf, 4-1-2-1; Moe, 2b, 1-1-0-0; Geller, 2b, 1-0-0-0; Whalen, 1b, 4-1-1-2; Phillips, 3b, 3-1-0-0; Teubert, ss, 2-1-1-0; Hoskins, ss, 1-0-0-0; Johnson, lf, 2-2-1-2; Ta. Kobs, lf, 0-1-0-0; Tr. Kobs, cf, 2-1-1-2; Fiedler, dh-p, 3-2-2-3; Davis, p, 0-0-0-0; Kersten, p, 0-0-0-0. Welch, c, 3-0-2-1; Sterns, c, 0-0-0-0. Totals: 30-11-10-11.


Kenosha 200 010 1—4


Janesville 036 020 x—11


E—Kenosha 2, Janesville 2. LOB—Kenosha 6, Janesville 4. 2B—Pencak, Yaucher, Whalen, Fiedler. 3B—Tr. Kobs. HR—Fiedler. S—Teubert. SF—Tr. Kobs.


IP H R ER BB SO


Kenosha


Falcon (L) 3 8 9 7 1 1


R. Lewer 3 2 2 2 2 4


Janesville


Davis (W) 3 3 2 2 0 1


Kersten 3 3 1 1 0 5


Fiedler 1 1 1 1 1 1



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