Cougars claw their way past Wildcats Panthers push Tigers to extra innings but lose by 3

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Josh Staloch, Mike Wieting

OCONTO FALLS – After taking a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the sixth against Wrightstown at home on Friday, Amy 3, the Oconto Falls baseball team looked like it was in line for a much needed victory, one that would snap a three-game slide.

But the visiting Tigers put one across in the seventh and then another three in the first frame of overtime to snatch the North Eastern Conference victory.

Cavaliers, Tigers split doubleheader

MARINETTE – The St. Thomas Aquinas Academy hosted Gillett/Suring for a twin bill on Monday, May 6, with the Cavaliers winning the opener 4-2 and the Tigers taking the game two victory by a final score of 10-8.

STAA got off to a solid start in game one as Hunter Brief scored before Calvin Peters came across in the second frame, Jake Farley and Tegan Anderson both made it phone in the bottom of the fifth to cap the home team’s scoring for the day.

For Gillett, Ryan Pensis and Sam Schindler both scored in the sixth to account for the Tigers’ scores.

Game two saw both teams plate four runs in the second inning but it was Gillett, with runs scored by Parker Haak, Michael Bailey and Schindler taking the lead with a three-run third.

STAA would reclaim the lead, 8-7, in the top of the seventh but the Tigers responded with a pair in the bottom of the frame to take the victory.

Rangers take down Cougars

COLEMAN – The Wausaukee baseball team held Coleman to a single run in the game’s opening inning on Monday, May 6 en route to a 4-1 M&O Conference victory.

The Rangers, who scored two in the second and two in the third to put this one away, got a 2-for-4 plate performance from Connor Schroeder with two RBIs on a double and an RBI from Evan Suennen.

Coleman got two hits from Cole Berth and its RBI from Logan Kurth.

Wolverines wake up in 3rd, rout Rangers

CRIVITZ – The Crivitz baseball team snapped out of a slow start by getting on the board with four runs in the third inning en route to a five-inning 15-5 win over Wausaukee, sweeping the season series between the two teams.

The Rangers were up 5-0 going into the third frame, when the Wolverines pulled to within a run of the lead. From that point in the game, the visiting Rangers’ offense was shut down by Crivitz starter Jackson Schramm, who went the distance to get the win from the mound, giving up seven hits and striking out seven batters along the way.

Meanwhile, Crivitz brought in nine runs in the fourth and then two in the fifth to seal the deal. 

The Wolverines’ offense was led by Tegan Werner, JJ Brand and Kaden Klaverm each with two RBIs. Logan Marvin and Ryan Kaus each added an RBI for the winners.

Wausaukee got a 3-for-3 day at the plate from Connor Schroeder, including a home run and three runs batted in. 

Blue Devils split twin bill vs. Eagles

The Oconto High baseball team bounced back from a 13-1 defeat in game one of a Packerland Conference doubleheader on Friday, May 3 by taking the nightcap 7-3.

Game one saw Southern Door jump ahead in dramatic fashion with a 10 run 6th inning. Will Janderin pitched an efficient complete game, allowing only 3 hits. Devon Bostwick took the loss as there were a couple fielding issues until the big 6th inning.  

In game two, Riley Susa pitched into the 7th inning and only allowed two runs in the fifth to get the win.  The Blue Devils built a 6-0 lead with the big hit coming from Levi Beirl, who delivered with a bases-clearing double to drive in three runs in the fourth inning to extend the lead to 5-0. Devon Bostwick contributed two hits. 

Panthers fall in close game vs. Mustangs

LITTLE CHUTE – The Oconto Falls baseball team lost a tough game to Little Chute on Tuesday, Apr. 30, falling 2-1 in a North Eastern Conference showdown.

The Panthers, whose only score came in the top of the first inning, got a trio of 1-for-3 plate performances, coming from Cole Bozile, Easton Engel and Luke Gilbertson, who also tallied an RBI.

Another overtime heartbreaker for Panthers

OCONTO FALLS – The Panthers scored two in the sixth inning on Saturday, May 4 to tie things up with Little Chute at 3-3 but weren’t able to counter an eighth-inning run from the Mustangs and fell by a final of 4-3.

Luke Gilbertson led the Panthers with two RBIs.

LENA – The Coleman baseball team improved its overall record for the season to 12-2 with a 9-4 win over Lena on Friday, May 3, after breaking a 1-1 tie with three runs in the third inning on a double by Wyatt Bieber. 

The Cougars also got two RBIs from Brady Dufeck and another RBI from Miles Lewis in the win. Logan Kurth got the victory from the mound on 6.1 innings pitched, scattering just two hits while striking out 15.

The Wildcats were led by a double from Ty Shallow and an RBI from Logan Graef.

Bulldogs take one of two from Clippers

STURGEON BAY – The Peshtigo High baseball team defeated Sturgeon Bay 7-4 in the opener of a doubleheader on Friday, May 3 to snap a two-game slide before losing the second game of the day by a final of 6-2.

In the win, the Bulldogs got on the board early with three runs as Ezra Proft, Proft and Bryce Heroux all scored. 

Heroux and Caleb Klimek both came across in the third inning for a 5-1 before the Bulldogs added another two in the sixth to finish Peshtigo’s scoring.

Crivitz stays hot with lopsided win over Niagara

CRIVITZ – Jackson Schramm gave up just one hit over 5.67 innings pitched on Monday, May 6 as the Crivitz High baseball team won its third game in a row, five of its last six, by a final of 11-1.

With Schramm keeping the Badgers off of the scoreboard with his overwhelming, 13 strikeout performance on Monday, his offense went to work on the visitors from Niagara. Tegan Werner brought in three runs with a double while JJ Brand, Walter Laguna Herrera and Tyler Wene each chipped in with an RBI.

Panthers fall to Tigers

WRIGHTSTOWN – The Oconto Falls High baseball team couldn’t get its offense going against Wrightstown on Monday, May 6, dropping a road game 7-0 to the Tigers, bringing the team’s overall record to 7-9 with four games remaining in the regular season.

Alec Kejcarek and Easton Engel both went 1-for-2 for the Panthers in the loss.

Rangers outlast Wildcats

WAUSAUKEE – In front of their home crowd on Monday, May 6, the Wausaukee baseball team defeated Lena by a final score of 8-6 to move above the .500 mark for the year with an 8-7 overall record.

Down 5-2 going into the bottom of the fourth inning, the Rangers bagged five runs to take the lead before adding one in the sixth to secure the win.

Seth Kraemer and Kyle Suennen each had two RBIs for Wausaukee, along with one each from Connor Schroeder and Ryan Wojcik.

Logan Graef and Anthony Seefeldt had two RBIs apiece for the Wildcats.

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