Area Baseball: Whippets top Elks; L-Cats sweep

April 24, 2017 GMT

WHITEWATER — It took the Whitewater High School baseball team a little while to get going on Friday, but the Whippets were able to close out the game against visiting Elkhorn in style.

Whitewater came back from a 4-0 scoreline to score seven unanswered runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings and take a 7-4 non-conference win.

The Whippets (6-1 overall) certainly made the most of their hits, as they only tallied four of them in the game, along with just four RBIs but walked seven times.

Tyler Niemuth, James Curtis and James Dedrick all had a hit and an RBI, while Jimmy DuVal and Chris Dedrick had two walks and two runs scored for the Whippets.

Elkhorn (2-4) had four hits off of Niemuth — who earned the win after 4 2/3 inning with two hits and five strikeouts — and Jacob Lee.

Whitewater returns to action today, hosting Orfordville Parkview in a make-up game that was originally scheduled at the beginning of the month. Game begins at 4:45 p.m.

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JOHNSON?CREEK 5

FALL?RIVER?4

The Johnson Creek baseball team needed a couple extra-innings to keep its undefeated Trailways South conference streak going.

The Bluejays defeated Fall River in the ninth inning to win 5-4 after the two teams finished the seventh tied 4-4.

The Bluejays, ranked No. 2 in Division 4 by the Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association, improved to 8-1 overall and 6-0 in the Trailways South Conference.

After two runs in both the fourth and fifth, Fall River (3-5 overall, 2-3 Trailways South) held a 4-2 lead, but Johnson Creek rallied back in the bottom of the sixth and seventh with a run to force the extras.

They had eight hits on the day while both teams had four errors and gave up just two earned runs.

Ryan Walling earned the win for Johnson Creek, pitching the final two innings, giving up three hits and adding four strikeouts.

The Bluejays return to action on Tuesday, heading to Horicon for more conference action at 5 p.m.

LAKE?MILLS 12, 10

POYNETTE 2, 0

The Lake Mills High School baseball team used two commanding wins over Poynette on Friday to take the lead in the Capitol North Conference race.

The L-Cats beat the Pumas 12-2 in game one of a doubleheader at home, and followed it up with a 10-0 win in the second game.

Lake Mills (9-1 overall, 6-0 Capitol North) combined to outhit Poynette (3-3, 2-3) by a 20-4 margin in the doubleheader.

In game one, already leading 7-1, the L-Cats poured in five runs in the fourth to help secure the run-rule.

Jacob Anhalt got the win, going all five innings, giving up one hit and one earned run with five strikeouts.

In game two, a consistent stream of offense led the L-Cats to the win, scoring in innings two, three, four and five.

Brennan Dolwick got the win in the second game, shutting out the Pumas with nine strikeouts and just two walks and three hits.

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Anhalt also went a combined 4-for-7 in both games to help lead the L-Cats.

(Saturday)

NEW?GLARUS?3

CAMBRIDGE 0

The visiting Cambridge baseball team couldn’t get the across home plate on Saturday, falling to host New Glarus 3-0.

Cambridge had five hits but couldn’t take advantage of its opportunities, as New Glarus tallied nine runs in the third, fifth and sixth inning.

Cambridge returns to the diamond on Tuesday, hosting Lodi at 5 p.m.

COLUMBUS 3, 15

LAKESIDE?LUTHERAN 2, 0

The Lakeside Lutheran baseball team dropped a Saturday doubleheader at Columbus in two very different games.

In the first game, the Warriors got out to an early 2-0 lead but couldn’t hold the Cardinals, who came back in the seventh to win the game.

Cannon Manthey was the hero in the first game, as he blasted a two-run walk-off homer to give Columbus (8-0 overall, 5-0 Capitol North) a 3-2 win.

In game two, Columbus took that momentum and kept it going with a 15-0 five-inning win over Lakeside (2-2, 2-2).

The Cardinals poured in 12 hits, with all 15 runs being earned and had a nine-run third inning after already being up 4-0 to get to run-rule territory.

Lakeside was held to five hits and no runs.

Lakeside Lutheran will host Mayville today at Fireman Park at 4:30 p.m.