SHULLSBURG – The #9-ranked Shullsburg/Benton baseball team kicked off a busy week by beating the visiting Belmont Braves, 12-2, in six innings in a Six Rivers West clash at Badger Park on Tuesday, May 2.
Brooks Tiedeman went 2-for-3 with a double, four runs driven in and two runs scored to lead the Miner-Zephyrs (11-3 overall, 8-1 SWAL) over the Braves (2-11, 2-8).
Nathan Wedige had a pair of doubles in four at-bats with three RBI and a run scored for the hosts, while Nolan Strang scored three times and Jacob Berendes doubled and drove in two runs for the co-op.
Brady Wedig had a double and scored a run for the Braves. Jacob Amenda drove in a run for the guests.
The Miner-Zephyrs dropped a non-conference decision to Warren/Stockton, 8-1, on Wednesday, May 3, in a game played at the Ashford University Field in Clinton Iowa, which is home of the minor league Class A Clinton Lumberkings.
Shulls/Bent swept a Six Rivers doubleheader against Barneveld at home on Friday, May 5, taking the opener by a score of 6-5 and winning the nightcap by a 12-5 decision.
The Miner-Zephyrs remain in the hunt for the Six Rivers West title by rallying past River Ridge, 6-2, at Patch Grove on Monday, May 8.
Alex Wand was 2-for-3 with a RBI against the WarHawks on Wednesday, and he was 2-for-3 with a double in game one against Barneveld.
Hunter Matye had a double with two RBI and a run scored in the opener against the Golden Eagles, while Wedige went 4-for-5 with a double, two RBI and two runs scored in the nightcap.
Nathan Mowry was 2-for-3 with a home run, three RBI and a run scored in game two. Strang went 2-for-3 with two RBI and two runs, Nick Wagner was 3-for-3 with a RBI and a run, and Tiedeman was 2-for-5 with two runs and a RBI.
Wagner and Berendes each drove in two runs to lead the co-op over the Timberwolves on Monday. Strang scored twice in the game.
Chris Trejo (5-1) pitched in four of the five games, posting a 2-1 record after leading Shulls/Bent over Barneveld and River Ridge. Matye and Berendes added wins on the mound for the Miner-Zephyrs.
Belmont opened the new week by falling to Highland, 15-1, in a SRW clash at Belmont on Monday, May 8.
Shullsburg/Benton will play Black Hawk in a Six Rivers’ crossover doubleheader at the Woodside Sports Complex in Mauston on Friday, May 12, at 4:30 p.m.; and has key Six Rivers games against Pecatonica at home on Monday, May 15, at 4:30 p.m. and at Highland on Tuesday, May 16, at 5 p.m.
Belmont hosts Pecatonica in a Six Rivers doubleheader on Friday, May 12, at 4:30 p.m., and plays at Cassville on Tuesday, May 16, at 5 p.m.
Belmont…….. 000 110 – 2 2 7
Shulls/Bent… 226 002 – 12 11 2
Leading Hitters: Bel– 2B– Brady Wedig. B/S– Brooks Tiedeman 2x3, Nathan Wedige 2x4, Nathan Mowry 2x4, Alex Wand 2x3. 2B– Wedige, Tiedeman, Jacob Berendes.
WP- Hunter Matye. LP- Jacob Amenda.
At Shullsburg, on Tuesday, May 2
Barneveld…… 400 000 1 – 5 6 4
Shulls/Bent…. 040 110 0 – 6 8 2
Leading Hitters: Alex Wand 2x3. 2B- Nick Wagner, A. Wand, Hunter Matye.
WP- Chris Trejo. LP- Slaney. S- Nathan Mowry
Shulls/Bent…. 921 000 0 – 12 17 1
Barneveld…… 000 032 0 – 5 5 3
Leading Hitters: Brooks Tiedeman 2x5, Nathan Wedige 4x5, Nathan Mowry 2x3, Chris Trejo 2x4, Nolan Strang 2x3, Nick Wagner 3x3. HR- Mowry. 2B- Wedige, Alex Wand.
WP- Jacob Berendes. LP- Shatrawka.
At Shullsburg, on Friday, May 5
Shulls/Bent… 011 010 3 – 6 10 1
River Ridge… 200 000 0 – 2 6 3
Leading Hitters: Chris Trejo 3x4, Nick Wagner 2x3. 2B- Wagner.
WP- Chris Trejo. LP- Crubel.
At Patch Grove, on Monday, May 8
Warren/Stock… 100 300 4 – 8 8 0
Shulls/Bent…… 000 100 0 – 1 4 2
Leading Hitters: Alex Wand 2x3. 2B- A. Wand.
WP- Staver. LP- Chris Trejo.
At Clinton IA, on Wednesday, May 3
Highland… 012 57 – 15 13 1
Belmont…. 001 00 – 1 1 0
Leading Hitters: None.
WP- JR Linscheid. LP- NA.
At Belmont, on Monday, May 8