Post 93 reaches lucky 13 in win column
The Tomahawk American Legion Post 93 baseball team stayed smoking hot by stacking three more victories onto its 10-0 start last week.
Post 93 kicked it off with a 1-0 triumph over Wausau East on Monday, then took care of Bruce in Saturday’s double-header with game scores of 7-4 and 8-2.
A four-run 2nd answered two Bruce runs in the 1st inning of the 2nd game, and Tomahawk tacked on one in the 5th and three in the 6th to put it away.
“This game was another example of what our season has been like,” Tomahawk manager Wes Roessler said. “Good pitching, solid defense, and take what they give you. We were able to take advantage of some walks and some key hits to take the lead with a big second inning.
“Jon (Nyberg) and Fletcher (Schoone) shut them down after that. The Bruce hitters weren’t able to cluster their hits to get anything started.”
Nyberg (3 H, 2 W, 10 K, 2 R, 2 ER in 5 I) collected the win and Schoone (1 H, 0 W, 1 K, 0 R in 2 I) closed it out.
According to Roessler, the Cubs still haven’t hit their limit.
“We still need to come up with some more consistent at-bats in order to continue our streak,” he said.
Chris Dallaire (2-4), Schoone (1-3, 2B, 2 RBI), Aaron Schoone (3 W, 2 R) and Jared Jarvensivu (2 W, 2 R) helped boost the 6-hit, 12-walk attack.
Post 93 jumped out 1-0 in the 1st inning of the opener, fell back 2-1 by the 3rd, then tied it up at twos in the 4th. The Cubs broke free for four in the 5th and bumped it to 7-2 in the 6th, before Bruce scored three too few in the 7th.
“As a team we didn’t hit the ball all that great,” Roessler said. “Luckily, we had solid defense and a very well-pitched game by Jared.
“We were able to come up with a two-out rally in the fifth. We had some clutch hits and capitalized on a defensive error. The guys have been doing a nice job of taking what the other team gives us. That has helped when we are not seeing the ball well at the plate.”
Jarvensivu (6 H, 0 W, 9 K, 4 R, 4 ER in 7 I) went the distance.
Tomahawk also came up with six hits. Jordan Roessler (2-3, 2B, 2 R, 2 SB), Lorne Ahrens (1-2, 2B), Isaac Schoone (1-3, 3B), Jarvensivu (1-3, 2R) and Nyberg (1-3, 2B) bumped it ahead.
Kevin Bolder kept Wausau in check on just two hits, one walk and 12 strikeouts, and he drove in the game’s only run.
“This was another classic pitching dual,” Roessler said. “It was a matter of which team was going to take advantage of an opportunity. Fortunately, we were able to string a couple of hits together and get a run home.
“Kevin pitched a great game. He never let Wausau get anything started.”
After Jacob Sabielny led off the 3rd with a single, Aaron Schoone took his place on a fielder’s choice and stole second. Jordan Roessler walked to put two on, and Bolder singled Schoone home.
Trevor Iwen (2-3), Jarvensivu (1-2), Jacob Sabielny (1-2) and Bolder (1-3) pushed Tomahawk to five hits.