Edgerton, Parkview baseball advance to sectionals
Pitching propelled Orfordville Parkview’s baseball team to a berth in next week’s Division 3 Riverdale Sectional.
The Vikings haven’t allowed a run in the postseason as Trevor Aasen fired a complete-game six-hitter Wednesday to lead Parkview to a 2-0 regional final win over Wisconsin Heights.
Parkview (20-7) plays Fennimore (21-1) in a sectional semifinal game at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday at Riverdale.
Despite scoring only three runs in two tournament games, Parkview got back-to-back shutouts from Jameson Lavery on Tuesday and Aasen on Wednesday. Lavery’s 1-0 win over Cambridge was a no-hitter.
“Trevor didn’t have his great stuff today but made good pitches when he had to,” said Parkview coach and Trevor’s father, Troy Aasen. “And our defense turned two huge double plays behind him when Heights was threatening.
“We only had three hits, but we strung them together at the right time. We’re excited to be going back to the sectional for the second straight year.”
Parkview got two runs in the bottom of the fifth on Nick Henning’s RBI groundout and a sacrifice fly from Brandan Neal.
PARKVIEW 2, WISCONSIN HEIGHTS 0
Wisconsin Heights 000 000 0—0 6 2
Parkview 000 020 x—2 3 1
Caminiti and Doherty; Aasen and Lavery.
Leading hitters—Barsness (WH) 2x4, Paige (WH) 2x2. 2B—Hauri (P), Paige (WH).
SO—Caminiti (WH) 1, Aasen (P) 2. BB—Caminiti 2, Aasen 2.
-- Edgerton 6, Clinton 3—Isaac Hanson drove in four runs to lead the Crimson Tide past the Rock Valley South champion Cougars in a Division 2 regional final game Wednesday.
Edgerton (20-5) plays Lodi (20-6) in a Portage Sectional semifinal game at 1 p.m. on Tuesday. Richland Center and Portage play in the first semifinal game at 10 a.m.
The Crimson Tide took an early 5-0 against the Cougars with two runs in the first and three more in the third. Hanson’s two-run double in the first started the scoring, and Joel Bright’s RBI single capped off the three-run third.
Lucas Gregory went six strong innings to pick up the win. The sophomore struck out seven and did not allow an earned run.
“Lucas probably should’ve had a 6-0 shutout,” Edgerton coach Mike Gregory said. “He pitched a great game, but four errors cost him all three runs.
“It’s nice to not only make it back to the sectional, but knowing we won’t have to play (Madison) Edgewood. They knocked us out two years in a row (2009, 2010).”
Justin Langley suffered the loss despite striking out seven. Clinton finished 21-6.
EDGERTON 6, CLINTON 3
Clinton 000 021 0—3 5 3
Edgerton 203 100 x—6 6 4
Langley, Roth (5) and Hills; L. Gregory, C. Gregory (7) and Hanson.
Leading hitters—Kruckenberg (Cl) 2x3, Oren (E) 2x4. 2B—Hanson (E).
SO—Langley (Cl) 7, Roth (Cl) 2, L. Gregory (E) 7. C. Gregory (E) 1. BB—Langley 3, Roth 2, L. Gregory 3.
-- St. Catherine’s 8, Big Foot 1—The top-seeded Angels got 14 strikeouts from Derek Heffel en route to the Division 2 regional title.
St. Catherine’s advances to the Whitewater sectional Tuesday.
Tyler Santeler had a double for one of Big Foot’s three hits.
ST. CATHERINE’S 8, BIG FOOT 1
Big Foot 100 000 0—1 3 4
St. Catherine’s 112 040 x—8 7 0
Laners, Kahl (3); Heffel.
Leading hitters—Simons (SC) 2x4, Smith (SC) 2x4. 2B—Santeler (BF), Smith (SC) 2, Simons (BF), Ortiz (BF). 3B—Eitel (SC).
SO—Landers (BF) 1, Kahl (BF) 2, Heffel (SC) 14. BB—Landers 2, Kahl 3, Heffel 2.