HTL roundup: Four-run rally in 10th lifts Argyle over Dodgeville
Things looked bleak for Argyle’s Home Talent League amateur baseball team when Dodgeville scored three runs in the top of the 10th inning Sunday.
But the Beavers were able to manufacture a four-run rally in the bottom of the 10th, capped when Bryan Ritschard beat out an infield tapper to allow Hogan Edwards to score the winning run in an 8-7 victory over the Knights.
Argyle (1-1) needed a run in the bottom of the ninth to tie the score, and got it on a two-out, RBI double by Kramer Henning. In the bottom of the 10th, a squeeze bunt by Lee Bohlman tied the score, setting the stage for Ritschard’s winning hit.
Braden Vivian went 3-for-4 with a double to lead Dodgeville (0-1).
Verona 13, Shullsburg/Benton 3
The host Cavaliers (1-0) took a 5-3 lead into the bottom of the sixth inning, and then scored three times in the sixth and five times in the seventh to beat the Fever (0-1). David Lund went 3-for-4, Derek Burgenske and Mike Jordahl homered and Justin Scanlon went 2-for-3 with a double for Verona. Cavaliers pitchers Kyle Nelson and Scanlon held Shullsburg/Benton to four hits, including a double by Tommy Behrens.
Poynette 6, Portage 5
Poynette (1-1) scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning on a hit, two errors and a pair of run-scoring ground outs to beat the Skeeters (1-1). Poynette had six players with one single each. Portage got two hits from Travis Hamilton.
Cross Plains 8, Muscoda 3
Garrett Knudtson pitched a complete game, striking out 14 and walking one, to lead the Businessmen (1-0) past the Mudcats (0-1). Cross Plains took charge with a six-run first inning and got a single and a double apiece from Luke Ballweg, Jeremy Lochner and Drew Meinholz. Muscoda got a home run from Garrett Bogekey.
McFarland 5, Cambridge 3
Nick Schreiber opened the scoring for the Muskies (1-0) with a two-run home run in the first inning, and struck out four of the last five batters he faced to beat the Blues (0-1). McFarland pitcher Sam Mickelson struck out eight.
Stoughton 5, Evansville 4 (11)
Jake Wenzel led off the bottom of the 11th inning with a home run to lead the host Merchants (1-0) past the Jays (0-1). Stoughton tied the game in the bottom of the ninth, when Caleb Broege led off with a triple and scored on a ground out. Yonardo Herdenez earned the victory in relief and homered for Stoughton.