Sports Archives for 2019-06

Brewers top Pirates

The Milwaukee Brewers kept pace in the NL Central standings Saturday night with its 3-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates thanks to Eric Thames.

 

After Colin Moran drove in the game's first run in the opening inning, Thames's triple broke a 1-1 tie in the bottom half of the stanza and drilled a home run in the fourth to make it 3-1.

 

Brandon Woodruff continued his strong season, going 7 2/3 innings with six strikeouts.

Hill Raceway Report: Rick LeMieux turns back the clock to take top honors in the Sport Mods

With the help of every driver in the pits, fans were treated to a very fast and dust free race track for point night #3. There were 21 Street Stocks, 17 Sport Mods, 17 Stock Cars and 7 Bombers on hand to do battle. Our next night of racing will be on Saturday, July 20th. The night will feature the Busch Shootout for the Stock Cars and former NASCAR star, David Reutimann will return to the driver's seat at the Hill.   

 

Sturgeon Bay’s “Rock N’ Roll” Rick LeMieux jumped from his outside front row starting spot to take the lead of the Sport Mod feature.  LeMieux built a huge lead as defending champ Tom Stark and Mike Plate battled for second. A caution with 9 laps remaining erased that advantage. As the race resumed Stark applied heavy pressure down low, pulling even with the leader several times. LeMieux worked the top groove keeping enough momentum to hold on to the lead. Despite the pressure LeMieux never slipped, earning his first ever feature win in the Sport Mods to the delight of the home crowd. It was LeMieux’s first win since May of 1999. Stark ran a great race but had to settle for second at the pay window, Dennis Miesler was third, Jarred VanLaanen took fourth and Cody Rass completed the top five.  

 

In Stock Car action Jeff Lautenbach slipped by Aidan Gretz to secure the early lead as Brett Wenzel and Scott Boulanger gave chase. Wenzel worked to the back bumper of Lautenbach and was able to slip by midway through the contest. Wenzel never looked back to score his first win of the season. Boulanger and Lautenbach had their best runs of the season to place second and third respectively. Point leader Larry Karcz Jr had his engine expire coming to the checkers and coasted across the line to place fourth. Tom Brumlic rounded out the top five.  

 

Defending Street Stock champ Dave “The Hammer” DeGrave led every lap en route to his first feature win of the season. Title contender Chase Solomon suffered a broken tie-rod on lap 5, causing him to not finish. With a second-place finish Dan Van Pay took over the point lead. Roger LaViolette was third, Jeff Krauel had a season best finish of fourth and Amber Delsart had her best night as well to place fifth.  DeGrave also scored the win in the Busch Shootout.  

 

Scott Schlafke led every lap of the Bomber feature for his first win of the season.  

  

The Hill Raceway is located at 812 North 14th Street in Sturgeon Bay, WI. All track information can be found on our Facebook @hillraceway or contact 920-495-6631 Regular night pricing: Pit pass $25, crew members 17 and under $15. Grandstands $10, 12 and under free. Service members are free with ID. 

  

FEATURE, HEAT & LCQ RESULTS 

  

STOCK CAR FEATURE: Brett Wenzel, Manitowoc; Scott Boulanger, Duval; Jeff Lautenbach, Sturgeon Bay; Larry Karcz Jr, Pulaski; Tom Brumlic, Denmark  

  

HEAT 1) Billy LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay; Boulanger 2) Lautenbach; Wenzel  

  

SPORT MOD FEATURE: Rick LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay; Tom Stark, Egg Harbor; Dennis Miesler, Luxemburg; Jarred VanLaanen, Luxemburg; Cody Rass, Sturgeon Bay 

  

HEAT 1) Miesler; Goerge Henkel, Sturgeon Bay 2) LeMieux; Stark 

  

STREET STOCK FEATURE: Dave DeGrave, Luxemburg; Dan Van Pay, Denmark; Roger LaViolette, Forestville; Jeff Krauel, Carlsville; Amber Delsart, Maplewood 

  

HEAT 1) DeGrave; LaViolette 2) Chase Solomon, Oshkosh; Shanon Guelette, Brussels 3) Ford Malvitz, Sturgeon Bay; Krauel 

  

BOMBER FEATURE: Scott Schlafke, Cleveland; Kyle Jorgenson, Oneida; Tony Everard, Green Bay; Trevor Vandehei, Seymour; Dallas Topel, Green Bay  

  

HEAT 1) Vandehei; Schlafke  

Ahnapee sweeps Mishicot

Everything was twice as nice Friday night as Ahnapee took two games from Mishicot in blowout fashion.

 

Ahnapee scored 7 runs in first inning on 6 hits and every inning but the 2nd as Ahnapee took game one 13-3.

 

Charlie Neinas was the winning pitcher with 10 strikeouts in six innings. Max Bordeau led the way by going 4-5 with a home run and a double. Alex Daoust also  had two hits and Issac Berkley hit a double in the rout.

 

In game two, the bats stayed hot as Ahnapee won 19-1. Ahnapee scored 9 runs in the first inning on 8 hits including a double by Adam Gutschow and 2 of Bordeau’s 3 hits. 8 runs in the 3rd with the big blows of the inning being a bases loaded triple by Tyler Kroll and a double by Bordeau. Kroll, Gutschow, Bordeau, Logan Jeanquart, Christian Counard, and Alex Daoust all  had multi-hit games. The man with the bat also had a good day on mound as Kroll was also the winning pitcher allowing just three hits while striking out five in five innings pitched.

 


Voyageurs scoreless in Canada

The Green Bay Voyageurs could not crack the scoresheet in Canada on Saturday, dropping its contest against the Thunder Bay Chill 2-0.

 

Both teams were held scoreless in the first half and into the second stanza before Nolan Sherwood scored the game's first tally in the 47th minute. Just over 20 minutes later, Marco Kuemmerle registered his own goal.

 

The Voyageurs' Canadian road trip continues Monday as they take on WSA Winnipeg.

Booyah fall to Mallards

A four-run seventh inning by the Madison Mallards put the game out of reach for the Green Bay Booyah in an 8-2 loss at Captial Credit Union Park Saturday night.

 

It was 4-0 Mallards before the Booyah could scratch out its only runs of the contest in the fifth inning thanks to two-run single by Chris Williams.

 

A grand slam by Austin Blazevic in the seventh provided the extra insurance the Mallards would need to top the host Booyah. The two teams are back at it Sunday afternoon at 3:05  p.m.

Booyah fall to Chinnooks 4-2

The Green Bay Booyah loss to the Lakeshore Chinooks 4-2 Friday night at Kapko Park in Mequon.  The Chinooks scored three runs in the eighth inning to rally for the home victory.  Tanner Lane (2-3) took the loss for the Booyah in relief.  Chase Hanson and Chris Williams had two hits each and an RBI to lead the Booyah in hitting.  The Booyah (15-17) will now return home to play the Madison Mallards Saturday night at 6:05 pm. 


Brewers lose lead late, fall to Pirates 3-2

The Milwaukee Brewers continued to struggle on their current homestand as they fell to the Pittsburg Pirates 3-2 at Miller Park on Friday night.  After scoring two runs in the first inning, the Brewers failed to score again.  The Pirates rallied with a run in the eight inning and inserted closer Felipe Vazquez (2-0), who got the win by promptly retired all six batters he faced as the Pirates pushed a run across in the top of the ninth.  Jeremy Jeffress (1-2) took the loss for the Brewers (43-39) who remain one game behind the Chicago Cubs in the National League Central.  The Brewers and Pirates will play the second game of the three-game series Saturday at 7:15pm.    

Door County Baseball League in need of umpires

The State of Wisconsin lacks officials for many sports and the Door County Baseball League (DCBL) struggles to find enough umpires. Compensation for umpiring in the DCBL is $90 per game. DCBL President Rick Gigot says they have to bring umpires in from all over Northeastern Wisconsin to have enough.

 

 

Those interested in umpiring can contact Roger VanLanen who is the Umpire-in-Chief of the DCBL. His contact information is available online with this story.

 

Roger VanLanen's email is rogervanlanen@wecenergygroup.com

Door County League Baseball holds off until Sunday

For the first time since the first weekend in June, all Door County League Baseball games will be held on Sunday.

 

Prior to this weekend, Baileys Harbor held two Friday night contests while Institute played at home for one of its own. When DCBL action does kick off at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, it will be Institute traveling to Kolberg, Washington Island hosting Egg Harbor, West Jacksonport playing at home against Maplewood, and Sister Bay hitting the road to play Baileys Harbor.


Booyah shut out at home

The Green Bay Booyah played late into the evening thanks to a weather delay as they lost to the Lakeshore Chinooks Thursday 9-0.

 

The Booyah only managed to get one hit in the game against the Chinooks pitching staff, a sixth inning single by Blaise Maris. The game was still in reach in the ninth inning before the Chinooks put up five runs in the ninth inning.

 

The Booyah and Chinooks will play again Friday night, but just over an hour south in suburban Milwaukee.

Luxemburg Speedway hosts Friday Night Thunder

The Luxemburg Speedway will bring the thunder this evening if weather permits.

 

Street Stocks, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Sport Mods, IMCA Mods and 4 cylinders will take the dirt track and Power Wheel Races for the kids taking place at intermission. The Luxemburg Speedway will also be collecting anything racing related to get to a young fan named Holden, who has been diagnosed for the second time with a rare form of cancer.

 

Racing begins at 7 p.m.

Brewers grab one from Seattle

The Milwaukee Brewers were able to avoid a series sweep against the Seattle Mariners on Thursday afternoon. The Brewers defeated the Mariners 4-2. All four of the Brewers runs came in the fourth inning. Orlando Arcia drove in three on his eleventh home run of the year. Chase Anderson had a sacrifice to the pitcher to score the other Brewers run.  Anderson tossed five innings and gave up one earned run. Josh Hader earned his 19th save of the season. The Brewers will be in action next on Friday evening when the division rival Pittsburgh Pirates come to town. 

 

Later in the day, Christian Yelich was announced as the top vote-getter in the National League in All-Star game voting. Yelich will start alongside the Dodgers' Cody Bellinger and the Braves' Ronald Acuna, Jr. at the All-Star Game being held in Cleveland on July 9th.

 


Wisconsin, Marquette renew rivalry November 17th

Marquette has summer basketball fans already thinking about the fall and winter after announcing their nonconference slate Thursday.

 

The schedule includes the previously announced game in-state rival Wisconsin in Madison on November 17th at noon, straying away from its usual December Saturday afternoon matchup. It's other home games include Loyola (MD) on November 5th, Purdue on November 13th, North Dakota State December 20th, and Central Arkansas on December 28th. Away contests include games in the Advocare Invitational in Orlando around Thanksgiving.

Brewers struggles continue against Mariners

The Milwaukee Brewers never led against the Seattle Mariners Wednesday. A 4-2 loss marks the club's second straight in the series. The Mariners will go for the three-game sweep at 1:10 PM this afternoon. 

 

The only offense Milwaukee could muster came in the sixth inning. Mike Moustakas homered to center field and Ben Gamel followed with an inside-the-park-homerun to left field. It was Moustakas' 23rd home run of the season and Gamel's fifth.

Sturgeon Bay Little League announce make-up dates

Sturgeon Bay Little Leaguers now know when they will be able to pick up a slate of games canceled earlier this week due to weather.

 

Teams will now play a pair of four inning games on July 1st, with the make-ups starting at 5 p.m. and the regularly scheduled matchups occurring at 6:30 p.m. Below is the schedule for the games.

 

The 5:00 matchups will be as follows:
Red Room vs. Lions Lions Field
Lawn & Landscape Specialists vs. Nicolet Bank- Kiwanis Field Kiwanis vs. Co-op Rotary Field

 

The 6:30 matchups will be as follows:
Lawn and landscape vs Kiwanis rotary field
Nicolet vs red room lions field 
Lions vs Coop Kiwanis field

Clipper Clays have success at state

Four members of the Sturgeon Bay Clipper Clays came home with hardware over the weekend at the STCP State Trap Competition.

 

Over 1,700 kids participated in the event that marked the end of the trap shooting season. Maddie Propsom placed 2nd overall in her division for Trap and Handicap Trap. Trygg Stuth placed 1st in his division earning him medals while Finn Stuth took 2nd in Doubles Trap. Mason Propsom added to the award count by finishing 5th place in overall points for combined Trap/Handicap/Doubles Trap in his division.

 

Mason Propsom and Alex Deuchert had rounds to remember during the state meet, each scoring a perfect round of 25 points.

 

 

Wisconsin players get look in NBA Summer League

Several basketball players with Wisconsin ties are heading to train with teams ahead of NBA Summer League action.

 

Summer league teams feature new draft picks and other players trying to crack a NBA roster at games being held in Utah, California and Nevada. Below is a partial list of the former collegiate players with Wisconsin collegiate ties taking part in this year's summer league.

 

Keifer Sykes (UWGB)- Denver Nuggets

Sandy Cohen III (UWGB)- Cleveland Cavaliers

Ethan Happ (Wisconsin)- Chicago Bulls

Nigel Hayes (Wisconsin)- Los Angeles Clippers

Juan Toscano-Anderson (Marquette)- Golden State Warriors

 

Striver Team brings home 44 Individual Medals

The Door County YMCA Strivers Gymnastic Team took 20 national qualifying gymnasts to the 2019 YMCA Gymnastics Nationals June 19-23 in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. The competition hosts 2,000 gymnasts from 93 YMCA’s  across the United States. Gymnasts compete in 10 levels of competition.  Levels 1-10 are divided into Child, Junior and Senior divisions. Each division awards medals to the top 30 percent in an age bracket. Gymnasts throughout their competitive season (Nov-Apr) qualify for State and Nationals by scoring a certain All Around average within their competitive level.

Level 2 gymnast Lauren Pratt returned to nationals and defended her 2018 title earning her back to back championships. Level 2 teammate, Amira Anschutz captured her first title on the floor exercise while Excel Gold gymnast, Desirae Guilette captured balance beam title. Level 8 gymnast Miya Eliyha competed in the preliminaries and earned a spot in the top 25 to compete in the Championships for Level 8. Miya bumped up into the top 15 earning her a Level 8 All Around medal.

 

Competing their way to the top ten in their level and age bracket were:

Level 8 – Miya Eliyha 15th All Around, 3rd beam, 10th on floor and bars.

Level 6 – Mikaila McCambridge 2nd on bars, beam and All Around, 7th vault, 6th floor

Excel Gold - Desirae Guilette 1st beam, 9th All Around – Stevie Routhieaux 2nd beam, 5th All Around – Abby DeClark 6th on bars and bem – Abi Tooley 2nd bars, 4th beam, 6th All Around 9th vault  - Eliana Kerscher 9th All Around, 10th on floor and bars.

Excel Silver – Jozlynn Burlo 2nd on vault and bars, 5th on beam and All Around – Anna Gallardo-Ibarra 4th on bars, beam, floor and All Around, 9th vault – Shylee Asher 6th on bars and beam, 8th on vault and All Around and 9th floor.

Level 4 - Daylia Sund 3rd on bars and vault, 4th All Around and 9th beam – Sophia Sternard 4th vault, 5th floor.

Level 2 – Lauren Pratt 1st bars, 2nd All Around, 3rd beam, 7th floor, 9 vault – Amira Anschutz 1st floor, 2nd All Around, beam and bars, 8th vault – Alexa Jimenez-Seyfer 4th vault, 7th floor, 8th All Around, 9th beam – Laylia Stai 7th beam, 9th vault – Madison Voight 3rd bars, 7th All Around, 8th floor, 9th beam.

 

Striver Coaches are Nikki Pollman, Amy Gamble, Heather Haese, Gerritt DeJonge, Mikki Rankin, Libby Pieczynski and Erin Hemminger.

 

 

 

 

Photo Credit to: Amy Gamble

 

Mariners hand Brewers 8-3 defeat

The Milwaukee Brewers fell to the Seattle Mariners 8-3 Tuesday night. Yasmani Grandal's fifth-inning home run was just about all the offense 'The Crew' could muster. Zach Davies (7-2) took the loss. He allowed four earned runs in four innings of work. Christian Yelich had a rare hitless game finishing 0/5 at the plate in the loss.

 

The Brewers and Mariners will play again tonight with the first pitch scheduled at 7:15 PM.

Tuesday Legion Baseball action

Local teams split their two games in Legion Baseball action on Tuesday. Ahnapee took down Denmark 7-0 behind a great pitching performance from Jake Schneider. He struck out 10 in 6 innings of work. Adam Gutschow and Max Bordeau both hit home runs.

 

Gibraltar fell to the Green Bay Blue Jays 4-2. The Vikings were down 3-0 going to the fifth and scored twice to cut the lead but those were the only two runs they could muster.

Green Bay Walks Off in Game Two

After falling to Madison 13-4 in the opening game of the double header, the Booyah responded by winning in walk-off fashion, 9-8, over the Mallards to cap off the evening.

 

In game two, the Booyah quickly trailed 4-0 heading into the bottom half of the third inning. All of that quickly changed for Green Bay when Ty Herrenbruck lead off the inning by getting on first after a hit by pitch. After Ali LaPread struck out, Cooper Morrison doubled off the wall, putting runners on second and third. Jacob Buchberger, who had a solo home run in game one, brought in Herrenbruck on an RBI groundout. After Morrison advanced to third, Jarrett Ford brought him in with a single to put two on the scoreboard in the third.

 

In the fifth, with the score at 5-4 in favor of Madison, Joe Mason dug in with Nick Kreutzer on first following a one out walk. On a 3-2 count, Mason delivered big time for Green Bay, driving the ball over the video board in right-center for a home run, giving the Booyah their first lead in the game.

 

After Madison tied the game at eight in the top half of the ninth, Mason stepped in to lead off the inning for Green Bay.

 

“I knew after that ball went out that I was leading off the inning and I just tried to focus on getting on base.” Mason said. “I just had to lock it in and luckily I got a jam shot single and it started things for us.”

 

With Mason on first, Chris Williams laid down a sacrifice bunt, but ended up reaching base with a single because of miscommunication on defense for the Mallards. With two on, Maris moved over Williams and Mason with a grounder to the right side. After that, Chase Hanson was intentionally walked bringing up Mike Ferri in a position to walk off for Green Bay.

 

“I was just glad to be back with the team and in a situation where I could produce for our side.” Ferri said. “I’m just happy to be back with the Booyah.”

 

Ferri delivered in a big way, singling right back up the middle to give the Booyah their 15th win of the season, more wins in the first half than the Bullfrogs had all of last season.

 

Green Bay heads to Madison tomorrow for a 6:35 p.m. start against the Mallards. Nick Riggle toes the rubber for the fifth time this season.

Kernels score three in eighth to surge past Rattlers

Logan Gillaspie was pitching a gem against the Cedar Rapids Kernels on Tuesday night at Perfect Game Field, but the home team spoiled the night with an eighth-inning rally to defeat the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 4-3 in the first game of a four-game series.

 

Brice Turang, who had two hits on the night for his 23rd multi-hit game of the season, started the rally that put the Rattlers (34-40 overall, 3-2 second half) in front in the third inning.  He reached on an infield single and moved to third on consecutive wild pitches by Kernels starter Kai-Wen Teng.  David Fry cashed in Turang with a ringing double to left-center.  The double was the 29th of the season for Fry.  Later in the inning, Connor McVey’s bunt single scored Fry from third for a 2-0 advantage.

 

Gillaspie walked Yeltsin Encarnacion, the first batter he faced in the game.  Then, he retired Chris Williams on a flyout to center.  Encarnacion was caught trying to steal second for the second out of the first inning.  Gillaspie retired Gabe Snyder for the final out of the first inning.  He would retire the next sixteen batters in a row to give him a streak of eighteen batters set down in order as he carried the no-hitter into the seventh inning.

 

It would be Williams who broke up the no-hit bid and the shutout when he launched a one-out, solo homer out of the stadium on a 1-2 pitch from Gillaspie.  Snyder would walk on four pitches, but Gillaspie got out of the seventh on a 6-4-3 double play to maintain the 2-1 lead.

 

The Kernels (42-33, 3-2) got Gillaspie out of the game in the eighth inning on a lead-off single and walk.  Reliever Victor Castaneda took over for Gillaspie, but walked the first batter he faced to load the bases with no outs.  Castaneda had walked two and struck out 23 in his first 14-2/3 innings pitched for the Rattlers this season.

 

Jacob Pearson appeared to strike out on a 1-2 pitch, but was ruled to have checked his swing in time.  Pearson got the tying run home when he grounded into a force play at second.

Estamy Ureña followed and lined a double into the corner in left to drive in two runs and Cedar Rapids was up 4-2.

 

Korry Howell gave the Timber Rattlers hope in the ninth inning with a two-out, solo homer.  The blast was Howell’s first of the year.  But, reliever Alex Schick, who had entered the game in the eighth inning, got the final out of the game with his fourth strikeout and the Kernels celebrated the comeback win over Wisconsin.

 

Gillaspie was the tough-luck loser for the Timber Rattlers.  He pitched seven innings, allowed two hits, walked two, and struck out eight.

Luxemburg-Casco football organizes youth skills camp

Kids in preschool through first grade can learn the basics of football with a little help from the Luxemburg-Casco squad beginning this September.

 

The "fun"damentals camp will be held on Saturdays beginning September 7th through October 12 beginnin at 11 a.m. Led by players and coaches of the Spartans football team, the campers will learn sportsmanship, teamwork and the basic skills of football-position fundamentals, receiving, throwing and running. 

 

You can learn how to sign up for this year's camp below.

 

Registration opens for "Battle on the Beach" Volleyball Tournament

The weather sure does not feel like it, but organizers of the Shanty Days "Battle on the Beach" Volleyball Tournament are already thinking about late summer.

 

Going into its sixth year, the annual Shanty Days tradition takes place on Crescent Beach with 16 teams competing. You can find registration information below.

 

 

Wery, LeGrave earn all-state honors

The accolades keep coming for members of the Southern Door softball team.

 

Last week senior pitcher Lexi Wery was named to the Wisconsin Fast Pitch Softball Coaches Association all-state team for her role in leading the Eagles to their first appearance in Madison in almost a decade. Infielder Grace LeGrave also made the team as an honorable mention.

 

Wery and LeGrave were joined by teammates Tehya Bertrand, and Jacie Atkins were named previously to the all-district team.

Gibraltar American Legion play under the lights

Historic Joannes Park will be the site of the Gibraltar American Legion's next game of the summer season.

 

The former site of several minor league teams including Class D affiliates for three MLB squads is now the home of the Green Bay Bluejays, which will host Gibraltar under the lights beginning at 7:30 p.m.

 

 

Bucks clean up year-end awards

Even though they lost to the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference finals, the Milwaukee Bucks brought home plenty of hardware from last night's NBA Awards.

 

Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo blew past Houston's James Harden with 78 of the 101 first-place votes to win Most Valuable Player honors. "The Greek Freak" averaged 27.7 points, 12.5 rebounds, and 5.9 assists a game en route to becoming the third youngest MVP in the last 40 years in the second one to win the honor in Bucks history.

 

Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer and GM Jon Horst also won top honors in their respective categories as well.

Brussels Big Dogs scores 12U championship

The Brussels Big Dogs came home from Oconto as the top dogs in the 12U division. 

 

Luxemburg-Casco also made the most of the weekend, capturing a title in the 10U division.

 

 

 

 

DCL round-up: Egg Harbor, Sister Bay keep pace

Another week of Door County Baseball League action ended in a pair of wins for its top two teams on Sunday.

 

Sister Bay survived a scare from Kolberg after giving up a seven run lead thanks to Sam Forkert's solo home run to give the Bays the 9-8 victory.

 

Egg Harbor saved the drama for another day, shutting out West Jacksonport 4-0 behind great pitching from Alex Byrne and Riley Spetz.

 

Maplewood made the most of its trip to Washington Island, scoring five runs in the eighth inning to win its game 7-5.

Brewers slug past Reds

A five-run third inning gave the Milwaukee Brewers the support it needed to take the series from the Cincinnati Reds with a 7-5 win Sunday afternoon.

 

Travis Shaw kicked off the Brewers rally with his sixth home run of the season and was followed by a Christian Yelich' RBI double. Mike Moustakas and Orlando Arcia each cracked RBI singles to help the Brewers put up the five spot. Eric Thames extended the lead with a RBI sacrifice fly two innings later only to be outdone by Orlando Arcia's 10th homer of the year a few batters later.

 

The Reds would begin chipping away at the lead in the top half of the sixth with a three-run homer by Joey Votto. RBI hits by Yasiel Puig and Curt Casali would get the Reds to within two, but Jeremy Jeffress was able to secure the final outs to help the Brewers get their second straight win.

 

The Brewers will have Monday off before welcoming the Seattle Mariners to Miller Park on Tuesday.

Green Bay Evens Series With Fond du Lac

The Green Bay Booyah came from behind to score three runs in the sixth inning and one in the seventh to win 4-1 over the Dock Spiders at home.

 

Fond du Lac scored their only run in the first inning off of an RBI groundout from Luke Robinson. The Dock Spiders were shut out for the final eight innings with Zach Chappell, Chandler Ingram, Tanner Lane, and Jaret Godman finishing off the final 24 outs.

 

In the sixth, with Jarrett Ford on third and Chris Williams on first, Ty Herrenbruck took a 2-1 pitch back up the middle to score Ford for the first run of the day. With runners on first and second, Justin Greene put a ball off of one bounce into the berm in left field. After the Greene RBI, Ali LaPread brought home Herrenbruck on a ground out up the middle to put the Booyah up two runs.

 

In the seventh, Cooper Morrison reached base on a hit by pitch. Morrison proceeded to steal second, and then advanced to third on a wild pitch with two outs. With two down and Chris Williams at the plate, Morrison took home on a wild pitch, putting Green Bay up 4-1. Morrison finished the day going 2-2, reaching base all five times he was at the plate.

 

Chandler Ingram picked up his first win of the season, pitching in relief for the Booyah for an inning and a third. Chappell got the no decision, going five and two-thirds, allowing only five hits on the day. Godman picked up his second save of the year for Green Bay, shutting the door in the ninth.

 

Green Bay has their first off day of the season tomorrow before returning home on Tuesday for a double header against the Madison Mallards. Tommy Miller starts in the first game of the day at 11:05 against Madison.

Brewers snap streak

The Milwaukee Brewers finally got into the win column on Saturday afternoon. The Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-5. Yamani Grandal lead the way when he went two for three with a lead off home run. The Crew scored six runs on five hits. Jhoulys Chacin threw four innings and gave up all five of the Reds runs. Josh Hader came in at the end of the game and pitched two strong innings without giving up a hit and struck out four. The Brewers will have Brandon Woodruff tossing for them Sunday afternoon at Miller Park as they finish their series with the Reds. 

Bouche & Budzban back in victory lane the Hill

A total of 85 cars checked in to do battle for the second point night of the season. There were 26 Stock Cars, 26 Street Stocks, 20 Sport Mods and 13 Bombers on hand. Our next night of racing will be on Saturday June 29 with a start time of 6:00pm  

 

Billy LeMieux paced the opening laps of the Stock Car feature. While under caution on lap 6 LeMieux’s racer stopped and had to be pushed to pit lane. Dan Sell Jr. took command of the race as Scott Reinhardt and Dave Bouche gave chase. Sell ran the top side as Bouche worked his magic down low. The duo raced door to door past the midway point. With 5 to go Bouche secured the top spot and pulled away to collect his first trophy of the season. Reinhardt was able to secure second, Sell earned a hard fought third, Brett Koehler was fourth and Boulanger completed the top five.  

 

Dennis Meisler was in command early during the Sport Mod feature as Cody Rass and Chris Budzban gave chase. At the midway point it was a freight train down low with Miesler leading Rass and Budzban  as they ran nose to tail. Budzban was the first to jump out of line, testing the waters in the high groove. The gamble worked as Budzban blew by Rass and Miesler to take the lead with 5 laps to go. Budzban pulled away to his first win of the season. Meisler had a strong second, Rass was third, Tom Stark took fourth and Craig Dorner rounded out the top five.  

 

Chase Solomon passed Chad Naze on lap 9 to take the lead of the Street Stock feature. Solomon set sail, cruising to his second feature win of the season. Allen Dillon took second, Naze as third, Dan Van Pay raced to fourth and Nathan Delsart had a strong run to place fifth.  

 

Kyle Jorgenson lead every lap of the Bomber feature to score his first win of the season.  

 

Troy DeGrave earned top honors in the Sport Mod Bud Shootout.  

Voyageurs Pick Up Point in 0-0 Draw

Green Bay Voyageurs FC (2-2-2) closed out the season series with Kaw Valley FC (6-1-4) with a hard fought 0-0 tie. The regular season series between Voyageurs and Cranes ended in a deadlock with both teams earning 4 points to add to their resume as they head into the second half of the season.


The second half featured numerous chances for both teams to tack on a leading goal. In the last 15 minutes of the match, the Voyageurs had multiple opportunities on set pieces, including a dangerous free kick in the 80th minute that was redirected and sent over the bar. 


In the 25th minute, Kaw Valley saw one of their best chances to take a lead as the strike by the Cranes went off the crossbar. 


The highly contested match had 22 fouls and 4 yellow cards that were given throughout the match. GBVFC finished the evening with 9 shots followed closely by Kaw Valley which tallied 6 shots. 


The Voyageurs will cross border lines to Canada, playing the Thunder Bay Chill on June 29 at 7:30 p.m., followed by WSA Winnipeg on July 1st at 7:00 p.m. On July 4th, the Voyageurs will return home to Capital Credit Union Park to play the Des Moines Menace in a 3:00 p.m. start

Brewers Struggles Continue


Christian Yelich homered again in the Brewers 11-7 loss to the Reds on Friday night. Yelich homered for the second straight game, taking his total of the season to 29. Chase Anderson was on the mound for the Brewers and struggled. Anderson pitched five innings and gave up six earned runs. Eric Thames went two for three with two RBI’s. The Brewers have now lost five straight games which makes them a game and a half behind the Chicago Cubs for the division lead. The Brewers will look to end their five game skid on Saturday afternoon against the Reds  at 3:10 in Milwaukee.

 

Two Badgers go early


Two of Wisconsin Hockey's top recruits were drafted Friday night during the NHL draft. Alex Turcotte, who was selected fifth overall, to the Los Angeles Kings and Cole Caufield, taken by the Canadians at number fifteen, are both high prospects for Badger Coach Tony Granato.  Both Turcotte and Caufield played on the United States Team Development Program in the USHL this past year. Caufield broke the all time goal record for the USTDP in 2018. Caufield, who was expected to go top ten by many draft experts, fell to fifteenth. According to NHL.com after being drafted Caufield said, “I am willing to do whatever it is going to take to win”.  Both  players are still expected to be on Madison’s campus this upcoming fall to play for the Badgers.

 

Booyah Score Six Times in Win Over Rapids

The bats finally came alive at home in a 6-4 win over the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters, snapping Green Bay’s three game losing skid.

 

The Booyah struck first in the first inning, with Justin Greene scoring on an RBI single from Nick Kreutzer. Kreutzer finished the day 2-3, picking up two singles. The Booyah only let the lead go one time, and came back to score five runs in three innings. Blaise Maris recorded two hits, scoring one run and having a perfect fielding percentage behind the plate. Cooper Morrison went 1-3, picking up two walks and scoring once on the night.

 

On the mound, Will Saxton started for Green Bay, going two innings and giving up one run. Logan Lee also went two innings, giving up one hit and one run. Picking up the win for Green Bay was Luke Wallner, evening his record at 1-1 on the season. Wallner went three innings, gave up two runs for the first time all season out of the bullpen. Chandler Ingram was the fourth pitcher of the game for Green Bay, going an inning and two-thirds, retiring the first five batters he faced. Tanner Lane came in to close the game out in the ninth, recording one out and picking up the save for the Booyah.

 

Green Bay looks for a win streak to start tomorrow on the road at Fond du Lac. The Dock Spiders (11-14), send Jon Young to the mound. Young takes on Chris Jefferson for the Booyah, and first pitch is slated for a 6:35 p.m. start time.

 

Capital Credit Union Park features over 1,500 free parking spots within a 5 minute walk. Visit booyahbaseball.com for details.

Southern Door baseball coach proud of great season

Southern Door baseball was young and very successful in 2019 according to the manager. Dave Neinas was very proud of his team for the way they performed going 10-8 overall and 10-6 in the Packerland Conference. That was good for a third-place finish only behind Sturgeon Bay and Peshtigo. The Eagles had two First Team All Packerland players and four on the second team. All but one of those will be back for next season. Neinas says he’s really excited about almost the whole team coming back for next year.

 

 

Neinas says he greatly appreciates the accomplishments of the two seniors from last year as well. One was Derik LeCaptain who was one of the two on the team on the First Team All-Conference.

Gibraltar goes down early

Gibraltar American Legion lost both of their games in the double header on Thursday night. Gibraltars bats started off cold the first game. The team had three runs on eight hits. Trev Reinhardt went three for four with three singles. They finally got through in the sixth inning, but by that time Ashwaubenon already scored too many runs for Gibraltar to handle. Gibraltar lost 4-3 in the first game. Marcus Reinhardt pitched five innings and gave up three runs. Gibraltars struggles continued into the second game, when they were blown out 15-1. They will look to bounce back next Tuesday when they play at the Green Bay Blue Jays. That game will be played at Joannes Park.

 

Photo Courtesy of: Deanna Reinhardt

Brewers lose fourth straight game

The slumping Milwaukee Brewers were blown out Thursday night back at Miller Park. A fourth consecutive loss was to the Cincinnati Reds 7-1. The lone bright spot in the loss was a 462-foot towering home run hit by reigning NL MVP Christian Yelich. It was the right fielder's 28th home run on the season. 

 

Milwaukee will try to right the ship tonight at 7:10 PM in game two of four with the Reds.

A's, Cubs kick off weekend DCL slate

One game gets played under the lights as this week's Door County Baseball League action gets kicked off Friday night.

 

Institute travels to Baileys Harbor for a Friday night contest. The game begins at 7:30 p.m.

 

Slated 1:30 p.m. Sunday starts include Maplewood ferrying to Washington Island, Egg Harbor heading to West Jacksonport and Kolberg hosting Sister Bay. 

Voyageurs' home unbeaten streak snapped

A second half goal in stoppage time halted a four game unbeaten streak at home for the Green Bay Voyageurs lost to Kaw Valley 2-1.

 

The Voyageurs got off to another fast start with Sam Thornton taking a Anthony Markanich pass in the second minute and putting it in the back of the net to make 1-0. It would remain that way until the 35th minute when Alex Durbin tied it up at 1-1. Just when you thought that's how it would end, Lorant lettnek buried a shot in the 96th minute to get the victory.

 

The two teams meet up again on Saurday at Capital Credit Union Park in Ashwaubenon at 7:00 p.m. 

Bucks leave draft empty ended

The Milwaukee Bucks made a pick, but ultimately sent it away to make it the first time in 15 years the team left the NBA Draft empty handed.

 

The Bucks selected USC's Kevin Porter Jr. with the 30th pick, but that was part of a package that saw the team acquire Jon Leuer for the pick and Tony Snell. The trade was considered a cost cutting move to help the Bucks keep some of their bigger pieces for longer down the road.

Sturgeon Bay angler finishes fourth out of 302

A Sturgeon Bay angler finished fourth at the 2019 Mercury National Walleye Tournament out of 302 teams. Fritz Peterson and his fishing partner Ron Heim caught 33 pounds of fish on June 8th and 9th in Fond Du Lac. Peterson is from Sturgeon Bay and has been a professional angler for 40 years. On Sunday the 9th Peterson and Heim caught 27 pounds-worth of fish alone including one that was 7.4 pounds. Peterson was pretty excited after catching the big one.

 

 

Peterson does not have any more tournaments scheduled for this year but is already getting ready for next year.

Brewers fall to Padres 8-7

The Milwaukee Brewers took a 7-5 lead in the seventh inning but gave it right back to San Diego Wednesday. The Padres outlasted Milwaukee 8-7 in a mid-afternoon tilt.

 

Ryan Braun launched his 12th home run of the season in the first inning.  Christian Yelich blasted his 27th home run and Yamani Grandal hit hos 16th as the Brewers continue to use the long ball to produce runs. 

 

Milwaukee will host the Reds for a four-game series starting tonight at 7:10.

American Legion baseball hits the field

Two local American Legion teams will be in action Thursday evening as their season continues.

 

Action includes Kewaunee County heading south to face Manitowoc Post 88 and Gibraltar traveling to Ashwaubenon for 5:30 p.m. starts. Northern Door and Ahnapee will get a couple of extra days off before their next games.

Sevastopol prepares for summer basketball camp

Balls will be bouncing again at Sevastopol next month when the school hosts its annual summer basketball camp.

 

In its seventh year, basketball coach and athletic director Dave Ehrhardt brings his Door County Basketball Camp back to Institute for four days of honing basic and advanced skills for the hardwood. Led by Ehrhardt, the camp will also feature other local players and coaches. 

 

You can find more details on this year's basketball camp below.

 

 

Booyah Get Shutout For Second Time This Season

The Green Bay Booyah were shutout for the second time this season on Wednesday night at home against Fond du Lac. The Booyah fell 2-0 to the Dock Spiders. 

 

At the plate, Green Bay struck out a total of 12 times against five total pitchers for the Dock Spiders. Jarrett Ford was the only player to record two hits on the day, going 2-4 with a double. In total, the Booyah left six runners on base and went 0-8 with runners in scoring position.

 

On the rubber, Nick Riggle was handed his second loss of the season after going six total innings and only allowing one earned run. Riggle was truly masterful in his fourth appearance, allowing only five hits and lowering his ERA by .75. Also in the bullpen, Bobby Dorta went 3 innings, gave up one run and struck out one Dock Spider hitter.

 

Tomorrow, Green Bay travels to Wisconsin Rapids for a double header with the Rafters. Jack Mahoney starts in game one at 4:05, with Garrett Martin following in game number two. It’ll be the first two games at Witter Field this season for Green Bay.

Packers announce training camp schedule

No evening workouts, a big birthday party and a pair of joint practices highlight the Green Bay Packers' training camp schedule that was announced earlier this week.

 

Packers fans will be able to catch their team 15 times this summer, including the team's lone evening appearance at the annual Family Night scrimmage held at Lambeau Field. For the first time in several years, the Packers will also welcome a visiting squad to practice when the Houston Texans take up residency on August 5th and 6th prior to the teams' preseason matchup on August 8th. August 11th will also feature the Packers' 100th-anniversary celebration, which includes a 10:15 a.m. public practice.

 

The first day of practice is July 25th with the first players reporting to St. Norbert College on July 22nd. You can find the full schedule by clicking on this link.

More wins are coming for the Maplewood Mets

The Maplewood Mets of the Door County Baseball League are off to a rough start to the 2019 season but the sponsor of the team believes more victories are coming. They began the year 0-4 before finally beating Baileys Harbor 6-0 on Sunday. Al Buechner of the Maplewood Athletic Club is the sponsor of the team. He says the team is young this season and they’re just starting to get it together.

 

 

Nick Brauer shutout Baileys Harbor and allowed one hit. Jordan Jorgenson had 3 hits and Brauer also added two hits at the plate. Maplewood will travel to Washington Island on Sunday for their next game.

Gibraltar Strikes Out Northern Door

Gibraltar defeated Northern Door 5-3 in Gibraltar on Tuesday night in American Legion Baseball action. Luke Steebs helped pave the way for Gibraltar with giving up only two runs on three hits in five innings pitched.  Gibraltar scored four runs in the first three innings on four hits. Brent Harberli of  Northern Door struggled finding the strike zone throughout the game and ended up walking five batters. Northern Door attempted to match Gibraltar the first three innings, but ended up falling short and scored three. Northern Door left seven runners stranded on base. Gibraltar will play on Thursday night in Ashwaubenon at 5:30. 

Door County Baseball League as popular as ever

The Door County Baseball League (DCL) has been around since the Truman Administration and is still going strong. It began in 1951 when Washington Island won the first regular season and grand championship. The DCL has eight teams from Northern and Southern Door County. The Sister Bay Bays are the reigning champions and currently sit in first place for this season. Rick Gigot has been the president of the league since 2015. He played in the DCL for 25 years. Gigot says Door County loves sports and the league has a good brand of baseball. 

 

 

Almost all players in the DCL live in Door County. The league has relaxed its rules in recent years about the requirement to live in the county to play. There is a game on Friday between the Institute Cubs and the Baileys Harbor Athletics. The three games scheduled for Sunday are Egg Harbor Indians at West Jacksonport Ports, Sister Bay Bays at Kolberg Braves and Maplewood Mets at Washington Island Islanders.

Legion Baseball - Ahnapee picks up a victory

Ahnapee knocked off Green Bay on Tuesday by a final score of 5-4. Charlie Neinas was the winning pitcher as he went 5 innings and Isaac Berkley picked up the save pitching the final two. Max Bordeau and Adam Gutschow hit home runs for Ahanpee. Gutschow's was a go-ahead two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth. Tanner Degrave also had two RBI's. Ahnapee is now 5-2 on the season.

Booyah Get Fourth Shutout of the Season

The Green Bay Booyah found another electric left-handed arm on the mound and used it to their advantage in a 1-0 win over Fond du Lac on Tuesday night.

 

In his first start with Green Bay, Tommy Miller shined, going six innings, and giving up only five hits. Just like he was in college at Siena, Miller was a workhorse in his first outing for the Booyah.

 

Out of the bullpen, Luke Wallner threw two innings, allowing one hit, and again putting zeros on the scoreboard. Wallner is yet to allow an earned run out of the ‘pen this year. In the ninth, Chandler Ingram came on in his first save opportunity. Ingram gave up a double with one down, but stranded pinch runner Cam McMillan at second base and picked his first save of the season.

 

At the plate, Green Bay only collected three hits, but Blaise Maris went 2-3 and picked up the lone RBI on the day. Ali LaPread went 1-3 in his first start with the Booyah, and scored the only run of the game in the third inning.

 

“I just went back to what I was doing during school ball, and keeping things simple.” Maris said. “I got a couple good pitches in tough counts and was able to get us a run.”

 

As for being the grandson of the great Roger Maris, Blaise gets reminded in the Midwest more than anywhere else.

 

“Definitely being around the baseball field it comes up a lot. I don’t mind it at all, it’s really cool to hear about him so I never got to meet him. In the Midwest though, a lot of older people come up and talk to me about it before and after games.”

 

For Green Bay, they take on the Dock Spiders once again tomorrow at home at 7:05. Nick Riggle is set to make his fourth start of the year.

Brewers bats fall silent against Padres again

The west coast has not been kind to the Brewers. They lost 2 of 3 to the Giants in San Francisco and have now dropped the first two games in San Diego scoring a combined one run in both games. The Padres won 4-1 behind a stellar Major League debut game from Logan Allen who pitched 7 shutout innings. The Brewers scored their only run of the game in the 8th inning. Jesus Aguilar walked to leadoff the inning, then advanced to second and third on two groundouts and scored on a wild pitch. Brandon Woodruff allowed 4 runs in 6 innings on the mound for the Brew Crew.

 

The two teams will finish off their three-game series with a matinee on Wednesday. The first pitch comes at 2:40.

Summer Recharge

 Local student athletes and coaches are using their summer to recharge for the upcoming school year. At Luxemburg-Casco student athletes, ranging between middle school to high school ages, are working in a speed and agility class to get better for the next season. LC Athletic Director Jenny Bandow says that with a break from the classroom, student athletes are using their time to get better speed and agility to improve for their respective teams. Bandow says that sports means a lot to the community and that it is great to see the students working to get better. She went on to explain that student athletes need a break from the classroom to reboot their brains, and sports are a great way to learn other life lessons and get the break needed. 

 

 

Bandow is currently finishing up the rest of the necessary duties from the spring of 2019 season and then will begin the bigger projects for this upcoming fall. Student athletes will begin their five contact days in the upcoming weeks, with practices starting a few weeks after July 4. 

Monday's Little League Results

Nicolet Bank, Lawn and Landscape Specialists, and the Red Room all won their Major League boys Little League contests at Sunset Park on Monday.

 

Nicolet Bank took down the Lions by a score of 16-14.  Tyler Neinas and Isaac Baudhuin both drove in four runs for Nicolet Bank, while Jerek Valley drove in four runs for the Lions.

 

Lawn and Landscape got past DC Co-op 10-8 on the strength of a combined 14 strikeouts from Zach Krueger, Drew Daoust, and Mason Paye.  The three also combined for four doubles and a triple.

 

The Red Room doubled up Kiwanis by a final score of 6-3.  Braden Kita crushed a home run to go with a double, while Ben Marsh and Finley Lavine combined to get the win on the mound.

 

On Wednesday, DC Co-op will play the Lions, the Red Room takes on Nicolet Bank, and Lawn and Landscape Specialists will face Kiwanis.

Basketball camps continue at Gibraltar

There is still time to work on your basketball game this summer at Gibraltar Area Schools.

 
Organized by Gibraltar head basketball coach Justin Burress, Max Level Hoops is offering camps throughout the summer so kids can learn and improve their basic skills. Read below to learn more about their next camp coming up this weekend:
 

 

You can register online here: https://register.ryzer.com/camp.cfm?sport=4&id=136621

 

Gibraltar hosts Northern Door in American Legion action

Gibraltar American Legion will host Tuesday's summer baseball action.

 

Northern Door will play visitor when the two teams meet up this evening at 5:30 p,m. Gibraltar enters the contest with a 1-1 record after defeating the Green Bay Blue Jays in its last game. Northern Door lost its previous matchup to Wrightstown by a score of 17-3.

 

Ahnapee played Manitowoc last night but no score has been reported. Kewaunee County is scheduled to play later this week.

Padres shut out Brewers

Jhoulys Chacin pitched well in his return but it was the San Diego Padres' Joey Lucchesi who pitched just a little bit better in their 2-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers Monday. 

 

Chacin's wild pitch in the first inning gave the Padres the early 1-0 lead before Manny Machado registered their second tally of the game with a solo home run in the bottom of the third inning. Chacin recovered to have a decent return from the injured list, striking out seven in just under five innings pitched.

 

The Brewers collected just four hits on the evening, including Christian Yelich's sixth-inning double that proved to be the only time the team would get into scoring position the entire night. 

 

The Brewers and the Padres battle again Tuesday night in San Diego. 

Booyah Can't Convert on RBI Opportunities

The Booyah left nine runners on base on the road in Wausau tonight, falling 5-2 to the Woodchucks, putting their record at 11-9 overall.

 

The Woodchucks started off the night on a high note, getting a two-run home run by Adam Frank in the bottom of the first inning to put Wisconsin up 2-0, and they never looked back. Freshman TJ Reeves made it 3-1 off of a solo shot out to left field in the third inning. The Woodchucks finished their scoring in the seventh and eighth, picking up runs off of Dave Rajeski and Chandler Ingram.

 

Zach Chappell was handed the loss for Green Bay on the mound. Chappell went four innings, giving up three earned runs, and fell to 0-1 on the season. For Rajeski and Ingram, they both gave up their first earned runs of the season. The two combined now have worked in twenty-five innings, letting two runs in.

 

At the plate, seven different Booyah batters had hits. Jacob Buchberger was the lone man to score on the day, once after an RBI single by Ty Herrenbruck, and the other by a wild pitch.

 

Green Bay looks to rebound tomorrow at home at 7:05 against the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders. This will be the second home game this season for the Booyah against Fond du Lac.

Packers Strengthen Tight End Depth

The Packers claimed tight end Michael Roberts off waivers from the Detroit Lions on Monday, just a week after the Packers also claimed tight end Pharoah McKever from Pittsburgh.  The two new additions add up to a total of six tight ends on the training camp depth chart.

 

In 23 NFL games, Roberts has totaled only 13 catches for 146 yards but has three touchdowns.  Earlier in the offseason, the Lions appeared to have had a trade set up with the New England Patriots involving Roberts.  However, the trade fell through and he was then placed on waivers before being picked up by the Packers.

 

The Packers’ tight end battle will be one to watch when training camp opens on July 25.

Eagles wrestling team wraps up Father's Day tradition

For seven years, members of the Southern Door youth and middle school wrestling teams took their craft outdoors to wrestle at the annual Barn Brawl Wrestling Camp.

 

Twenty-seven wrestlers took part in the weekend-long camp, which included some team building activities, an obstacle course, and a dual meet.

 

You can find more pictures from this year's Barn Brawl Wrestling Camp online with this story. Photo courtesy of the Southern Door Wrestling Club Facebook page.

 

Door County Baseball League Round-up: Washington Island breaks up perfect season

Washington Island made sure no team in the Door County Baseball League would finish undefeated with a win over Sister Bay Sunday.

 

Ray McDonald drove in three runs on two homers to give the Islanders a 6-5 win over the Bays. 

 

Cody Giessemann's two RBIs lead Egg Harbor to a 9-4 victory over Kolberg.

 

Nick Brauer helped Maplewood shut out Baileys Harbor 6-0.

 

Woody Schartner and Griffin Cole each had a pair of hits in West Jacksonport 15-8 win over Institute Friday night.

 

 

 

 

Brewers capture finale against Giants

The Milwaukee Brewers were able to jump on their plane to San Diego on a happy note, defeating the San Francisco Giants 5-3 in their series finale.

 

The Brewers struck first with RBI singles in the first and second innings to stake themselves to a 2-0 lead. The Giants would tie the game at two in the bottom of the second inning before the Brewers would retake the lead two innings later thanks to a RBI double by Christian Yelich. Eric Thames would tack on another run with his tenth homer of the season. With the score 4-3, Jesus Aguilar delivered the final blow in the sixth inning with his fifth home run of the season.

 

The Brewers head to San Diego to face the Padres with game one slated for tonight at 9:10 p.m.

Booyah shine on Father's Day

The Green Bay Booyah dazzled the fans in attendance on Father’s Day as they blanked the Wisconsin Woodchucks 7-0 on Sunday.

 

In his first career start with Green Bay, Tanner Lane went six innings, gave up only two hits, and struck out six Woodchuck batters. Lane did all of this on the mound with his family in attendance, making the trip from Missouri.

 

“I just took it like any other game. Just did the same routine as I would when I come out of the bullpen and it just happened.” Lane said.

 

Also on the rubber, Luke Wallner went two innings, striking out two and lowering his ERA to 1.54. The Arkansas Little Rock commit has yet to allow an earned run out of the bullpen this year. In the ninth, Bobby Dorta closed the door on the third shutout of the year for Green Bay, inducing a 1-6-3 double play to end the game.

 

At the plate, Jaret Godman went 0-2, but finished with three RBIs on the day, including a sacrifice fly. Chris Williams also went 0-2, but walked twice, grabbing an RBI and scoring once. Joe Mason finished the day with two hits for the Booyah, going 2-4 in total. Jacob Buchberger had two hits as well, with one RBI.

 

The Booyah head to Wausau tomorrow to take on the Woodchucks for the fourth time in seven days. Zach Chappell makes his second career start, looking for his first win.

Rattlers Drop Final Game of First Half

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers All-Star catcher David Fry showed he is more than a catcher in Sunday’s game against the Quad Cities River Bandits at Modern Woodmen Park.  He played everywhere on the diamond except the pitcher’s mound in the game, a 3-2 loss to the playoff-bound Bandits.

 

The River Bandits (43-23) took the lead in the bottom of the third inning on a two-out, RBI triple by Trey Dawson.

Wisconsin (31-38) took the lead in the top of the fourth inning.  Chad McClanahan walked and Connor McVey reached on a bunt single.  A ground out moved both runners into scoring position.  Brent Díaz got McClanahan home and moved McVey to third with a sacrifice fly to center. Yeison Coca was next and he ripped a triple off the wall in right-center to score McVey and the Rattlers were up 2-1.

Meanwhile Fry was moving around the diamond while the Rattlers were in the field.  He started the game at third, moved to short in the second, took second in the third, and wrapped up the infield with an inning at first base in the fourth. Fry moved to the outfield from there and played left in the fifth, center in the sixth, and right in the seventh.

The Rattlers had a chance to add to their lead in the top of the sixth inning as McVey and Je’Von Ward drew walks with one out, but they were left stranded.

Anthony Bender entered the game in the bottom of the seventh as Wisconsin’s fifth pitcher of the game and gave up a lead-off single.  That was cleaned up as the Rattlers turned a 5-4-3 double play.  Michael Wielansky extended the inning with a single to bring Ross Adolph to the plate.

Bender got ahead of Bender with two quick strikes, but Adolph cracked the next pitch over the wall in right-center for a two-out, two-run homer and the River Bandits were up 3-2.

Fry completed his tour by catching the bottom of the eighth inning.  In a statistical quirk, Fry did not record an out or an assist at any of his defensive positions during the game.  In a quirk from something out of a screenplay, Fry had a chance to send the game to the bottom of the ninth when the Rattlers tried to rally in the top of the ninth.  

Brice Turang kept the game alive by drawing a two-out walk on a 3-2 pitch from Jose Alberto Rivera.  Korry Howell followed with a sharp single to right to put runners at the corners and bring Fry to the plate.

However, Rivera struck out Fry to end the game.  Rivera had eight strikeouts in three scoreless innings for the win.

Wisconsin left ten runners on base in the game and were just 2-for-10 with runners in scoring position.

The only Timber Rattler to ever play all nine positions in a game was Craig Kuzmic, who did that on September 6, 1999.

Fry, Turang, Jesús Lujano, Logan Gillaspie, and Adam Hill are all heading for the Midwest League All-Star Game at Four Winds Field in South Bend, Indiana.  The game will be played on Tuesday, June 18 at 6:35pm CDT.

 

The rest of Timber Rattlers are off for the All-Star Break for the next three days.

Green Bay Booyah Game Rescheduled

Mother Nature washed out the Booyah’s contest against the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters on Saturday.  The game is rescheduled for a doubleheader on June 20.  The doubleheader starts at 4:05 and both games will have only seven innings.

 

The Booyah head down to Madison on Sunday for a home-and-home series against the Mallards.  Sunday’s first pitch is slated for 1:05 p.m.

Brewers Drop Another One

The Brewers lost for the second straight game, which makes them one and three in their last four games. Giants catcher, Stephen Vogt, tripled twice in the win over the Brewers. Madison Bumgarner pitched six innings allowing three earned runs. As a team, the Brewers struggled hitting. However, Christian Yelich hit his league leading 26th home run and also walked in yesterday's game. The Brewers had seven runs on eight hits in the game. Jimmy Nelson only made it through four innings giving up four earned runs. The Brewers look to bounce back and regain the division lead as the play the Giants again this afternoon. 

Timber Rattlers Bats Silenced

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers were held scoreless on Saturday against the Quad Cities River Bandits in a rain-shortened 5-0 loss.  All five River Bandit runs were scored in the first inning and were credited to starting pitcher Scott Sunitsch, who only faced nine batters and recorded two outs.  Bandits starting pitcher Jose Bravo went the distance with a six inning complete game performance, allowing only one hit.

 

The Rattlers look to get the road series win on Sunday at 1:15 p.m.  Rattlers pitcher Logan Gillaspie will be on the mound against Jose Rivera.

Grizzlies Hire Jenkins

A familiar face will be on the sidelines for the Memphis Grizzlies next season. According to ESPN, the Grizzlies hired former Bucks assistant coach Taylor Jenkins. Jenkins will be officially introduced to his new team on Wednesday. The Grizzlies said, Jenkins is smart and positive and that he will make an excellent addition to the staff. Jenkins is now the third assistant coach to become a head coach from Mike Budenholzer’s staff. This will be Jenkins first head coaching job in the NBA. 

Home Runs Power Timber Rattlers

A pair of home runs was all that it took for the Timber Rattlers to top the Quad Cities River Bandits 3-2 on Friday night.  David Fry launched a two-run shot in the top of the third inning to put the Rattlers up by one.  In the next inning, Gabriel Garcia sent one over the wall for a solo homer. 

 

That was all the Rattlers would need, as a strong pitching performance from starter Adam Hill secured the victory.

 

The series continues Saturday at 6:35 p.m.

Booyah Shutout for the First Time All Season

It was one of those nights for the Booyah at home, as they fell 9-0 to the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters for the second time this season.

 

Chris Jefferson was handed the loss on the night, going four innings and giving up four runs in total. Jefferson truly only struggled at the end of his fourth inning of work, when he was only one out away from getting out of the fourth.

 

 In the bullpen, Dalton Wiggins went two scoreless frames and held the score at 4-0 going into the seventh inning. In the seventh, Logan Lee gave up a long ball to extend the Rafters lead to 5-0. In the eighth, the Booyah gave up four more runs, and Wisconsin Rapids pulled away and secured their 10th victory.

 

At the plate, Green Bay only picked up three hits, two coming off the bat of Nick Kreutzer. Kreutzer finished with two singles, going 2-4. In his first career at bat for Green Bay, John Tuccillo recorded a single, giving the Booyah one thing to smile about on the night.

 

“I was looking fastball all the way on that first pitch.” Tuccillo said. “I just got barrel on the ball and took it up the middle.”

 

Green Bay looks to respond against Wisconsin Rapids tomorrow at Witter Field at 6:05 p.m.   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Brewers Miss Opportunities

The Brewers’ clutch hitting was nowhere to be found as they fell 5-3 to the Giants on Friday night.

 

Stranding 11 men on base and only registering one hit with runners in scoring position did not do any favors for starting pitcher Zach Davies, who suffered his first loss of the season.  

 

The Brewers look to bounce back on Saturday at 3:05 p.m.  Chase Anderson will be on the mound for the Crew and Jeff Samardzija will go for the Giants.

Gibraltar American Legion tops Green Bay Blue Jays

Pitcher Marcus Reinhardt nearly went the distance as Gibraltar American Legion collected the 4-2 win over the Green Bay Blue Jays.

 

The Blue Jays struck first in the opening frame, but an error on a ball hit by Luke Steebs in the second inning led to a pair of runs. After the Blue Jays responded in the top half of the third inning, Gibraltar would break the tie again when Andras Szakala drove home Alex Laughlin in the fourth inning. Szakala would help add some insurance in the sixth inning, driving home Laughlin again on a second RBI single.

 

Reinhardt went 6 2/3 innings, striking out three and walking three. Gibraltar returns to action June 18th against Northern Door.

DCL gets early start to weekend slate

The weekend slate of Door County Baseball League action gets an early start with a Friday night game scheduled in Institute.

 

There the Institute Cubs will battle the West Jacksonport Ports under the lights beginning at 7:30 p.m. All other DCL games will take place at its traditional slot of Sunday afternoon with Washington Island traveling to Sister Bay, Egg Harbor hosting Kolberg, and Baileys Harbor playing at Maplewood. Sunday games begin at 1:30 p.m.

 

Brewers continue road trip against San Francisco

After earning a series split with the Houston Astros on Wednesday, the Milwaukee Brewers will play Friday night against the San Francisco Giants.

 

Zach Davies will put his perfect 7-0 record on the line tonight as he faces a struggling Drew Pomeranz.  Despite not playing yesterday, the Brewers were able to extend their NL Central lead thanks to the Giants' chief rival Los Angeles Dodgers, which clubbed their way to a 7-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs late Thursday night.

 

The Brewers and Giants will have their first pitch at 9:15 p.m.

 

 

Booyah comeback and win versus Wisconsin

Green Bay used the long ball from Chase Hanson to get the offense kick started in order to get a 4-3 win over the Woodchucks on Thursday night.

 

The Woodchucks struck for the first three runs of the night in the first two innings, getting all of their runs off of Garrett Martin. The Booyah pitcher responded by going five innings, striking out five Woodchuck batters and picking up his second consecutive win.

 

At the plate, after Hanson brought the game to one in the second inning, Mike Ferri doubled into left field for two RBIs, giving the Booyah their game winning run in the third inning.

 

On the mound, Chandler Ingram spent two innings on the bump, giving up a total of three hits and striking out two Woodchuck batters. Also out of the bullpen, Jaret Godman came in for two innings of work, giving a special performance to all 2,125 fans in attendance.

 

“It’s been a pretty new thing to me to be a closer, but I love closing games and having Jake behind the plate definitely helps a lot.”  Jaret Godman said.

 

In the eighth inning, the brothers shared a laugh after Jaret struck out Nolan Soliveres to end the inning,

 

“I threw the pitch and before I could even turn my back to see if it was a strike Jake was already halfway to the dugout… we’re very much on the same page.” Godman said with a smile.

 

Green Bay picks back up tomorrow looking for a win streak as the host they Wisconsin Rapids Rafters for the first of a home and home between the two. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.

Brewers top Astros in 14 innings

Mike Moustakas hit his 21st home run of the season to put the Brewers in front of the Astros in the 14th inning Wednesday night. The two-run home run was padded by a Jesus Aguilar RBI single later in the inning to give Milwaukee a 6-3 win in Houston. 

 

Milwaukee struggled at the plate all night long. 'The Crew' struck out 24 times against Astros pitching. It was either strikeout or homerun it seemed for Milwaukee. Ryan Braun, Yasmani Grandal, Moustakas, and Eric Thames all homered in the win. 

 

After splitting the two-game series with the Astros, the Brewers will open a three-game set with the San Francisco Giants Friday at 9:15 PM CST.

Sturgeon Bay Little League postponed Wednesday

By Nick Freimuth ... Sturgeon Bay boys and girls Little League were both canceled Wednesday due to rain. The girls Little League will make up their games tonight (Thursday) at the same time each game was scheduled last night (Wednesday).

Voyageurs top Minnesota City SC

Another soggy home game for the Green Bay Voyageurs resulted in a win Wednesday night as they defeated the U23 Minnesota City SC squad 3-2.

 

The Voyageurs scored all three of its goals in the first 40 minutes with Alex Welch, Ben Prange, and Nick Markanich all reaching the back of the net. Minnesota City SC would make it close in the second half with a penalty kick goal in the 56th minute and another tally in the 70th.

 

The Voyageurs will close out their home exhibition schedule this Saturday with a match against the WPASL All-Stars. 

Packers host final minicamp session Thursday

It is the last time to make impressions on a new coaching staff for the Green Bay Packers for at least a month.

 

The Green Bay Packers will host their last mini-camp practice of the spring on Thursday. The minicamp sessions have been used to implement a new offense for new head coach Matt LaFleur and allow defensive coordinator Mike Pettine fine-tune his defense in his second year on the job.

 

After Thursday's practice, the team will not officially meet again until the opening of training camp on July 25th. 

Brewers fall 10-8 to Astros

The Brewers collected 11 hits in a 10-8 loss to the Houston Astros Tuesday night. Christian Yelich hit his league-leading 25th home run but it wasn't enough in Houston. Trailing 10-4 in the seventh inning Milwaukee scored four runs in the eighth an ninth innings but it was too little, too late for the Brewers.

 

The teams will wrap up the mini two-game series tonight at 7:10 PM.

Legion Baseball - Ahnapee knocks off Gibraltar

In Legion Baseball action, Ahnapee defeated Gibraltar 4-1 on Tuesday. Ahnapee clinched the victory in the fifth inning with 3 runs scored. Adam Gutschow reached base four times and scored one of the three runs in the fifth while Jake Schneider struck out 10 for Ahnapee on the mound. Ryan Jorgenson scored the only run for Gibraltar. 

Kernels Crack Three Homers to Top Timber Rattlers 4-1

The playoff-contending Cedar Rapids Kernels hit three home runs to rally past the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 4-1 on Tuesday night at Perfect Game Field.  Gabe Snyder hit a pair of round-trippers to help send the Kernels past Wisconsin.

 

The Rattlers (29-35) got on the board first with a run in the top of the fifth inning.  Gabriel García walked, stole second, and went to third on a wild pitch to start the inning.  Connor McVey drew a walk with one out to put runners on the corners.  Je’Von Ward sent a grounder to second and McVey was tagged for the second out, but Ward beat the throw to first to allow García to score.


The Kernels (35-30) tied the game in the bottom of the fifth.  Snyder hit a solo home run with two outs to even the score 1-1.  That was the first home run given up by Wisconsin starting pitcher Logan Gillaspie in 51-2/3 innings this season.

 

Jared Akins gave Cedar Rapids the lead in the bottom of the sixth when he cracked a two-out solo home run to right.  It was the seventh home run of the season for Akins.

 

García singled with one out in the top of the seventh against reliever Carlos Suniaga.  Then, McVey drew a walk with two outs.  Both runners were stranded as Suniaga got a strikeout to end the frame.

 

Snyder, who is heading to the Midwest League All-Star Game next week, gave the Kernels some breathing room when he hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning.  Snyder’s second homer of the game was his fifth of the season and it put Cedar Rapids up 4-1.

 

The Rattlers managed one base runner in the final two innings, a walk to Jesús Lujano in the ninth, but they never threatened.

 

Austin Schulfer was the starter for the Kernels and he allowed one run on one hit over six innings for his fifth win of the season.  Schulfer, Carlos Suniaga, and Derek Molina combined for thirteen strikeouts and to hold the Rattlers to a pair of hits in the game.

The loss was the fourth straight for Wisconsin as they fell to a season-low six games under .500.


Cedar Rapids picked up ground on the Burlington Bees in the First Half Western Division Wild Card race.  The Bees lost at Kane County on Tuesday night.  Those results allowed the Kernels to move to one game back of Burlington in the Wild Card standings with five games left in the first half of the season.

 

Game two of the series is Wednesday afternoon at Perfect Game Field.  Justin Jarvis (0-0, 5.87) is the scheduled starting pitcher for the Rattlers.  The Kernels have named Kody Funderburk (0-0, 0.00) as their starter.  Game time is 12:05pm.  The radio broadcast is on AM1280, WNAM and the TuneIn Radio app starting with the Papa John’s Pizza Pregame Show at 11:45am.  MiLB.tv subscribers can watch the game over the internet.

Booyah Victorious Over Madison

Green Bay took advantage of another great start by Jack Mahoney to win 3-1 over Madison, and bring themselves to only two games back in the Great Lakes West Division.

 

Mahoney spent another five innings on the bump in his third start, striking out a career high nine batters, and earning his second victory.

 

Out of the bullpen, Chandler Ingram went three total innings, fanning three, and only giving up two hits. With that outing, Ingram’s ERA stays at a perfect zero through nine total innings pitched this season.

 

Also on the rubber, Tanner Lane picked up his first save of the year for Green Bay. Lane dropped his ERA down to 1.08, and improved the Booyah saves to a perfect 3/3.

 

“I just try to relax myself in those save situations, stay calm, stay cool, and just get the job done.” Lane said. “This last year in baseball has been life changing. After my injury last year, I didn’t know if I was ever going to play again and now here I am.”

 

At the plate, Mike Ferri led the way for the Booyah, picking up two hits and two RBIs, and giving him the team lead in RBIs at 9.

 

“My approach this season has allowed me to track pitches a lot deeper, and helping me get my foot down earlier.” Ferri said. “I’ve always been super aggressive at the plate and over this past season my coaches have helped me settle down and have a better approach.”

 

Green Bay now sits in second place overall in the Great Lakes West Division, heading to Wausau tomorrow to take on the Woodchucks. Will Saxton is on the mound for his third career start, and looks to bounce back after his start at Madison.

Sternberger signing completes Packers draft class

Just in time for Tuesday's start of mandatory mini-camp, the final member of the 2019 draft class for the Green Bay Packers is under contract. The Texas A&M product signed his rookie deal on Monday. Despite being the final member of the draft class to sign, Sternberger has been an active participant in the offseason workouts, including last week's organized team activities. 

 

 

 

 

Big Dogs impressive in tournament

While the high school season begins to wind down, the younger kids in Door and Kewaunee Counties are showing baseball has a long way to go before it is over.

 

The 12U, 11U, and 9U Big Dogs teams won their respective Spartan Grand Slam Tournament divisions over the weekend. 

 

 

Booyah Pitchers Dominate in Win

Nick Riggle picked up another big performance on the hill, going five innings, allowing only one run, and grabbing his first win of the season. Riggle finished the day giving up a total of four hits, only walking one and striking out three.

 

“I’m proud of him.” pitching coach Mark Hernandez said after Riggles start. “We really focused on attacking hitters and getting first out and last out, and he made a lot of good adjustments.”

 

Out of the bullpen, Luke Wallner went two innings, giving up two hits while also striking out two Chinook batters. Chandler Ingram came on in the eighth to hold for the Booyah. Ingram finished his one inning with two strikeouts, and keeping his ERA at 0.00.

 

In the ninth inning, Green Bay turned to Jaret Godman for the save for the first time this year. In his lone inning, Godman shined on the mound, striking out two hitters, including grabbing the final out on a slider that tailed off the plate.

 

For Green Bay offensively, Jarrett Ford picked up two of the three Booyah hits, including the lone RBI on the night. Chris Williams scored from third base on a throw down to second while Jacob Buchberger was stealing, giving the Booyah what turned out to be the game winning run in the fourth.

 

Tomorrow for Green Bay, the Booyah turn to Jack Mahoney for his third start this year. Mahoney has a 1-0 record with a .87 ERA so far this season.

 

“He is just scratching the surface on what he’s able to do.” Hernandez said on Mahoney. “He’s going to reach that high ceiling at some point in his career, it’s just going to come with repetition because Jack is a special special talent.”

 

First pitch for tomorrow against the Mallards is set for 7:05.

Rattlers Fall Short to Beloit in 4-1 Loss

The Beloit Snappers beat the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 4-1 on Monday afternoon at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium.  The Snappers broke a scoreless tie with an unearned run in the top of the sixth and added three more runs in the seventh as the Rattlers missed a lot of opportunities in the contest.

 

Wisconsin (29-34) had the better scoring opportunities early in the game, but Snappers starter Aiden McIntyre kept the Rattlers scoreless.  LG Castillo singled and Brice Turang walked with two outs in the third, but both were stranded.  David Fry started the fourth inning with a double and was at third base with one out, but he was still at third when the inning ended.  In the fifth, Castillo reached on an error and Turang walked with two outs.  A wild pitch moved both runners into scoring position, but McIntyre escaped the inning once again without allowing a run.

McIntyre struck out six over five scoreless innings.

Beloit (25-37) scored the unearned run in the top of the sixth inning.  Cobie Vance reached on an error, took second on a sacrifice bunt, and went to third on a single by Ryan Gridley. Vance scored on a two-out passed ball to give the Snappers a 1-0 lead..

Wisconsin starting pitcher Scott Sunitsch went back out for the top of the seventh inning and got the first out before giving up a single to JJ Schwarz.  The left-hander as removed from the game after that hit, which came on the 90thpitch of the game for Sunitsch.

Reliever Peter Strzelecki took over from the Wisconsin bullpen and walked the first batter he faced.  Then, Devin Foyle ripped a double to right to score Schwarz.  Later in the inning, Joseph Pena blooped a two-out single to left to drive in two more runs and the Snappers were up 4-0.

Sunitsch allowed two runs – one earned – on three hits with a walk and six strikeouts over his 6-1/3 innings pitched, but was on the hook for the loss.

Turang and Jesús Lujano reached on a walk and a single to start the bottom of the eighth against reliever Michael Danielak, but both were left stranded.

The Rattlers got the tying run to the plate in the bottom of the ninth inning.  Danielak got the first out of the inning, but gave up three straight singles to Je’Von Ward, Kekai Rios, and Castillo.  

Castillo’s single scored Ward and moved Rios around to third base and brought the tying run to the plate.

Beloit called on Eric Mariñez, their All-Star closer, to get the final two outs and he retired Turang and Lujano to finish the game for his ninth save of the season.

The Rattlers stranded ten runners and were 1-for-13 with runners in scoring position in the game.  The loss was the third straight for Wisconsin.

 

The Timber Rattlers begin a six-game road trip on Monday with a game against the Cedar Rapids Kernels at Perfect Game Field.  Logan Gillaspie (1-2, 4.02) is the scheduled starting pitcher for the Timber Rattlers.  Cedar Rapids has named Austin Schulfer (4-3, 4.02) as their starter.  Game time is 6:35pm.

Culver's Door County Student-Athlete of the Week: Southern Door's Lexi Wery

According to Southern Door softball coach Courtney Renard, Lexi Wery’s work to start the state semifinal game last Friday at Goodman Diamond in Madison began in the offseason. Wery worked hard to get stronger and work on her location prior to this year’s campaign. In the playoffs, she shut out two teams before giving up three runs (one earned) in Friday’s 3-0 loss to Campbellsport in the state semifinal game. Playing softball since she was eight years old, the state semifinal was the culmination of a lifetime of memories with many of her teammates. Speaking before the state tournament, Wery reflected on her favorite thing about softball.

Wery will have more opportunities to make memories in Madison this fall when she attends the University of Wisconsin to study molecular biology where she hopes to begin a career in cancer research.

Packers mini-camp begins Tuesday

Three more practices in June separates the Green Bay Packers from their  July Training Camp. 

 

The Packers will host their mandatory training camp June 11th-13th. The team has had the opportunity to get a lot of extra work in this offseason thanks to NFL rules allowing them the extra practices thanks to the new coaching staff. 

 

After camp breaks on Thursday, the Packers will not get back to work until training camp opens in Green Bay on July 25th.

Door County Baseball League Round-up: Bays stay perfect

The Door County Baseball League is still trying to figure out ways to slow down the Sister Bay Bays.

 

A 10-run third inning catapulted the Bays to their fifth win of the season, this time against West Jacksonport. 

 

Kolberg scored two runs in the first inning and never trailed in its 7-0 win over Maplewood.

 

Joe Burlo's three-run home run in the top of the ninth turned one run deficit into a 9-7 win for Institute over Washington Island.

 

Egg Harbor began the DCL slate on Friday with a 9-0 win over Baileys Harbor.

Homers powers Crew sweep of Bucs

Mike Moustakas joined Christian Yelich in the 20-plus homer club as the Milwaukee Brewers swept the Pittsburgh Pirates with a 5-2 victory Sunday afternoon.

 

The Pirates struck first with a two-run homer in the second inning by Jung-Ho Kang, a lead that would disappear in the sixth inning when Yelich clubbed his 24th bombed of the year followed by an RBI single by Ben Gamel in the seventh. Moustakas broke the tie in the eighth inning with his 20th homer of the season with Yasmani Grandal along for the ride. Orlando Arcia tacked on an insurance score with a sacrifice fly.

 

Jeremy Jeffress got the win while Josh Hader nailed down his 16th save of the season. The Brewers will take a breather on Monday before facing the Houston Astros on the road beginning on Tuesday night at 7:10. 

Beloit Rallies Past Rattlers

The Beloit  Snappers scored twice in the top of the eighth inning to rally past the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers for a 2-1 win at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

 

Adam Hill was on his game for the Timber Rattlers (29-33) .  The starting pitcher tossed six shutout innings, allowed three, hits, walked two, and struck out four.  But, he was not involved in the decision.

The Rattlers took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the sixth inning.  Connor McVey singled with one out and stole second.  Brice Turang followed with a single to center to drive in McVey.

Beloit (24-37) rallied in the top of the eighth against the Wisconsin bullpen.  Victor Castaneda, who had pitched a scoreless seventh, gave up singles to John Jones and Cobie Vance and a sacrifice bunt moved both runners into scoring position.

Anthony Bender was called into the game from the Wisconsin bullpen to try to protect the lead.  But, his first pitch went to the backstop for a wild pitch to score Jones.  The next pitch was hit off the plate by Ryan Gridley.  The ball bounced high into the air and the only play to be made when it came down was a 3-1 putout at first.  That let Vance score the go-ahead run.

Wisconsin put two runners on base with one out in the top of the eighth inning as McVey singled and Turang walked against Beloit reliever Brandon Withers.  The Snappers called for Charlie Cerny to escape the inning and he retired the next two batters to maintain the lead.

In the ninth, Gabriel García singled with one out and stole second before Yeison Coca walked.  Korry Howell hit a slow roller up the third base line and was called out on a close play at first.  Cerny got the final out to strand the tying and winning runs in scoring position.

The Timber Rattlers stole five bases in the game, but they fell to 7-13 in games decided by one run in 2019.

Beloit’s win moved their road record to 15-17 this season.
 

The final game of the series is scheduled for Monday afternoon at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium.  Scott Sunitsch (4-5, 3.92) is the scheduled starting pitcher for Wisconsin.  The Snappers have named Aiden McIntyre (1-4, 2.70) as their starter.  Game time is 12:05pm.

Voyageurs Draw Kaw Valley; Earn Four Points on Weekend

Kaw Valley FC (4-1-1) tallied a goal in the final moments of the match to force a 1-1 draw with Green Bay Voyageurs FC (2-1-1). With the draw, the Voyageurs earned four of a possible six points on the weekend to propel them up the Heartland Division Standings.

 

In the 81st minute, midfielder Alex Welch scored off an assist by Demitrius Kigeya to give the Voyageurs a 1-0 lead late in the contest. With the goal, Welch finds himself as the team leader in goals (3), riding a three-game point streak.

 

In the 90th minute, Manel Busquets found the back of the net to draw even with the Voyageurs. Despite building pressure in the closing seconds, Green Bay was unable to go back on top.

 

In goal, Jamison Yoder made four saves for GBVFC in his third consecutive league appearance.

 

The Voyageurs will take a break from USL League Two play next week, facing Minneapolis City SC U23 (June 12) and the WPASL All-Stars (June 15). Both matches are scheduled for 7:00 p.m. kickoffs at Capital Credit Union Park

Davies Records History

No Brewers pitcher has won seven straight games to open a season until Zach Davies picked up a 5-3 win Saturday afternoon against Pittsburgh at Miller Park.  Going five innings and allowing three runs, Davies also recorded three strikeouts.  A good mix of base hits, doubles, and key solo home runs from Mike Moustakas and Manny Piña put the Brewers in the lead for good.  Reliever Josh Hader struck out the side in the 9th inning to close out the game.

 

The Brewers look to end the series with a sweep at 1 p.m. with Brewers pitcher Chase Anderson facing Steven Brault for the Pirates.

Packers Plan Bart Starr Memorials

The Packers announced they will be adding a No. 15 helmet decal to honor the life of legend Bart Starr, who passed away last month.  Besides the decal, the Packers plan to donate $250,000 to the Bart and Cherry Starr Foundation, while hosting a weekend-long ceremony during the Packers’ home-opener in Week 2.

 

Starr’s playing career earned him the first two Super Bowl MVP awards alongside multiple All-Pro awards and NFL Championships with Coach Vince Lombardi’s dominant Packer teams of the 1960s.

Four local athletes given Packerland Outstanding Achievement Awards

Three athletes from Kewaunee and one from Southern Door were awarded Packerland Conference Outstanding Achievement Awards. The three qualifications to win one is to be a three-sport athlete for their junior and senior season, earn at least seven athletic letters and maintain at least a 3.9 GPA.

 

From Kewaunee Dylan Steinhorst, Sara Dax and Kassidy Smidel were all awarded Outstanding Achievement Awards. Southern Door's Tehya Bertrand also won the award.

Local winners at Luxemburg Speedway

Door and Kewaunee County racers picked up victories at Luxemburg Speedway on Friday night. Shawn Havel and Vince Engebregtsen from Algoma each won a race as well as Craig Dorner from Brussels. Here are the full results from all races.


Modifieds


A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 20T-Brad Theys, 13:58.732[4]; 2. 90K-Shawn Kilgore, 13:59.432[11]; 3. 0-Lucas Lamberies, 14:02.099[9]; 4. 90J-Jeremy Jacobs, 14:02.762[5]; 5. 757W-Tony Wedelstadt, 14:04.421[6]; 6. 8M-Jay Matthias, 14:05.606[16]; 7. 88L-Josh Long, 14:05.794[8]; 8. 21K-James Tebon, 14:06.638[2]; 9. 09H-Kelsy Hayes, 14:06.872[21]; 10. 68J-Mark Joski, 14:07.974[3]; 11. Z84-Dave Zeitler, 14:08.321[14]; 12. 3K-Todd "Felix" Dart, 14:08.740[20]; 13. 24G-Greg Gretz, [10]; 14. 47-Jason Hyerdall, 14:12.773[18]; 15. 4K-Kyle Kudick, 14:13.961[1]; 16. 95B-Jeff Bodendorfer, 14:03.561[19]; 17. (DNF) 5L-Josh Lambert, 15:01.879[13]; 18. (DNF) 19J-Justin Green, 11:14.884[15]; 19. (DNF) X-Mike Wedelstadt, 02:15.849[7]; 20. (DNF) 19B-Jimmy Berkevich, 02:16.953[12]; (DNS) 28C-Joel Crowbridge, ; (DNS) 25R-Russ Reinwald,
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 4K-Kyle Kudick, 05:08.685[1]; 2. 0-Lucas Lamberies, 05:09.165[6]; 3. 90K-Shawn Kilgore, 05:10.564[7]; 4. 19B-Jimmy Berkevich, 05:11.944[8]; 5. 5L-Josh Lambert, 05:13.024[3]; 6. 8M-Jay Matthias, 05:13.923[5]; 7. 95B-Jeff Bodendorfer, 02:19.118[4]; (DNS) 25R-Russ Reinwald, 02:19.118


Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 88L-Josh Long, 04:51.321[5]; 2. 21K-James Tebon, 04:52.620[1]; 3. 20T-Brad Theys, 04:53.387[3]; 4. 757W-Tony Wedelstadt, 04:54.104[4]; 5. Z84-Dave Zeitler, 04:55.132[7]; 6. 28C-Joel Crowbridge, 04:55.173[2]; 7. 3K-Todd "Felix" Dart, 01:40.625[6]


Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. X-Mike Wedelstadt, 02:37.276[4]; 2. 68J-Mark Joski, 02:39.101[2]; 3. 24G-Greg Gretz, 02:43.203[6]; 4. 90J-Jeremy Jacobs, 02:39.950[3]; 5. 19J-Justin Green, 02:40.866[1]; 6. 47-Jason Hyerdall, 02:43.203[7]; 7. (DNF) 09H-Kelsy Hayes, 02:43.203[5]


Stock Cars


A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 9K-Shawn Havel, 15:02.291[13]; 2. 99KK-Derek Moede, 15:02.341[7]; 3. 21B-Dave Bouche, 15:02.788[5]; 4. 72W-Robert Waechter, 15:03.628[1]; 5. 10S-Rod Snellenberger, 15:04.743[9]; 6. 007C-Mike Carter, 15:05.336[14]; 7. 40B-Tom Brumlic, 15:06.970[8]; 8. 2R-Dave Reinhardt, 15:07.818[11]; 9. 92D-Rodney Dart, 15:09.245[12]; 10. 84M-Eric Malfroid, 15:10.140[2]; 11. 91H-Paul Holschuh, 15:12.793[4]; 12. 0F-Patrick Farley Jr, 15:17.912[15]; 13. (DNF) 88-Mike Coel, 14:35.445[10]; 14. (DNF) 57H-John Heinz, 13:16.442[3]; 15. (DNF) 007-Luke Lemmens, 07:33.380[6]


Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 72W-Robert Waechter, 02:40.074[1]; 2. 10S-Rod Snellenberger, 02:41.272[7]; 3. 84M-Eric Malfroid, 02:41.697[2]; 4. 007-Luke Lemmens, 02:42.201[5]; 5. 99KK-Derek Moede, 02:42.566[6]; 6. 2R-Dave Reinhardt, 02:43.216[3]; 7. 9K-Shawn Havel, 02:43.575[8]; 8. 0F-Patrick Farley Jr, 02:43.575[4]


Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 57H-John Heinz, 03:33.352[2]; 2. 91H-Paul Holschuh, 03:37.566[3]; 3. 88-Mike Coel, 03:37.815[7]; 4. 21B-Dave Bouche, 03:38.690[4]; 5. 40B-Tom Brumlic, 03:39.089[6]; 6. 92D-Rodney Dart, 03:39.681[1]; 7. 007C-Mike Carter, 03:43.689[5]


Sport Modifieds


A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 6E-Vince Engebregtsen, 20:57.505[6]; 2. 88Z-Gabriel Zellner, 21:03.212[3]; 3. 15D-Craig Dorner, 21:03.777[5]; 4. 41D-Troy DeGrave, 21:04.731[1]; 5. 3N-Tailar Ness, 21:06.323[2]; 6. 40D-Jimmy Deal, 21:06.787[8]; 7. 99-Pepe Vlies, 21:08.364[4]; 8. OK-Brandon Kaye, 21:09.887[13]; 9. 12T-Randy Theys, 21:11.882[9]; 10. (DNF) 17H-Scott Howe, 12:10.624[12]; 11. (DNF) 14R-Cody Rass, 04:42.960[11]; 12. (DNF) 8S-Tom Stark, 04:43.604[10]; 13. (DNF) 2C-Dale Cayemburg, 01:07.893[7]


Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 15D-Craig Dorner, 04:23.949[4]; 2. 3N-Tailar Ness, 04:25.110[2]; 3. 40D-Jimmy Deal, 04:27.201[6]; 4. 8S-Tom Stark, 04:27.918[7]; 5. 2C-Dale Cayemburg, 04:30.691[5]; 6. 14R-Cody Rass, 04:31.325[3]; 7. (DNF) OK-Brandon Kaye, 03:44.144[1]


Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 88Z-Gabriel Zellner, 04:03.595[2]; 2. 41D-Troy DeGrave, 04:05.165[1]; 3. 6E-Vince Engebregtsen, 04:07.142[4]; 4. 99-Pepe Vlies, 04:07.592[3]; 5. 12T-Randy Theys, 04:13.557[6]; 6. 17H-Scott Howe, 04:14.291[5]


Sport Compacts


A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 5S-Calvin Stueck, [5]; 2. 17W-Brian Watzka, [7]; 3. 21LM-Missy Clark, [2]; 4. 27.5-Molly Stephany, [3]; 5. 26JK-Joey Krentz, [6]; 6. 133-Dallas Topel, [1]; 7. 28D-Jason Dondlinger, [4]


Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 5S-Calvin Stueck, 03:21.973[6]; 2. 21LM-Missy Clark, 03:13.724[2]; 3. 133-Dallas Topel, 03:17.700[1]; 4. 27.5-Molly Stephany, 03:18.685[3]; 5. 28D-Jason Dondlinger, 03:20.910[4]; 6. 26JK-Joey Krentz, 03:21.973[7]; (DNS) 17W-Brian Watzka, 03:21.973

 

Voyageurs pick up road victory

The Green Bay Voyageurs handed Kaw Valley FC their first loss of the season on the road. The final score was 2-1 behind goals from Alex Welch and Nick Markanich. Green Bay built up a 2-0 lead in the first half. The Cranes tried to make a comeback in the second half scoring a goal in the 66th minute and then getting a penalty kick opportunity in the 77th minute. Voyageur goaltender Jamison Yoder made a stop diving to his left to save the game.

 

The Voyageurs will play another game at Kaw Valley FC Saturday night at 7:30 PM.

Woodruff strikes out 10 in Brewers win

The Brewers won their second game in a row behind 10 strikeouts from starting pitcher Brandon Woodruff and two home runs. Milwaukee defeated the Pirates at Miller Park 10-4 on Friday night. Woodruff went six innings only allowing three runs and striking out 10 Pirates. Eric Thames got the scoring going with a two-run homer in the second inning. Ryan Braun also went yard with a three-run bomb in the sixth.


The Brewers and Pirates will play game two of their series Saturday afternoon at Miller Park with the first pitch at 3:10 PM. Zach Davies will start on the mound against Jordan Lyles.

 

Southern Door Softball falls short in state semi-final

The Southern Door Eagles Softball Team saw their season end Friday at Goodman Diamond on the campus of the University of Wisconsin Madison, on 102.1 Fm WRKU. Playing in the WIAA Division 3 state semi-final, the Eagles could not break through against Campbellsport pitcher Alyssa Muench in a 3-0 shutout.

 

Muench struck out 12 Eagles batter to earn the win. Her control was spot on all game. Muench did not walk a single batter and only allowed three hits to lead the Cougars.

 

Lexi Wery allowed just one earned run and struck out three. Wery pitched her best ball of the day in innings two through six. 

 

The Eagles and second-year varsity coach Courtney Renard ended the season (21-4) and had an incredible postseason run.

Voyageurs set for two in Kansas

The Voyageurs return to league play with a trip to Kansas to face off with Kaw Valley FC.


Following the mid-week draw against parent club Forward Madison FC, the Voyageurs will make the 670mi trip south to Kansas for a pair of matches against Heartland conference foe Kaw Valley FC. Kaw Valley currently sits atop the Heartland Division standings with a 4-0-1 record and 13 points. 

Southern Door State Semi-Final Softball on 102.1 FM WRKU this morning

The Southern Door Eagles will play Campbellsport at 10:00 AM from Goodman Diamond on the campus of the University of Wisconsin Madison. WRKU, 102.1 FM will begin our broadcast at 9:30 AM with the Door County Medical Center Pre-Game Show featuring Eagles Coach Courtney Renard. First pitch will follow at 10:00 AM with Brett Kinnard on the call.

Brewers catch fish in finale

The Milwaukee Brewers were able to salvage the final game of the series against the Miami Marlins with a 5-1 victory.

 

The Brewers got off to a 3-0 start thanks to a solo home run by Christian Yelich and a two-run shot by Mike Moustakas in the first inning. Moustakas would add another homer in the third inning to make it 4-0 before the Marlins finally got on the board in the sixth on an RBI single. An RBI single by Ryan Braun stretched it back to a 5-1 lead. 

 

The Brewers will host the Pirates tonight beginning at 7:10.

Wisconsin Goes Twelve Innings to Beat Kane County 5-4

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers first baseman David Fry knocked in the first run of the game, the last run of the game, and made the play to end the game on Thursday night at Northwestern Medicine Field.  A lot happened in between but the end result was a 5-4 win in twelve innings for the Rattlers over the playoff-contending Kane County Cougars.

 

Wisconsin (28-30) scored in the first inning for the third game in a row.  Jesús Lujano and Chad McClanahan drew back-to-back walks with one out.  Fry followed with a single to left to drive in Lujano and the Rattlers were up 1-0.

Korry Howell started the top of the second inning with a single.  He went to second on a wild pitch.  Kane County starting pitcher Levi Kelly threw another wild pitch and the ball took a weird kick off the backstop and that allowed Howell to score all the way from second for a 2-0 lead.

The Cougars (31-28) got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the third.  Wisconsin starter Logan Gillaspie hit Joe Gillette to start the inning and give the Cougars their first base runner.  Eduardo Diaz got Gillette home with a two-run double to the corner in left.

Kekai Rios put the Rattlers back up by two runs with an RBI single in the top of the fourth inning.

Gillaspie retired the first two batters he faced in the bottom of the fourth, but ran into trouble when Zac Almond singled and Geraldo Perdomo walked to bring Gillette back to the plate.

Gillette lined a 3-2 pitch to left for a single to score Almond from second.  Perdomo was heading for third base and left-fielder Chad McClanahan came up throwing to try and get the out at third.  But, no one was covering the base and the ball rattled around in foul territory.  That allowed Perdomo to score the tying run and Gillette to take third base.

Daniel Wasinger put the Cougars up with a single to score Gillette and that knocked Gillaspie out of the game.  The Wisconsin bullpen kept the Cougars in check as they pitched 8-1/3 scoreless innings.

Wisconsin rallied to tie the game in the ninth.  Rios drew a lead-off walk to start the inning and was replaced by pinch-runner Antonio Piñero.  A wild pitch moved Piñero to second and a ground out by Je’Von Ward got Piñero to third base with one out.  Kane County went to the bullpen to bring Kai-Wen Lin into the game.

Lin got the second out, but Jesús Lujano lined a single to center and Piñero scored the tying run.

The game went to extra innings and the Rattlers had a great chance to take the lead against Lin.  Fry started the tenth at second base and a wild pitch, the fifth of the night by Kane County pitchers, allowed Fry to go to third.  Struck out the next two batters, but walked Howell.  A popout to right ended the inning.

Chad Whitmer entered the game in the bottom of the tenth inning got a couple of popouts and a strikeout to keep the game even.

Neither team could do anything with good opportunities in the eleventh.  The Rattlers had two on with no out, but an attempted sacrifice bunt turned into a force play at third and the next batter grounded into a double play.  The Cougars had a bunt single by Perdomo that would have put runners at the corners with no outs, but he tried to stretch the play into a double and was out at second.  Whitmer escaped the inning with the game still tied.

Fry put Wisconsin in front in the top of the twelfth.  Lujano started the inning at second and moved to third on a ground out by Chad McClanahan.  Fry was next and his deep fly to the track in left got Lujano home with the go-ahead run.

Whitmer’s work wasn’t done.  The Cougars placed pinch-runner Keshawn Lynch at second to start the twelfth.  He retired the first two batters on a strikeout and a shallow fly to center.  Eddie Hernandez was the last chance for Kane County and the face-off between he and Whitmer went eleven pitches.

The game ended when Hernandez hit a sharp grounder to Gabriel García at third.  The throw to first was low, but Fry made the scoop at first to record the final out.

Whitmer pitched all three extra innings and did not allow a run despite each inning starting with a runner at second base and no outs.  Whitmer struck out three in the game.  Five Wisconsin pitchers combined for 17 strikeouts in the game.

Wisconsin won two out of three games in the series from the Cougars with Thursday’s victory.
 

The Timber Rattlers return home to start a series with the Beloit Snappers on Friday night with a special start time.  Wisconsin and Beloit will resume a game that was halted by rain in the fourth inning at Pohlman Field on April 17 with the Snappers leading 3-2.  The restart time of this game will be 5:05pm.

The regularly-scheduled game is set for seven innings and will start no earlier than 7:05pm.  Wilfred Salaman (3-3, 6.59) is expected to make the start for Wisconsin.  Reid Birlingmair (2-1, 3.06) is set to start for the Snappers.

Voyageurs tie Forward Madison FC

The Green Bay Voyageurs were able to tie Forward Madison FC on Wednesday night. The final score was 1-1. Nick Markanich scored the only goal for the Voyageurs in the 16th minute.

Clippers Fall One Game Short Of State Tournament Appearance

The Random Lake Sectional provided both peaks and valleys for the Sturgeon Bay baseball team on June 4th. A thrilling 1-0 semi-final victory over Winnebago Lutheran vaulted the Clippers into the Sectional Championship game. The only run of the game came in the bottom of the 5th inning. Jake Schneider's lead-off single was followed by an Isaac Berkley bunt single. With 2-strikes, Reece Nellis lined an RBI single to right field, and Sturgeon Bay had the only run they would need for victory. In his 3rd consecutive tournament shut out, Jake Schneider
tossed a 3-hitter. In another masterful performance, Jake struck out 7 while not issuing a single walk.

 

The Sectional Championship game saw a strong Ozaukee team score 3 runs on 3 hits in the top of the 1st inning and never look back. The Warriors scored in every inning, resulting in a 13-2 victory, stopped by the 10-run rule after 5 innings. Ozaukee's hitting attack included 11 hits, and was further aided by 5 Clipper errors. Sturgeon Bay scored single runs in the 4th and 5th innings, while only getting 3 hits in the game. Trent Ehlers took the loss, with relief from Isaac
Berkley and Mitchell Jackson.


Not to be lost in the disappointment of a season-ending defeat was a tremendous year which saw the Clippers finish with a (21-8) season record. The thrilling (12-2) run to end the year saw Sturgeon Bay win a 3rd straight Packerland Conference Championship, a Regional Championship, and a Sectional Semi-Final victory. Those sharing in the life-long memories created by this team includes the players, coaches, families, and all fans and followers of 
Sturgeon Bay baseball. Your support was much appreciated on this journey, and we thank all who have been a part of this special experience.

 

John Berns

Brewers struggle again against league-worst Marlins

The Brewers have now been outscored 24-3 in the first two games of their series against the Marlins. Milwaukee took another home loss to the National League-worst Marlins 8-3 on Wednesday night. A grand slam in the fourth inning by Miami third baseman Brian Anderson off of Brewers' starter Jimmy Nelson was the big blow on the night. Orlando Arcia tied the game at one in the second with an RBI double but Milwaukee didn't add any more runs until the game was out of hand. Yasmani Grandal hit a two-run homer in the ninth to cut the lead to 8-3. 

 

The Brewers will try to salvage the final game of the series Thursday afternoon.

Little League boys baseball results

In Major League Sturgeon Bay boys Little League Baseball The Co-Op beat Red Room 12-5. Ben Marsh and Finley Lavine each doubled in the loss. Red Room could only muster three hits total in a great pitching performance from The Co-Op. Caden Pierre, Harry Schartner, Chase Haberli and Michael Wautlet combined for the win on the mound. They struck out eight collectively. Sladon Asher had two hits including two doubles and two RBI, Eli Bell tripled and had three RBI, Chase Haberli singled, tripled and had an RBI, Caden Pierre doubled with two RBI, Aaron Brey doubled with two RBI and Logan Schuh singled with an RBI in the win. 

 

Lawn & Landscape Specialists topped The Lions 10-4. Mason Paye doubled and tripled, Drew Daoust doubled twice, Isaac Totaro singled and tripled, Zach Krueger hit a home run and Grant Weber doubled in the win. Krueger, Paye, Weber and Daoust all pitched in the win.

Packers wrap up OTAs

Only two more days and a week of mandatory mini-camp separate the Green Bay Packers from training camp. Yesterday marked the last public viewing for the team prior to training camp. Practices start at 12:05 as new head coach Matt LaFleur continues to implement his offense and get acquainted with his new team.

Williams struggles in Brewers' blowout loss to Marlins

Chase Anderson gave up four runs in four innings as a part of a 16-0 drubbing of the Milwaukee Brewers at the hands of the Miami Marlins Tuesday night. Anderson tagged for seven hits in the loss. Taylor Williams was not much better, giving up eight runs on six hits while only recording one out. Corbin Burnes was able to eventually put it out the fire, but not before giving up three runs (one earned) of his own.

 

Christian Yelich and Travis Shaw provided most of the offense, combining to collect four of the team's six hits.

 

The Brewers are now back tied with the Chicago Cubs in the NL Central standings with another game scheduled against the Marlins Wednesday.

 

 

Clippers, Vikings shut out of state tournament

The Door Peninsula will have to wait till next year to see a local team in the state baseball tournament after the Sturgeon Bay Clippers and the Gibraltar Vikings dropped their sectional final games Tuesday.

 

In Random Lake, the Clippers rode a great pitching performance by Jake Schneider to sneak past Winnebago Lutheran 1-0 in the semi-final. The offense was not able to match Ozaukee's offensive outburst in the sectional final, losing 13-2 in five innings.

 

Full Recaps from DoorKewauneeHighSchoolSports.com

Clippers shutout Winnebago Lutheran Academy 1-0

Clippers baseball drops sectional final to Ozaukee

 

 

As heard on 105.1 The Viking, Gibraltar advanced to the sectional final after Luke Steebs went the distance on the mound and drove in a pair with a double during its 9-2 win over Niagara in Crivitz. The Vikings could not stop another Athens comeback as the Blue Jays scored twice in the top of the seventh inning to capture the sectional title.

 

Full Recaps from DoorKewauneeHighSchoolSports.com

Big second inning sends Vikings to sectional final

Bizarre events sink Vikings against Blue Jays

Voyageurs Prepare for Busy Week Ahead

The Voyageurs will open their stretch of three matches in four days by hosting Forward Madison FC of USL League One. The Voyageurs return to league play with a trip to Kansas to face off with Kaw Valley FC. 

 

Last weekend, GBVFC opened Capital Credit Union Park with a victory over WSA Winnipeg. The offense was led by a trio Northern Illinois Huskies in Nick Markanich, Anthony Markanich and Alex Welch. Defensively, goaltender Jamison Yoder made four saves in the victory, earning the Voyageurs first clean sheet in club history.

 

The following day, Ben Prange and Jaden Stevenson sustained the Voyageurs offensive momentum to defeat Minneapolis City SC U23’s 2-1. In goal, Owen Johnson made six saves for the Voyageurs.

 

Forward Madison FC makes the trip to Green Bay with a 2-2-5 record. The Flamingos are looking to climb back toward playoff contention when the team returns to league play on Friday in Orlando. Forward Madison FC, which shares ownership with the Voyageurs, is playing in its first-ever season and garnered national attention when it unveiled its name and crest. Forward Madison is led offensively by Don Smart with two goals.

 

Following the mid-week matchup, the Voyageurs will make the 670mi trip south to Kansas for a pair of matches against Heartland conference foe Kaw Valley FC. Kaw Valley currently sits atop the Heartland Division standings with a 4-0-1 record and 13 points. 

Eagles stick to routine before state softball tournament

Pitcher Lexi Wery graduated well over a week ago and the last day of classes for Southern Door was last Friday. That being said, do not expect a change in the routine that helped lead the Eagles to its first state appearance in close to a decade. Coach Courtney Renard will still host practices at its usual time until they head down to Madison later this week. Renard, who participated in the state tournament as a pitcher herself, says it is important to keep things as normal as possible.

The Eagles will battle Campbellsport at 10 a.m. on Friday at Goodman Field on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Strong pitching, pesky bats key Sturgeon Bay run

Sturgeon Bay coach John Berns compares his regional champion Clippers a lot to his 2002 Sevastopol Pioneers team, but only a little bit better. Both teams won 20 games, featured great pitching and a knack for getting on base. Berns says this team is better because they have a strong third arm in their rotation behind Trent Ehlers and Jake Schneider with Issac Berkley. He also credits his assistant coach Kent Berkley with helping raise the team’s baseball IQ at the plate. Berkley says situational hitting has been key.

The Clippers run at a Division 3 title begins at 12:30 p.m. in Random Lake against Winnebago Lutheran. That game can be heard on 910 AM. You can find even more coverage on this game at DoorKewauneeHighSchoolSports.com.

Gibraltar looks to clinch state berth on 105.1 The Viking

A successful year for Gibraltar athletics hopes to continue this afternoon when the Vikings baseball team takes on Niagara in the WIAA Sectional Semifinal. Many of the players on the team have already been a part of postseason runs this season including a quarterfinal appearance in the 8-man football tournament and a trip to the sectional semifinals in basketball. The Vikings have won their last two games by a margin of 21-3 after accepting a forfeit from Gresham in the playoff’s first round. It is very similar to last year’s regional championship team that also found its bats late in the season. Coach Jay Kita says the offense is coming around at the right time.

Tim Kowols will have the call beginning at 1:00 p.m. with the first pitch at 1:30 p.m. from Crivitz High School on 105.1 The Viking and streaming at DoorCountyDailyNews.com. The winner of the contest between the Vikings and the Badgers will face either Athens or Greenwood for a chance to play in the state tournament at Fox Cities Stadium in Grand Chute. You’ll be able to find coverage throughout the day on DoorKewauneeHighSchoolSports.com and its Facebook page.

Brewers draft pair of pitchers

It was an off day for the big league club but the Milwaukee Brewers front office was hard at work during the opening day of the Major League Baseball Draft Monday. The Brewers drafted a pair of left-handed pitchers, selecting Mississippi State's Ethan Small with the 28th pick and Wabash Valley College's Antoine Kelly. Both pitchers address a need for left handed arms, but that's where the similarities end as Small relies on location for his punchouts while Kelly uses triple-digit speed to blow them away. Rounds 3-10 of the MLB Draft take place on Tuesday. 

Nelson looks to retire as a Packer

He won't be suiting up again, but Jordy Nelson will still end his career as a Packer. Nelson left the Packers two seasons ago after the team let him walk following the 2017-2018 season. He later signed a contract with the Oakland Raiders and played a few games before ultimately retiring during the season. Nelson told a Kansas radio station that he plans on signing a one-day contract in the near future so he can retire officially as a member of the Green Bay Packers.

Door County Baseball League Round-up: Teams chasing Sister Bay

Egg Harbor won big but find themselves chasing Sister Bay for Door County Baseball League supremacy.

 

Eric Jardine slugged a three-run homer to lead Egg Harbor to a 14-6 victory over Institute. 

 

Bubba Laughlin drove in two runs in Sister Bay's 6-4 victory over Maplewood.

 

Christian Foss was able to hold down Baileys Harbor in a 6-1 victory for Washington Island.

 

Griffin Cole, Drew Tanck, and Sawyer Johnson all had multiple hits in West Jacksonport's 11-4 win over Kolberg. 

105.1 The Viking to carry Gibraltar baseball sectional games

You will be able to turn on the radio Tuesday afternoon if you can't make it to Crivitz for Tuesday's Gibraltar Vikings baseball games.

 

105.1 The Viking will carry the WIAA Sectional contests beginning at 1 p.m. with the pregame show followed by the first pitch against Niagara with Tim Kowols at 1:30 p.m. The sectional final will also be featured immediately following the semi-final if the Vikings win. It is the second straight year the Vikings have made it to the sectional round, losing to Laconia in last year's semi-final game.

 

DoorKewauneeHighSchoolSports.com will be featuring three teams from the diamond this week with Southern Door's Courtney Renard and Lexi Wery previewing their appearance at state this weekend as well as Sturgeon Bay coaches John Berns and Kent Berkley stopping by to talk about their own sectional matchups on Tuesday.

Voyageurs collect road friendly win

Former Sturgeon Bay standout and Jaden Stevenson scored his first goal of the season in the Green Bay Voyageurs 2-1 friendly victory over the U23 squad for Minneapolis City SC.

 

Stevenson's tally capped a frantic 10 minutes for the Voyageurs, which got things going in the third minute when Ben Prange scored. 

 

The Voyageurs went 2-0 over the weekend, which began with its first ever home game postponed until Saturday morning due to weather. It was well worth the wait with the Voyageurs collecting the 3-0 win over WSA Winnipeg.

Davies continues strong season in Brewers win

Behind a strong outing by Zach Davies, the Milwaukee Brewers got a series win on getaway day, defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2.

 

Davies' eight innings was what the doctor ordered for a Brewers team with a tiring bullpen. He struck out three with a pair of RBI sacrifices the only blemishes on the day.

 

The Brewers jumped out to a 3-0 lead when Manny Pina recorded an RBI groundout in the second inning and Eric Thames slugged his seventh home run of the season in the third inning. With the lead sitting at just 3-2, Thames came through again in the fifth inning with an RBI double.

 

The Brewers return home with a three game set against the Marlins beginning Tuesday and a return trip by the Pirates for the weekend. 

Sevastopol's Tyler Kiehnau named to All-Conference First Team

One area golfer was named to the All-Packerland Conference First Team this spring. Tyler Kiehnau from Sevastopol made the team. Peshtigo sent four golfers to the team and Oconto had one. Peshtigo's Trent Carriveau was named Conference Player of the Year.

Reetika Jandu wins Co-Conference Player of the Year

Reetika Jandu has been named the Packerland Conference Co-Player of the Year in soccer. She will share the award with Afton Wenger from Green Bay NEW Lutheran/Providence. Jandu also made First Team All-Conference at forward.

 

Her teammates midfielder Kayla Copiskey and defender Rebekah Andreae also made First Team.

 

Sturgeon Bay also had three players on the All-Packerland First Team with forward Madison Starr, midfielder Claire Tellstrom and defender Georgia Feldman.

 

Kewaunee's Brooke Walecka also made the First Team as a midfielder.

 

Green Bay NEW Lutheran/Providence had the most players on the First Team with five.

 

Many area players made Honorable Mention including Kewaunee's McKenzie Baumann and Maddy Spranger. Sturgeon Bay had Anna Fischer, Miranda Olson, Gracen Spritka and Ella Pinkert. Gibraltar/Sevastopol's Chilina Cuellar and Stephanie Bemmann were also Honorable Mentions.

Voyageurs Defeat WSA Winnipeg 3-0 for First Victory

Green Bay Voyageurs FC (GBVFC) earned their first win in club history, defeating WSA Winnipeg 3-0 on Saturday morning at Capital Credit Union Park. 

 

In the first half, the Voyageurs maintained offensive pressure early, ultimately building towards Nick Marnkanich netting the Voyageur’s first goal in club history in the 40th minute. Markanich was set up by a cross by Demitrius Kigeya.

 

In the 44th minute, Alex Welch scored to give the Voyageurs a two goal advantage heading into  halftime. 

 

Anthony Markanich capped the Voyageurs scoring in the 49th minute, scoring off a cross by Louis Yuill.

 

Goaltender Jamison Yoder made three saves to earn the Voyageurs first clean-sheet.

 

The Voyageurs will play their first exhibition match of the season tomorrow (June 2) taking on Minneapolis City SC at 1:00 p.m. 

 

Goals:

Green Bay Voyageurs

41’ Nick Markanich

44’ Alex Welch

49’ Anthony Markanich

Brewers win wild extra inning game in Pittsburgh

The Brewers blew leads of 5-0 and 8-7 but were able to also come back a couple of times against the Pirates on Saturday and came away with a wild 12-10 victory in 13 innings. Milwaukee hit five home runs on the day including two from Orlando Arcia. Keston Hiura hit a game-tying two-run homer in the ninth to send the game to extra innings. Arcia then won in for the Brewers in the 13th with a two-run homer of his own. Mike Moustakas and Christian Yelich also went yard.

 

Brandon Woodruff could not hold a 5-0 after the top of the third inning. He allowed 4 in the third and two more in the fifth when the bullpen couldn't hold the lead. Yelich's three-run homer in the sixth gave the Brewers the lead right back at 8-7. Starling Marte's three-run shot in the eighth off of Josh Hader gave the lead back to the Pirates at 10-8. Hiura and Arcia's home run heroics gave the Brewers a victory and they are now back in first place by a half-game over the Cubs.

 

Milwaukee will try to take three out of four from the Pirates on Sunday at 12:35 PM in Pittsburgh.

Sevastopol girls 3200M Relay Team places second in state

The Sevastopol 3200M Relay Team of Zoe Kuehn, Mya Ploor, Lizzy Fiscus and Olivia Stenzel showed up big time in LaCrosse in the WIAA Division 3 Final. The Pioneers finished second in the state with a time of 10:00:91. Elsewhere in LaCrosse for the girls, Gibraltar's Abbigael Sitte placed ninth in Division 3 in the 100M Dash. Sevastopol's Laci Lautenbach finished 4th in the High Jump. Abbey Fitzgerald placed 12 in the Long Jump for Gibraltar. Bobbi Blahnik picked up a 3rd place finish in the Shot Put for Algoma. In Division 2 Sturgeon Bay's Haley Riechers finished 5th in the High Jump.

 

On the boys side, Gibraltar's Evan Henry finished 6th in Division 3 in the 1600M Run. Luxemburg-Casco's Griffin Geib placed 7th in the 100M Dash in Division 2. Geib finished even better in the 200M Dash placing 3rd. Nick Baumgartner from Kewaunee finished 7th in the Pole Vault.

Green Bay Voyageurs game postponed to Saturday morning

The Green Bay Voyageurs were scheduled to play their home opener on Friday night against WSA Winnipeg. Heavy rains have postponed the game until Saturday morning at 9 AM. Admission to the match will be free. All those who purchased tickets to Friday's match will be able to redeem tickets to a future match this season.

Luxemburg Speedway Friday race results

Local racers had success at Luxemburg Speedway on Friday night. Josh Lambert from Casco, Pepe Vlies from Kewaunee and Dave DeGrave from Luxemburg were all winners. Here are the full results from all races.

 

Modifieds

A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 95B-Jeff Bodendorfer, [12]; 2. 28C-Joel Crowbridge, [2]; 3. 66D-Tyler DeBouche, [1]; 4. 19J-Justin Green, [13]; 5. 24G-Greg Gretz, [15]; 6. 09H-Kelsy Hayes, [8]; 7. 90J-Jeremy Jacobs, [5]; 8. 68J-Mark Joski, [18]; 9. 90K-Shawn Kilgore, [9]; 10. 4K-Kyle Kudick, [14]; 11. 0-Lucas Lamberies, [17]; 12. 5L-Josh Lambert, [4]; 13. 88L-Josh Long, [11]; 14. 8M-Jay Matthias, [6]; 15. 25R-Russ Reinwald, [3]; 16. 21K-James Tebon, [10]; 17. 20T-Brad Theys, [19]; 18. X-Mike Wedelstadt, [7]; 19. 757W-Tony Wedelstadt, [16]

 

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 25R-Russ Reinwald, 04:23.343[2]; 2. 90J-Jeremy Jacobs, 04:27.216[4]; 3. 66D-Tyler DeBouche, 04:32.056[1]; 4. 09H-Kelsy Hayes, 04:30.857[6]; 5. 21K-James Tebon, 04:32.056[9]; 6. 88L-Josh Long, 04:32.056[5]; 7. 19J-Justin Green, 04:32.056[10]; 8. 24G-Greg Gretz, 04:32.056[7]; (DNS) 0-Lucas Lamberies, 04:32.056; (DNS) 20T-Brad Theys, 04:32.056

 

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 5L-Josh Lambert, [2]; 2. 8M-Jay Matthias, [4]; 3. X-Mike Wedelstadt, [5]; 4. 90K-Shawn Kilgore, [7]; 5. 28C-Joel Crowbridge, [1]; 6. 95B-Jeff Bodendorfer, [3]; 7. 4K-Kyle Kudick, [9]; 8. (DNF) 757W-Tony Wedelstadt, [6]; 9. (DNF) 68J-Mark Joski, [8]

 

Stock Cars

A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 74-Eric Ameson, [14]; 2. 10S-Rod Snellenberger, [9]; 3. 99KK-Derek Moede, [6]; 4. 2R-Dave Reinhardt, [3]; 5. 40B-Tom Brumlic, [7]; 6. 21B-Dave Bouche, [5]; 7. 77V-Barry Van Straten, [13]; 8. 84M-Eric Malfroid, [2]; 9. 0F-Patrick Farley Jr, [11]; 10. (DNF) 88-Mike Coel, [10]; 11. (DNF) 72W-Robert Waechter, [1]; 12. (DNF) 57H-John Heinz, [4]; 13. (DNF) 20-Scott Stewart, [12]; (DNS) 007-Luke Lemmens,

 

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 99KK-Derek Moede, [4]; 2. 72W-Robert Waechter, [1]; 3. 88-Mike Coel, [6]; 4. 2R-Dave Reinhardt, [2]; 5. 007-Luke Lemmens, [5]; 6. 0F-Patrick Farley Jr, [7]; (DNS) 77V-Barry Van Straten,

 

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 57H-John Heinz, [2]; 2. 40B-Tom Brumlic, [4]; 3. 10S-Rod Snellenberger, [5]; 4. 21B-Dave Bouche, [3]; 5. 84M-Eric Malfroid, [1]; 6. 20-Scott Stewart, [6]

 

Sport Modifieds

A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 99-Pepe Vlies, 11:23.940[4]; 2. 15D-Craig Dorner, 11:24.381[7]; 3. 88Z-Gabriel Zellner, 11:24.924[10]; 4. X-Chris Budzban, 11:25.431[8]; 5. 6E-Vince Engebregtsen, 11:26.049[9]; 6. 14R-Cody Rass, 11:26.340[5]; 7. 41D-Troy DeGrave, 11:26.739[2]; 8. 9-Dennis Miesler, 11:26.858[1]; 9. 10R-Robert Witpkoy, 04:17.134[6]; 10. (DNF) 0K-Brandon Kaye, 08:18.883[11]; 11. (DNF) 3N-Tailar Ness, 04:17.134[3]

 

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 41D-Troy DeGrave, [2]; 2. 88Z-Gabriel Zellner, [6]; 3. 10R-Robert Witpkoy, [4]; 4. 99-Pepe Vlies, [3]; 5. X-Chris Budzban, [5]; 6. 0K-Brandon Kaye, [1]

 

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 9-Dennis Miesler, [1]; 2. 15D-Craig Dorner, [4]; 3. 14R-Cody Rass, [3]; 4. 6E-Vince Engebregtsen, [5]; 5. 3N-Tailar Ness, [2]

 

Street Stocks

A Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 9-Marcus Moede, [4]; 2. 40D-Dave DeGrave, [5]; 3. C42-Caswell Kyle, [6]; 4. 46N-Chad Naze, [3]; 5. 18Z-Travis Zirbel, [1]; 6. C75-Marc Caswell, [8]; 7. 5W-Nick Wunrow, [2]; 8. (DNF) 27F-Tony Fletcher, [7]

 

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 40D-Dave DeGrave, [6]; 2. 5W-Nick Wunrow, [2]; 3. 46N-Chad Naze, [4]; 4. 9-Marcus Moede, [5]; 5. 18Z-Travis Zirbel, [1]; 6. C42-Caswell Kyle, [7]; 7. 27F-Tony Fletcher, [3]; 8. C75-Marc Caswell, [8]

 

Sport Compacts

A Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 5S-Calvin Stueck, [4]; 2. 77J-Brian Johnson, [5]; 3. 21LM-Missy Clark, [3]; 4. 271/2-Molly Stephany, [6]; 5. 28D-Jason Dondlinger, [1]; 6. (DNF) 47-Justin Fickel, [7]; (DNS) 133-Dallas Topel,

 

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 5S-Calvin Stueck, [5]; 2. 77J-Brian Johnson, [7]; 3. 133-Dallas Topel, [2]; 4. 21LM-Missy Clark, [3]; 5. 28D-Jason Dondlinger, [1]; 6. 271/2-Molly Stephany, [4]; 7. (DNF) 47-Justin Fickel, [6]

State Track and Field results

Gibraltar's Evan Henry and Kewaunee's Tanor Bortolini highlighted a big day from area track and field athletes on Friday in LaCrosse. Henry placed 4th in the state in the 3200M Run for Division 3 and Bortolini finished 4th in the Shot Put in Division 2. Sevastopol's Kiegen Sargent finished sixth in the Long Jump and Algoma's Max Schoening placed 7th in the Shot Put both in Division 3. Luxemburg-Casco's Griffin Geib qualified for the finals in both the 100M and 200M Dashes which will be run on Saturday. Geib was also a part of the Spartans 800M Relay Team which also qualified for the finals. He was the last leg on a team with Derek Chervenka, Bryce Ronsman and Parker Veeser.

 

On the girls side, Sevastopol's Olivia Stenzel placed 7th in the state in the 800M Run for Division 3. For Algoma, Bobbi Blahnik was 8th in the Discus and Jenny Farley finished 11th in the Pole Vault in Division 3. Sevastopol's Zoe Kuehn finished 9th in the Triple Jump. Abbigael Sitte qualified for the finals in the 100M Dash.

Big third inning dooms Brewers in Pittsburgh

The Pirates used one big inning to knock off the Brewers on Friday night in Pittsburgh. After Jesus Aguilar tied the game up at one with a home run in the top of the third, the Pirates responded with 6 runs in the bottom of the inning. That included three bases-loaded walks. Jhoulys Chacin did not finish the inning. Keston Hiura would make it close in fourth with a three-run homer to cut the lead to 7-4. Milwaukee would not score again and Pittsburgh won 9-4.

 

The two teams meet again on Saturday at 3:05 PM in Pittsburgh.

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