Miller leads Ozaukee on mound, at plate

By 
MITCH MAERSCH
Ozaukee Press staff

Ozaukee High School’s baseball team is in a battle to retain its third-place standing in the Big East Conference, and its last two league games have helped the cause.

The Warriors knocked off Howards Grove on Monday, 5-1, and clobbered Kohler/Sheboygan Christian, 20-5, on May 7.

On Monday, Noah Miller steamrolled the Tigers. He pitched six innings and whiffed 12 while allowing three hits. Of his 74 pitches, 57 were strikes.

“He’s got a fast pace on the mound and really gets after it. He’s a tough one to dial in if you’re a batter,” coach Steve Kowalkowski said.

Miller’s cousin Matt Miller pitched the final inning, allowing one run, one hit, walking one and whiffing one.

At the plate, Noah Miller had three hits, including an inside-the-park home run to right field. He had two RBI and scored twice.

Simon Bares had a double and a triple, and Brent Hoffmann had two hits.

Against Kohler/Christian, Bares and Noah Miller each had three hits. Miller had five RBI and Bares had two. Hoffmann hit two doubles and Mitch Weyker had two hits. All but one Warrior got a hit.

Seven runs in the third inning and nine in the fifth put the game away.

Hoffmann pitched 2-2/3 innings, allowing two hits and no runs while whiffing six and walking two. Weyker went the final 2-1/3, allowing three earned runs on a hit and four walks. He struck out one.

Ozaukee lost to Kohler/Christian, 12-6, in the second game of a doubleheade. Only the first game counted toward the conference record, so Kowalkowski used several junior-varsity players who haven’t had a chance to play due to wet spring weather.

The Warriors (6-3 in the Big East, 6-6 overall) were to host Sheboygan Lutheran on Tuesday, play at league leader Random Lake (9-1) on Thursday and at St. Mary Central to finish the regular season on Monday.

Cedar Grove-Belgium (5-4 Big East, 7-7 overall) is looking to stop a four-game losing streak.

The Rockets gave up two runs in the seventh inning to lose at Kiel, 4-3, on Monday.

Wesley Katte pitched four innngs and allowed one run and two hits, walking three and whiffing four. Cayden Fischer went 2-2/3 and allowed three runs on three hits, walking four and whiffing one.

At the plate, Jeffrey Emperley had two hits for the third straight game, including a double, stole two bases and scored a run. Brad Katte walked twice, stole two bases and scored a run.

Last Friday, the Rockets lost at Mishicot, 5-2.

Brad Katte allowed five runs (two earned) on five hits while whiffing 13 and walking one in 5-2/3 innings. Zach Zimpelman went the final 2/3 of an inning, walking three and striking out two.

Emperley had two hits. Matt Poull had a double and Zimpelman had one RBI.

The Rockets hosted Hilbert/Stockbridge on Tuesday, play at rival Oostburg on Thursday, at Plymouth on Saturday and host Random Lake on Monday.

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