Burman helps Milton baseball advance, other scores
Dan Burman’s two-run single lifted Milton High’s baseball team to an 8-6 victory over Madison Memorial in a WIAA Division 1 regional semifinal game Tuesday.
The Red Hawks (12-11) play Janesville Craig in a regional final game at 5 p.m. Friday at Riverside Park. The winner advances to the Craig Sectional.
Sam McCann went the distance to pick up Milton’s win. The sophomore struck out seven and walked only two.
Twin brothers Nick and Josh Meyers combined to go 5-for-8 for the Red Hawks.
MILTON 8, MEMORIAL 6
Milton 101 033 0—8 11 1
Mad. Memorial 200 030 1—6 7 1
McCann and Jo. Meyers; Ransom, Moss (6) and Kahl.
Leading hitters—Ni. Meyers (Mil) 3x4, Jo. Meyers (Mil) 2x4, Burman (Mil) 3x3, Haas (Mil) 2x4, Pourieski (MM) 2x3, Luciani (MM) 2x4. 2B—Ni. Meyers (Mil), Jo. Meyers (Mil), Burman (Mil). 3B—Fuhring (MM). HR—Luciani (MM).
SO—McCann (Mil) 7, Ransom (MM) 5, Moss (MM) 1. BB—McCann 2, Moss 1.
-- Fort Atkinson 3, Stoughton 1—Michael Knutson’s bat and arm led the visiting Blackhawks to the upset win in a Division 1 regional semifinal game at Stoughton.
Knutson threw a complete-game seven-hitter, and was 3-for-3 at the plate, including a double.
Fort Atkinson plays at Verona on Friday in a regional final game. The winner qualifies for the Janesville Craig Sectional.
FORT ATKINSON 3, STOUGHTON 1
Fort Atkinson 200 010 0—3 6 2
Stoughton 100 000 0—1 7 4
Knutson and Young; Gerber.
Leading hitters—Knutson (FA) 3x3, Nelson (S) 2x3, Kowalkowski (S) 2x4. 2B—Knutson (FA).
SO—Knutson 5 (FA), Gerber (S) 2. BB—Knutson 2.
-- Oconomowoc 16, West 8—The Raccoons erupted for 11 runs in the bottom of the sixth to earn the Division 1 regional semifinal win over Madison West.
Oconomowoc plays at Monona Grove on Friday in a regional final game, with the winner advancing to the Janesville Craig Sectional.
OCONOMOWOC 16, WEST 8
Madison West 005 003 0—8 8 2
Oconomowoc 103 10(11) x—16 14 5
Blythe, Pearson (5), Wade (6), and Salter; Prom, Bell (6).
Leading hitters—Blythe (W) 2x4, Caraballo (W) 2x3, Onofrey (W) 2x4, Wade (W) 2x4, Bell (O) 2x4, Herr (O) 3x5, Benz (O) 3x3, Wensman (O) 2x3, Schlosser (O) 2x3. 2B—Blythe (W), Benz (O), Schlosser (O) 2.
SO—Wade (W) 1, Prom (O) 4, Bell (O) 2. BB—Blythe (W) 2, Pearson (W) 1, Wade 1, Prom 2, Bell 3.
-- Elkhorn 4, Hamilton 1—Eric Bierman notched a season-high 12 strikeouts to pace the Elks over Milwaukee Hamilton in a Division 1 regional semifinal.
The Elks (6-18) play at Burlington in a regional final at 4:30 p.m. Friday. The winner advances to the Badger Sectional.
Bierman stroked a two-run single in the fifth inning for the winning runs.
ELKHORN 4, HAMILTON 1
Elkhorn 100 021 0—4 5 0
Milw. Hamilton 000 100 0—1 3 1
Bierman and French; Golla, Paynoa (4) and Avila.
Leading hitters—Fincutter (E) 2x3.
SO—Bierman (E) 12, Golla (H) 4, Paynoa (H) 1, BB—Bierman 1, Golla 2, Paynoa 2.
-- Badger 9, Park 2—Lake Geneva Badger hit visiting Racine Park with eight runs in the first three innings and went to a Division 1 regional semifinal victory.
Senior Nick Clapp went 3-for-3 with two RBIs, while fellow senior Jake Hodgeman went 2-for-4 with two RBIs to lead Badger.
The Badgers (14-10) play at Kenosha Bradford on Friday in a regional final. The winner advances to the Badger Sectional.
BADGER 9, PARK 2
Racine Park 000 001 1—2 7 3
Badger 242 010 x—9 13 0
Taylor, Thrall (1), Orban (4), Spranger (6) and Solberg; Hodgeman, Wieseman (7) and Storms.
Leading hitters—Salvatore (RP) 2x3, Clapp (LGB) 3x3, Hodgeman (LGB) 2x4, Storms (LGB) 2x2. 2B—Solberg (RP), C. Andresen (LGB), Storms (LGB).
SO—Thrall (RP) 2, Orban (PR) 2, Spranger (RP) 1, Hodgeman (LGB) 6, Wieseman (LGB) 1. BB—Taylor (RP) 2, Orban 1, Hodgeman 2, Wieseman 1.
Last updated: 2:13 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012