Sunday Roundup: Cavs Sweep Braves

July 1, 2013

The Eau Claire Cavaliers swept their 4-game weekend series from the Addison Braves by winning Sunday by scores of 12-2 and 13-11.

Wisconsin State League

It was apparent the Addison Braves were low on pitching heading into Sunday’s doubleheader with the Eau Claire Cavaliers.

But what became clear by the end of the day, was that after playing four games in two days, the Cavs were also low on pitching.

The Cavaliers offense was sure to take full advantage, scoring 25 runs in the two games, but the Braves didn’t let them run away with a series sweep without a fight.

Eau Claire took the first game easily with a 12-2 win in six innings, but game two was a struggle by both teams and the Cavs held on for a 13-11 win on a perfect afternoon at Carson Park.

“We had our hitting shoes on all weekend,” Cavaliers field manager Mark McHorney said. “I know Addison is down on pitching, but we’ve had some teams say that before and then we don’t hit them.”

In the first game, LaDarrius Cole accounted for over half of the runs. He had two doubles with the bases loaded to finish with six RBIs and added two runs.

Brian Burman added two doubles as well and had two RBIs.

Jake Jenneman, despite not having his best stuff, improved to 5-1 this year as he picked up the complete game victory. He gave up five hits and struck out three while walking five.

“Our hitting’s been doing real well,” McHorney said. “The key is we accomplished what we needed to do, and that was hit the ball.”

The second game was a bit of a different story. The Cavs jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning, but the Braves would not let them pull away.

With the Cavs up comfortably 8-4 after the fourth, the Braves put up a six-spot in the top of the fifth to take their first lead of the day.

Addison was aided by six walks, a hit batsman and an error by shortstop Kyle Comer on a ball that should’ve been a double-play.

“That was a bit ugly for awhile, we had to win that game three times,” McHorney said. “That one inning (the fifth) they scored six runs on one hit, that’s not good baseball, you can’t live on that and our guys know that.”

The Eau Claire offense responded with four runs of their own to take the lead back in the bottom half of the inning and they ultimately held on for the win.

Burman drove in four runs while Comer was 4-for-4 and Nick Degen was 3-for-4 with three RBIs.

JT Yocum picked up the win, pitching the final 2q innings. Degen was ready to come on in relief if they needed to call upon a closer.

The weekend sweep over the Braves improves the Cavs to 8-4 in league play and still gives them an outside chance at taking the league crown.

“Anytime you can get four games in a sweep you’re ecstatic,” McHorney said. “No doubt about it.”

The Cavaliers will be back in action this Saturday on the road when they travel to play the Duluth Xpress and Twin Ports North Stars in Spooner.

Cavaliers 12, Braves 2


AB-R-H-RBI: Jimmy Pinaki, rf, 2-0-0-0; Josh Dryden, ss, 2-0-1-0; Kevin Babica, lf, 3-0-0-0; Matt Kostro, dh/1b, 3-1-2-0; Ismaiel De La Cruz, c, 2-1-1-0; Joe Piscopo, 2b, 3-0-0-0; Ty Kowalewski, 3b, 3-0-1-1; B. Wiest, 1b/p, 1-0-0-1; Sean Witt, cf, 2-0-0-0; Mike Miceli, p, 0-0-0-0. Totals 21-2-5-2.

CAVS (12)

Brady Burzynski, cf, 3-1-0-1; Tyler Duex, 2b, 4-2-2-0; LaDarrius Cole, lf, 3-2-2-6; Brian Burman, c, 4-0-2-2; Kyle Comer, ss, 4-0-0-1; Yuki Yasuda, 3b, 2-0-0-0; JT Yocum, ph/3b, 2-1-1-0; Nick Degen, 1b, 4-2-2-0; Hiroshi Senda, rf, 3-2-3-0; Yuuki Nishimoto, dh, 3-2-3-1; Jake Jenneman, p, 0-0-0-0. Totals 32-12-15-11.

Braves 000 200 — 2 5 1

Cavs 154 101 — 12 15 0

E — Kowalewski. LOB — Braves 5, Cavs 7. 2B — Cole 2, Burman 2, Yocum. SB — Degen.

Braves IP H R ER BB SO

Miceli, L 2q 11 10 10 2 3

Wiest 2q 4 2 2 0 0


Jenneman, W (5-1) 6 5 2 2 4 3

WP — Wiest, Jenneman. HBP — by Wiest (Senda).

Cavaliers 13, Braves 11


AB-R-H-RBI: Jimmy Pinaki, cf, 3-0-0-0; Josh Dryden, ss/p, 3-0-1-3; Ty Kowalewski, c, 3-0-0-1; Matt Kostro, dh, 1-0-0-0; Sean Witt, pr/2b, 2-2-1-1; Kevin Babica, lf, 4-1-2-0; B. Wiest, 1b, 3-2-1-1; Joe Piscopo, 2b/p, 5-2-1-1-; Ismaiel De La Cruz, 3b, 5-2-3-1; John Zeilinski, rf, 3-2-1-2; Andrew Perry, p, 0-0-0-0. Totals 32-11-10-10.

CAVS (13)

Brady Burzynski, cf, 4-1-1-0; Tyler Duex, 2b, 4-2-1-0; LaDarrius Cole, lf, 2-4-1-0; Brian Burman, dh, 5-2-2-4; Kyle Comer, ss, 4-3-4-2; Nick Degen, 3b, 4-0-3-3; Hiroshi Senda, rf, 3-0-1-1-; Andy Davis, 1b, 3-0-0-1; Cody Booker, c, 0-1-0-0; Yuki Yasuda, ph, 0-0-0-1; Taylor Rathke, c, 0-0-0-0; Cory Booner, p, 0-0-0-0; Matt Flesher, p, 0-0-0-0; JT Yocum, p, 0-0-0-0. Totals 29-13-13-12.

Braves 031 061 0 — 11 10 1

Cavs 420 241 x — 13 13 2

E — Witt, Comer, Davis. LOB — Braves 12, Cavs 13. SB — Witt, Burzynski, Cole. SAC — Wiest, Booker, Davis, Yasuda.

Braves IP H R ER BB SO

Perry 2 6 6 6 2 2

Piscopo 2 2 2 0 4 0

Witt, L 1 4 4 4 2 0

Dryden 1 1 1 1 3 0


Booner 3 4 4 4 2 1

Flesher 13 2 5 3 2 0

Yocum 2q 4 2 1 6 1

WP — Witt, Perrr 2. PB — Kowalewski. HBP — by Perry (Booker), by Flesher (Kowalewski).

Story by: The Eau Claire Leader-Telegram

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Sheboygan – An All-Star game is expected to highlight a busy schedule for the Sheboygan A’s this week.

After a weekend off, the A’s are scheduled to travel to Racine on Monday before hosting Appleton and Manitowoc on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively.

Sheboygan then will host an All-Star game on Friday. The game is expected to feature stars from the Frank Langsdorf Baseball League of Southeastern Wisconsin playing against stars from the Northeastern Wisconsin Baseball League.

The club has designated Friday’s game as Military Appreciation night. The team will admit all veterans and active military personnel free of charge. Hometown Harmony Tradition will present the Military Medley and the National Anthem before the game.

Then, at noon on Saturday, Sheboygan meets the West Allis Nationals in Milwaukee, and is scheduled to play a doubleheader later that evening in Burlington. The A’s are scheduled to play another road doubleheader Sunday against Genoa City.

Story by: The Sheboygan Press

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MANITOWOC – The Manitowoc Bandits will honor those who have served by holding Military Appreciation Day on July 13. Admission will be free for everyone, and all veterans and military personnel will receive a free brat or hot dog and a beverage. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is sponsoring the event.

People who bring items for care packages being shipped to U.S. troops deployed overseas will have their names entered in a drawing. Among the items needed are toothbrushes and toothpaste, mouthwash, body wash, lotion, sunscreen, pain relievers, snack food, drink mix, pens, pocket notebooks, CDs, DVDs and books.

A pregame show will start at 4 p.m., followed by the Manitowoc Bandits vs. Two Rivers Polar Bears at 5 p.m., a special military tribute at 6:30 p.m., and the Manitowoc Bandits vs. Branch Blaze at 7 p.m.

Story by: The Manitowoc Herald-Times Reporter

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