Clintonville defeats Marion and Iola, but loses to Bonduel
By Scott Bellile
The Clintonville Diamond Cats Legion baseball team played a trio of victories followed by a loss last week.
Bonduel 10, Clintonville 4
Clintonville endured its only loss against Bonduel on Sunday, July 5.
Bonduel got things rolling from the start of the game, scoring a run in the first inning and another in the second.
They continued widening the gap with three runs at the top of the fourth, two in the fifth and another three in the seventh.
With the score at 10-0, Clintonville finally snapped back with four runs at the bottom of the seventh. It was too late to continue building the momentum.
Zac Riemer and Kyle Finger teamed up in their efforts to turn the game around, each posting two RBIs.
Hunter Vollmer, Jaden Doornink, Jorden Koeppen and Finger each scored runs. Parker Mindel and Vollmer split pitching duties.
Clintonville 4, Marion 3
After defeating Marion 5-4 on June 29, the Diamond Cats won again in an extra inning on July 2.
Clintonville and Marion tied up the game 1-1 after the second inning. Marion took a 3-1 lead in inning five before Clintonville tied the game again at the bottom of the sixth.
A scoreless seventh inning led to Clintonville breaking the tie at the bottom of the eighth to win the game 4-3.
Riemer led in RBIs with two while Chad Bork and Paul Kenfield each had one. Vollmer scored two runs and Damon Lorge and Keenan Doornink each had one.
Winning pitcher Nick Hogen handled all eight innings and had five strikeouts.
Clintonville 12, Iola 2
Clintonville pumped out 12 runs, including nine in the third inning alone, to end its game early against Iola on June 30.
Clintonville put one run on the scoreboard at the bottom of the first inning before adding another nine in the third and two in the fourth.
Iola scored two runs at the top of the fifth, but the game ended there due to Clintonville’s lead.
Riemer and Hogen led in RBIs with two each. Mindel scored the most runs with three, while Nick Schoen, Riemer and Hogen each contributed two.
Jaden Doornink pitched all five innings, producing 49 strikes of his 85 pitches.