Evansville rebounds, whips Orfordville
What a difference a day made in Home Talent League baseball.
The Evansville Jays celebrated Memorial Day with a 9-1 victory over visiting Orfordville after losing 11-0 to unbeaten Utica in seven innings on Sunday.
Orfordville was coming off a 9-2 triumph over Stoughton on Sunday.
The Southeast Section weekend wrap:
-- Evansville 9, Orfordville 1—Brent Cashore pitched a complete game, went 4-for-4 at the plate and scored three runs to lead the Jays past the Orioles.
Craig Paton singled and scored on Cashore’s first-inning double to put Evansville ahead for good. Jon Frey hit into a fielder’s choice that scored Cashore and made it
The Jays went up 5-1 in a three-run second that featured Cashore’s RBI single and Frey’s sacrifice fly.
Mike Maves also had a two-RBI day for Evansville, and teammate Ben Kraus went 2-for-4. Seth Hendricks led Orfordville with a 4-for-4 day that included two doubles.
-- Utica 3, Albion 1—Justin Lambert and Josh Eastman allowed Utica (6-0) only three hits, but the West Division leaders took advantage of three errors to overcome a 1-0 deficit in three-run sixth, while the losing Tigers stranded 12 base-runners in the game.
Lambert pitched the first seven innings and struck out eight. Kyle Bates gave up only five hits to gain a complete-game victory.
-- Lake Mills 5, Whitewater 4—Ben Heller registered 17 strikeouts for Whitewater, but Lake Mills overcame a 4-0 deficit in a five-run eighth inning. Erich Wolin’s two-run single was the key blow.
-- Jefferson 5, Deerfield 1—Brian Klug had two hits and three RBIs in leading Jefferson past visiting Deerfield.
-- Orfordville 9, Stough-ton 2—Jeff Adas and Brad Bray each drove in three runs to lead the Orioles’ rout of Stoughton. Alex Pratt scattered nine hits in pitching a complete-game victory.
-- Utica 11, Evansville 0—Utica built a 9-0 lead in the first three innings, and Matt Ellingson did the rest in limiting Evansville to two hits.
-- McFarland 7, Albion 1—McFarland scored four runs after a dropped fly ball with two outs in a five-run third to leave the Tigers behind.
-- Whitewater 7, Jefferson 3—Jason Mackey drove in three runs, and winning pitcher Jason Kollwelter had two RBIs to lead Whitewater, which broke a 3-3 tie in a four-run eighth.
-- Fort Atkinson 9, Lake Mills 7—Fort Atkinson protected its East Division lead with the help of six-run second inning and a 9-2 lead after four. Lake Mills scored four runs in the ninth, when it left the bases loaded.
-- Deerfield 8, Cambridge 7—Ryan Schenkel’s seventh-inning sacrifice fly broke a 7-7 tie in the Deerfield seventh after Cambridge had gone up
7-6 in the sixth on Adrian Flores’ two-run single.