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Legion baseball: Janesville ousted in Plover

By Tim Seeman
July 19, 2015

A seventh-inning rally fell just short for Janesville's American Legion baseball team in a tournament game at Plover on Sunday.

The Madison Impact built a five-run lead in the second inning thanks to some shaky control on the mound from Janesville, and Post 205 had to climb uphill the rest of the way in an 8-7 loss.

“We had one out and the top of the order coming up (in the seventh), but we couldn't get the big hit,” Janesville coach Bob Schenck said. Janesville trailed 8-5 entering the final inning, but four walks and an error by Madison had Janesville a hit away from tying the game or taking the lead.

Post 205 (18-10) also left the bases loaded in the fourth inning after scoring five runs in that frame. Two Janesville players walked in to score, and Kevin Brandt had a two-run single. Kevin Carlson contributed the fifth run of the fourth. Schenck was upbeat about the upcoming regional tournament.

“We played three one-run games against really good opponents and got our pitching in line for regionals,” he said.

Those games begin Thursday at Riverside Park. In the double-elimination tournament, Beloit plays Lake Geneva at 5 p.m. before Janesville takes on Genoa City. The winners and losers of those two games will play each other Friday to determine Saturday's games.

(Saturday's late game)


Manitowoc 100 000—1 3 3

Janesville 501 302—11 11 0

Janesville battery—Coulter and Filter.

Janesville leading hitters—Brandt 3x3, Z. Bailey 2x4. 2B—Cox, Filter, Z. Bailey, Brandt 2.

SO—Coulter 12. BB—Coulter 4.

(Game Sunday)


Janesville 000 500 2—7 9 3

Madison Impact 051 110 x—8 8 2

Janesville battery—Osmond, Carlson (2), J. Bailey (3), Cox (5) and Filter.

Janesville Leading hitters—Coulter 2x3.

SO—J. Bailey 4. BB—Osmond 5, J. Bailey 2, Cox.