Non-League Roundup: June 18, 2013

June 19, 2013

Six of the seven Wisconsin State League member clubs were in action Tuesday Night.

Wisconsin State League

It looked like runs would be at a premium for the Chippewa Falls Lumberjacks and Eau Claire Cavaliers. But the top of the order, like it has so often for the Cavaliers, had other ideas.

The Cavs rallied for five runs in the fifth to break the game open and they went on to defeat the Lumberjacks, 11-1 in seven innings.

“Real pleased,” Cavs field manager Mark McHorney said. “Guys are hitting the ball, it’s a nice team. They’re great kids and that makes it a lot of fun and hopefully it will continue that way the entire season.”

Andy Davis and Austin LeMay were locked in a pitcher’s duel early on. But in the bottom of the fifth, Brady Burzynski quickly turned a walk into two bases, swiping second on the next pitch.

Tyler Duex bunted Burzynski to third and that set the stage for the heart of the order.

“There was a pivotal play that inning,” Lumberjacks’ manager Andy Niese said. “We decided to try to get the out at home and that opened the gates for them a little bit.”

With the Chippewa Falls infield in, LaDarrius Cole grounded out to second and the Lumberjacks tried to cut down Burzynski at home, but he beat the throw and the Cavs took the 2-1 lead.

Burman singled to right-center to score Cole and the Cavs would go on to add three more in the inning, forcing LeMay out of the game for the Lumberjacks.

“The Cavs are a good team, they have good young players that play hard and play the game the right way,” Niese said.

It was a non-league game and that allowed both teams to get some players some playing time that might not see regular time in the field.

Davis has dealt with arm issues over the past couple of years and hadn’t pitched for the Cavs since 2011, so it was nice for the to get him some innings, because it has been tough to get pitcher’s innings, McHorney said, with games being postponed due to weather.

The same could be said for LeMay, who hasn’t seen a ton of time on the mound this year, serving as mostly the No. 4 starter.

“It was nice to get some guys some innings and get them some work,” McHorney said. “We appreciate Chippewa coming down and making a game of it.”

After the five-run fifth inning, it was all Cavaliers as they added a run in the sixth and four more in the seventh to end the game by the mercy rule.

Cole and Burman led the way offensively for the Cavs, both finishing with two hits and Cole added three RBIs.

Hiroshi Senda also had two hits and two RBIs, coming up with a two-run single in that big fifth inning.

Davis finished with five strong innings and gave up just one run on two hits while striking out three to pick up the win.

Tyler Gray, the top pitcher for the Lumberjacks, had the lone RBI as Chippewa finished with just three hits.

LeMay took the loss, after going 4q innings. He gave up six runs on seven hits and walked five.

“There was definitely some frustration, we take pride in playing good baseball,” Niese said. “We talked about after the game how helpful it is to face pitching like this, it gets us ready for league games.”

The Cavs are back in action tonight as they welcome Spooner to Carson Park.

Cavaliers 11, Lumberjacks 1


AB-R-H-RBI: Chad Zutter, 2b, 3-0-1-0; Sawyer Sturz, rf, 3-0-0-0; Austin LeMay, p/cf, 3-0-1-0; Hans Soukup, dh, 3-0-0-0; Dick Reffnan, 1b, 1-1-0-0; Zach Parr, 3b, 3-0-1-0; Shawn Held, lf, 3-0-0-0; Tyler Gray, cf, 2-0-0-1; Jon Schmidt, p, 0-0-0-0; Brian Krause, p, 0-0-0-0; Micah Sackett, c, 2-0-0-0; Robbie Penate, ss, 0-0-0-0. Totals 23-1-3-1.


Brady Burzynski, cf, 3-2-1-0; Tyler Dux, 2b, 3-1-0-0; LaDarrius Cole,lf, 4-2-2-3; Brian Burman, dh, 4-2-2-1; Sam Ryan, 1b, 5-1-0-1; Kyle Comer, ss, 4-1-2-1; Cody Booker, c, 1-1-0-0; Taylor Rathke, ph, 0-0-0-1; Nick Degen, 3b, 1-0-1-1; Yuki Yasuda, 3b, 2-0-1-1; Hiroshi Senda, rf, 3-0-2-2; Brett Vavra, rf, 1-1-0-0; Andy Davis, p, 0-0-0-0; Yuuki Nishimoto, p, 0-0-0-0. Totals 31-11-11-11.

Chippewa Falls 010 000 0 — 1 3 2

Cavaliers 100 050 4 — 11 11 1

E — Zutter, Penate; Degen. LOB — Chippewa Falls 3, Cavaliers 13. SB — Burzynski, Cole, Senda. SAC — Duex.

Chippewa Falls IP H R ER BB SO

LeMay, L 4 2/3 7 6 6 5 1

Schmidt 1 1/3 2 1 1 2 0

Krause 2/3 2 4 3 3 0


Davis, W 5 2 1 1 2 3

Nishimoto 2 1 0 0 0 1

WP — Davis. PB — Sackett 2. HBP — by LeMay (Booker 2).

Story by: The Eau Claire Leader-Telegram

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The Kenosha Kings put together a six-run second inning and coasted to an 11-3 Langsdorf League victory over the Genoa City Red Dogs on Tuesday at Torstenson Field.

Andrew Highland’s suicide squeeze with the bases loaded in the second ended up scoring three runs as the Red Dogs committed two errors on the play.

“That kind of put them away,” said Kings manager Tim Pulizzano whose team improved to 7-0 in the Langsdorf (16-3 overall).

Tyler Eickemeyer went 3-for-6 with three RBI and two runs scored to lead a 15-hit Kenosha attack.

Joe Ferro, Billy Johnson and Paul Pulera had two hits apiece. Ferro also scored three runs.

The offensive onslaught was more than enough for Jason Bunton (2-0). He allowed three runs (none earned) on four hits and five walks in six innings. He also struck out five. Kyle Cibrario pitched three scoreless innings of one-hit relief with three strikeouts.

Genoa City starter Cal Rohrman went six innings.

The Kings next host the Burlington Barons in a Langsdorf game 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Simmons Field.

Story by: The Kenosha News

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Sheboygan – Beau Burgert was three-for-five with a double and two RBI to lead the Legends past the A’s.

B.J. Chase picked up the win, while Bryce Taylor took the loss.

Trevor Theissen paced Sheboygan, going four-for-four with a double.

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Appleton … …002 010 100 4 9 2
Sheboygan … …101 000 100 3 10 2

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WP: B.J. Chase. LP: Bryce Taylor. Leading hitters: Beau Burgert A 3×5, 2B, 2 RBI; Ben Morgan A RBI; Trevor Theissen S 4×4, 2B; Harry Steldt S 2×4 Jeremy McCardy S 2×4.

Story by: Appleton Post Crescent

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MANITOWOC – The Green Bay Storm broke the game open with two runs in the seventh inning and three in the eighth to pull away to a 7-1 victory over Manitowoc on Tuesday in a Northeastern Wisconsin Baseball League game.

Michael Robbins earned the complete-game victory, giving up four hits and striking out seven with no walks.

Chad Ljunggren had two doubles and two RBIs to lead the Storm (4-6, 2-4).

Story by: Green Bay Press Gazette
Photo by: Matthew Apgar, Manitowoc Herald Times

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The Lombard Orioles swept a doubleheader from the Crestwood Panthers by scores of 4-3 and 9-4 Tuesday night in Chicago Suburban League action.

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The Addison Braves fell to the Oswego Cats 9-3 in Chicago Suburban League action Tuesday night.

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