After a 25-hour bus trip and some storms along the way, the Weyauwega-Fremont baseball team made its way to sunny Florida to play three baseball games.
After a month without rain in Florida, the Indians ran into some more weather concerns that washed out a game and a scrimmage. However, the team was able to still get three games in while much of central Wisconsin was digging out from the snow.
The Indians faced a couple of teams from Ohio at the Cocoa Expo Center in Cocoa, the Madison Mohawks and the Madiera Mustangs. Both schools have enrollments nearly twice the size of Weyauwega-Fremont High School, but the Indians fared well against the bigger schools.
The Indians opened up against Madison and defeated the Mohawks 4-3 behind solid pitching from Mitch Beilfuss, Cody Derozier and Trevor Potratz, who combined to give up only three hits while striking out six and walking none.
Hunter Billington stroked a two-out single in the second inning to score Treg DeSantis. In the third, Wes Alix drove in Derozier and DeSantis with a two-out double to left.
The Indians scored their final run in the fourth. After Potratz walked, Cole Bosquez advanced him to second with a beautifully placed sacrifice bunt. Eric Keenan delivered a single to right to plate Potratz.
The Indians then faced the Madiera Mustangs. After getting off to a 5-1 lead, the Indians were unable to shut the door on the Mustangs. Alix pitched three solid innings for the Indians, but the Mustang bats came alive in the fourth to help Madiera beat the Indians 9-5.
The Indians scored five runs in the second on only two hits, a single from Beilfuss and a double from Bosquez that drove in two, but it was not enough.
The Indians once again faced the Mohawks and played their best game of the season, getting solid pitching from Potratz and Beilfuss.
After trailing 6-2 after five innings, the Indians exploded for four runs in the sixth and seventh to tie the game. The skies opened and the game was suspended after eight innings with a 6-6 score.
DeSantis had two big hits, including a two-run triple in the sixth, and a run-tying single in the seventh that plated Potratz.
“A special thanks to all that made this a successful trip for the Indians,” coach Jeff Fahser said.