MCDONALD'S SWNEWS4U.COM GAME OF THE WEEK (July 21–28)
SUMMER BASEBALL: River Ridge 4, Platteville 3 (6 inn.)
PLATTEVILLE — Johnny Hamann's RBI double in the bottom of the sixth inning lifted River Ridge to a dramatic 4–3 victory, its first of the summer, over Platteville Monday night in game two of a summer league doubleheader at Legion Park.
Platteville (8–10) built a 2–0 lead with runs in the top of the first and second innings, but Ridge (1–6) tied the game with two in the bottom of the third on senior Cole Crubel's two-run single. The visiting Timberwolves played game two as the home team after losing the opener 3–1 as the visitor.
The Merchants regained a 3–2 lead in the top of the fifth, but Ridge retied the game when Anthony Davis was hit by a pitch with bases loaded and two outs. Platteville starter Logan Page got out of the bases loaded jam with a strike out to get to extra innings.
Hamann held Platteville scoreless in the top of the sixth, then Eley Otte drew a one-out walk to begin the T'Wolves game-winning rally in the bottom half of the inning. Lead off hitter Braden Crubel singled off Dylan Prestegard, who came on in relief, before Hamann delivered a walk-off RBI double to plate pinch runner Brayden Vogt, who replaced Otte.
Hamann finished 2-for-3 with also earned the win with four innings of solid relief, allowing just one run on one hit and three walks. He struck out four.
Coach Troy Dilley’s Timberwolves closed out its four-week summer season with a doubleheader loss at Prairie du Chien Wednesday night, 7–5 and 10–0.