Written by Ozaukee Press
Wednesday, 30 June 2010 15:29
The Grafton High School baseball team doubled its pleasure Monday at Whitefish Bayâ€™s expense.
After edging Bay, 5-4, in 10 innings to complete a North Shore Conference game that had been suspended June 16 due to darkness, host Grafton rallied for a 4-3 win in a regularly scheduled contest.
The wins improved the Black Hawks to 8-4 in league play and 13-6 overall.
â€śIt was pretty exciting to be able to pull out two victories,â€ť Grafton coach Brian Durst said.
â€śBy the time the second ended, it was getting dark and cold, but it was all worthwhile. It was truly a team effort.â€ť
In the first game, which was resumed in the ninth inning, Grafton snapped a 4-4 tie in the top of the 10th with an RBI single by Skyler Bohn.
Dylan Mayer led off the inning with a base hit and was replaced by courtesy runner Ty Chopp. After Chopp moved to second base on a sacrifice bunt by Ryan Donahue, he raced home on Bohnâ€™s hit.
Conor Fisk came on to pitch a scoreless bottom of the 10th and save the win for Mayer, who worked the ninth in relief.
Mayer went 4-for-5 at the plate with two doubles, and Bohn was 3-for-4.
Fisk started on the mound in the second game and went six innings, allowing three runs. He struck out six and walked four.
The Hawks trailed, 3-2, entering the bottom of the seventh, setting the stage for another rally.
This time, Bohn walked to start the comeback and was replaced by courtesy runner Doug Coeur. The next three batters â€” B.J.
Weisflog, Robbie Doring and Kevin Scholz â€” each reached on infield singles, with Scholzâ€™s bad-hop grounder scoring Coeur to tie the game.
Mayer then singled home Weisflog with the winner.
Weisflog, Doring and Bohn each had two hits off Bayâ€™s Justin Alt, who took the loss.
Homestead 13, Port Washington 3
Port led early in a North Shore Conference game Monday but couldnâ€™t keep pace with the hard-hitting Highlanders.
The Pirates held a 3-2 edge in the third inning but fell victim to a seven-run Homestead rally in the bottom of the inning.
The Highlanders outhit Port, 12-5.
Leading the Pirates was Kyle Melichar with a 2-for-3 effort, including two doubles. Zach Hauser hit a solo homer for Port.
The loss dropped the Pirates to 2-11 in NSC play and 3-18 overall.