Jaguars score two runs in fifth to break tie, defeat Southwest
By Josh Staloch
ASHWAUBENON – The Ashwaubenon baseball team went into the bottom of the fifth inning Tuesday, June 15, at Ashwaubomay Park deadlocked 2-2 with Green Bay Southwest.
The Jaguars then scored a pair of big runs to come away with a 4-2 WIAA Division 1 regional victory to improve to 14-7.
“We have a young team, but it’s a solid team,” Ashwaubenon Head Coach Jay Krueger. “We’ve got lots of great players, and we’re learning. We had a gutsy performance from Tanner (Katers), our starting pitcher, good hitting and our guys made the defensive plays they needed to make. It was a good win.”
The visiting Trojans scored first in the top of the second inning.
Jaicee Foster had a double before Croix Zacharias singled up the middle to advance Foster to third.
Mason Meyer brought Foster home with a sacrifice fly.
The Jaguars responded in the bottom of the third on a leadoff double from Matt Schuch, who scored on the next at-bat when Eason Hurd roped an RBI single to center field to make it 1-1.
Brady Witting then knocked one into center to score Hurd, who had advanced to second on a passed ball for a 2-1 lead.
The pivotal fifth inning started with Meyer earning a walk for Southwest.
He advanced to second on a passed ball with Erik Demler at the plate.
Then, with two outs, Cole Bzdawkacame up big with a shot to center field for a double that scored Meyer to tie the game 2-2.
With one out in the bottom of the frame, Ashwaubenon’s offense went to work.
Hurd hit a single to center, followed by a blooper to center from Wittig.
Both runners advanced a base on a passed before Mack Crowley drove in two with a single past the third baseman to score a pair.
Other Division 1 regional scores
No. 2 De Pere defeated No. 7 Green Bay East/West, 10-0.
No. 5 Pulaski defeated No. 4 Green Bay Preble, 7-0.
No. 7 Appleton East defeated No. 2 West De Pere, 3-2.
Division 2 regional scores
No. 2 Notre Dame Academy defeated No. 7 Two Rivers, 8-1.
No. 2 Seymour defeated No. 7 Marinette, 4-3.