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|Western Division - Week 4|
Land O' Lakes Players of the Week
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|Pitcher of the Week||
Matt Burke, Milwaukee Beavers
|Hitter of the Week||Matt Schubert, West Bend 7 Up
(3-4, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 4 R, 2 BB, 2 SB)
Friday, May 19, 2017
West Bend 7 Up 14 at West Bend Braves 4
If you followed NCAA Division 3 baseball locally this season, it was hard to miss the season that Concordia SS/P Matt Schubert had in 2017. While many thought his conference made a mistake passing over Schubert for conference player of the year, West Bend 7 Up was excited to get back a big piece to their future back in the fold against cross city rival the West Bend Braves. The Braves coming off a split the weekend before looked to get a huge win and bragging rights.
West Bend 7 Up got on the board in the top of the 1st with 2 outs when Adam Rohlinger walked, and Matt Schubert and Matt Parrent followed with singles. With the bases loaded, Casey Krohn lined a base hit scoring Rohlinger and Schubert to make it 2-0. The Braves would answer right back against 7 Up ace Tyler Adams in the bottom of the 1st. Erik Hanschke would score on a RBI double by Ryan Morrison, and after a walk, Ryan Westenburger would line a ball to the gap scoring Morrison, but a bullet throw to home by 7 Up centerfielder Jed Justman to cut down Brad Rindfleisch.
7 Up would blow the game open in the 3rd and 4th scoring 7 unanswered. The 7 Up took advantage of poor defense and walks. 7 Up would score those 7 runs on just 3 hits. Adams would settle down for 7 Up going 5 innings, giving up 1 earned run on 6 hits. Matt Schubert would follow in relief going the final 3 innings, allowing just 1 hit, and striking out 7 of the 10 batters he faced.
Schubert was also the hitting story for 7 Up with 3 hits, while Matt Parrent had a multiple hit game. Ryan Morrison had a multiple hit game for the Braves.
Lannon Stonemen 8 at Milwaukee Beavers 4
The reigning, the defending, the undisputed champions of the league last season struggled to open up 2017, and life didn't get any easier for the champs heading down to Rainbow Park in West Allis on a chilly Friday evening for baseball. The Stonemen still without several of their key pieces from college, started ace Troy Kenkel. The lefty Kenkel, pitched well in the season opening loss the week prior had a challenge facing a lineup for the Beavers stacked with big bats.
The Stonemen would give Kenkel the advantage right away scoring 3 runs in the top of the first. The Beavers would claw back in each of the next 4 innings, scoring single runs in each inning to take the 4-3 lead after 4. The lead would hold until the 6th with the Stonemen would explode with 4 runs. That would be all the Stonemen would need, or so they would have thought. The Beavers loaded the bases in the bottom of the 9th and with the tying run on deck, the Stonemen turned to closer Nick Erd, who worked out of the jam to give Lannon the win.
Don Matovich, Ty Kozlowski, Adam Bigus, and Joey Bratten all had multiple hit games for Lannon, while Jarrett Gates led the way with 3 hits for the Milwaukee Beavers. Sam Mattheis, Justin Barkhurst, and Brandon Mantz each had multiple hit games for the Beavers.
Sunday, May 21, 2017
West Bend Braves 2 at Milwaukee Beavers 12
With only one game being played due to the wettest start to the season in quite a few seasons, the West Bend Braves travelled down to West Allis to take on the Milwaukee Beavers. While it is hard to put to much into the standings early in the season, the Beavers knew that they needed to get in the win column to stay with the pack on top of the loaded Suburban Division. The Braves were hoping to wash out the memory of the last two games that saw them get outscored 29-4.
West Bend Braves ace Brad Rindfleisch would get the start and would have a hard luck start. Rindfleisch would give up 10 runs on the day but only 3 would be earned. A 3 run 3rd inning would be all the Beavers would need and would start an avalanche of scoring for Milwaukee. The struggles in the field for the Braves were compounded by the fact that Matt Burke was on the hill for the Milwaukee Beavers and he had his A stuff. After giving up the 2 runs in the top of the second, Burke would allow just one more hit the rest of the way, and finish with the complete game 4 hitter.
Offensively the Beavers were led by Sam Mattheis, Mike Schroeder, and Connor Vredeveld who all chipped in with multiple hit games. Rob Tschimperle hit his first home run of the season. Ryan Morrison reached twice for the West Bend Braves.
Friday, May 26 Hartland at West Allis 7:30 PM
" " Menomonee Falls at West Bend 7 Up " "
Saturday, May 27 Monches at Oconomowoc 1:00 PM
" " Brookfield Bulldogs at West Bend Braves " "
" " New Berlin at Brookfield Blue Sox " "
" " Pewaukee at Lannon " "
Sunday, May 28 Oconomowoc at New Berlin 1:00 PM
" " Pewaukee at West Bend 7 Up " "
" " Milwaukee at Monches " "
" " West Bend Braves at Sussex " "
" " Brookfield Bulldogs at West Allis " "
" " Menomonee Falls at Brookfield Blue Sox" "