Senior League Central Region Tournament
WMLL’s Senior Division team advanced to the Senior League Central Region Tournament in Peru, IL by winning the Wisconsin State Senior Baseball Championship with a 12-1 victory over Grafton on July 15. The team represented the state of Wisconsin against the following teams:
– OHIO – Maumee Little League, District 10, Maumee
– IOWA – Grandview Little League, District 5, Des Moines
– MISSOURI – Lacomo East Little League, District 1, Concordia
– KENTUCKY – South Laurel Little League, District 4, London
– MICHIGAN – Southern Little League West, District 9, Grand Rapids
– INDIANA – Wabash Little League, District 9, Wabash IN
– ILLINOIS – Hanover Park Little League, District 13, Hanover Park
– ILLINOIS (Host) – Peru Little League, District 20, Peru
WMLL won two of their four pool play games – with victories over Indiana on Sunday (July 21) & Kentucky on Monday (July 22) and losses to Missouri on Saturday (July 20) and Michigan on Monday (July 22).
MISSOURI, 7 vs WISCONSIN (WMLL), 6 (Saturday, July 20)
MISSOURI (2-0) defeated WISCONSIN (West Madison National) (0-1) 7-6. Seth Hoffman started for MISSOURI and went 2 innings allowing 1 run on no hits and 2 walks. Logan Deal earned the win in 1 inning of relief. Deal allowed 4 runs on 1 hit and 3 walks. Pierson Tichenor doubled and singled for MISSOURI. Andrew Kueck doubled. Georgie Ortzian and Coltyng Wise each had 2 singles. Henry Severson started for WISCONSIN and allowed 1 run on 4 hits, while striking out 4 in 3 2/3 innings of work. Jacob Mohoney allowed 5 runs on 3 hits and 2 walks, to take the loss in 1 1/3 innings of relief. Steve Callahan doubled and Severson singled twice for WISCONSIN.
WISCONSIN (WMLL), 11 vs INDIANA, 1 (Sunday, July 21)
WISCONSIN (1) defeated INDIANA (0-2) 11-1. Cam Broderick started for WISCONSIN and allowed 1 run on 2 hits, while striking out 3 and walking 1 in 1 2/3 innings. Tyler Schmitt earned the win in relief. Schmitt went 2 2/3 innings, allowing no runs on 2 hits, walking none and striking out 3. Aidan Cranley doubled for WISCONSIN. Dario Delarosa and Schmitt each singled twice. Dillon Tomlinson started for INDIANA and took the loss, giving up 5 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks, striking out none in 2 innings of work. Micah Higgins and Dylan Smith in relief gave up 6 additional runs. INDIANA was held to 4 hits, all singles (Tomlinson, Malachi Higgins, Colton Learnid and Mason Osborn).
WISCONSIN (WMLL), 4 vs KENTUCKY, 3 (Monday, July 22)
WISCONSIN (2-1) defeated KENTUCKY (1-3) 4-3. Cam Broderick started for WISCONSIN and went 2 1/3 innings, allowing 2 runs on 2 hits, striking out 1, walking 2 and hitting 3 batters. Jacob Mohoney came on in relief and earned the win going 4 2/3 innings giving up 1 run on 2 hits and striking out 3. Dario De La Rosa tripled and singled for WISCONSIN. Yosef Baldon tripled. Steve Callahan, Jacob Cranley and Alex McHugh each singled. Cranley started for WISCONSIN and gave up 3 runs on 3 hits and 3 walks and striking out 5. Jacob Carney earned the win in relief giving up 1 hit, striking out 1 and walking 1. Harrison Byrd started for KENTUCKY and went 6 innings. Byrd allowed 3 runs on 3 hits and 3 walks, while striking out 5. Dylan Dixon allowed 1 hit in relief to take the loss. Chance Wyatt doubled for KENTUCKY, which was held to 4 hits.
WISCONSIN (WMLL), 7 vs MICHIGAN, 18 (Monday, July 22)
MICHIGAN (2-2) defeated WISCONSIN (2-2) 18-7. John Passinault started for MICHIGAN and allowed 4 runs on 3 hits and 3 walks in 1 1/3 innings. Aiden Stadel earned the win in relief allowing 3 runs on 4 hits and 1 walk, striking out 3. Stadel doubled and singled for MICHIGAN. Luke Conway tripled and singled. Alec Koval singled twice. Michael Osterberg started for WISCONSIN and allowed 5 runs on 4 hits and 3 walks in 2 innings. Jacob Carney took the loss, allowing 5 runs on 1 hit and 3 walks. WISCONSIN pitchers gave up 10 hits and walked 13 batters combined. Steve Callahan doubled and singled for WISCONSIN. Carney added a double. Both teams advance to the single elimination round and will face off against each other Tuesday, at 6:00 PM, in Oglesby.
Single-Elimination Bracket Play
Following pool play, teams were seeded using little league baseball tie-breaker rules with seeds 1-6 advancing to a single-elimination bracket with quarterfinal games on Tuesday (July 23) & the semifinal & championship games on Wednesday (July 24). Wisconsin (WMLL) advanced as the #5 seed.
Quarterfinal Game (Tuesday, July 23 @ 6 PM)
WISCONSIN (WMLL), 12 vs MICHIGAN, 2
No. 5 seed WISCONSIN (3-2) defeated # 4 seed MICHIGAN (2-3) in a quarterfinal game in Oglesby. Henry Severson started for WISCONSIN and got the win. Severson allowed 2 runs on 3 hits, while striking out 3 and walking 1 in 5 innings of work. Jacob Carney homered, doubled and singled for WISCONSIN. Yosef Baldon had a double and a single. Dario DeLaRosa, Steve Callahan and Aidan Cranley each doubled. Alex Kolk started for MICHIGAN and allowed 4 runs on 3 hits and 1 walk, while striking out 3 in 1 innings. Patrick Burns allowed 8 runs on 7 hits and 2 walks in 1 2/3 innings of relief. Patrick Burns doubled for MICHIGAN. Luke Aardema and John Passinault each singled. WISCONSIN advances and will face # 1 seed IOWA on Wednesday, at 10:00 AM, in Peru.
Semifinal Game (Wednesday, July 24 @ 10 AM)
WISCONSIN (WMLL), 7 vs IOWA, 1
Championship Game (Wednesday, July 24 @ 3 PM)
WISCONSIN (WMLL), 8 vs OHIO, 3