Janesville 14s headed to state
Janesville’s 14-year-old Babe Ruth baseball tournament team is state bound.
Jarod Hoffarth pitched four innings of one-hit ball and added a home run to lead Janesville to a 13-0 district win over Reedsburg in a game called after five innings due to the 10-run rule Thursday at Reedsburg.
With the win, Janesville automatically qualified for next week’s state tournament at Green Bay. Janesville opened district play Wednesday with a 4-3 win over Mineral Point.
Hoffarth struck out two and allowed no walks. Kevin Brandt drove in four runs for Janesville, while Nick Blomgren was 2-for-2 with a home run.
Janesville plays Middleton at noon today, with the winner qualifying for the district title game. The top three teams at the district qualify for state.
JANESVILLE 13, REEDSBURG 0 (5)
Janesville 424 03—13 12 0
Reedsburg 000 00—0 1 0
Hoffarth, Marro (5) and Marro, Hoffarth (5).
Leading hitters—Bowen (J) 3x3, Kevin Brandt (J) 2x3, Blomgren (J) 2x2, Hoffarth (J) 2x3. 3B—Brandt (J). HR—Blomgren, Hoffarth.
SO—Hoffarth (J) 2, Marro (J) 1.
Janesville’s 15-year-old Babe Ruth baseball tournament team can advance to the state tournament with a win over Verona today.
After losing its opener on Wednesday, Janesville won twice Thursday to stay alive at the district tournament at Cross Plains. Janesville defeated Reedsburg, 7-2, in its first game and pounded Fennimore, 16-5.
Will Theisen led Janesville with four hits in two games, including a triple. Collin Powers homered for Janesville against Fennimore, while Brett Kindelsberger had a key three-run double against Reedsburg.
JANESVILLE 7, REEDSBURG 2
Janesville 113 020 0—7 10 3
Reedsburg 000 200 0—2 7 4
Brewster and Powers.
Leading hitters—Theisen (J) 2x4, Graham (J) 3x4. 2B—Kindelsberger (J). 3B—Theisen.
SO—Brewster (J) 4. BB—Brewster 2.
JANESVILLE 16, FENNIMORE 5 (5)
Janesville 364 30—16 12 2
Fennimore 000 14—5 6 6
Graham, Theisen (5) and Powers.
Leading hitters—Theisen (J) 2x3, Powers (J) 2x4, Benway (J) 2x3. 2B—Theisen (J). 3B—Osmond (J). HR—Powers (J).
SO—Graham (J) 3, Theisen (J) 1. BB—Graham 1, Theisen 3.
Eric Woelfle’s suicide squeeze scored Sam Carlson with the winning run in the bottom of the fifth as Janesville’s 13-year Babe Ruth team edged Middleton, 3-2, in the district tournament at Sauk Prairie.
Janesville, which already has qualified for next week’s state tournament at Eau Claire, plays Windsor today. The top four teams from the district regional qualify for state.
Connor Perkins went the distance for Janesville, scattering eight hits and striking out seven.
JANESVILLE 3, MIDDLETON 2
Middleton 002 000 0—2 8 2
Janesville 011 010 0—3 5 3
Leading hitters—Bindl (M) 2x3, Kouba (M) 3x4, Spellman (M) 2x4. 2B—Kouba (M), Perkins (J), Osmond (J).
SO—Bindl (M) 1, Perkins (J) 7. BB—Bindl 1, Perkins 1.
Janesville finished off Stevens Point, 14-2, with an 11-run fourth inning Thursday to complete pool with a 3-0 record in the Cal Ripken 10-year-old state baseball tournament at Darlington.
With the victory, Janesville qualified for the 14-team single-elimination competition. Manager Pat Campbell’s team plays host Darlington at noon today and would have a 6 p.m. game if it advances.
Janesville collected six straight hits and had 14 batters in the 11-run inning that ended the game against Stevens Point.
Jordan Bailey, Jacob Campbell and Ross March each had two hits, including a double, to lead Janesville’s 11-hit attack.
JANESVILLE 14, STEVENS POINT 2
Janesville 003 (11)—14 11 1
Stevens Point 010 1—2 5 3
Blomgren, Bailey (4) and Campbell; Franz, Wright (4) and Firminton.
Leading hitters—Bailey (J) 2x4, Campbell (J) 2x4, March (J) 2x2. 2B—Bailey (J), Campbell (J), March (J).
SO—Blomgren (J) 2, Bailey (J) 1, Franz (SP) 3. BB—Bailey 2, Franz 3, Wright (SP) 4.
Janesville’s 9-year-old tournament team banged out 36 hits in winning twice Thursday in the Cal Ripken state tournament at Dodgeville.
Janesville beat Milton, 23-0, in three innings in its opener before cruising past Middleton, 9-1.
Now 2-0 in pool play, Janesville plays Sturgeon Bay today in a battle of the tournament’s only unbeaten.