2016 Tournament Team Highlights

Tournament Team updates as reported by Coaches, League Coordinators and Parents:

********** NOTE:  Reedsburg Tournament was cancelled due to heavy rains and wet grounds**********

2016 JR STATE CHAMPS7/10 — Junior District Tnmt at East Madison Little League —–  WMLL-American vs WMLL-National for District Junior title and a trip to the State Jr Tnmt,; game time is Monday 7 pm, @ EMLL.  7/11 UPDATE: WMLL-American won the District Championship game, 18-4……….on to the State Tnmt!!!  7/17 UPDATE FROM STATE TNMT AT WEST BEND:  The WMLL-American team defeated West Bend, 9-5, to win the JR State Championship…..on to Regionals in Ft. Wayne, IN!!!!  8/7 UPDATE:  In game 1 at Regionals, WMLL-American ran into a buzz-saw of a team from Kentucky, losing 15-2.  The tough opponents continued the next two games, with WMLL-American losing both and being eliminated.  Congrats to the team for a great run!!!

7/10 — 11 Yr Old Tnmt at Waunakee —–
WMLL-National beat WMLL-American 2-1, to advance to the Championship Game in Waunakee against the Columbus Renegades.  Lost 8-3 to Columbus and finished 2nd.
11YO-TT2016 DIST4CHAMPS7/17 — 11 Yr Old District Tnmt at East Madison LL  —–  WMLL-Nationals won Pool A. Defeated Waupun 18-7, Kennedy 13-3 and, today, beat Portage 16-4. Play semi-final tomorrow  (7/18) at 5 PM.  Home runs so far for Ben K, Tyler K, Dakota A and Bram B.   11 year old WMLL-American team won Pool B (defeating East 11-1, Reedsburg 28-5, Waunakee 14-2). They will face Waupun in one of the semi-finals this evening at EMLL at 7pm.  Highlight: Grand slam by Brandon B against East! I believe this evening at EMLL, 11 National plays in the first semi final at 5pm, 11 American plays the second semi final at 7pm,  7/18 Update: WMLL-Nat’l beat East, 21-14 and WMLL-Amer lost to Waupun, 8-4. in semi-finals.  7/19 Update:  WMLL-Nat’l defeated Waupun, 11-9 to win the District title and advance to the State Championship Tournament in Eau Claire starting Sunday, 7/24.  GOOD LUCK!!!  Game Summary:  Leading 1-0 after a Jacob S home run (his first ever), Waupun scored 5 in the bottom of the first. Ben K then came into to deliver a 5 inning, 85 pitch performance and stellar defense were key! Tyler K came in to close the 6th and struck out the last two batters. Critical hits from Dakota A, Tyler K, Bram B, Seth M, Tyler S and Alex G helped power the team to the win. Two home runs from Jacob S and one from Dakota A were huge! Alex G hit the fence and missed a home run by inches. 
7/24 Update — 11 Yr Old STATE Tnmt at Eau Claire —–  Just finished game one vs. Eau Claire National. Won 5-4. Ben K  pitched a stellar 1st thru 4th. Bram B pitched the 5th and Jacob S shut the door in the 6th. Big hits from Dakota A, Jacob S, Ben K, Atticus N, Tyler S, Bram B and Tyler K. Dakota had an RBI, Jacob had 2 RBIs, and Tyler S stole home. Game two is at 4 PM vs. Rice Lake.   One hour after our win against Eau Claire, we had to play Game two against Rice Lake. Lost 12-5 to a tough team. Going down 3-0 after top of the first, we scored 3, to tie it. Rice Lake just hit the gaps hard on a very humid afternoon. Big hits from Jacob S, Ben K, Atticus N, Tyler K, Bram B, Joe M and Tyler S just weren’t enough in this game. 2 RBIs for Bram, 1 each for Milo B, Atticus, and Joe.  Game three Monday at 6 PM vs. Lakeland.

10 Yr Old National Team2016 (2)7/11 — 10 Yr Old Tnmt at Waunakee —–  the WMLL-American team placed 2nd in the tournament, losing 5-1 in the championship game.  In making it to the champ game, the Americans went 4-0 and outscored their opponents 75-15!  The WMLL-National team (pictured) ended up going 1-2 (L to WIndsor 11-7, W over Madison East 10-4, L to Kennedy 17-4).  The WMLL-Pacific squad went 0-3 at Waunakee.
7/17 — 10 Yr Old District Tnmt at Beaver Dam —–  WMLL-10 Yr. Old National  Team battled to a 2-2 record at the District Tournament. The team dropped its first two games losing a hard fought battle against Reedsburg 14-9 and then Kennedy Blue 20-3. The team rallied and bounced back winning their next two games beating West Madison Pacific 17-8 and capped the weekend with a walk off win in the last inning against Madison East 6-5.  WMLL-10 Yr. Old American Team finished pool play 4-0, with wins vs Waupun 12-11, Portage 5-4, Beaver Dam 4-1 and Kennedy 18-6.  They play Tuesday, July 19th at 8pm in Beaver Dam in the semi-finals.  7/19 Update:  The 10yo American team avenged their loss in the Waunakee tournament finals by beating Reedsburg 14-9 in the 10yo semi’s tonight. They face Kennedy in the finals at 6 pm Wednesday night in Beaver Dam.  WMLL-Pacific team finished districts at 0-4 with some late-inning setbacks.

7/11 — 9 Yr Old Tnmt at Waunakee —– It was a good first weekend tournament for the WMLL 9-yr old teams in Waunakee, one that was highlighted by the WMLL-American & National squads facing each other in the Consolation Championship game Sunday afternoon.  The American Division got the bats going early to take the lead on the way to a 10-5 victory.   An 18-9 win Sunday morning by the WMLL-American team over Wis Dells was highlighted by a 7-4-5 triple play!!!  The WMLL-National team finished 1-2, including a resounding 18-2 win over Wis Dells!
7/17 — 9 Yr Old Tnmt at Watertown —- 9 Yr Old WMLL-Nationals lost both games on Saturday. First to Beaver Dam where we got off to bad start and never recovered. Our second game against Holman Silver we played much tougher but fielding inconsistencies really hurt us. All the games on Sunday were rain-outs.

SENIOR-TT-167/14 — Senior State Tournament at West Bend —–  WMLL-National Senior Team lost in 9 innings, 14-13 to Oak Creek at West Bend.  Game 2 is Friday (7/15) at 8 pm;  must win to get to game 3 on Sunday. 7/15 Update:  Senior team won game #2 vs. Oak Creek, 7-6 in 10 innings. Mark Luebke’s home run to lead off the top of the 10th broke a 5-5 tie. West Madison added another run and Aaron Osterberg held down Oak Creek in the bottom of the inning for the win. Nico Morikis pitched 6+ strong innings and Owen Christenson went 5 for 5 with two doubles and 3 singles to lead the offense.   Game 3 is on Sunday (7/17) at 3:30pm.  7/17 Update:  WMLL-National Senior team lost the state championship game to Oak Creek, 18-9.  Good run guys!

7/14 — 12 Yr Old District Tnmt at East Madison LL —– WMLL-National took an early 4-1 lead on two HR’s, but Kennedy LL stormed back for a 14-5 win.  National finished the tournament 2-2.  7/18 Update:  WMLL-American, 4-0 in the tournament, plays Kennedy  at 7pm  tonight .  Kennedy won but has to come back and defeat American again on 7/19 to earn the district title, since they lost to American earlier in the  tournament.  7/19 Update:  WMLL-American lost to Kennedy, 13-1, in champ game.