Wild Rose Wildcats win 1 and lose 1 in tripleheader

The Wild Rose Wildcats recorded 1 win and 1 loss during a baseball tripleheader held in Wild Rose on April 6.

The first game of the day was between Wild Rose and Rio.

Reierson hit into a triple for Rio in the first inning of play, while Long had a base hit in the second. Another batter reached base by being hit with a pitch in the second, but no scoring was to be had. Wild Rose was held to a single by Nick Wilbert in the first inning, while the hosts were shut down in the second.

The visitors got on the board in the third inning with 3 runs. Seth had a double, and Hoene a single with three teammates reaching on walks. Wild Rose had to settle for a batter reaching on an error in the inning.

Rio was shut down in the fourth, while Wild Rose was issued a walk. The fifth inning saw Rio picking up a run for a 4-0 lead as one batter reached on an error, one on a walk, and another was hit by a pitch. Wild Rose was completely shut down in the inning.

Hoene gave Rio a base hit in the sixth, while a teammate kicked in a walk. Wild Rose was able to tie the score at 4 in the inning. The leadoff batter reached on an error, and the second batter was hit with a pitch. When the second batter/runner stole second base, the first batter/runner was able to score, 1-4. Two batters later, Travis Jansen was able to score when his teammate reached first on an error. Then, Matt Wildner doubled, followed by a single by Andrew Wildner for the tied score. Another Wildcat reached on an error before the inning was over.

It all came down to the seventh inning. With a runner on because of a walk, a stolen base was in the works. An error on a grounder scored the go ahead run for Rio, 5-4. Another batter walked before the side was retired. Wild Rose put a dramatic finish to the game with their last batters. Justin Worthen got on base with a walk. Cole Ramczyk made a double that put Worthen in scoring position. A passed ball scored Worthen to tie the game at 5. Even after a pitching change by Rio, Travis Jansen was able to give the ball a ride for a double when all that was needed was a single to score Ramczyk for the 6-5 win.

Cole Ramczyk had a double and 2 runs in the game for Wild Rose, while Matt Wildner had a double and run. Travis Jansen had a single (double) and a run, while Nick Wilbert had a single and walk, and Andrew Wildner a single.

Cole Ramczyk struck out 9 Rio batters and walked 7, while Nick Wilbert struck out 2.

Hoene had 2 base hits for Rio, while Reierson had a triple, a walk, was hit by a pitch, and scored a run. Seth had a double, while Long had a hit and 2 walks. Rio pitchers struck out 9 Wild Rose batters and walked 2.

To finish off the day, Wild Rose took on Sturgeon Bay. Sturgeon Bay got on the board with 2 runs in the first inning. Cubaga had a single, which was soon followed by a triple from Schrinder. Wild Rose ended up tying the score in the bottom of the inning after Nick Wilbert and Andrew Wildner singled. A teammate had reached with a walk in between the hits.

The visiting Clippers picked up 4 runs in the second inning for a 6-2 lead, 3 coming on a base-clearing double by Schrinder. Three Sturgeon Bay batters were walked, another reached on an error, while Nellis had a base hit. Wild Rose was shut down in the inning.

The visitors increased their lead by 6 runs, 12-2 in the third inning as Cubaga and Nellis singled, while Schringer and Birkley doubled. Three batters reached on errors, and another on a fielder’s choice. Wild Rose didn’t get anything more than a base hit from Wilbert in the inning.

Sturgeon Bay put more space between themselves and Wild Rose in the fourth inning with 3 runs on a triple by Jacobson. Three batters had reached on errors as the visitors reached a 15-2 lead. The hosts came up with 2 runs in the bottom of the inning to cut the deficit, 15-4, on hits from Wildner, Tanner, Schellin, and Justin Worthen. One batter had reached on a walk, while another reached on a fielder’s choice.

Sturgeon Bay wanted to finish off Wild Rose in a big way by scoring 6 more runs in the fifth inning of play. The first 3 batters were walked before a pitching change took place. The next batter was hit by a pitch, followed by a sac RBI, 17-4. A passed ball scored a run, 18-4, before another batter was walked. Then, a home run by Schrinder gave the visitors a 21-4 lead, and that ended up being the final score as the hosts were shut down in the bottom of the inning.

Schrinder had 4 hits in the game for Sturgeon Bay. This consisted of a home run, a triple, 2 doubles, and scored 3 runs. Cubaga had 2 hits and 3 runs, while Nellis had 2 hits, a walk, and 4 runs. Jacobson had a triple, 2 walks, and 4 runs, while Birkley had a double, a walk, and 1 run.

Nick Wilbert and Andrew Wildner each had 2 hits and a run for Wild Rose, while Tanner Schellin and Justin Worthen each had a hit, with Worthen also scoring a run. Wild Rose pitching struck out 2 Sturgeon Bay batters, but walked 7.