HOLLANDALE – Hollandale pitcher Kyle Thompson tossed eight scoreless innings and the Rockies used some timely two-out hitting to earn their first Home Talent Sunday League victory with an 8-5 decision over Wiota in Hollandale on Sunday, July 1.
Thompson shut out the Indians (6-3 in Sunday League, 7-6 overall) over the first eight innings and his Rockies (1-9) aided his cause by grabbing an 8-0 lead through six innings.
Alex Schauff’s two-out, two-run double in the home-half of the second inning opened the scoring, and Cody Carmody followed with a RBI-single and scored on a throwing error to put the Rockies up 4-0.
Brad Zander lined RBI-singles in the third and fifth frames, and the Rockies added a pair of runs on a two-out error in the sixth to extend the lead to 8-0.
Seven of the Rockies’ eight runs came with two outs as the hosts went 5-for-11 with two down and runners on bases through eight innings. Wiota, on the other hand, was 0-for-6 with two outs and a runner on during that same span.
The Indians finally ended the shutout in the top of the ninth by plating five runs off Thompson to put a bit of a scare into the Rockies, but Thompson worked his way out of the jam to hang on for the complete-game victory.
Wade Black singled and scored on a ground out by Jake Meier for the Indians’ first run. Taylor Wiegel and Merrill Brunson followed with RBI-singles, and Brad Schliem slammed a two-run home run for Wiota.
Schliem finished 3-for-4 with a home run, a double and two RBIs. Brunson also had three hits for the Indians, while Jeff Solberg went 3-for-5 with a double.
Indian starter Justin Doyle suffered the loss, yielding six runs (five earned) on nine hits and a walk with two strikeouts.
Wiota hosts Blanchardville in a special Sunday League game on Wednesday, July 4, starting at 1 p.m.
The Indians’ Night League game against Orfordville, which was originally scheduled for June 28, will be played at the Beloit Sports Complex on Thursday, July 5, starting at 7:30 p.m.
Then, they return home to face Dodgeville on Sunday, July 8, at 1 p.m.
Wiota………. 000 000 005 - 5 14 3
Hollandale… 041 012 00x - 8 13 0
Leading Hitters: Brad Schliem 3x4, Merrill Brunson 3x5, Jeff Solberg 3x5. HR- Schliem. 2B- Schliem, Solberg.
WP- K. Thompson. LP- Justin Doyle.