Tommy’s Braves moved within a half-game of the first place CoVantage Cardinals in the Majors Division of Antigo Little League on Monday, defeating the Waukesha Bearings Brewers 11-1.
Breleigh Akright led Tommy’s with a 2-3 game, including a double. Isaac Buchman, Marcus Washatko, Ryker Remington and Coleman Marmes all contributed hits in the win.
Dane Sheldon, Liam Burt and Dylan Falk all walked and scored as well.
On the mound it was Burt recording the win, allowing one run on one hit with four strikeouts in two innings of work. Remington pitched two scoreless frames and struck out three, while Falk made his first Little League pitching debut a memorable one, putting a zero on the board in the fifth with two punch outs.
The Brewers were led by A.J. Kohler and Heath Fritsch, who both contributed one hit.
Christopher Theisen provided a highlight play on defense, ending a Braves’ rally.
A.J. Kohler, Dawson Hirt-Lindner and Jordy Pregler all pitched for Waukesha Bearings, as the trio walked 12, but did strike out nine batters.
The other Majors Division game saw Parson’s Pirates defeat CoVantage by a 12-4 final.
Leading Parson’s in batting was Zander Zwirschitz and Josh Zanayed, who both went 3-4 with a double.
Kruze Krueger went 2-3 with a double, Ryker Wissbroecker contributed a key fifth inning triple, while Evan Simmons added a single.
Levi Strobel was the starting pitcher, striking out two in his two innings of work. Gauge Guenthner threw the next two, striking out five, while Bubba Malone closed things with a three K’s of his own.
Leading the Cardinals in the loss was Cade Tiedemann with a 2-3 game, including a double. Scotty Hagerty and Eli Cornelius both doubled, with Seth Medo, Owen Medo, Carter Krueger and Teddy Baginski all adding singles.
The Medo brothers, Cornelius and Krueger combined on the mound, allowing six hits, walking 11 and striking out six.
In Minors Division play, the Antigo Times A’s remained undefeated with an exciting 8-7 win over the 40 et 8 Box Cars.
Tucker Medo, Sawyer Brandt and Jaxon Knapkavage all had two hits to lead the A’s attack, with Medo blasting a double.
Austin Martinson drove in three runs and provided a big highlight with a home run. Reuben Lucht chipped in with a single.
Medo, Jacob Brandt, Martinson and Lucht pitched for the A’s, as the quartet walked 11, struck out seven and gave up just four hits.
Picking up those hits in defeat for the Box Cars was William Young, Isiah Weibelhaus and Liam Bures.