Bowen, Blomgren fuel Janesville 14s
Conner Bowen had a three-run homer to open the scoring, and Nick Blomgren pitched five shutout innings to lead the Janesville 14s to an 11-2 victory over Bay Port in the Babe Ruth state tournament at Green Bay.
Janesville plays Eau Claire at 4 p.m. today in a matchup of undefeated teams in the double-elimination tournament.
Bowen's blast scored Brennan Olin and McCauley Cox ahead of him in the third.
Cox contributed a three-run double in the four-run seventh inning.
Bowen finished 3-for-5, while Alex Faust went
Blomgren struck out six in five innings before leaving due to a team-issued pitch count.
JANESVILLE 11, BAY PORT 2
Janesville 003 022 4—11 12 2
Bay Port 000 002 0—2 4 1
Blomgren, Bowen (6), Faust (6) and Marro; Baier, Huff (5), Borley (7) and Noe.
Leading hitters—Bowen (J) 3x5, Faust (J) 2x4. 2B—Coulter (J), Cox (J). HR—Bowen (J).
SO—Blomgren (J) 6, Faust (J) 1, Baier (B) 1, Borley (B) 2. BB—Blomgren 1, Bowen (J) 1, Faust 1, Baier 1, Huff (B) 4, Borley 3.
Erik Woelfle hit a pair of two-run singles, and Connor Perkins struck out 12 and walked just two to help Janesville defeat Windsor, 12-5, in the state Babe Ruth 13-year-old tournament in Eau Claire on Thursday.
Windsor scored all five of its runs in the first inning.
Janesville plays Eau Claire at 6 p.m. today. The teams are the last two with undefeated records in the double-elimination tournament.
JANESVILLE 12, WINDSOR 5
Janesville 132 220 2—12 12 3
Windsor 500 000 0—5 8 4
Perkins, Van Zandt (7) and Pass; McDonald, Falbo (4), George (6) and Michaels.
Leading hitters—Pass (J) 2x4, Iverson (J) 2x3, Bailey (J) 2x5, Woelfle (J) 2x5, True (W) 2x4, McDonald (W) 2x4, Falbo (W) 2x4. 2B—Osmond (J), Haberman (W), Falbo (W). 3B—Perkins (J).
SO—Perkins (J) 12, Van Zandt (J) 2, McDonald (W) 4, Falbo (W) 1, George (W) 3. BB—Perkins 2, McDonald 4, Falbo 3.
Janesville was eliminated from the 15s State Babe Ruth tournament at Sauk City when it dropped a
9-3 decision to Ashwaubenon on Thursday.
Ashwaubenon won the 14s state tournament title last year and had 16 hits in Thursday's victory.
"They are a good, strong team," said Janesville coach Bob Getka. "They hit the ball hard."
Janesville's Collin Powers doubled and scored in the fourth inning. Mitch Benway added an RBI single in the seventh inning.
ASHWAUBENON 9, JANESVILLE 3
Ashwaubenon 100 320 3—9 16 2
Janesville 000 100 2—3 4 2
Pahl and Imig; Graham, Powers (5) and Powers, Theisen (5).
Leading hitters—Hanson (A) 3x4, Monroe (A) 3x4, Imig (A) 2x4, Zills (A) 3x4. 2B—Powers (J).
SO—Pahl (A) 4, Graham (J) 3, Powers (J) 2. BB—Pahl 5.
The Janesville 9-year-old all-star squad opens play today in the Cal Ripken Ohio Valley Regional at
St. John, Ind.
Janesville, the Wisconsin state champion, is scheduled to play Southern Indiana at 2 p.m.
The team's second game is at 8 p.m. Saturday against Ohio. Janesville's third game is 2 p.m. Sunday against Western Kentucky.
Members of the team are Ben Burdette, Tegan Christiansen, Conor Clark, Charley Dunlavy, Jared Emerson, Colin Hageman, Jacob Hesseling, Eric Hughes, Cooper Iverson, Tressin Kussmaul, Dalton Madsen, Clark Schmaling, Mitchel Woelfle.
Chris Campbell, Tony Russotto, Glen Hageman are coaches.