Janesville 11s win Cal Ripken title
The Janesville 11-year-olds won the Major 70 Cal Ripken tournament championship Sunday in Elizabethtown, Ky.
Janesville defeated Matoon (Ill.), 4-1, in a semifinal and Jeffersontown (Ky.), 4-2, in the title game.
J.J. Brennan's bases-loaded single in the fourth inning produced two runs to give Janesville a 3-1 lead over Jeffersontown. Jeffersontown cut Janesville's lead to 3-2, but Ross March scored on a wild pitch in the sixth inning to give Janesville an insurance run.
Dan Blomgren, who was named Janesville's player of the game, pitched the entire six innings, allowing two runs on two hits. Blomgren struck out two and walked three in gaining the victory. Janesville's March had two of Janesville's five hits.
Janesville scored three runs—two unearned—in the sixth inning to snap a 1-1 tie and defeat Matoon in the semifinal.
Janesville starter Jordan Bailey allowed one unearned run on three hits in going the distance for the victory. Bailey walked three and notched six strikeouts.
The Janesville 12-year-olds were stymied on three hits en route to a 5-1 loss to Matoon (Ill.) for the Major 70 Cal Ripken tournament championship Sunday in Elizabethtown, Ky.
Janesville starter Noah Berghammer was touched for two runs on six hits in 3 1/3 innings, and reliever Jacob Pfeiffer allowed three runs on four hits through the final 2 2/3 innings.
Matoon scored twice in the fourth inning and added three runs in the seventh. Sam Garvoille had an RBI single in the bottom of the seventh for Janesville's lone run.
Janesville defeated Johnson County (Ky.), 7-1, to advance to the title game.
Berghammer went 3-for-3 to lead Janesville's
nine-hit attack. Sam Urquhart added a pair of hits and Garvoille drove in two runs.
Nick Cramer tossed a complete-game two-hitter, allowing a solo home run in the first inning.
The Janesville 10-year-olds lost the championship game of the Cal Ripken Ohio Valley Regional to Crown Point (Ind.), 12-2, Sunday in Vincennes, Ind.
Janesville defeated Shakamak, Ind., 2-0, to reach the championship game. Pitchers Conner Clark and Jared Emerson combined for the shutout.
Justin Kussmaul ripped an RBI triple against Shakamak.