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Rock River baseball: Cardinals edged by Aces

July 24, 2018

JANESVILLE — Austin Gellar’s RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning lifted the Janesville Aces to a 3-2 Rock River League victory over the Watertown Cardinals on Sunday.

Watertown (5-9 RRL) took a 2-1 lead in the top of the seventh when Mike Gallmann was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and leadoff hitter Kyle Kopplin hit an RBI single. Janesville (3-10 RRL) rallied with single runs in the seventh and eighth innings to win it.

Kasey Kress got the win in relief, allowing two runs on two hits with two walks and three hit batters over the final three innings.

Andy Schwantes took the loss, allowing three runs on 11 hits with one strikeout, one walk and one hit batter over nine innings.

Watertown travels to play Clyman on Sunday.

JANESVILLE 3, WATERTOWN 2

Watertown 000 000 200 — 2 4 1

Janesville 010 000 11X — 3 11 1

WP: K. Kress

LP: Schwantes

Watertown (ab-r-h-rbi) — Kopplin 4-0-2-1, Brett Caine 5-0-0-0, Hoffman 3-0-1-0, Cahoovn 2-0-0-0, D. Ninmann 3-1-0-0, Schwantes 3-1-0-0, Johnson 4-0-1-0, Gallmann 2-0-0-0, Cody 4-0-0-0. Totals 30-2-4-2.

Janesville (ab-r-h-rbi) — Gellar 5-0-2-1, J. McClellan 4-0-1-0, C. McClellan 2-0-0-0, Gackstatter 4-0-2-0, Freitag 4-0-1-0, K. Kress 4-1-1-0, Groshans 3-1-2-0, Heyerdahl 3-0-1-1, T. Kress 4-0-1-0. Totals 33-3-11-2.

2B — Gellar (J), J. McClellan (J)

Pitching — HO: Schwantes (W) 11 in 8, Freitag (J) 2 in 4, J. McClellan (J) 0 in 2, K. Kress 2 in 3. R: Schwantes 3, Freitag 0, J. McClellan 0, K. Kress 2. SO: Schwantes 1, Freitag 0, J. McClellan 1, K. Kress 3. BB: Schwantes 1, Freitag 0, J. McClellan 1, K. Kress 2.

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