Kersten’s no-hitter leads Legion win

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Gazette staff
July 21, 2011
— Andy Kersten pitched a complete-game nine-inning no-hitter Wednesday to lead the Janesville American Legion to a 9-0 victory over Genoa City in the Area 7 AAA District baseball tournament at Riverside Park.

Kersten walked six but had 15 strikeouts for his fifth win against two losses. Kersten, a Janesville Parker High graduate, will play baseball for Carroll University next spring.

“We threw 90 percent fastballs,” Legion coach Bob Schenck said. “It was working and that’s what we went stuck with.

“Andy was hitting his spots,” Schenck added. “That was the key.’’

While Kersten was working on his gem, his teammates backed it with 17 hits.

Kyle Johnson and Tanner Moe had three hits each. Johnson, Matt Fiedler and Brady Brandt had two RBIs apiece.

Janesville scored the only run it would need in the second inning for a 1-0 lead.

The Legion faces the Kenosha Merchants, 13-3 winners over Monroe, at 7:45 tonight at Riverside Park. The teams, both 18-14, split in the regular season.

“We got 17 hits and that’s a good sign, but we’ve got to score more,’’ said Schenck, whose team stranded 13 runners. “Kenosha is a better team and we’ve got to do a better job with our bats.’’

In the other tournament game, Beloit defeated Racine, 18-4, at Beloit.


Genoa City (ab-r-h-rbi)—Marquez, rf, 3-0-0-0; Friend, p, 1-0-0-0; Weber, 2b, 4-0-0-0; Kretshmer, p, 4-0-0-0; Christian, 1b 2-0-0-0; Little, ss, 3-0-0-0; Pagie, 3b, 3-0-0-0; Holmes, lf, 1-0-00; Krieli, c, 2-0-0-0; Skipper, cf, 2-0-0-0. Totals: 25-0-0-0.

Janesville (ab-r-h-rbi)—Teubert, ss, 5-1-1-0; Ta. Kobs, lf, 5-1-2-0; Brandt, 2b, 5-2-2-2; Johnson, 1b, 5-1-3-2; Meyer, c, 4-0-2-2; Moe, 3b, 4-2-3-1; Welch, dh, 5-0-1-0; Kersten, p, 0-0-0-0; Fiedler rf, 3-1-2-2; Tr. Kobs, cf, 4-1-1-0. Totals: 40-9-17-9.

Genoa City 000 000 000—0

Janesville 010 303 02x—9

E—Genoa City 1. DP—Genoa City. LOB—Genoa City 4, Janesville 13. 2B—Fiedler 2, Brandt, Meyer. SB—Teubert, Ta. Kobs 2, Brandt.

Genoa City IP H R ER BB SO

Kretschner 4 8 4 4 0 4

Friend 2 4 3 3 1 1

Eddick 2 5 2 2 2 3


Kersten 9 0 0 0 6 15

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