The Weyauwega-Fremont baseball got back on the winning track Friday, May 20, with a rescheduled 12-5 Central Wisconsin 8 Conference win over Amherst.
The win came a day after the Indians dropped an 8-7 decision to Stevens Point Pacelli.
W-F also handed Shiocton a 15-2 defeat.
W-F 12, Amherst 5
WEYAUWEGA – Wes Alix took the hill for the Indians and pitched six solid innings, while Trevor Potratz pitched the seventh inning for the save.
The Indians spotted the Falcons two runs in the first, but came roaring back in the second. Treg DeSantis reached base on an error by the right fielder and later score on a single by Alix. Collin Tidwell followed up with a single of his own to move pinch runner Casey Lenz to third. With one out, Potratz flew out to right, but it was deep enough to plate Lenz.
Eric Keenan followed with an RBI single to left giving the Indians a lead they would never relinquish. Cole Bosquez and Cody Derozier had run-scoring singles of their own to make the score 5-2. Derozier and Tommy Meehan, who reached base on an error, would both score along with DeSantis, who hit a towering home run to left field making the score 8-2.
The feisty Falcons would not quit, scoring two runs in the top of the third on one base hit making the score 8-4 after three.
The Indians would answer in the bottom of the fourth on an RBI single by Derozier and a two-RBI double by Alix. The Indians added one more run when Tidwell got caught in a pickle, but stayed in it long enough to score Lenz from third base, who was running for Alix. The Falcons scored a run in the bottom of the seventh, but it wasn’t enough.
The win gave the Indians a 12-2 record in the Central Wisconsin 8 Conference, good enough for second place.
Pacelli 9, W-F 8 (8 inn.)
WEYAUWEGA – The Indians outhit the Cardinals, but were unable to get the win.
W-F jumped out to a big lead in the first inning, scoring six of their seven runs.
Keenan led off the game with a solo home run to left field. Bosquez followed up with a hit and was driven home by Meehan, who doubled to center. After Derozier struck out, DeSantis followed with a run-scoring single to bring home Meehan.
Alix then sent DeSantis to second on a base hit of his own. After a passed ball moved runners up a base, Tidwell delivered a single to score DeSantis and Alix. Tidwell would later score on an error, making the score 6-0.
The Indians would score again in the second on a base hit by Meehan and a run-scoring single by DeSantis. The Cardinals chipped away and tied the game up in the seventh inning and were able to add two more runs in the eighth.
W-F 15, Shiocton 2
SHIOCTON – The Indians picked up their 15th win of the season in a weird way by beating the Chiefs.
The game began May 12 in Shiocton and was going to be finished Tuesday, May 17, at Weyauwega. However, the Chiefs decided not to continue and the Indians picked up the win.
The Indians got solid pitching from Alix, who got the three-inning complete game and picked up his team-leading sixth win of the season. He scattered two hits over 3 innings, giving up one earned run and striking out five.
The day started off with sunny skies and rather windy and finished with torrential rain and lightning, as the game was called after 3 1/2 innings.
The Indians scored one run in the first on back-to-back-to-back singles by Meehan, Derozier and DeSantis. Shiocton scored twice in the bottom of the first to take a 2-1 lead.
The Indians exploded for six runs in the second. Tidwell reached on an error, Mitch Beilfuss followed suit with a four-pitch walk and Potratz moved the runners over with a perfect sacrifice bunt.
Keenan loaded the bases as he got hit in the back. Bosquez brought home Tidwell from third with a sacrifice fly to tie the score at 2-2. Meehan then brought home two more runners with a single to left center. Derozier and DeSantis each reached base on an error and a hit batsman to load the bases for Alix, who drove in his first run of the game when he also got plunked in the back. Tidwell followed suit by taking another one in the back making the score 7-2 after two innings.
In the third, the Indians added two more runs. Bosquez had the only hit in the inning and DeSantis the only RBI, as he drew a bases-loaded walk. At the end of three complete, the score was 9-2.
The Indians bats lit up in the fourth as the skies darkened. W-F batted around and the first eight hitters reached safely. Keenan and Bosquez had back-to-back singles, while Meehan, Derozier and DeSantis all followed suit with back-to-back-to-back doubles. Alix finished off the frame with a solo home run to left field.
As the Indians took the field for the bottom of the fourth, the rains came pouring down and the game was suspended.