Sports Archives for 2018-07

Brewers Take Game One in LA

By Brett Kinnard     The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Los Angeles Dodgers last night 5-2. Freddy Peralta started on the bump and went four innings only giving up one run. The game was delayed after the first inning due to a power outage. Josh Hader would come in relief and pick up his third win of the year.

Travis Shaw had a big night at the plate racking up three hits to go along with one RBI in the first inning. Eric Thames made the difference in this one with a three-run jack in the third inning to put Milwaukee up for good.


The Brewers will now continue their series against the Dodgers on Tuesday. Wade Miley will have his name called in the rotation. First pitch will be thrown out at 9:10.

Mullen reels in $10,000 prize from K/D Salmon Tournament

By Tim Kowols       

After having to hold onto the top spot for close to the week, Brigitte Mullen can finally call the tournament title and $10,000 prize her own. The Kewaunee-Door Salmon Tournament announced its full winner's list late Monday on Facebook, with an event-first three women taking three of the top six spots. The other $40,000 was distributed 155 places down to 21.96 pounds. During the over-weeklong tournament, 250 20-pound salmon were caught, including 51 over 25 pounds and three over 30 pounds.

Southern Door Volleyball league standings

By Nick Freimuth    The Southern Door Co-Ed Volleyball League has seen two teams start to separate from the pack. CJ's 2 is (30-0) and Tippy Canoe 2 is (31-2) leading the 17 team league. Play resumes Thursday night at local establishments throughout Southern Door County. Here is a look at league standings heading into week 12 as provided by league commissioner Chad Shefchik:

 



























































































































2018 Thursday Night Co-Ed Volleyball League
Week 11
PlaceTeam NameWinsLosses
1Tippy Canoe 2312
2CJ's 2300
3Waterfront Mary's 2267
4Richards 1246
5Rouers 2234
6Richards 21812
7Rouers 11713
7Rouers 31713
9Massart's Garage1617
10Waterfront Mary's 11317
11Tippy Canoe 11119
12Why Lee's 2924
13CJ's 1723
14Why Lee's 3726
15Why Lee's 5624
16Why Lee's 4426
17Why Lee's 1228

Brewers fall to Giants

By Terry Kovarik              

The Milwaukee Brewers fell three runs short in their bid for a four-game sweep of the San Francisco Giants.  The Brewers started out strong with a two-run homer from Ryan Braun in the first inning.  But the Giants went ahead with a four-run third inning followed by a single run in the fourth and three more in the fifth inning.  Milwaukee would pick up one run each in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings. But the Giants prevailed 8-5.  Andrew Suarez (4-6) got the win for San Francisco. Junior Guerra (6-7) took the loss for Milwaukee.  The Brewers take on the Dodgers in Los Angeles in the first of a four-game series.

Timber Rattlers shut down Cougars

By Terry Kovarik              

Six shutout innings and six strikeouts from Aaron Ashby helped the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers tame the Kane County Cougars at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium.  Three RBI's from Gilbert Lara, including a two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth inning, helped put the game out of reach for Kane County.  Both teams face off again Monday evening.  Christian Taugner (6-7) will take the mound for the Rattlers while Jayson McKinley (4-3) gets the start for the Cougars.

Timber Rattlers Continue Homestand Against Kane County

By Terry Kovarik              

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers hope to break a two-game losing streak when they take on Kane County Cougars for the second of a four-game homestand.  The Cougars beat the Rattlers 4-2 Saturday.  It was the team's second loss in a row after dropping a 2-3 decision on the road in Peoria.  Wisconsin is now 46-57 overall in the Midwest League Western Division.

Brewers Go For Series Sweep Against Giants

By Terry Kovarik              

The Milwaukee Brewers go into Sunday's game against the San Francisco Giants hoping for a four-game sweep.  The Brewers have managed to hold the Giants to seven runs in the past three games in San Francisco, while scoring 17.   The crew sends Junior Guerra (6-6) to mound against Andrew Suarez (3-6).  The 7-1 win over the Giants combined with the St. Louis Cardinals 6-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs now puts Milwaukee a half-game out of first place in the National League Central Division.

K/D Salmon Tournament anglers head into final days

By Tim Kowols       

Brigitte Mullen of Hayward still sits atop the Kewaunee/Door Salmon Tournament leaderboard unofficially, but not after a scare early on Friday. Kerrie Steinbrecher hauled in the tournament's third 30-pound salmon, weighing at 30.05 lbs in Kewaunee. Despite the great fish, Steinbrecher still sees herself looking up at Mullen and Riley Mancl on the tournament leaderboard. More results from Friday will be posted later this morning as the tournament enters its final two days of competition.

Door County Baseball League set for full slate Sunday

By Tim Kowols       

All four games will be held under the Sunday sun as the eight Door County Baseball League teams continue their push for the playoffs. Sister Bay looks to add some cushion to their one-game lead when they host Maplewood. Washington Island and Egg Harbor hope they can potentially get into a three-way tie for first place when they play at Baileys Harbor and host Institute respectively. West Jacksonport hopes to keep themselves above the .500 mark when they battle at Kolberg. All games on Sunday begin at 1:30 p.m.

Brewers get to Bumgarner late, beat Giants 3-1

By Tim Kowols       

Single tallies in three consecutive innings late gave the Milwaukee Brewers the 3-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants Friday. An RBI double in the second inning was the only blemish on Chase Anderson's line going six innings with three strikeouts. RBIgroundoutss by Ryan Braun in the 6th inning and Orlando Arcia in the 7th gave the Brewers the 2-1 lead heading into the 8th inning. Madison Bumgarner would give up an RBI single to Braun before he finished off the 8th inning and ended his evening with five strikeouts. The Brewers go for the series win Saturday in San Francisco.

Brewers grab Soria, Moustakas ahead of trade deadline

By Tim Kowols       

The Milwaukee Brewers are not waiting until July 31 to make the moves needed to make a push for the National League Central crown after making a pair of moves Friday. Mike Moustakas will join the Brewers Saturday night after being traded by the Kansas City Royals for outfielder Brett Phillips and reliever Jorge Lopez. The Brewers also added another strong piece to the back end of their relief corps on Thursday, getting Joakim Soria from the Chicago White Sox for left-hander Kodi Medeiros, right-hander Wilber Perez, and cash.

Timber Rattlers nipped by Chiefs in extras

By Tim Kowols       

A wild pitch in the bottom of the 10th inning is to blame for a sour note to end a road trip for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, losing 3-2 to the Peoria Chiefs. Brewers pitcher Zach Davies took the hill for the Timber Rattlers in his rehab assignment, through 2 1/3 innings with four strikeouts. Payton Henry hit a home run and Kenny Corey's sacrifice fly gave the Timber Rattlers their only tallies of the game. In the bottom of the tenth, a wild pitch by Cody Beckman gave Wood Myers enough breathing room to dash for home to give the Chiefs their 11th win in 16 tries against the Timber Rattlers. Fox Cities Stadium is the site for the next seven games for the Timber Rattlers, starting Saturday night against the Kane County Cougars.

Big eighth inning helps Bullfrogs leap past Growlers 8-2

By Tim Kowols       

There was plenty of drama heading into the top of 8th inning Friday night, but the Green Bay Bullfrogs saved it for another night after plating 7 to earn the 8-2 win over the Kalamazoo Growlers. Down 2-0 heading into the second-to-last frame, the Bullfrogs batted around to blow the game open. The biggest knock came from three-run home run by Preston Pavlica. Cooper Morrison added another run for the Bullfrogs in the 9th inning to make it 8-2. Relief pitcher Adam Bunnell received the victory. The Bullfrogs continue their Michigan road trip Saturday with a doubleheader against the Battle Creek Bombers.

SAY Soccer Champions Crowned

By Matt Luders  The SAY summer soccer season wrapped up last night with championship games played for the 8/9, 10/11 and U14 leagues.  Iceland took home the trophy in 8/9 in thrilling fashion by winning in a penalty shootout 4-3, over Denmark.  In the 10/11 league, Australia won with a score of 3-0 over Columbia.  And in the U14 league, Argentina won 3-0 defeating Mexico.  Congrats to all teams this year and another fantastic season of summer soccer!

Brewers Start Road Trip Off On The Right Foot

By Brett Kinnard
The Milwaukee Brewers beat the San Francisco Giants Thursday night 7-5. Wade Miley started on the bump for Milwaukee and had a nice night going five innings strong only allowing two earned runs. Josh Hader eventually would come in and pick up his first win in the second half of the season.


Christian Yelich continued to be on fire at the plate with three hits in this game including one important solo shot in the sixth inning. Travis Shaw also went deep in this game to give them a little breathing room in the ninth.


The Brewers will now continue their series against the Giants on Friday. Chase Anderson will have his name called in the rotation. First pitch will be thrown out at 9:15.

Packers Training Camp Off & Running

By Tom Fanning   A day circled on the calendar of every sports fan – the official beginning of the NFL season – arrived yesterday when the Green Bay Packers kicked off the 2018 campaign at Ray Nitschke Field.
A tradition first started under Curly Lambeau in 1946, training camp in Green Bay remains one of the most intimate settings in all of professional sports. 2018 marks the 10th summer at Nitschke Field, just a short bike ride away from the team facility. Nitschke Field has seating for 1,500 fans with unobstructed views.

 

Just as it does at Lambeau Field, new traditions blend with historic ones at Packers training camp, as players continue to ride children's bicycles to practice, a tradition first started under the legendary Vince Lombardi.
Players continue to stay in the dorms at St. Norbert College, the NFL's longest training-camp relationship between a team and school.

 

As part of the 100 Seasons celebration, the beginning of this year's training camp includes the Packers Experience, a free, four-day festival with activities and entertainment for fans of all ages. According to the Greater Green Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau and a 2010 study by AECOM, training camp, along with Packers Family Night, will attract nearly 90,000 visitors from across the nation and as many as 20 foreign countries. With an economic impact estimated at $9 million, training camp is a financial boost to many area businesses.

 

Fans can visit www.packers.com for the most up-to-date information regarding the practice schedule, events, dining and accommodation options, activities and more throughout training camp.

Mullen keeps lead despite monster stretch at K/D Salmon Tournament

By Tim Kowols       

Anglers continue to bring in big salmon out of the water, but no one has been able to catch Brigitte Mullen in the Kewaunee/Door Salmon Tournament. Over the last three days, over 100 salmon topping the 20-lb mark have been caught, including several over 25 pounds. Mullen, who caught her tournament-leading salmon on Tuesday, sits in first place at 30.87 pounds. Port winners included Ben Harp, Caleb Cornell, Patrick Janowski, Missy Siebold, David Stephani. The K/D Salmon Tournament concludes Sunday.

Packers Make More Roster Moves Before Training Camp Opens

By Nate LaCascio      The Packers have signed wide receivers Adonis Jennings and Kyle Lewis, and placed wide receiver Michael Clark and guard Cole Madison on the reserve/did not report list. The announcement was made Wednesday by General Manager Brian Gutekunst.


Jennings (6-2, 203) participated in Green Bay's minicamp in June as a tryout player. After playing as a freshman at the University of Pittsburgh, he played three seasons at Temple. Jennings saw action in 41 games for the Owls, recording 83 receptions for 1,362 yards (16.4 avg.) and 13 touchdowns. He will wear No. 13 for the Packers.



Lewis (5-11, 203), a rookie from Cal Poly, spent a brief time with the Detroit Lions this offseason. He played running back and wide receiver during his career at Cal Poly, recording 1,163 rushing yards on 150 carries (7.8 avg.) with 13 TDs while hauling in 61 receptions for 1,079 yards (20.8 avg.) and 12 TDs. Lewis will wear No. 1 for the Packers.

Luxemburg Casco Wins Small Town Little League World Series

By Nick Freimuth   The Luxemburg Casco Little League 12U won the Small Town Baseball World Series this past Sunday, July 22, 2018. The tournament took place in Minocqua, WI. The Spartans didn't just win the tourney. They pounded teams. L-C beat Spooner Rails 7-0, Portage 17-1, Sugar Camp 15-6, Kewaunee 14-0, and Medford 7-4. Parents of the players couldn't say enough about the fantastic job coaches Jesse Schley, Joe Vincent and Joe Delebreau did throughout the season. Congratulations to the Luxemburg Casco Little League 12U team.

 

 
Top Row, Coaches, left to right

Joe Delebreau, Jesse Schley, Joe Vincent, Adam Massey (missing is Scott Day)

Middle Row, Players, left to right

Braeden Schley, Trey Vincent, Sawyer Dorn, Max Thayse, Ryland Day, Brady Massey, Drew Bandow, Chris Vanderweilen

Bottom Row, Players, left to right

Jacob Blasier, Caleb Delebreau, Isaac Jerabek, Carson Miller, Max Ronsman

Two 30-pounders highlight fourth day of K/D Salmon Tournament

By Tim Kowols       

It took longer than expected, but two 30-pounder now sit on the top of the leaderboard for the week-plus long Kewaunee/Door Salmon Tournament. Brigette Mullen of Hayward is the leader after weighing in a 30.67 pound salmon in Baileys Harbor, followed closely by Riley Mancl's 30.27 pounder in Kewaunee. Clint Messenger and Roger Horsley round out the top four not just on the day but in the tournament with their 28-plus pound catches on Washington Island and in Algoma respectively. We will post Wednesday's results as soon as they are available. The tournament ends Sunday.

Packers call audible during annual shareholders meeting

By Tim Kowols       

Thousands of Packers fans milled around Lambeau Field Wednesday evening even after it was announced the annual shareholders meeting would not take place inside the stadium's bowl. Packers President Mark Murphy relayed the news approximately 100 minutes before a thunderstorm came passing through the area. The shareholders meeting went on inside the stadium's media auditorium while fans huddled around televisions in the concourse and atrium. Packers officials addressed the shareholders on a variety of different topics including General Manager Brian Gutekunst's thoughts on the 2018 roster and Murphy's report on some of the team's non-football related endeavors. The shareholders meeting served as a prelude to Thursday's opening of training camp and the Packers Experience, an interactive playground set up in Lambeau Field's parking lot.

Packers Place Linebacker On Reserve/Retired List

By Nate LoCascio   The Green Bay Packers have placed linebacker Parris Bennett on the reserve/retired list. General Manager Brian Gutekunst announced the transaction Tuesday. Bennett signed with the Packers as a rookie free agent out of Syracuse on May 4.

Brewers Top Nationals In Extra Innings 

By Brett Kinnard   The Milwaukee Brewers played host to the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night at Miller Park. Junior Guerra will get his name called in the rotation tonight to face a struggling National's lineup. The Nationals will trot out Jeremy Hellickson who has been really solid this year hovering around a 3.29 ERA.

Before the game began, the Brewers honored a couple of great members of the organization from the past. Doug Melvin who was the GM in Milwaukee from 2002-2015. Prince Fielder who played six seasons with the Brewers in which three of them were all-star campaigns. Last but not least, Geoff Jenkins was also honored as he sits fourth on the Brewers all-time in homers. All three Brewer legends in their respective way that helped shape the organization as it is today.



In the first and second inning on the mound for Junior Guerra, he got touched up a little bit in his first start back off the DL. He would allow a three-run bomb to Adam Eaton to put the Nationals up 4-0 after the second inning. From there on out, the Brewers snapped back to their regular selves and started clawing their way back into the game.


In the fifth inning, Milwaukee began to mount the comeback. First, it was Eric Thames driving in a run to get them on the board finally. Then, after Lorenzo Cain got on base, Christian Yelich continued to be scorching hot with a two-run blast to put the Brewers within one. In the seventh inning, Cain came through with a clutch base knock that scored the game-tying run. The game stayed knotted up until Tyler Saladino hit a bases-loaded fly ball to left field that would score Cain in thrilling walk-off fashion.


It was a perfect way to end what was already a special day for Brewer baseball. They were able to get a walk-off win in front of some Brewer legends. They will go for the series sweep against the Nationals Wednesday afternoon before they head out on a west coast road trip. Freddy Peralta will take the mound for Milwaukee.

WIAA could shuffle football conferences again in 2020

By Tim Kowols       

As sure as the seasons change in Wisconsin, so could its football conferences. The Wisconsin Football Coaches Association released its proposed changes on Monday, giving new opponents to teams in Door and Kewaunee counties.

Under the changes, the Bay Conference would become a "sister conference" to Luxemburg-Casco's Northeastern Conference. Out are Fox Valley Lutheran and Marinette, but the Spartans could face the two schools in conference crossover matchups.

The MONLPC-Large gains two new members under the proposed realignment, giving Algoma, Kewaunee, Sturgeon Bay, and Southern Door different opponents. Mishicot and Neenah's St. Mary Catholic/Valley Christian are slated to be the conference's new arrivals.

No changes are planned for the state's eight-player football conferences, which would have affected Gibraltar and Sevastopol.

According to WBAY, the changes are being made to increase uniformity across the state with eight team conferences. The plan still needs to be discussed at the WIAA's fall meetings.

Brewers Pick Up Much Needed Win 

By Brett Kinnard   The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Washington Nationals Monday night 6-1. Jhoulys Chacin started on the bump and pitched an absolute gem. He went nearly six innings giving up only one earned run on nine strikeouts. The bullpen held them scoreless for the rest of the night.

Erik Kratz had a nice night at the plate for the Brewers as he drove in two runs to give them an early lead. Christian Yelich had a triple later in the game that put the dagger in them. It was a great win to get the team back on track.


The Brewers will now continue their homestand against the Nationals. Next game will be Tuesday night at 7:10. Junior Guerra will take the mound for Milwaukee.

A Pair Of Pioneers Play In State All-Star Game

By Nick Freimuth   Sevastopol had two representatives play in the Eight-Man Football Shriners All-Star Game last weekend. The game was played in Oshkosh and the top Eight-Man players in the state were invited to play. Jacob Welsing and Charlie Carmody played on the South team. Sevastopol Head Coach Ron Frank said, "It was a great experience for our kids and for a great cause!" The South team lost 36-18 to the North.

Jerry Kramer Gets His Own Exhibit In Packers Hall of Fame

By Katie Hermsen   The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Jerry Kramer exhibit at the Packers Hall of Fame at the Lambeau Field Atrium on Wednesday, July 25, at 10 a.m.

The opening of the temporary exhibit will include remarks from Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, as well as Kramer and a representative from the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, Inc.


The exhibit pays tribute to the acclaimed guard and tells behind-the-scenes stories from his Packers career, including an in-depth look at the block that decided the Ice Bowl. Major artifacts on display include Kramer's 1966 Super Bowl I-worn jersey, 1962 NFL Championship watch, and 1965 and 1966 NFL Championship rings, all on loan from Joe Laux.


Due to ongoing setup for the Packers Experience, media interested in covering the exhibit opening should park south of the Oneida Nation Gate, enter at the American Family Insurance Gate and proceed up to the Atrium's main floor to enter the Hall of Fame. The exhibit is on the second floor of the Packers Hall of Fame and can be accessed from the escalator or elevator inside the Hall of Fame.

New leader tips the scales in K/D Salmon Tournament

By Tim Kowols       

Even as anglers battle less than ideal conditions, king salmon are still being reeled in during the Kewaunee/Door Salmon Tournament. The new leader is Jarod Kroll of Shawano, who tipped the scales with his 27.88 pounder near Baileys Harbor early Monday morning. Thirteen-year-old Jacob Reinke also brought in a king of his own to Baileys Harbor with a salmon weighing in at 26.18 pounds. Both fish would have topped the leaderboard for the past weekend. The K/D Salmon Tournament ends Sunday with tickets still available at participating businesses.

Brewers Drop Final Game Against Dodgers    

By Brett Kinnard   The Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers yesterday 11-2. Brent Suter started on the bump for the Brewers and had a rough go at it. He allowed six earned runs in only three innings of work. It was a tough hole for Milwaukee to climb out of.

Ironically it was actually Milwaukee that started off the scoring in the game. Travis Shaw singled to right in the first inning to bring in two RBI's. So after the first inning, the Brewers had a 2-0 lead before LA went on and scored 11 unanswered runs.


The Brewers will now continue their homestand with a series against the Nationals. The first game will be Monday night at 7:10. Jhoulys Chacin will take the mound for Milwaukee.

Thirty pounders still looming in Kewaunee-Door Salmon Tournament

By Tim Kowols       

No salmon in excess of 30 pounds have been caught yet, but there have been plenty of great fish caught so far in this year's Kewaunee-Door Salmon Tournament. Seven fish over 20 pounds were caught on day two of the annual tournament, with the leader being a 25.95 pound salmon caught by Paul Degenais off the coast of Rock Island. After two rocky days on the water, anglers are expected to be aided by this week's better weather and full moon. The K-D Salmon Tournament ends June 29.

K-D Salmon Tournament dealt with rough weather on opening day

By Paul Schmitt

High winds, rough waters and rainy conditions dampened the opening day for the Kewaunee/Door County Salmon Tournament.  After the first day on Saturday, the largest of just four fish over 20 pounds weighed, was a 37-1/4-inch, 22.41-pounder caught by Neil Aaberg (photo above).  With extremely rough and often rainy conditions, most boats stayed on shore, or at the dock.

Other port winners Saturday included Tom Minser at Algoma (22.17), Brian Gabriel at Sturgeon Bay (20.08), Kristopher Smith at Kewaunee (17.00) and Ryan Dahlke at Baileys Harbor (14.79). Macy Rae Lane had the fourth with a 22.32 salmon at Washington Island.

(photo courtesy of KD Salmon Tournament Facebook)

It's Mid-Summer Kayak Thoughts

By Bill Schultz - Guest Correspondant       

It's the middle of the summer, can you believe it?  For me chasing those big Door County smallmouth bass has slowed somewhat, so, now's a great time to do some recreational kayaking.

 

Just about every inch of Door County shoreline is so beautiful and worth seeing from the water.  But, here are a few you don't want to miss.  Cave Point is one of the most popular spots in the county and with a great launch about a mile south at Schauer Rd. it's an easy paddle.  Just be careful and don't go on a day when the wind's blowing.

 

Tennison Bay in Peninsula Park has one of the best kayak launches in Door County and going north has you paddling by the bluffs and the Peninsula Park lighthouse.  Back to the lakeside, launching your kayak at the launch at the end of County T puts you on Lily Bay and just south only 50 yards offshore is half of the City of Glasgow that sunk on October 6, 1917.  You'll be amazed at this very large wreck in only a few feet of clear water.

 

Google maps is a great tool to identify great kayaking spots and launch locations as you prepare for your time on the water enjoying the incredible beauty of Door County.  And, as always, if you have any kayak fishing or kayaking questions, please email me at kayakfishingwisconsin@gmail.com.



Dragons crush Timber Rattlers 12-5

By McKenzie Konop       

The Dayton Dragons blow the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers away with a score of 12-5.  The Timber Rattlers start out scoring in the bottom of the 3rd with Rob Henry hitting a triple off a fly ball to right fielder Raul Wallace.  Darren Serefina scores from the triple.  A fielding error made by the second baseman Jose Garcia resulted in putting Brent Diaz and Gabriel Garcia on base.  Kenny Corey scores off the error.  The bottom of the 6th led by Trevor Morrison hitting a double off a fly ball to right fielder Wallace.  The hit lets Nic Pierre score and put Serefina on third base.  Gabriel Garcia hits a line drive single in the bottom of the 7th to right fielder Wallace.  Corey scores off the hit.  Pierre finishes off the bottom of the 9th with a single line drive to left fielder Andy Sugilio resulting in Gabriel Garcia scoring.  Nelson Hernandez pitched a three-inning game with five hits, three runs and one strikeout.  The Timber Rattlers play tonight against the Bowling Green Hot Rods tonight at 6:35 p.m.

Brewers come on late in loss to LA

By McKenzie Konop       

Despite the Brewer's efforts to win, the Los Angeles Dodgers managed to win 6-4 during Friday night's game.  The Brewers started off scoring at the bottom of the 5th with Christian Yelich hitting a double to right fielder Matt Kemp.  Manny Pina scored off the double with Wade Miley being thrown out at home.  Jesus Aguilar puts points on the board by hitting a homer and scoring in the bottom of the 8th.  Yelich finishes off the Brewers scoring streak in the bottom of the 9th with a ground ball hit to right fielder Enrique Hernandez.  Pina and Brett Phillips score off the ground ball hit.  Miley pitched a six-inning game with four hits, one run and two strikeouts.  The Brewers play against the Dodgers again tonight at 6:10 p.m.

Bullfrogs and Bombers suspended due to weather

By Green Bay Bullfrogs


 Tonight's match-up at Joannes Stadium between the host Green Bay Bullfrogs (19-32, 7-8) and visiting Battle Creek Bombers (24-26, 8-7) was suspended in the top of the second inning due to inclement weather Friday evening. 


The game will be finished to nine innings as part of a doubleheader on Saturday, July 28 in Battle Creek starting at 4:05 EST. The regularly scheduled game will take place afterward and it will be seven innings.


Green Bay trailed 1-0 tonight in the top of the second inning before the heavy rain poured down, forcing a weather delay. The Bombers took the early lead as Jordan Swiss scored on a wild pitch. Bullfrogs starting pitcher Ryan Gowens (Senior, Univ. of Arizona) posted three strikeouts in the first inning and threw 17 strikes to just two balls in his first 19 pitches of the contest.


The Bullfrogs remain at home tomorrow night, hosting the Wisconsin Woodchucks for the opener of a two-game weekend series. First pitch is set for 6:35 p.m. from Joannes Stadium.


Josh Hader Addresses Media About Controversial Tweets

By Brett Kinnard     In what was supposed to be a week of celebration for his first-half dominance across the MLB, Josh Hader's all-star experience quickly turned into a nightmare. While he was pitching in the seventh inning of the all-star game on Tuesday in DC, several tweets surfaced from when he was a teenager that contained racist remarks. With that ensued a media frenzy that filled the news outlets during a relatively slow all-star week.

 

Fast forward to Friday, Hader held a team meeting in which he broke down to his teammates asking for forgiveness and support during these trying times. Not too much longer after, a scheduled press conference was held in which all members of the team joined him in the press room to show support for their teammate and friend. It was a powerful visual of the unanimously expressed feelings from the Brewer ball club that Hader's tweets from his teenage years weren't representative of his current beliefs.

 



Longtime teammate and roommate Brett Phillips gave more of an explanation. "That's not who Hader is as a person today. And I can look you straight in the eyes and tell you that's not who he is." He expressed his remorse and regret during the press conference. "They were never my beliefs. I was young and I was just saying things out of ignorance." He reiterated how important his teammates' support was and that this hard time has shown him how close of a family this Brewer team is.

 

Hader has begun sensitivity training from the MLB's ambassador and will continue to progress through that program as the season goes on. He will not miss any time for the tweets.

Operation Fan Mail Celebrates 10 Years With Packers

By Katie Hermsen   Operation Fan Mail, the program that recognizes military families and veterans at each Packers home game, will mark its 12th season in 2018, and the 10th year it has been presented by WPS Health Solutions or its affiliates.


The program, which debuted in 2007, is designed to honor families with a member who is on active duty, or a member who is a veteran. The Packers and WPS Health Solutions will host a family at each 2018 home game and recognize the members on the field during pregame activities. A total of 107 families have been saluted during the past ten seasons.



"We are proud to honor members of the military, veterans and their families through Operation Fan Mail this year for the 12th season," said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. "We salute these brave men and women, along with their loved ones, for their courage, dedication and sacrifice. We are looking forward to recognizing them and thanking them for their service at Lambeau Field this season."



"WPS Health Solutions is proud to partner with the Packers for the 10th consecutive year as they mark their 100th season of football in Green Bay," said Scott Kowalski, WPS Executive Vice President, Marketing and Business Development. "Through Operation Fan Mail, the Packers and WPS express appreciation to the men and women of the U.S. military for their commitment to defending freedom and their countless sacrifices for our nation.  We look forward to another season of exciting Packers football while we support our armed forces."



The Packers and WPS Health Solutions are asking interested families, or friends of eligible families, to submit an essay, 500 words or less, on why a particular family should be saluted.



Essays can be sent to Operation Fan Mail, P.O. Box 10628, Green Bay, WI, 54307-0628 or online at http://nfl.packers.com/gameday/gameday_promotions/operation_fan_mail/.



Families intended for recognition are those that have a member serving on active duty, or a member who is a veteran. The family member can be a spouse, mother, father, son, daughter or sibling.



In addition to being recognized on-field prior to the game, selected families will receive four tickets to the game and a $150 Packers Pro Shop gift card courtesy of WPS Health Solutions.

Pony League Championship Goes To Extra Innings

By Nick Freimuth  Photo By Jami Moore   Roen Salvage beat the Big Dogs 9-6 in extra innings in the DKM Pony League Championship last night. Sturgeon Bay got the upper hand with their rivals in Southern Door Thursday after eight innings of well-played baseball. The title game was held at a neutral site (Algoma) and did not start until 8:00 PM.

 

Packers To Bring Back Alum For Training Camp

By Green Bay Packers   Several Packers alumni are set to participate in "Centennial Sit-Downs" as part of the Packers Experience, the free, four-day festival to be held from July 26-29.


As part of the Green Bay Packers' 100 Seasons celebration, the event will celebrate the Packers' history and legacy, in part by honoring and interviewing several alumni from past Packers teams.



Each day from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., different alumni will participate in the sit-down interviews, conducted Packers Radio Network play-by-play announcer, Wayne Larrivee. Fans are invited to watch the interviews on the main stage, and the interviews will be played on LED screens stationed around the event space.



Set to appear at the event are:




  • Dave Robinson and Jerry Kramer on Thursday, July 26

  • Frank Winters, Earl Dotson, Chris Jacke and Mark Chmura on Friday, July 27

  • LeRoy Butler and Antonio Freeman on Saturday, July 28

  • Paul Coffman and Lynn Dickey on Sunday, July 29



Interviews may also be conducted the first three days of the event by personalities from ESPN and the NFL Network from their broadcast sets. Fans are welcome to visit the broadcast sets near the fan walkway on Lambeau Field's east side, adjacent to the Johnsonville Tailgate Village.



A century in the making, 100 Seasons is the epic, 16-month celebration of the Packers' rich history, which will be capped by the franchise's 100th birthday on Aug. 11, 2019. A wide variety of events and activities will kick off over the next several months, with fans and community members invited to join in the numerous festivities. For more information, please visit packers.com/100-seasons.

Southern Door Co-Ed Volleyball League Standings

By Nick Freimuth The Southern Door Co-Ed Volleyball League still has just one undefeated team. After another week of undefeated (3-0) play for CJ's 2 they remain in first place at (24-0) on the season. Tippy Canoe 2 has one more win on the season but two losses. Here is a look at league standings heading into play Thursday night:

 

 



























































































































2018 Thursday Night Co-Ed Volleyball League
Week 9
PlaceTeam NameWinsLosses
1Tippy Canoe 2252
2CJ's 2240
3Waterfront Mary's 2216
4Rouers 2204
4Richards 1204
6Richards 2159
7Waterfront Mary's 11314
8Rouers 11212
9Massart's Garage1113
9Rouers 31113
11Tippy Canoe 1714
12CJ's 1717
13Why Lee's 3720
14Why Lee's 2621
15Why Lee's 5519
16Why Lee's 4420
17Why Lee's 1222

Annual KD Salmon Tournament Starts Saturday and offers economic boost

By Paul Schmitt    

The 36th Annual Kewaunee Door Salmon Tournament starts this Saturday and local businesses can expect an economic boost.  The largest summer fishing tournament on the Great Lakes attracted over 3,000 anglers last year, according to co-organizer Kevin Naze.  He says fishing offers a huge boon to the area economy during the summer months.



 

The nine-day tournament runs until July 29 and includes over $50,000 in prize money including a first place $10,000 cash prize and mounting of the winning salmon.  You can find more information about the 36th Annual K-D Salmon Tournament with this story online.

 

https://www.facebook.com/kdsalmon2018/

Yelich Shines For Brewers In All-Star Game

By Nick Freimuth      The American League continued their dominance over the National League in the MLB All-Star Game Tuesday. An 8-6 ten-inning affair was highlighted by ten total home runs. Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich accounted for one of those home runs. Milwaukee's other two position players Lorenzo Cain and Jesus Aguilar did not get a hit in their five combined at bats.

 

The Brewers made headlines for all the wrong reasons during the game with their pitching staff. Reliever Josh Hader's social media posts filled with derogatory comments surfaced from seven years ago and made for super negative publicity.

Pony League Semi-Final Results

By Nick Freimuth   Sturgeon Bay and Southern Door will square off Thursday night in the DKM Pony League Championship. The 14-year-old team from Southern Door (Big Dogs) beat Mishicot 14-2 in five innings Monday behind a gem pitched by Charlie Neinas. He struck out nine in a complete game effort. Jack Peterson and Brodie Overbeck each had two hits in the win for the Big Dogs. Roen Salvage is the Sturgeon Bay squad that will oppose Southern Door. Roen beat the Big Dogs 13-year-old squad 4-3 in their semi-final.

 

The championship game will be in Algoma at 8:00 PM Thursday.

Aguilar Unable To Get Out Of First Round Of Home Run Derby

By Nick Freimuth   Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Jesus Agular was the number one seed in the MLB Home Run Derby Monday night. His 12 first round home runs were not enough to get him out of the first round. Philadelphia Phillies slugger Rhys Hoskins set a great pace blasting 17 home runs as he led off the derby. Aguilar's pace was lacking and never really had a chance after a slow start. Hoskins would lose the Cubs' Kyle Schwarber. He would fall to Washington's Bryce Harper winning the derby in his home ballpark. It was Aguilar's first appearance in the derby. The 2018 MLB Home Run Derby resulted in more home runs than any previous with 221 shots over the fence.

Legion Baseball Heating Up

By Nick Freimuth   The Ahnapee Trailblazers outlasted Mishicot 11-9 last weekend. Tied at eight in the seventh inning, Jeager Brusky gave Ahanpee the win with a two-run single. Anthony Moore finished the game 2x5 with two RBI, Derik LeCaptain was 2x4, Tanner DeGrave finished 2x4 with two RBI and Isaac Berkley rounded out the hit parade with a 3x4 day at the plate.

Brewers Enter All-Star Break On Six Game Losing Streak

By Brett Kinnard   The Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates yesterday 7-6 in extra innings. Jhoulys Chacin had a stellar outing with nearly six innings pitched and no earned runs. Wasn't quite enough as Knebel ended up coming in and wasn't able to make the outs for the save.

Travis Shaw had an early bomb in the game to get Milwaukee on the board. Brett Phillips had two clutch moments in the game that both drove in runs for the Brewers. It will be exciting to watch him the in the second half.


The Brewers will now run into the all-star break where they will be represented by five Brewer players for the first time in franchise history. Jesus Aguilar will participate in the home run derby Monday night.

Timber Rattlers defeat Cubs 5-2

By McKenzie Konop       

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers take the win from the South Bend Cubs in Saturday night's game with a score of 5-2.  The Timber Rattlers start off strong in the top of the 1st with KJ Harrison hitting a double on a fly ball to the center fielder Chris Singleton resulting in Tristan Lutz scoring.  Gilbert Lara follows after with a single ground ball hit to center fielder Singleton allowing Harrison to score.  The Timber Rattlers stick to their lead in the top of the 4th with Rob Henry hitting a ground ball to left fielder Zach Davis which let Gabriel Garcia score.  Zach Clark hits a single line drive to Davis once again letting Darrin Serefina score.  The Timber Rattlers end their scoring streak with Trevor Morrison hitting a single fly ball to left fielder Davis and allowing Gilbert Lara to score.  Dylan File pitched the winning game in eight innings with three hits, one run and five strikeouts.  The Timber Rattlers are back in action against the Cubs at 1:05 p.m. this afternoon.

Pirates beat Brewers 6-2

By McKenzie Konop       

The Pittsburgh Pirates dominate in Saturday night's game against the Milwaukee Brewers with a score of 6-2.  The Brewers failed to put points on the board until the 9th inning.  In the top of the 9th, Jesus Aguilar singles on a line drive to Pirate's center fielder Starling Marte allowing the players on base, Hernan Perez and Jacob Nottingham to score the Brewer's only two points.  Despite the Brewer's trouble to score, Brent Suter managed to pitch a solid game in five innings with two hits, one run and three strikeouts.  The Brewers play at the Pirate's today at 1:35 p.m. with Jhoulys Chacin as the starting pitcher for the Brewers.

Frogs fall to Chinooks on the road

By Green Bay Bullfrogs      


Mequon, WI. — The visiting Green Bay Bullfrogs (15-32, 3-8) were unable to recover from a huge early deficit, falling to the host Lakeshore Chinooks (24-21, 8-2) by a score of 12-1 at Kapco Park Saturday evening. The Bullfrogs fall to 3-2 against the Chinooks this season. 


The Lakeshore bats were cooking early in the first inning, starting with a two-run single from Jim Govern followed by back-to-back RBI singles from DJ Lee and Cole Turney to put the Chinooks up 4-0. Dallas Beaver's two-run double in the second inning extended the lead to 6-0 with Beaver also scoring on a wild pitch to make it 7-0. 


Green Bay scratched across its lone run of the game on a RBI double by Alejandro Gonzalez (Freshman, Hillsborough CC) scoring Eddy Gonzalez (Junior, Incarnate Word) to cut the deficit down to 7-1.


Lakeshore added a pair of insurance runs in the sixth inning with Jack Dunn scoring on an error and a RBI double from Govern to stretch the margin to 9-1. The Chinooks plated three more runs in the seventh on a RBI double, single and wild pitch to stretch the lead to a commanding 11-run margin.


Blaise Maris (Sophomore, Florida Tech) extended his hit streak out to six games, finishing 1-for-4. Cooper Morrison (Sophomore, UC Davis) and Eddy Gonzalez also both finished 1-for-4 with one double each. Alejandro Gonzalez was 1-for-2 with a run driven in.


Lakeshore starting pitcher Austin Jones earned the win, improving to 3-3. Green Bay starter Jake Zatopek (Freshman, Incarnate Word) took the loss, falling to 0-5. Chinooks reliever Marko Boricich earned his first save of the season. 


Both teams conclude the home-and-home series tomorrow for a Sunday matinee in Green Bay. First pitch is slated for a 1:05 p.m. start from Joannes Stadium. 


Brewers fall to Pirates 7-3 ahead of twinbill

By Tim Kowols       

The Milwaukee Brewers were put in a hole early that they could not get out of as they lost their second straight to the Pittsburgh Pirates Friday 7-3. After a silent top half of the 1st inning, the Pirates put three on the board against Junior Guerra thanks to a sacrifice fly and a pair of base hits. Hernan Perez got the Brewers on the board in the top of the 3rd inning before the Pirates extended the lead over the next two innings, capped off by a Gregory Polanco. The Brewers would respond with solo shots in the 6th and 7th innings, including pitcher Brandon Woodruff's first ever home run. The Pirates would collect the final tally in the 8th inning Josh Bell triple. A doubleheader greets the Brewers and Pirates Saturday with Chase Anderson facing Ivan Nova on the hill at 11:35 a.m. and Brent Suter dealing against Clay Holmes shortly after that.

West Jacksonport, Institute kick off weekend schedule of Door County Baseball Saturday night

By Tim Kowols       

Local baseball fans can get their fix earlier this weekend when Door County Baseball League action starts up again tonight. Under the lights Saturday night at 7:30, West Jacksonport travels to face Institute. On Sunday, Washington Island ferries to Sister Bay, Egg Harbor hosts Kolberg, and Baileys Harbor travels to Maplewood for 1:30 starts. Sister Bay heads into the weekend as the league leader at 8-1 with Egg Harbor just one game off the pace at 7-2.

Packers make small roster change ahead of camp

By Tim Kowols       

Aaron Rodgers may be playing golf out west and camp is still 12 days away, but the Green Bay Packers front office is still making moves. Albeit a small move, the Packers have claimed guard Ethan Cooper off of waivers from the New York Giants on Friday. Coming in at 6-2 and 322 pounds, Cooper spent the 2017 season on the practice squad on the Giants after spending the 2017 offseason with the Pittsburgh Steelers. In a corresponding move, the Packers cut tackle Kyle Meadows.

Bullfrogs slug past Rafters 6-4

By Tim Kowols       

It was well worth the wait for home fans as the Green Bay Bullfrogs beat the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters 6-4 on a walk-off home-run. The game started under a rain delay for approximately 40 minutes before the Rafters would take an early 2-0 lead after three innings. The Bullfrogs would double up their visitors in the fourth inning, plating four runs thanks to timely hitting and a wild pitch. The Rafters would rally to tie the game in the top of the ninth before the Bullfrogs' Matthew Acosta dealt the game's fatal blow with a two-run homer. David Toth got the victory for the Bullfrogs, who venture south Saturday for a matchup against the Lakeshore Chinooks with the first pitch at 6:35.

T-Rats top Whitecaps 6-5

By Tim Kowols       

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers refused to be victimized by a walk-off hit for the third night in a row, defeating the West Michigan Whitecaps 6-5. After trading runs the first six innings, the Timber Rattlers would register what ended up being the game-winning run in the top of the seventh when Trevor Morrison knocked in two with a bloop single. A 6-3 advantage at that point, the Whitecaps would whittle the lead down to just one before Gabe Friese closed things out for the Timber Rattlers to salvage one victory in the three-game set. The Timber Rattlers will head south for a three-game set with the South Bend Cubs with first pitch at 6:05 p.m.

Sturgeon Bay Middle School Football Informational Meeting Set

By Nick Freimuth   Sturgeon Bay Middle School Football is having a parent/player informational meeting on July 30 at 7:00 PM. The meeting is for all 6th-8th Sturgeon Bay students interested in playing football this fall. The meeting will be held in the TJ Walker Middle School Gymnasium. SBMS Football will hold a "Mini Camp" August 6th and 7th from 6-8 PM for all inbound 6-8th grade students. Practice starts Aug 20th for 6th grade. The 7th-8th start date to be announced at the meeting.

A Record Five Brewers Make All-Star Game

By Nick Freimuth   Jesus Aguilar ws the fourth, Jeremy Jeffress became the fifth Milwaukee Brewer to be selected to the 2018 MLB All-Star Game. Jeffress was given the nod due to a toe injury sustained by Nationals reliever Sean Doolittle. Jeffress has had a lights out season and many though should have been in regardless. Milwaukee has never had five players in the Midsummer Classic. Christian Yelich, Lorenzo Cain and Josh Hader will round out the Brewers on the National League team next week.

Brewers Drop First Game In Pittsburgh   

By Brett Kinnard   The Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates yesterday 6-3. Wade Miley came off the DL to start for Milwaukee and had a a decent outing going five innings strong only allowing two earned runs. He eventually took the loss on the night.

Another night, another Jesus Aguilar bomb to put him at 24 homers on the season. Milwaukee had the bases loaded in the ninth with a chance to tie or take the lead. Jesus Aguilar ended up swinging at the first pitch and grounding into a double play to end the game.


The Brewers will now run it back for game two in the series Friday night. First pitch will be at 6:05. Junior Guerra will have his name called in the rotation.

Aguilar Voted Into All-Star Game On Fan Vote

By Nick Freimuth   Brewers fans did it again. The final fan vote for the All-Star game was tallied Wednesday and Milwaukee first baseman Jesus Aguilar will be the fourth Brewers representative in the game. He will join Josh Hader, Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain in the Midsummer Classic. Aguilar will also participate in the Home Run Derby in Washington D.C. Aguilar is one of seven first time participants in the long ball contest. Brewers fans have also voted Geoff Jenkins and Corey Hart into the All-Star game on the final fan vote in years past.

Brewers Drop Final Game in Miami  

By Brett Kinnard   The Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Miami Marlins in 12 innings on Thursday night. Freddy Peralta started on the bump for Milwaukee and had a tougher time getting outs. He ended up going nearly four innings allowing three earned runs before turning it over to the bullpen.

The Brewers were down 4-2 after the sixth inning. In the eighth inning, with two men on, Jesus Aguilar came in clutch once again with a double to bring in two runs and tie the game up. Eventually Milwaukee would fall in extra innings once again to the Marlins.


The Brewers will now travel out to Pittsburg for a five game set before the all-star break. Their first game will be Thursday at 6:05. Wade Miley will take the bump for Milwaukee.

Brewers Double Up Marlins

By Nick Freimuth   The Brewers got back on track Tuesday night with an 8-4 win against the Marlins. Christian Yelich had one of his finest performances of the season with three hits and four RBI. Travis Shaw added to his home run tally for the year with an eighth inning shot. It was his 16th home run this season. The Brewers collected just nine hits but made the most of them. Each team committed one error in the contest. Jhoulys Chacin earned the win with a six-inning performance where he allowed five earned runs with six strikeouts.

 

The third and final game in Miami will be at 6:10 PM tonight. The Brewers then open a five-game series with the Pirates spanning four days.

 

 

Southern Door Co-Ed Volleyball League Standings

By Nick Freimuth    The Southern Door Co-Ed Volleyball League has three teams with 20 or more wins on the season battling for the top sport in the standings. CJ's 2 is still undefeated at 21-0. Tippy Canoe is just two games back with two losses. Here is a look at the complete standings heading into play this week:

 

 

 



























































































































2018 Thursday Night Co-Ed Volleyball League
Week 8
PlaceTeam NameWinsLosses
1Tippy Canoe 2222
2CJ's 2210
3Rouers 2204
4Waterfront Mary's 2186
5Richards 1174
6Rouers 1129
6Richards 2129
8Massart's Garage1110
9Waterfront Mary's 11014
10Rouers 3912
11Why Lee's 3714
12CJ's 1717
13Tippy Canoe 1612
14Why Lee's 2618
15Why Lee's 5516
16Why Lee's 1219
17Why Lee's 4120

 

Ahnapee Trailblazers Fall To Manitowoc

By Nick Freimuth    The Ahnapee Trailblazers American Legion Baseball team fell to Manitowoc 7-3 Monday night. Jeager Brusky, Tyler Kroll and Jered VanBramer each had multi-hit games in the loss. Max Bordeau hit a home run for Ahnapee.

Brewers Drop Game One in Miami 

By Brett Kinnard   The Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Miami Marlins in 10 innings on Monday night. The final score of the game was 4-3. Chase Anderson started on the bump for Milwaukee and had a solid outing going nearly five innings of shutout baseball.

The Brewer bats got some help from Lorenzo Cain in the third by hitting an RBI single to give them a 1-0 lead. Next inning, Jesus Aguilar hit his 23rd homer of the season. Eventually Milwaukee would fall short on a walk-off in the tenth inning. They had plenty of chances to win this one.


The Brewers will now run it back for game two in the series Tuesday night at 6:10. Jhoulys Chacin will take the mound for Milwaukee against Pablo Lopez for the Marlins.

Packers To Kick Off 100 Seasons Celebration With Free Steve Miller Band Concert

By Green Bay Packers   With football returning to Lambeau Field for the Packers' centennial season on Sunday, Sept. 9, fans are invited to join in the 100 Seasons festivities with "Celebration Weekend."

The event will be highlighted by a free concert outside Lambeau Field on Saturday, Sept. 8, featuring Steve Miller Band.


The festivities will begin with the Johnsonville Tailgate Village opening for fans and concert-goers at 4:30 p.m., with live music beginning at 7:30 p.m. near the Oneida Nation Gate. The Johnsonville Tailgate Village will offer a variety of food and beverages for purchase, and will be open until 9 p.m.


Attendees can park for free within the Lambeau Field parking lots. The Lambeau Field Atrium, including the Packers Pro Shop, Lambeau Field Stadium Tours, the Packers Hall of Fame and 1919 Kitchen & Tap will be open for regular hours.


The celebration will continue the next day, with Sunday night's Packers-Bears game. The Lambeau Field parking lots and Johnsonville Tailgate Village will open at 3:20 p.m., and gates will open at 5:20 p.m.


Fans entering the stadium on gameday will receive a commemorative giveaway courtesy of SiriusXM, Culver's, and Ticketmaster.


A century in the making, 100 Seasons is the epic, 16-month celebration of the Packers' rich history, which will be capped by the franchise's 100th birthday on Aug. 11, 2019. A wide variety of events and activities will kick off over the next several months, with fans and community members invited to join in the numerous festivities. For more information, please visit packers.com/100-Seasons.

Sturgeon Bay Youth Baseball Wins Peshtigo Summer Slam

By Nick Freimuth   Photo By Penny Writt    The Sturgeon Bay Cal Ripken Tournament team went (5-0) on the weekend to earn the championship of the Peshtigo Summer Slam Baseball Tournament. Sturgeon Bay faced Denmark in the championship. They were down 7-0 in the second inning, tied it up at 10-10 in the fifth, 14-14 in the sixth and won in extra innings 16-15. The team consisted of:

 

Curt Meyer, Derian Muraski, Danny Lodl, Nick Beck, Braeden Sitte, Gannon Evers, Caden LeMieux, Brody Kollath, Blayre Writt, Isaac Marsh, Garrett Ulberg. Coaches: Chad Ulberg, Curt Meyer and Mike Writt.

Sevastopol Summer Football Camps

By Nick Freimuth   Are you ready for some football? Sevastopol youth will have the opportunity to participate in the Sevastopol Summer Football Camps with coach Ron Frank starting next Monday, July 16. Elementary and middle school aged children will have camp Monday and Tuesday (July 16 & 17). Players are asked to report to the Sevastopol practice field for the 4-6 PM practice time. Students heading into high school (9-12 grades) this fall will then take to the practice field Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (July 18-20). High school camp will also be at the practice fields nightly from 4-6 PM.

Brewers Win Series Against Atlanta 

By Brett Kinnard    The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Atlanta Braves 10-3 Sunday afternoon at Miller Park. Junior Guerra started on the bump for Milwaukee and had a another really solid outing. His final stat line for the day was six innings pitched with only one earned run and four strikeouts. He eventually picked up the win for Milwaukee.

The Brewer bats came with some power in this one as they scored a lot of runs off the home run ball. Jesus Aguilar, who is in the final vote for the all-star game, made a statement by launching his 21st and 22nd homer in the game. Eric Thames also has a solo shot to keep the runs coming.


The Brewers ended up with three players selected to the all-star game in Christian Yelich, Lorenzo Cain, and Josh Hader. Milwaukee now starts a series in Miami with the Marlins on Monday. They now sit one and a half games ahead in first place.

Aguilar hopes to join Cain, Yelich, and Hader for MLB All-Star game

By Tim Kowols       

Previously overlooked by fans and players, Jesus Aguilar is hoping to still join his teammates in Washington D.C. for next week's MLB All-Star Game. Rosters for the Midsummer's Classic were announced Sunday, with Milwaukee Brewers outfielders Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain and reliever Josh Hader making the initial cut. Noticeably absent was Aguilar, who despite being slated for a reserve role at the season's outset has shined since Eric Thames went down with an injury earlier this year. Aguilar finds himself behind the Braves' Freddie Freeman, the Reds' Joey Votto, and the Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt despite hitting a league-leading 22 homers in addition to knocking in 59 runs and batting over .300. Fans are encouraged to vote early and often through Wednesday to get the Brewers first baseman onto the All-Star roster over the likes of Nationals shortstop Trea Turner, Dodgers infielder/outfielder Max Muncy, Giants infielder Brandon Belt, and Cardinals first baseman Matt Carpenter.

Timber Rattlers beat the Peoria Chiefs 7-5

By McKenzie Konop       

The Rattlers managed to bring home the win against the Peoria Chiefs with a score of 7-5.  The Timber Rattlers started out strong in the bottom of the second with Payton Henry hitting a home run to left center field.  Zack Clark also singled on a line drive to the Chief's right fielder, Bryce Denton, which set a chain reaction for Gilbert Lara and Rob Henry to score along with Nic Pierre moving to third. Clark then singles from a line drive to the Chief's center fielder J.R. Davis with Pierre scoring a run in the bottom of the fourth.  The bottom of the fifth consisted of Tristan Lutz hitting a home run allowing Trever Morrison to score.  Christian Taugner pitched a winning game in six innings with nine hits, two runs and two strikeouts.

The Timber Rattlers are back in action against the Chiefs today at 1:05 p.m.

Braves beat Brewers 5-1

By McKenzie Konop       The Braves shut the Brewers down during their Saturday night game with a score of 5-1.  Brad Miller hit a single with a line drive to the Brave's shortstop, Dansby Swanson, allowing Hernan Perez to score the Brewer's only run.  Brewer's pitcher, Aaron Wilkerson pitched five innings with four hits, two runs and five strikeouts.

The Brewers go against the Braves one final time today at 1:10 p.m.

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Bullfrogs use huge eighth inning to beat Growlers in wild comeback win

By Green Bay Bullfrogs     


Green Bay, WI. — In a 5-5 ballgame, the host Green Bay Bullfrogs (13-27) tallied four runs on two hits in the bottom of the eighth inning to take the lead and secure an exciting 9-6 comeback victory over the visiting Kalamazoo Growlers (25-14) at Joannes Stadium Saturday evening. The Bullfrogs snap their eight-game losing streak and get their first win over Kalamazoo this season to split the two-game series. 


Kalamazoo jumped ahead early with a three-spot in the second inning, scoring the first two runs on a wild pitch followed by a RBI single from George Mendazona to put the Growlers in front 3-0. Green Bay answered with a RBI base-knock by Luke Robinson (Sophomore, Western Carolina) to cut the deficit down to 3-1 in the third inning.


The Bullfrogs would continue to rally in the fourth frame, starting with a RBI single by Esteban Cardoza-Oquendo (Freshman, Navarro College) followed with Alejandro Gonzalez (Freshman, Hillsborough CC) scoring on a wild pitch to even the score at 3-3. 


Kalamazoo's Baron Radcliff laced a run-scoring single in the top of the sixth inning to put the Growlers back ahead 4-3. In the bottom half, the Bullfrogs tied the contest again with Gonzalez scoring on a balk to make it a 4-4 game. Blake Nelson (Junior, Univ. of Michigan) then tallied a go-ahead sacrifice fly to right field, giving Green Bay their first lead of the game at 5-4.


In the eighth inning, Radcliff came through again for Kalamazoo with his second RBI single of the game to knot the score back up at 5-5. However, Green Bay stormed back with a crucial four-run frame to give the Bullfrogs a commanding 9-5 advantage. 


The Green Bay scoring surge commenced with the game-winning RBI single from Matthew Acosta (Sophomore, USC) to push the Bullfrogs ahead 6-5. Nelson then smacked a RBI base-hit of his own to extend the lead out to 7-5. Preston Pavlica (Junior, Grand Canyon Univ.) then scored on a wild pitch to make it 8-5 before a RBI fielder's choice by Cooper Morrison (Sophomore, UC Davis) stretched the margin out to 9-5. Kalamazoo got a two-out solo home run from Sam Crail in the ninth inning, but it would not be enough as Green Bay secured the three-run triumph.


Acosta extended his current hit streak out to six games, finishing 2-for-5 with two runs scored and a RBI to lead the Green Bay offense. Nelson went 1-for-3 with a team-high two RBIs, while Pavlica and Alejandro Gonzalez each were 1-for-2 with two runs scored.


Green Bay relief pitcher Eli Baez (Sophomore, St. Bonaventure) earned the win, improving to 1-1. Kalamazoo reliever Bryce Welborn took the loss, falling to 0-1. 


The Green Bay Bullfrogs remain at home tomorrow afternoon for a Sunday showdown, hosting the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders for the opener of a two-game series. First pitch is slated for a 1:05 p.m. start within the friendly confines of Joannes Stadium. 


Paddle vs. Pedal Fishing Kayaks--Kayak Fishing Series III

By Bill Schultz- Guest Correspondent

I've always enjoyed paddling my sit-on-top fishing kayaks.  I've especially liked the exercise aspects of paddling. Over the past few years self-propelled fishing kayaks have become extremely popular.  I'm seeing a place for the self-propelled boats, especially when having to cover several miles to get to a favorite spot, fishing a variety of locations and when dealing with a stiff wind, which I do often in Door County.

 

For me this point was made very clear a week ago fishing with a friend on Green Bay with strong winds.  I'd catch a nice smallmouth bass and while landing and releasing it got blown a ways away and each time had to paddle back into the wind.  My friend had a self-propelled kayak and was able to hold in the wind with minimal effort, much like you can do in a boat with a trolling motor.  Later that day in another location I found smallies not far from my launch point, but, it wasn't fun paddling a half mile back into strong winds and two to three-foot waves.

 

Later this month I'll be bringing a Jackson Coosa Flex Drive kayak to Door County and am very excited at the flexibility it will give me to more easily get to more locations, deal with the wind and the ability to fish while moving, again, much like I do in my boat with the trolling motor.  Self-propelled fishing kayaks are both more expensive and heavier than normal sit-on-top fishing kayaks, so do your research and make sure you can easily transport one. As always, if you have any questions, you can email me at kayakfishingwisconsin@gmail.com

 



Brewers beat Braves 5-4

The Brewers win with a close call against the Braves 5-4.  The runs were all scored in the bottom of the 3rd starting out with Tyler Saladino hitting a fly ball to left field resulting in Manny Pina scoring.  Jesus Aguilar finishes up the inning with scoring by hitting a home run to center field and getting Eric Thames along with Christian Yelich to score.  Freddy Peralta pitched a winning game in six innings with 3 hits, 1 run and 6 strikeouts.

The Brewers are back in action playing against the Braves today at 3:10 p.m.

Bullfrogs drop close decision to Growlers at home

By: The Green Bay Bullfrogs     


Green Bay, WI. — The host Green Bay Bullfrogs (12-27) had base runners at third and second base with two outs in the ninth inning, but the visiting Kalamazoo Growlers (25-13) recorded the game-ending strikeout to secure the narrow 5-4 victory at Joannes Stadium Friday evening. The Bullfrogs suffer their eighth consecutive loss and drop to 0-5 against Kalamazoo this season.


Kalamazoo grabbed the early lead in the opening frame on a RBI walk from Zach Daniels to put the visitors up 1-0. Green Bay took their first lead in the second inning as Luke Robinson (Sophomore, Western Carolina) scored on an error followed by a sacrifice fly from Brian Davis (Freshman, Gordon State College) scoring Andre Antone (Freshman, UC Irvine) to put the Bullfrogs in front 2-1. 


The Growlers tied the score at 2-2 in the third inning on a sacrifice fly before a two-run blast from Matthew Acosta (Sophomore, USC) in the bottom of the third gave the Frogs a 4-2 advantage on one swing of the bat. The Bullfrogs were held scoreless for the remainder of the contest.


Kalamazoo began to chip away at the deficit in the fourth inning on a RBI infield single by Jonathan Foster to make it a 4-3 game. The Growlers had the bases loaded with one out in the fourth, but Green Bay reliever Ben Keizer (Sophomore, Univ. of Michigan) tallied back-to-back strikeouts to escape the jam and keep the one-run Bullfrogs advantage. 


The visitors took back the lead with a two-spot in the top of the seventh inning. Kalamazoo's rally began with Daniels scoring on a wild pitch to knot the score at 4-4. Cayman Richardson then blooped a RBI single into right-center field to put the Growlers back on top 5-4. Green Bay threatened with the tying run at third base and winning run at second, but Growlers closer Mason Shinabery posted the game-ending strikeout to seal the Kalamazoo triumph. 


Robinson and Alejandro Gonzalez (Freshman, Hillsborough CC) each finished 2-for-4 to lead the Bullfrogs offensive attack. Acosta went 1-for-4 with one run scored and two RBIs on his home run, while Esteban Cardoza-Oquendo (Freshman, Navarro College) was 1-for-3 at the dish. 


Kalamazoo starting pitcher Tommy Sommer earned the win, improving to 4-0. Green Bay relief pitcher David Toth (Freshman, Hillsdale College) took the loss, falling to 0-3. Keizer was solid in relief for the Bullfrogs, tossing three scoreless innings with one hit allowed and five strikeouts. Shinabery earned his fourth save of the season. 


Both teams return to action tomorrow night for the two-game series finale at Joannes Stadium as the Kalamazoo Growlers play their final game in Green Bay for the 2018 campaign. First pitch is slated for a 6:35 p.m. start from Titletown. 


Brewers Run Winning Streak To Four

By Brett Kinnard    The NL Central leading Milwaukee Brewers played host to the NL East leading Atlanta Braves on Thursday night. A chance for Milwaukee to do a little flexing before the all-star break. Jhoulys Chacin had his name called in the rotation for the Brewers in what was a very humid night at Miller Park.

 

The action got going right away in the first inning as the Braves jumped out to a 2-0 lead with an RBI triple and a sacrifice to get the runners in. That small rally was quickly answered when the Brewer bats came up in the first and second innings. Jonathan Villar led the bottom of the first off with an RBI double. After advancing to third, Jesus Aguilar hit a sacrifice to center field to get the runner home. They were just getting warmed up though as they continued their damage in the second. Hernan Perez led the inning off with a triple and Keon Broxton following up with a walk to get the wheels moving. Back to back RBI's from recently called up Tyler Saladino and catcher Erik Kratz stretched the lead out to 3-2. Before the inning was over, Milwaukee tacked on another run with a wild pitch to make it 4-2.





The fireworks came to a halt after a crazy first two innings though. Jhoulys Chacin started to find his groove on the mound and the defense started making plays in he field to keep the Braves off the board. Chacin went seven innings strong against the tough Braves lineup only giving up the two runs in the first and striking out seven on the night. After a standing ovation from the crowd, the bullpen took over with a chance to seal a win in game one.





Dan Jennings took the mound in the top of the eighth inning and held the Braves scoreless. In the bottom of the inning, Christian Yelich added an RBI double to the Brewers lead to make it a 5-2 game. Hernan Perez put the game out of reach shortly after with a two run bomb to center field. At that point Milwaukee held a 7-2 lead and never looked back.





The two teams will now run it back for game two Friday night at Miller Park. The young stud Freddy Peralta will take the bump for Milwaukee. The Brewers now sit a game in a half ahead in first place with 11 games left to go before the all-star break.

Packers Running Back Suspended Two Games

By Nick Freimuth   A violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy has earned Packers second year running back Aaron Jones a two-game suspension for the upcoming NFL regular season. The league issued the following statement about the ruling:

 

 

Aaron Jones of the Green Bay Packers has been suspended without pay for the first two games of the 2018 regular season for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.



Jones will be eligible to return to the Packers' active roster on Monday, September 17 following the team's September 16 game against the Minnesota Vikings.



Jones is eligible to participate in all preseason practices and games.+

Southern Door Volleyball League Standings

By Nick Freimuth   Southern Door co-ed volleyball will be back in action tonight. CJ's 2 is the lone undefeated team left in the league. Tippy Canoe 2 and Richards 1 each have just one loss and two teams have four losses keeping the league interesting near the midway point through the schedule. Here is a look at league standings before play tonight:

 

































































































































2018 Thursday Night Co-Ed Volleyball League
Week 7
PlaceTeam NameWinsLosses
1Tippy Canoe 2201
2CJ's 2180
3Richards 1171
4Waterfront Mary's 2174
4Rouers 2174
6Massart's Garage117
7Rouers 1108
8Richards 299
9Rouers 3810
10Why Lee's 3714
10Waterfront Mary's 1714
10CJ's 1714
13Tippy Canoe 1612
14Why Lee's 2615
15Why Lee's 5315
16Why Lee's 1117
17Why Lee's 4120
18BYE00

Brewers Complete Series Sweep of Twins 

By Brett Kinnard   The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Minnesota Twins on Independence Day 3-2. Chase Anderson started on the bump for Milwaukee and pitched a gem. He went nearly seven innings only allowing one run on five strikeouts. He would end up not factoring into the decision.

The Brewer bats came with some power in this one as they scored all of their runs on solo homers. Travis Shaw, Brad Miller, and Nate Orf all went deep in the game to give Milwaukee just enough run support. Corey Knebel came in to close it down in the ninth.


The Brewers will now start a series with the Atlanta Braves on Thursday. Jhoulys Chacin will take the mound for Milwaukee. First pitch will be thrown out at 7:10.

Trailblazers Top Blue Jays

By Nick Freimuth   The Ahnapee Trailblazers American Legion Baseball team took it to the Green Bay Blue Jays this week 4-1. They jumped out to an early lead scoring in each of the first three innings. Jared VanBramer pitched well. He struck out five and allowed seven hits over seven innings of work.  Max Bordeau was 2x3 with an RBI. Tanner DeGrave was 2x2 at the plate in the win.

Brewers shut out Twins 2-0

The Milwaukee Brewers won their 50th game of the year by shutting out the Minnesota Twins 2-0 at Miller Park.  Eric Thames hit a two run home run in the fifth to carry the Brewers to the victory.  The Brewers got five strong innings from starter Junior Guerra (5-5) who gave up only two hits and struck out eight.  Josh Hader pitched three scoreless innings and Cory Knebel closed the game out by striking out the side in the ninth to secure the win.  The Brewers (50-35) will play at 3:10 pm on the Fourth of July in the final game of the series with hopes of sweeping the Twins.

Adams & Williams Earn Top Honors For Packers 2017 Season

By Packers Hall of Fame    The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Inc. today announced that Davante Adams will be honored with the Hall's 'Most Valuable Player' award, presented by MillerCoors, and Jamaal Williams will be honored with the 'Rookie of the Year' award at the 48th Packers Hall of Fame Inc. Induction Banquet. Former players Ryan Longwell and Mark Tauscher will become the newest members of the Hall at the banquet, to be held the evening of July 21, 2018, in the Lambeau Field Atrium.


Adams authored another impressive season in 2017, leading the team with 74 catches for a team-high 885 yards and 10 TDs, and was selected to his first career Pro Bowl as an injury replacement. In his fourth year as a pro, he was tied for No. 2 in the NFL in TD receptions, and he has 22 receiving TDs since 2016, No. 1 in the league over that span. He registered a TD catch in seven road games in 2017, joining Donald Driver as the only players in franchise history to accomplish that feat. Adams was tied for No. 4 in the NFL in red-zone TD catches, with seven, and posted seven-plus receptions five times on the season, a team high and a career best. Adams is the only player in the NFL with 70-plus receptions and 10-plus TD catches in both of the last two seasons. He posted 237 catches from 2014-17, the fourth most in franchise history by a player in his first four NFL seasons.



Williams was selected by the Packers with the second of two fourth-round choices in the 2017 NFL Draft (No. 134 overall), becoming the first BYU running back picked by Green Bay in team history. He played in all 16 games with seven starts, seeing time on offense and special teams. He rushed for a team-high 556 yards over the course of the season, the fourth most by a Green Bay rookie in team history, with four TDs on 153 carries. He also recorded 25 receptions for 262 yards and two TDs, the most receiving yards by a Green Bay rookie running back since 1988. He posted a rushing TD and a receiving TD each in two games, becoming the first Packers rookie in team history to accomplish that feat. After moving to the starting lineup in Week 11, he posted 672 yards from scrimmage over the next six games (No. 11 in the NFL over that span) and registered 100-plus yards from scrimmage in four of the final six games.



A limited number of tickets for the Banquet, which begins with a cash bar at 4 p.m. with dinner and program to follow at 5:30 p.m., are still available. To purchase tickets, contact Holly Borga at 920/965-6986 or hollyb@packershalloffame.com



The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Inc. Golf Classic is set for Monday, July 9, 2018, at The Bull in Sheboygan Falls, Wis.



The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation independent of the Green Bay Packers that guides the Hall as a historic national sports venue and educational resource to the Green Bay community and the state of Wisconsin. The Hall raises funds through its annual Induction Banquet, Golf Classic and other events to preserve the history of the Green Bay Packers and expand its archives. Historic memorabilia donated by individuals to the Hall may qualify as tax-deductible gifts.



Originally established in 1967 as a temporary display in the concourse of the Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena, the Packers Hall of Fame moved into its own facility in 1976 near Lambeau Field. In 2003, it was relocated to the lower level of the Lambeau Field Atrium, and it was closed in November 2013 for renovations. The Packers Hall of Fame reopened in August of 2015, and is now located on the main floor of the Atrium across from 1919 Kitchen & Tap. Groups interested in booking tours and those seeking additional information mayvisit the Hall online at packers.com/lambeau-field/hall-of-fame/visit.html.

Rotary Wins Cal Ripken Baseball League Championship

By Nick Freimuth   Photo by Penny Writt   Rotary won the league championship for the Sturgeon Bay Cal Ripken Baseball League this year. The final games were held Monday night and Rotary held on to their lead in the league. Rotary put an exclamation point on their season by winning their season finale 15-7 over the Lions. Blayre Writt was the games winning pitcher and if there was a league MVP he would have likely taken the crown. Writt hit eight home runs including two grand slams and pitched a three inning perfect game during the season.  Nick Beck and Sam Zirbel each had three hits in the win. Writt, Zack Krueger and Derian Muraski all had two hits for Rotary. The Lions were led by Jerik Valley (three hits), Braden Evers (home run), Vance DeKeyser (two hits).

 

Red Room eased past Co-op 16-3 to cap a second place finish in the league. Isaac Marsh and Calvin Richard combined for the victory on the mound. Jack Henry had three hits, Brady Kita added two including a home run and Calvin Richard added two hits in the win. The Co-op saw Gage Geisel and Chase Haberli lead the way with two hits apiece.

 

 

Nicolet Bank shutout the third place finishing Kiwanis 4-0. Tyler Neinas and Danny Lodl pitched extremely well to earn the shutout victory. Neinas and Lodl each had two hits to aid their own causes on the hill.

 

 

Final Standings


Rotary 9-3
Red Room 7-5
Kiwanis 7-5
Lions 6-6
Bayship 6-6
Nicolet Bank 5-7
Co-op 2-10

Brewers Walk-Off In The Tenth

By Nick Freimuth    A walk-off walk by Brad Miller gave Milwaukee a 6-5 win at Miller Park Monday night. The Brewers came from behind to claim the victory in a game where the home team put up 14 hits. Manny Pina hit his sixth home run of the season to give Milwaukee an early lead. Miller had two RBI in the victory. The Twins and Brewers will play game two of the series today at 3:10 PM.

Kewaunee Falls To Jim Olson Motors In Pony League

By Joe Jennerjohn   A young but talented Kewaunee team gave Jim Olson Motors all they could handle Monday night. JOM held on to a 12-6 victory but the game was closer than what the score illustrates.  Alex Duechert had two hits in the win. Kewaunee was led by Sawyer Pribeck with two hits. Jim Olson Motors final two games will be:

Monday July 9th @ Kolberg 5:30

Tuesday July 10th @ Memorial Field vs Baileys Harbor 5:30

Brewers Split Series With Reds 

By Brett Kinnard    The Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Reds on Sunday afternoon 8-2. Freddy Peralta started on the bump for Milwaukee and had a shaky first inning allowing three earned runs. After that, he settled in and found a groove going four more innings while allowing now runs.

After an hour rain delay during the fifth inning, the Reds poured it on in the sixth with a grand slam to put them ahead the rest of the game. The lone runs scored for Milwaukee came on a Ryan Braun two run shot in the top of the ninth.


The Brewers will now continue their home stand with a series against the Twins. Brent Suter will take the mound for Monday's game. First pitch being thrown out at 7:10.

Bayshore Outfitters Win Cal Ripken Minor League Championship

By Ron Frank   The Minor League of Sturgeon Bay Cal Ripken Baseball wrapped up last week and Bayshore Outfitters won the league championship. The team finished the season with a (9-1) record and played extremely well together throughout the season.

LumberKings beat the Timber Rattlers 8-1

The LumberKings defeat the Timber Rattlers 8-1 in Saturday night's game.  The Timber Rattlers loaded up the bases in the bottom of the 1st inning with a chance to score, but LumberKing's pitcher Oliver Jaskie got out of the inning, allowing no runs.  The only run scored by the Timber Rattlers was a home run hit by Zack Clark to left center field in the bottom of the 3rd inning.  In the bottom of the 6th, the Timber Rattlers had two runners on the bases with Tyler Saladino with a walk and Tristen Lutz with a single.  They failed to score though when the LumberKing's relief pitcher, Adonis De La Cruz, came in to replace Jaskie and prevented the Timber Rattlers currently on base from gaining any further runs.

The Timber Rattlers wrap up their four-game series with the LumberKings on Sunday afternoon at 1:05 p.m.

By McKenzie Konop       

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Reds beat the Brewers 12-3

 

Brewers fail to secure the win against the Reds in Saturday night's game losing 12-3.  Eric Thames started out the top of the 1st scoring with with a line drive to right center field.  In the top of the 6th, Jonathan Villar hit a line drive to left fielder Adam Duvall and secured a double.  Hernan Perez scored off the hit and Villar made it to 3rd base off the throw. Also in the top of the 6th, Erik Kratz grounds out with a throw from second baseman Scooter Gennett to first baseman Joey Votto which resulted in Villar scoring the last run of the night for the Brewers.  Jhoulys Chacin pitched five innings with four hits, one run and five strikeouts.

Tune in to watch the Brewers make a comeback when they play the Reds again tonight at 12:10 p.m.

Bullfrogs unable to overcome early deficit in loss to Mallards

By Green Bay Bullfrogs       


 


 

The visiting Green Bay Bullfrogs (12-21) trailed 6-0 in the second inning and could not dig themselves out of the hole in a 12-6 defeat to the host Madison Mallards (25-8) from The Duck Pond at Warner Park Saturday evening. The Mallards clinch the Northwoods League South Division first-half title with the victory as the Bullfrogs fall to 2-3 against Madison this season. 


The Mallards struck first in the second inning with an RBI single followed by a two-run double from Max Hewitt to put Madison in front 3-0. The hosts continued to stretch their lead with a sacrifice fly, RBI single and scoring on a wild pitch to make it a 6-0 game.


Green Bay answered quickly in the third inning with an RBI triple by Alejandro Gonzalez (Freshman, Hillsborough CC) and RBI ground out from Eddy Gonzalez (Junior, Incarnate Word) to cut the deficit down to 6-2. A two-run shot by Madison's Jayse McLean in the following frame extended the Mallard's advantage back out to 9-2. 


The Bullfrogs tallied four unanswered runs from the fourth until the eighth inning, while holding the Madison offense scoreless in four consecutive frames. A Blaise Maris (Sophomore, Florida Tech) lead-off home solo home run made it a 9-3 contest in the fourth inning. RBI singles from Maris in the sixth and Blake Nelson (Junior, Univ. of Michigan) in the seventh trimmed the margin down to 9-5. Luke Robinson's (Sophomore, Western Carolina) run-scoring single in the eighth inning got the Bullfrogs within three runs at 9-6.


Madison's bats came alive in the bottom of the eighth, tallying a RBI double, scoring on a wild pitch and another home run by McLean to push the margin out to 12-6. 


Maris led the Green Bay offense going 2-for-5 with two RBIs. Cooper Morrison (Sophomore, UC Davis) finished 2-for-4 with a triple and two runs scored. Eddy Gonzalez, Alejandro Gonzalez and Esteban Cardoza-Oquendo (Freshman, Navarro College) each went 1-for-4 with one run scored. 


Madison starting pitcher Dalton Wiggins earned the win, improving to 4-1. Green Bay starter McKinley Moore (Sophomore, Arkansas - Little Rock) took the loss, falling to 0-2. Bullfrogs right-handed pitcher Jason Applegate (Junior, Villanova) was solid in relief, allowing just one hit in three innings of work with four strikeouts.


Both teams conclude the home-and-home series tomorrow for a Sunday matinee from Joannes Stadium. First pitch is slated for a 1:05 p.m. start. A live video webcast of tomorrow's contest can be streamed online through the official Northwoods League website. Fans can also listen to the live audio broadcast on WOCO Radio (107.1 FM) or online at WOCO.Caster.FM


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