Johnson sparks Edgerton baseball, other scores
Kyle Johnson’s record-setting home run carried Edgerton High’s baseball team to victory Tuesday afternoon.
Johnson hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the third to give the Crimson Tide a 6-5 lead, and it hung on for an 8-7 win over Brodhead/Juda in a Division 2 regional semifinal game.
Edgerton (16-6) plays at top-seeded Turner in a regional final today. The Crimson Tide defeated the Trojans, 3-2, in the only meeting between the teams this season. The winner of this one advances to the Evansville Sectional.
Johnson’s 10th home run of the season broke the school record of nine, set by Tyle Rosenbaum in 1994.
Chad Malcook’s two-run homer in the top of the seventh cut Edgerton’s lead to 8-7, but Adam Gregory struck out the last batter to preserve the win.
EDGERTON 8, BRODHEAD 7
Brodhead 203 000 2—7 7 2
Edgerton 033 200 x—8 10 2
Scheidegger, Sangermano (5) and Covert; C. Gregory, A. Gregory (6) and Johnson.
Leading hitters—Duecker (B) 2x3, A. Gregory (E) 2x4, Kinnett (E) 2x3. 2B—Douglas (B), Kinnett (E). 3B—Hammer (E). HR—Malcook (B), Duecker (B), Oren (E), Johnson (E).
SO—Scheidigger (B) 2, C. Gregory (E) 6, A. Gregory (E). BB—Sangermano 1, C. Gregory 4, A. Gregory 2.
-- Turner 7, Monroe 2—A.J. Bernstein notched 13 strikeouts to lead the Trojans past the Cheesemakers in a Division 2 regional semifinal at Turner.
Turner (17-5) hosts Rock Valley North co-champion Edgerton in a regional final at 4:45 p.m. today.
Aaron Jones hit a two-run double in the fourth inning and Jordan Conway poked an RBI double in the fourth inning to highlight the Trojans’ victory.
TURNER 7, MONROE 2
Monroe 000 200 0—2 2 2
Turner 003 310 x—7 5 1
Rieder, Wells (4), Marty (7) and Marty, Henning (7); Bernstein and Conway.
Leading hitters—Jones (T) 2x3. 2B—Jones (BNT), Conway (T).
SO—Rieder (M) 1. Wells (M) 2. Marty (M) 1. Bernstein (T) 13. BB—Rieder 5, Wells 1, Bernstein 4.
-- Lakeside 7, Jefferson 1—The Warriors held a 6-0 lead after two innings en route to an upset over the Rock Valley North champion Eagles.
Lakeside starter Aaron Struck allowed one run on seven hits. He notched three strikeouts and issued two walks.
The Warriors play at Madison Edgewood today in a regional final that leads to the Evansville Sectional.
LAKESIDE 7, JEFFERSON 1
Lakeside Luth. 330 001 0—7 6 0
Jefferson 000 100 0—1 7 3
Struck and Vredeveld; Roth, Schreiner (2) and McGowan.
Leading hitters—Vredeveld (LL) 2x4, Smillie (J) 2x3. 2B—Vredeveld (LL), Kube (LL), Loppnow (LL), Ramiraz (J). HR—Peachy.
SO—Struck (LL) 3, Roth (J) 2, Roth (J) 2, Schreiner (J) 11. BB—Struck 2, Schreiner 1.
-- Edgewood 5, Lodi 4—Kyle Haen’s home run in the top of the seventh proved to be the game-winner as the defending Division 2 champion Crusaders won the regional semifinal thriller.
Edgewood will host Lakeside in a regional final game today.
EDGEWOOD 5, LODI 4
Edgewood 004 000 1—5 7 4
Lodi 201 000 1—4 6 0
Pleimling, Frick (3), and Cobb; Paque and Byars.
Leading hitters—Anderson (ME) 2x3, Paque (L) 2x3. 2B—Wabers (ME). HR—Haen (ME).
SO—Frick (ME) 4, Paque (L) 2. BB—Frick 3, Paque 1.
-- Union Grove 9, Clinton 6—Union Grove took advantage of walks and errors to defeat Rock Valley South champion Clinton in a WIAA Division 2 regional semifinal.
Clinton coach Scott Cernek said six of the Bronco runs were the direct result of walks or errors. Cougar pitchers walked eight and the team committed five errors. In addition, Clinton left eight runners on base.
Zach Wisowaty led Clinton’s five-hit attack by going 2-for-3, including a homer.
The Cougars finished 17-6, while Union Grove takes a 14-9 record into a regional final today against Racine Lutheran/Prairie. That pairs into the Mayville Sectional.
UNION GROVE 9, CLINTON 6
Union Grove 032 030 1—9 8 1
Clinton 003 001 2—6 5 5
Hintz, Brooks (6), Balestreri (7) and Balestreri, Jacobs (7); North, Roth (3) and Brandl.
Leading hitters—Johnson (UG) 3x3, Wisowaty (Cl) 2x3. 2B—Ruosch (UG). HR—Wisowaty (Cl).
SO—Hintz 3, Brooks 1, Balestreri 1, Roth 4. BB—Hintz 4, Brooks 1, Balestreri 2, North 6, Roth 4.
-- Lutheran/Prairie 11, Delavan-Darien 1—Jake Zimmerman’s two-run triple in the fifth inning gave Racine Lutheran Prairie a 6-1 lead and locked up a Division 2 regional semifinal win over Delavan-Darien.
Zimmerman’s hit highlighted a seven-run inning as Lutheran-Prairie improved to 18-8 and advanced to a regional final at home today against Union Grove.
LUTHERAN/ PRAIRIE 11, DELAVAN-DARIEN 1
Delavan-Darien 000 10—1 1 0
Lutheran/Prairie 300 17—11 12 1
WP—Wagner (7-2). LP—Samuelson.
2B—Ganther (LP), Merritt (LP), Tague (LP). 3B—Zimmerman (LP).
-- Parkview 9, New Glarus 5—Starting pitcher Kyle Woodworth survived six Parkview errors to gain a Division 3 regional semifinal victory.
Woodworth drove in four runs, including a three-run homer. Parkview (20-6) ended a New Glarus bases-loaded rally in the seventh inning with a double play.
The top-seeded Vikings host Wisconsin Heights in a regional final Friday. The winner advances to the Marshall Sectional.
PARKVIEW 9, NEW GLARUS 5
New Glarus 001 011 2—5 13 3
Parkview 251 001 x—9 11 6
Steussey and Bright; Woodworth, Bartelt (7) and Andre.
Leading hitters—Bright (NB) 4x4, Hauge (NG) 3x4, Dykstra (OP), 3x3, Woodworth (OP) 2x3, Isenberger (OP) 2x3.
SO—Steussy (NG) 4, Woodworth (OP) 7. BB—Steussy 4, Woodworth 4, Bartelt 1.
-- Palmyra-Eagle 6, Lomira 5—The Panthers drew a bases-loaded walk in the sixth inning to produce the winning run in a Division 3 regional semifinal game.
Palmyra-Eagle starter Jared Kinjerski notched 13 strikeouts and walked seven. The Panthers were held to four hits but benefited from eight walks and three batters hit by pitches.
Palmyra-Eagle (14-8) hosts Horicon in a regional final today. The winner advances to the Oakfield Sectional.
PALMYRA-EAGLE 6, LOMIRA 5
Lomira 030 011 0—5 7 0
Palmyra-Eagle 000 141 x—6 4 0
Grycowsky, Luedtke (5) and Sternat; Kinjerski and Poulson.
Leading hitters—Pahl (L) 2x3, Sievers (PE) 2x3. 2B—Luetke (L), Sievers (PE).
SO—Grycowsky (L) 5, Luedtke (L) 1, Kinjerski (PE) 10 BB—Grycowski 5, Luedtke 3, Kinjerski 7.