Fort Atkinson remains in first
Fort Atkinson remained in first place in the East Division of the Southeast Section of th Home Talent League, but Evansville made the visitors work for a win Sunday.
Bobby Bastien drove in one run in the third and scored on Bryan Wallace’s single in the fifth, and the Generals defeated Evansville, 2-1.
Chris Koepke pitched eight innings, escaping a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the eight, to help the General improve to 10-4. Koepke struck out six. Dan Dean pitched the ninth to earn the save.
Evansville (5-9) tied the game at 1-1 in the fourth.
Kyle Schulz led the Jays’ nine-hit attack, going 3-for-4, including a double.
FORT ATKINSON 2, EVANSVILLE 1
Fort Atkinson 001 010 000—2 9 2
Evansville 000 100 000—1 9 2
Koepke, Dean (9) and Wallace; Drefahl and Maves.
Leading hitters—Bastien (FA) 2x4, Rogue (FA) 2x4, Soriano (FA) 2x3, Schulz (E) 3x4, Frey (E) 2x4, Paton (E) 2x5. 2B—Pfeifer (FA). Schultz (E).
SO—Koepke (FA) 6, Dean (FA) 1, Drefahl (E) 6. BB—Koepke 2, Drefahl 1.
-- Orfordville 4, Cambridge 0—Orfordville (10-4) rode the pitching of Joe Lange to a shutout victory over host Stoughton.
Lange allowed just three hits and struck out 12 in the complete-game win.
Mike Jacobs, Brandon Smith, Ryan Schmitz, and Ty Martin each had two hits in Orfordville’s 10-hit offense.
ORFORDVILLE 4, CAMBRIDGE 0
Orfordville 201 000 010—4 10 2
Cambridge 000 000 000—0 3 0
Leading hitters—Benson (Cam) 2x3, Mike Jacobs (Orf) 2x4, Smith (Orf) 2x5, Schmitz (Orf) 2x4, Martin (Orf) 2x3. 2B—Schmitz (Orf), Martin (Orf), Lange (Orf).
-- Albion 10, Jefferson 9—Albion scored four runs in the bottom of the ninth to keeps its playoff hopes alive.
The Tigers produced five singles and benefitted from a wild pitch to overcome a 9-6 deficit.
Trevor Kinnett and Kyle Johnson each hit RBI singles. Kinnett scored the tying run on a wild pitch as Ethan Vaade was attempting a suicide squeeze bunt.
Johnson moved to third on the play and scored the winning run on Vaade’s single to right.
Albion led 6-4 but rolled for five runs in the seventh to take the 9-6 lead. Mike Nanstad pitched 2 2/3 innings of shutout relief to take the victory.
Adam Gregory went 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles, a home run and three RBIs. Aaron Laskowski went 3-for-5 with a double and drove in three runs.
ALBION 10, JEFFERSON 9
Jefferson 201 001 500—9 14 1
Albion 004 000 204—10 15 6
T. Klug and Rodriguez; Jo. Eastman, Buhrow (7), Nanstad (7) and M. Johnson.
Leading hitters—Smillie (J) 3x4, Thiede (J) 3x5, Wagner (J) 3x5, bushey (J) 2x5, Gregory (A) 4x5, Laskowski (A) 3x5, Kinnett (A) 2x4, Jo. Eastman (A) 2x5, K. Johnson (A) 2x5. 2B—Lange (J), Gregory (A) 2, Laskowski (A), Jo. Eastman (A). 3B—Thiede (J). HR—Gregory (A).
SO—T. Klug 7, Jo. Eastman 3, Buhrow 1, Nanstad 2. BB—Jo. Eastman 1, Buhrow 1.