Janesville's 11U tournament baseball team bounced back from a loss Thursday in pool play of the Ohio Valley regional to win twice Friday and take second in its pool. Janesville was seeded fifth for bracket play, which begins Saturday.
The city team scored a combined 25 runs in wins over Homewood, Illinois, and Fairfield, Ohio.
Janesville collected 15 hits, 14 of them singles, in an 11-8 win over Homewood. Jonah Aegerter, Jayden Murwin and J.J. Runde all went 3-for-3 in the game. Aegerter had two RBI.
The hits kept coming in the second game, which the city team won 14-6. Dylan King had a pair of doubles, and Janesville led 9-6 after two innings. After giving up five runs in the first, Janesville pitcher Hayden Halverson took control from there, striking out four and allowing just one additional run.
JANESVILLE 11, HOMEWOOD (Ill.) 8
Janesville 240 221—11 15
Homewood 120 050—8 9
Jack Nickols, J.J. Runde (5), Dylan King (6) and Nate Bowditch.
Janesville leading hitters—Joey Coulter 2x4, Jonah Aegerter 3x3, Dylan King 2x4, Jack Nickols 2x4, Jayden Murwin 3x3, J.J. Runde 3x3. 2B—J.J. Runde.
SO—Jack Nickols 3. BB—Jack Nickols 5.
JANESVILLE 14, FAIRFIELD (Ohio) 6
Fairfield 510 000—6 4
Janesville 542 21x—14 12
Hayden Halverson and Nate Bowditch.
Janesville leading hitters—Joey Coulter 2x4, Dylan King 2x3, Jayden Murwin 2x3, Hayden Halverson 2x2. 2B—Jonah Aegerter, Dylan King 2.
SO—Hayden Halverson 4. BB—Hayden Halverson 3.