Booyah move within one game of first
By Murray Gleffe
ASHWAUBENON — The Green Bay Booyah baseball team scored all three of its runs in the opening innings in a 3-2 Northwoods League victory over La Crosse July 22 at Capital Credit Union Park in Ashwaubenon.
Logan Lee pitched five innings, giving up one run and three hits for the Booyah (11-10), while Ron Cole recorded the save.
Cameron Tilly notched two RBI in Green Bay’s four-hit attack.
“I’m excited,” said Tilly. “The way we’re playing right now is great. The key thing is consistency … keeping the bats and pitching hot. You still haven’t seen the best of us yet.”
Tony Roca took the loss on the mound for the Loggers.
With no score in the bottom of the second inning, Alec Burns led the Booyah off with a walk.
That was followed by a single to center from Stephen Hrustich.
After two force outs by La Crosse (9-12), Tilly came to the plate with two outs.
He sent a 3-1 pitch to center to bring home two runs for a 2-0 lead.
In the bottom of the third, Green Bay added a solo homer by Andy Blake for a 3-0 advantage.
The Loggers notched single runs in the fourth and sixth innings, but it was the Booyah defense that saved the night.
In the top of the eighth and one runner on for the Loggers, Jacob Blas laced a shot to right field.
On the full run, Booyah outfielder Bo Majkowski, the son of former Green Bay Packers quarterback Don Majkowski, made a diving catch to save a run.
“You know what they say, ‘defense wins games,’” Tilly said. “You can’t ask for more than how our outfielders played tonight. They executed in the key moments and made every catch. We needed them all in a one-run game.”
Cole slammed the door in the ninth with a perfect inning to give the Booyah their third straight win.
La Crosse: 000 101 000—2
Green Bay: 021 000 00x—3