Monona Grove knocks off Millton in regional final
After three games, the Milton High offense still hasn’t figured out Monona Grove starter Bobby Blakely.
Blakely allowed the Red Hawks two runs in the first inning, then shut them down the rest of the way to help give the Silver Eagles a 6-2 victory over the Milton in a regional final Friday.
The Silver Eagles play Janesville Parker High in a sectional opener Tuesday.
Blakely faced Milton three times. The Red Hawks did beat him, 2-1, but the Silver Eagles won 9-2 in addition to Friday’s game.
“He did a good job of staying ahead of the hitters,” Milton coach Steve Heilman said. “He does a good job. He’s not a big kid, but he’s always 0-1 (in the count).”
Monona Grove took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first, but Milton tied it in the bottom of the inning.
Monona Grove (12-10) then scored twice in the second and once in the third to take control.
Sam McCann had two hits, including a double, for Milton (10-10).
MONONA GROVE 6, MILTON 2
Monona Grove 221 010 0—6 11 1
Milton 200 000 0—2 7 0
Blakely and Kalsheur; McCann and Burman.
Leading hitters—Zweifel (MG) 2x3, Gasser (MG) 2x4, Elbe (MG) 2x4, McCann (Mil) 2x4, Cassidy (Mil) 2x3. 2B—Gasser (MG), Elbe (MG), McCann (Mil).
SO—Blakely (MG) 4, McCann (Mil) 4. BB—McCann 4.
n Memorial 7, Stough-ton 6—Nate Lenoch hit a two-run single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh inning to give Madison Memorial a 7-6 victory over visiting Stoughton in a regional final.
The Spartans take a 12-14 record into the Janesville Parker Sectional on Tuesday. Memorial plays Verona at 11 a.m.
Thomas O’Keefe earned the win in relief. He struck out nine in 4 2/3 innings, after Stoughton scored five times in the third inning to take a 5-3 lead.
MEMORIAL 7, STOUGHTON 6
Stoughton 005 001 0—6 4 1
Memorial 210 101 2—7 11 3
Menzer, Nyhagen (5) and Hale, Menzer (5); Burkhardt, O’Keefe (3) and Kahl.
Leading hitters—Luciani (MM) 2x2, Eichorst (MM) 2x4, Ferguson (MM) 2x4, Lenoch (MM) 2x3. 2B—Cleveland (S), Eichorst (MM), Ferguson (MM), Rice (MM).
SO—Menzer (S) 3, Nyhagen (S) 2, Burkhardt (M) 3, O’Keefe (M) 9. BB—Menzer 1, Nyhagen 2, Burkhardt 2, O’Keefe 3.
n Verona 8, Beloit 6—Verona scored two runs in the fifth inning and three in the bottom of the sixth to stun Beloit in a regional final at Verona.
The Purple Knights took early command with five runs in the top of the first, but the Wildcats came back with three in their half of the inning.
Beloit still led, 6-3, until Verona’s late rally.
Verona plays Madison Memorial at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Riverside Park in the Parker Sectional semifinal.
VERONA 8, BELOIT 6
Beloit 501 000 0—6 8
Verona 300 023 x—8 10
Leading hitters—Zibert (BM) 3x4, Roegner (BM) 2x4, Jenkins (Ver) 2x4, Yapp (Ver) 2x3, Neumann (Ver) 2x3. 2B—Didrich (BM), Neumann (Ver), Jennings (Ver), McDonald (Ver). HR—Roegner (BM).
n Bradford 6, Westosha 4—Kevin Tibor had two hits and drove in two runs to lead Bradford (19-5) past Westosha Central (12-13).
Alex Perone went 3-for-3 as the Red Devils advanced to the Burlington Sectional, where they play Waterford at 4 p.m. Tuesday in a semifinal game.
BRADFORD 6, WESTOSHA 4
Westosha 101 002 0—4 7 3
Bradford 000 330 x—6 11 2
Kretschmer, Damaschke (5) and Poepping; Swift and Perone.
Leading hitters—Damaschke (WC) 2x4, Zirbel (WC) 2x4, Perone (KB) 3x3, Maraccini (KB), 2x3, Tibor (KB) 2x3. 2B—Kretschmer (WC), Zirbel (WC), Debartolo (KB). HR—Damaschke (WC).
SO—Kretschmer (WC) 4, Swift (KB) 10. BB—Kretschmer 1.
n Union Grove 11, Elkhorn 0 (5)—Brennan Johnson threw a three-hitter and also went 2-for-2 as Union Grove advanced to the Burlington Sectional.
The Broncos play Kenosha Tremper at 1 p.m. Tuesday in a sectional semifinal. Tremper beat Burlington, 4-3, in the other regional semifinal.
Elkhorn finished 9-17.
n Sun Prairie 10, Oshkosh North 0—Nate Hoffman held Oshkosh North to one hit, and Sun Prairie rolled to the Oshkosh North Sectional with a regional final victory.
The game was stopped after five innings due to the mercy rule. Tom Butler went 4-for-4 to lead the 12-hit Cardinal attack.
Sun Prairie plays Oshkosh West at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in a sectional semifinal.
SUN PRAIRIE 10, OSHKOSH NORTH 0
Oshkosh North 000 00—0 1
Sun Prairie 005 05—10 12
Leading hitters—Butler (SP) 4x4, Patterson (SP) 2x3, Mayr (SP) 2x3. 2B—Butler (SP) 2.
SO—Heitman (ON) 1, Hoffman (SP) 4. BB—Heitman 3, Bittner (ON) 1, Laatsch (ON) 1, Hoffman 1.
n Sauk Prairie 7, Middleton 5—Sauk Prairie used three two-run innings to down host Middleton in a regional final.
Sauk Prairie advances to the Middleton Sectional where it plays La Crosse Central in a 1 p.m. sectional semifinal game Tuesday.
SAUK PRAIRIE 7, MIDDLETON 5
Sauk Prairie 022 210 0—7 7
Middleton 102 101 0—5 10
Leading hitters—Prime (SP) 2x3, Seiler (SP) 2x2, Meeteer (Mid) 3x4, Haack (Mid) 2x3. 2B—Schaaf (SP), Meeteers (Mid), Haack (Mid), Peternell (Mid).
SO—Seiler (SP) 2, Haack (Mid) 4, Peternell (Mid) 1. BB—Seiler 2, Haack 2, Peternell 1.