One-hitter for Kurth as Cougars blank Hornets, claim conference crown

By: 
Josh Staloch

GILLETT – Coleman ace Logan Kurth put together a dominant pitching performance against Gillett/Suring on Friday, May 10, giving up just one hit while striking out 10 as the Cougars shut out the Hornets 10-0 and in doing so, were crowned the 2024 M&O Conference champions. 

Kurth helped himself out by batting for three RBIs in the win, to go along with runs brought in by Gavin Pusick, Miles Lewis, Karson Risner and Kollin Peters.

Alex Kirschnerr recorded Gillett/Suring’s lone hit of the contest. 

Bulldogs beat up on Cavaliers

ASHWAUBENON – The Peshtigo High baseball team scored three in the first against St. Thomas Aquinas Academy and then bookended the day with seven in the sixth for a 14-1 non-conference victory on Saturday, May 11 at Capital Credit Union Park.

On a day that saw the Bulldogs play smart ball by turning seven hits into 14 runs, Payton Mech and Bryce Heroux each finished with three RBIs. Caleb Klimek and Levi Nemec, who went the distance on the bump for Peshtigo to get the win with seven strikeouts and only four hits given up, each brought two across.

Hunter Brief notched an RBI for the Cavaliers’ lone score of the contest.

Marines, Panthers split weekend doubleheader

OCONTO FALLS – Marinette and Oconto Falls each picked up a late-season North Eastern Conference win on Saturday, May 11 as the two teams split a doubleheader at Roger W. Greetan Memorial Park, the firs game going to the Marines 6-2 and the second to the Panthers 5-1.

Marinette starter Jusitn Kruse picked up the win on a six strikeout, two-hit performance from the mound. Sam Sommerfeldt went 2-for-3 and scored a run while teammate Weston Hansen was 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI.

For the Panthers in the first game, Easton Engel was 2-for-4 with an RBI and Cole Bozile was 3-for-4.

Oconto Falls’ Jack Adler was the winning pitcher in game two, going five innings and striking out five. Offensively, the Panthers got a run and an RBI out of Alec Krejcarek while Easton Engel was 2-for-3 and Hunter Bozile was 1-for-3 and made it home twice.

Niagara survives late surge to defeat STAA

NIAGARA – The Niagara High baseball team belted out three runs in the first inning at home on Friday, May 10 to take control of things against St. Thomas Aquinas and then denied the Cavaliers a comeback shot in the sixth, holding them to two runs to lock down the 3-2 victory.

Mason Richtig went seven innings, giving up three hits along the way while striking out six STAA batters. TJ Beard and Cody Bath each had an RBI for the Badgers in the win.

The Cavaliers got a solid, 5.2 inning performance out of Jake Farley, who struck out 13 Niagara batters and only gave up two hits. Farley also had a hit in the game, as did Teagan Anderson and Henry Piasecki.

Cougars come up just short vs. Raiders

COLEMAN – The Coleman High baseball team dropped a non-conference contest on Friday, May 10 as Two Rivers came to town and handed them a 10-inning 3-2 defeat.

After falling behind, the Cougars plated a run in the sixth inning and another in the seventh to tie things up at 2-2 to force extra frames before the Raiders brought in the game winner.

Coleman recorded two hits in the game, one from Logan Kurth and one from MIles Lewis.

Streaking Wolverines take care of Vikings

CRIVITZ – The Crivitz High baseball team capitalized on four Gibraltar errors Friday, May 10 in a 7-2 non-conference decision, their fifth win in a row.

The Wolverines got two RBIs from Pterce Polomis in the win, along with one each from JJ Brand, Logan Marvin, Walter Laguna Herrer and Jaxon Kroll.

Stephen Allard got the win on the mound for Crivitz, striking out seven over eight innings pitched.

Cavaliers outplay Rangers 

WAUSAUKEE – The Wausaukee baseball team held a 1-0 lead going into the fourth inning against St. Thomas Aquinas Academy on Thursday, May 9 but the Cavaliers came to life in the top of that pivotal inning and then added two in the fifth and another in the sixth to come away with a 7-4 M&O Conference win.

STAA’s Henry Piasecki went 3-for-3 with a double for an RBI Jake Farley had two hits and an RBI, Tug Paidl had a hit and an RBI and Braden Wozniak also had an RBI for the Cavaliers.

Wausaukee got three RBIs from Christian Deschane and another from Luke Smith.

Lena pitchers stymie Gillett offense

GILLETT – Lena High pitchers Ty Shallow and Colt Miller combined for a no-hitter on Saturday, May 11 as the Wildcats snuck past the Tigers 1-0 in a late-season M&O makeup game.

Caleb Schlosser accounted for the game’s only run in the seventh inning.

Marines beat Foxes

MARINETTE – In North Eastern Conference action on Friday, May 10, the Marinette High baseball team knocked off the Fox Valley Lutheran Foxes, the conference’s third-best team so far this season, by a final of 6-3.

Cooper Smith picked up the victory from the bump for Marinette on five innings pitched, scattering six hits and recording five strikeouts. 

Weston Hanson recorded two RBIs in the win while Sam Sommerfeldt and Ethan Doubek each brought a run across.

Wildcats rally to take down Rangers

WAUSAUKEE – The Lena High baseball team overcame an early Wausaukee lead on Monday, May 13 by putting together six runs in the sixth inning and going on to win the M&O Conference matchup 9-6. 

Lena’s Logan Graef struck out 12 batters over five innings pitched to get the win from the mound and also batted in a run on offense.

Wausaukee, who plated six in the second to take the early edge in the game, got two RBIs from Seth Kraemer and one each from Connor Schroeder, Christian Deschane and Ryan Wojcik.

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