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Janesville Legion advance to state

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July 23, 2011

Gazette staff


JANESVILLE


Janesville American Legion defeated Beloit, 5-3, Saturday to pocket the Class AAA District Area 7 baseball championship at Riverside Park.


Janesville (22-14) faces Beloit for the sixth time in an American Legion State Tournament opener 7 p.m. Wednesday at Pohlman Field in Beloit. Janesville swept the district tournament with four victories, including two over Beloit.


Janesville starting pitcher Kyle Johnson survived 13 hits with the aid of three double plays in going the distance for the victory.


“Johnson was throwing well, even though he gave up 13 hits,” Legion coach Bob Schenck said. “He didn’t give up a walk and he got three double plays.’’


Janesville led 3-0 after three innings and 5-1 after six innings. Beloit added a pair of runs in the ninth.


Nolan Stearns notched a pair of hits and two RBIs, Jake Welch went 3-for-5 with an RBI and Trent Kobs added two hits to lead Janesville’s 11-hit attack.


In the opening game, Beloit defeated the Kenosha Merchants, 9-4. Beloit receives an automatic state berth for hosting the state tournament.


JANESVILLE 5, BELOIT 3


Beloit (ab-r-h-rbi)—Pemberton, 2b, 3-1-2-0; Oldenberg 2b, 2-1-0-0; Brunton, cf, 2-0-0-0; Roth, cf, 2-0-0-0; Roegner, 1b, 5-0-1-0; Jones, dh, 3-0-2-1; Cernek, p, 0-0-0-0; Caple, p, 1-0-1-1; Woodworth, rf, 3-0-1-0; Graber, rf, 2-0-2-1; Harris, 3b, 5-0-1-0; Reese, lf, 3-0-1-0; Diderich, c, 4-0-2-0; Hamilton, ss, 4-0-0-0. Totals: 39-3-13-3.


Janesville (ab-r-h-rbi)—Marshall 2b, 4-1-1-2; Quinn rf, 5-0-1-0; Welch, c, 5-1-3-1; Hughes, 3b, 2-1-0-0; Stearns, 1b, 3-0-2-1; Long lf, 4-0-0-1; Hoskins, ss, 4-1-1-0; Kersten, dh, 2-0-0-0; Luebke, dh. 2-1-1-0; Tr. Kobs, cf, 4-0-2-0. Totals: 35-5-11-4.


Beloit 000 010 002—3


Janesville 012 002 00x—5


E—Beloit 2, Janesville 5. DP—Janesville 3. LOB—Beloit 13. Janesville 12. 2B—Jones, Luebke. S—Brunton, Cernek. SB—Roegner, Marshall.


IP H R ER BB SO


Beloit


Cernek (L) 6 9 5 3 5 5


Caple 2 2 0 0 0 2


Janesville


Johnson (W) 9 13 3 1 0 2



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