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Janesville Legion sweeps to run streak to six

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June 25, 2010

After playing eight games in the past five days and facing a doubleheader against Waterford on Thursday night, Janesville American Legion coach Bob Schenck got out his recipe book.


It read: “Great pitching, decent fielding and hitting when guys are on base.”


The players followed the script to perfection.


Janesville swept the Lakes Area Region 7 doubleheader, beating the hosts, 8-3 and 9-1.


The sweep pushed Janesville to 5-1 in the league and 8-5 overall and ran its winning streak to six games.


Andy Kersten pitched a complete game, and Mike Davis pitched six strong innings in the second game to earn the victories.


Kersten allowed just two earned runs and struck out six in the first game. Davis responded with six shutout innings in the second game, striking out nine.


“We had two great pitching performances,” Schenck said. “Playing 10 games in six games, we needed them. They threw strikes.”


Zach Whalen provided the key hit in the first game. His two-run single in the fourth gave Janesville a 4-2 lead.


Kyle Johnson had a two-run double in a six-run second inning in the second game as Janesville built an 8-0 lead.


The local squad attempts to run its winning streak to seven Saturday when it hosts Genoa/Geneva in a league game at 1 p.m. at Riverside Park.


(First Game)


JANESVILLE 8, WATERFORD 3

Janesville (ab-r-h-rbi)—Yaucher, cf, 3-2-1-0; Johnson, lf, 4-0-0-0; Whalen, 3b, 4-1-2-2; Fieldler, rf, 3-1-2-1; Welch, dh, 4-1-1-1; Kersten, p, 0-0-0-0; Hoskins, ss, 4-0-1-0; Davis, 3b, 4-1-2-2; Tr. Kobs, pr, 0-0-0-0; Marshall, 2b, 3-0-0-0; Polzin, c, 3-2-1-1. Totals: 32-8-7-7.


Waterford (ab-r-h-rbi)—M. Brandon, cf, 4-1-1-0; Reitter, lf, 4-0-0-0; Korman, ss, 3-1-2-1; Falk, 1b, 3-0-2-0; Melow, p, 4-0-1-0; Justin, 2b, 2-1-1-0; B. Brandon, c, 1-0-0-0; Adams, 3b, 2-0-0-0; Kyle, rf, 3-0-0-0. Totals: 26-3-7-2.


Janesville 002 222 0—8


Waterford 110 010 0—3


E—Janesville 1, Waterford 4. LOB—Janesville 7, Waterford 8. DP—Janesville 2. SB—Whalen, Fiedler, Welch 2, Marshall, Polzin, Tr. Kobs, Hoskins.


Janesville IP H R ER BB SO


Kersten (W) 7 7 3 2 5 6


Waterford


Merlow (L) 7 7 8 3 4 3


(Second Game)


JANESVILLE 9, WATERFORD 1

Janesville (ab-r-h-rbi)—Yaucher, rf, 4-0-1-1; Ta. Kobs, 2b-lf, 3-0-0-0; Whalen, 1b, 4-1-1-0; Fiedler, dh, 4-2-0-0; Davis, p, 0-0-0-0; Welch, 3b, 3-1-1-1; Hoskins, ss, 4-1-1-1; Tr. Kobs, cf-p, 1-2-0-1; Johnson, lf, 3-2-2-2; Stearns, c, 1-0-1-2; Kersten, ph, 1-0-0-0; Marshall, 2b, 0-0-0-0. Totals: 28-9-7-8.


Waterford (ab-r-h-rbi)—Mullikan, cf, 4-0-2-0; Reitter, 2b, 4-0-0-0; Korman, ss, 4-0-1-0; Merlow, dh, 3-0-1-0; Wank, 1b, 0-0-0-0; Buckman, p, 3-0-0-0; Kurth, 3b, 1-0-0-0; Benson, rf, 3-0-0-0; Dewayne, c, 3-1-0-0; Hanula, lf, 3-0-0-0. Totals: 28-1-4-0.


Janesville 260 001 0—9


Waterford 000 000 1—1


E—Janesville 3, Waterford 4. LOB—Janesville 7, Waterford 8. 2B—Johnson. Sac—Stearns.


Janesville IP H R ER BB SO


Davis (W) 6 4 0 0 2 9


Tr. Kobs 1 0 1 0 1 2


Waterford


Buckman (L) 7 7 9 4 9 6



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