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Janesville Legion ousted from state tournament

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Gazette staff
July 30, 2011
— Chippewa Falls proved to be Janesville’s downfall in the Class AAA American Legion state tournament at Beloit on Saturday night.

Chippewa Falls handed Janesville both of its losses in the double-elimination event, including a 15-8 defeat Saturday night.


“We just ran into a team that was better than us,” said Janesville coach Bob Schenck. They pitched better, hit better and fielded better.”


Janesville did rally from a 6-1 deficit to tie the game at 6-all with a five-run sixth. But Chippewa Falls hit Janesville’s ace, Andy Kersten, with four runs in the seventh to regain command.


Matt Fielder went 3-for-4 with three RBIs, including a drive in the second inning that hit the top of the fence in center field.


Taran Kobs and Kyle Johnson also each had three hits in Janesville’s 14-hit attack.


“We played well in the tournament,” said Schenck, whose team finished 24-16. “It wasn’t for a lack of effort from the kids. They played hard.”


Chippewa Falls is the only undefeated team left in the tournament. La Crosse has to beat Chippewa Falls twice today to earn the state title. The first game is at 1 p.m., with a second game, if necessary, set for 4 p.m.


CHIPPEWA FALLS 15, JANESVILLE 8


Chippewa Falls (ab-r-h-rbi)—Lavelle, ss, 6-3-5-3; Ruf, 1b, 4-2-3-0; Jaquish, cf, 6-0-1-1; Vavra, rf, 6-0-1-3; Walsh, lf, 6-2-2-1; Vuex, 2b, 4-4-2-2; Kinderman, dh, 6-2-3-1; Longbella, 3b, 6-0-2-0; Bauer, c, 4-2-1-1. Totals: 48-15-20-12.


Janesville (ab-r-h0-rbi)—Teubert, ss-p, 5-0-2-2; Ta. Kobs, lf-cf, 5-1-3-0; Brandt, 2b-ss, 3-1-0-0; Johnson, 1b, 4-1-3-1; Meyer, c, 4-1-0-0; Moe, 3b, 5-1-1-0; Welch, dh, 1-0-1-0; Quinn, 2b, 1-1-0-0; Kersten, p, 0-0-0-0; Marshall, 2b, 1-0-0-0; Fiedler, rf, 4-1-3-3; Tr. Kobs, cf-p, 4-1-1-2. Totals: 37-8-14-8.


Chippewa Falls 005 001 432—15


Janesville 100 005 200--8


E—Chipopewa Falls 1, Janesville 5. LOB—Chippewa Falls 12, Janesville 7. DP—Chippewa Falls 3. 2B—Teubert, Fiedler, Duex, Jaquish.


Chippewa Falls IP H R ER BB SO


Leguia 6 13 6 6 1 3


Hapher 1 1 2 1 2 1


Stohell 2 0 0 0 1 1


Janesville


Hughes 3 8 5 4 0 0


Teubert 3 4 1 1 1 1


Kersten (L) 1 5 4 2 0 0


Tr. Kobs 2 4 5 3 0 2



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