4 area baseball teams win regional quarterfinals

6 teams eliminated
NEW Media Staff

Four area high school baseball teams earned regional quarterfinal playoff wins on May 25.

In Division 2, sixth-seeded Shawano earned a 12-2 win in five innings over 11th-seeded Sturgeon Bay in Shawano. Oconto Falls, a No. 12 seed, fell 1-0 to No. 5 Wrightstown in Wrightstown.

At the Division 3 level of play, fourth-seeded Wittenberg-Birnamwood eliminated 13th-seeded Gillett/Suring after a 10-0 win in Wittenberg, while fifth-seeded Bonduel was a 12-2 winner in five innings against No. 12 Manawa in Bonduel. Menominee Indian, a No. 14 seed, was topped 13-0 in five innings by third-seeded Amherst in Amherst.

Lena was the lone area team to win in Division 4, with the seventh-seeded Wildcats prevailing 6-1 over No. 10 Wild Rose in Lena. Seventh-seeded Bowler was upset 8-2 by 10th-seeded Newman Catholic in Bowler, No. 11 Gresham fell 9-3 to No. 6 Wausaukee in Wausaukee and No. 9 Tigerton lost 10-0 in five innings against No. 8 Green Bay NEW Lutheran/Providence Academy in Green Bay.

Shawano fell behind 2-0 right away in its game against Sturgeon Bay, but scored seven times in the second inning, three more times in the third and twice in the fourth to roll to the win.

Ashton Henning and Crew Weisnicht each drove in three runs for Shawano, with Henning also scoring twice. Pete Bruette and Warner Beyer both scored two runs each, while Carsen Herm drove in a pair.

Henning earned the win on the mound, striking out 10 batters over five innings.

Shawano will next face No. 3 Little Chute on May 30 in Little Chute.

In Oconto Falls' battle against Wrightstown, the hosts scored with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning for the game's lone run.

Oconto Falls was limited to three hits as a team. Zach Moody singled and walked to get on base twice.

Jack Adler was dealt the tough loss on the hill, with the run against him being unearned. He struck out eight batters along the way.

Witt-Birn jumped out to an 8-0 lead after an inning and never looked back in its win over Gillett/Suring.

Ian Salvesen, Mason Meverden and Nathan Waupekenay all posted two hits for the Chargers. David Gauderman drove in three runs, while Zandyr Barke and Owen Dickman scored two runs each.

Meverden pitched the first two innings, striking out three and allowing just one hit. Hayden Miller worked the final three frames, striking out two and allowing two hits.

Austin VandeCorput had two of Gillett/Suring's three hits. Ethan Lally and Carter Whisman pitched for the co-op.

Bonduel rallied from an early 2-0 deficit against Manawa. The Bears scored six runs in the first and five more in the second to run away with the game.

Noah Weier pitched all five innings for Bonduel, striking out nine batters along the way.

Beckett Hartlaben delivered a three-RBI triple for the Bears in the first frame. Karson Stoss drove in two runs on three hits, while Hartlaben finished with two hits and four RBIs. Easton Reinke chipped in two hits.

Bonduel and Witt-Birn will battle in the next round on May 30 in Wittenberg.

Lena scored three runs in the first and fourth innings to prevail against Wild Rose.

Logan Graef scored a pair of runs for Lena, while Josh Kristof, Colt Miller and Dane Comins all drove in a run.

Tyler Shallow earned the win on the mound, allowing an unearned run over six hitless innings. He walked three batters while striking out 10. Graef tossed a scoreless seventh to finish off the no-hitter for Lena.

Lena will head to No. 2 Pacelli for its next postseason game on May 30 in Stevens Point.

In Bowler's loss to Newman Catholic, the visitors scored all their runs between the third and fifth innings.

Beau Brunner tallied three of Bowler's six hits in the contest. He and Gage Wanta scored the team's runs.

Danian Schultz took the loss on the mound after striking out three batters over four innings. Brunner worked the other three innings.

No statistics were available for the Menominee Indian, Gresham or Tigerton playoff contests.