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Janesville 9s keep rolling at regional

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Gazette staff
July 26, 2010
— The Janesville 9-year-old Little League tournament team defeated Scott County, Ky., 9-5, to advance in the Cal Ripken Ohio Valley Regional on Sunday.

With the victory, Janesville (3-0) will enter the eight-team single-elimination tournament today as the No. 1 seed. Janesville will play today at 6:30 p.m.


Janesville pounded out seven hits, including Dan Blomgren’s RBI double and Sam Nemetz two-run double. Blomgren and Casey Stone had two hits apiece in Janesville’s seven-hit attack.


The 9s scored four runs in the third inning to take a 5-1 lead and added a run in the fifth to push the lead to 6-2. Scott County bounced back with three runs in the fifth, but Janesville scored three runs on three hits in the sixth for the winning margin.


Janesville pitchers Ben Coulter, Jordan Bailey and Stone combined to hold Scott County to five hits.


“We are out of pool play and one of eight teams left and the loser goes home,” Janesville coach Brian Bailey said.


JANESVILLE 9, SCOTT COUNTY 5

Janesville 104 013—9 7 2


Scott County, Ky. 001 130—5 5 4


Coulter, Bailey (4), Stone (5) and Jake Campbell; Fox, Cumat (4) and Webb.


Leading hitters—Blomgren (J) 2x3, Stone (J) 2x2. 2B—Blomgren, Sam Nemetz (J), Wilhutz (S).


SO—Coulter (J) 1, Stone (J) 2, Fox (S) 3. BB—Coulter 2, Bailey 1, Stone 3, Fox 5, Cumat 1.


Babe Ruth

-- Janesville 14s bow out—The Janesville 14-and-under Babe Ruth team’s hopes for a state title ended with Sunday’s 5-4 loss to Ashwaubenon in Marinette.


Janesville would have had to defeat Ashwaubenon twice on Sunday to win the championship.


“Unfortunately, we left 10 runners on base, seven in scoring position,” said Janesville coach Tom Davey, whose team finished 4-2 in the tournament. “We’re pretty disappointed.”


Ashwaubenon scored a run in the first and two in the third before Janesville responded with a run in the bottom of the third on a two-out RBI single by Collin Powers.


After Ashwaubenon scored another run in the top of the fourth, Janesville tied it in the bottom with three runs. Troy Malmanger hit an RBI double, Adam Catacutan added an RBI single and Powers walked with the bases loaded to force in the tying run.


Ashwaubenon then scored what proved to be the winning run in the fifth.


“We let their key players hurt us,” said Davey. “The top of their order was 6-for-11 against us.”


ASHWAUBENON 5, JANESVILLE 4

Ashwaubenon 102 101 0—5 12 2


Janesville 001 300 0—4 5 2


Carpenter, Pahl (4), and Mrozinski; Hughes, Quade (6), and MacDougall.


Leading hitters—K. Monroe (A) 3x4, J. Monroe (A) 2x3, Pahl (A) 2x4, Mrozinski (A) 2x4, Hughes (J) 2x3.


SO—Carpenter 3, Pahl 3, Hughes 1. BB—Carpenter 4, Pahl 4, Quade 2.


-- Janesville 13s ousted—At Sauk Prairie, the Janesville 13s fell behind early and could not rebound in a 7-4 loss to Green Bay in the 13-year-old Babe Ruth State Tournament.


Janesville suffered its second straight loss in the double-elimination tournament, while Green Bay advances to the championship round.


Green Bay scored five runs in the second inning to take a 7-0 lead.


“They put the ball in play and there is not much you can do,” Janesville coach Ron Kobs said. “They hit the ball well. We shut them down afterward but it was too late.’’


Nick Blomgren and Alex Marro had two hits apiece to lead Janesville’s nine-hit attack.


GREEN BAY 7, JANESVILLE 4

Green Bay 250 000 0—7 10 2


Janesville 000 002 2—4 9 2


Olson, Hoffarth (2), Faust (7) and Marro.


Leading hitters—Blomgren (J) 2x3, Marro (J) 2x3. 2B—Blomgren.


SO—Olson 2, Hoffarth 1, Faust 1. BB—Olson 3.



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