Johnson, Quinn lead Janesville victory
Kyle Johnson pitched six strong innings, and Riley Quinn delivered a key two-run, two-out single to lead Janesville past visiting Geneva/Genoa, 5-2, in American Legion baseball Tuesday night at Riverside Park.
The game was halted after Geneva/Genoa batted in the top of the sixth due to lightning.
Janesville went to 6-3 overall and 4-1 in the Region 7 league.
Johnson allowed two earned runs on six hits and two walks, while striking out nine.
“Kyle pitched a nice game,” said Janesville coach Bob Schenck. “His off-speed pitches were working real well, and they kept them off-balanced.”
The visitors took a 2-0 lead in the third inning, but Janesville responded with four runs in the bottom of the inning. Quinn’s two-out single was the key hit. Tanner Moe and Dylan Hoskins also drove in a run for Janesville. Tyler Teubert scored twice.
Schenck also commended the play of the defense, which did not commit an error.
Janesville hosts Beloit in a 7 o’clock game tonight at Riverside. Beloit beat Janesville in last weekend’s Five-Star tournament.
JANESVILLE 5, GENEVA/GENOA 2 (5 ½)
Geneva/Genoa (ab-r-h-rbi)—Crowder, 3b, 1-0-0-0; Saber, 2b, 3-1-1-2; Keurchner, cf, 3-0-2-0; Friend, rf, 3-0-0-0; Conrad, 1b, 2-0-0-0; Christen, 1b, 1-0-0-0; Holmes, cf, 3-0-2-0; Krien, c, 2-0-0-0; Weber, ss, 2-1-1-0; Skipper, p, 1-0-0-0. Totals: 21-2-6-2.
Janesville (ab-r-h-rbi)—Tr. Kobs, cf, 1-0-0-0; Ta. Kobs, cf, 0-0-0-0; Johnson, p, 2-1-0-0; Meyer, c, 2-0-0-0; Teubert, lf, 1-2-1-0; Stearns, 1b, 3-1-0-0; Moe, 3b, 2-0-1-1; Quinn, 2b, 1-0-1-2; Fiedler, rf, 3-0-1-0; Hoskins, ss, 1-1-1-1; Brandt, ph, 1-0-0-0; Totals: 17-5-5-4.
Geneva/Genoa 002 000—2
Janesville 004 01x—5
E—Geneva/Genoa 2. LOB—Geneva/Genoa 4, Janesville 7. 2B—Keurschner. SB—Teubert, Hoskins.
Geneva/Genoa IP H R ER BB SO
Skipper (L) 5 5 5 3 8 0
Johnson (W) 6 6 2 2 2 9