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Written by Ozaukee Press   
Wednesday, 17 August 2011 16:08

Port, Saukville advance in Lakes tournament after scoring first-round upsets

Upset-minded efforts paid postseason dividends for Port Washington and Saukville in Land O’ Lakes baseball Sunday.MICKEY PRUEFER started on the mound and contributed three hits at the plate but couldn’t prevent the Grafton Express from losing to Port Washington, 5-3, on Sunday.                           Photo by Sam Arendt

Both teams scored road wins over higher-seeded opponents in the opening round of the Northern Division playoffs, with Port defeating Grafton, 5-3, and Saukville knocking off West Bend, 6-1.

In the other first-round playoff contest, Plymouth edged Thiensville-Mequon, 5-4.

All three games were rescheduled after being postponed by rain Saturday.

Sixth-seeded Saukville took advantage of shoddy fielding by West Bend (No. 3), which committed seven errors. The miscues made all of the Saints’ runs unearned.

Trailing, 1-0, Saukville pulled away for good by scoring four times in the third inning. Tony Wheaton drove in two runs with a single.

The Saints added single runs in the fifth and seventh.

Casey Johnson pitched a complete game for the win, allowing only three hits.

West Bend starter E.J. Sexton also went the distance, striking out 10.

Seventh-seeded Port scored an even bigger upset by ending the season for Grafton (No. 2).

Justin Behm’s two-run homer in the top of the ninth snapped a 3-3 tie and advanced the Lakers to the semifinal round.

Grafton trailed, 3-2, before tying the game on Mickey Pruefer’s RBI single in the eighth.

Behm and Pruefer each finished with three hits.

This week’s semifinal games will start with Saukville traveling to Plymouth (No. 5) for a 7:30 p.m. game Thursday.

On Saturday, Aug. 20, Port will play a 1 p.m. road game against top-seeded Cedarburg, which received a first-round bye.

The semifinal winners will meet in the division final at noon Sunday, Aug. 21, on the home field of the higher-seeded team.

As the regular-season champion, Cedarburg must lose twice to be eliminated. If Cedarburg loses Saturday, it will host the winner of the division final at 4 p.m. Sunday.

The tournament winner will represent the division in the league’s grand championship playoffs.

 
With stars gone, Port seeks soccer balance PDF Print E-mail
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Written by STEVE OSTERMANN   
Wednesday, 17 August 2011 15:49

Loss of several standouts prompts Pirates to regroup with well-rounded attack

HOPES FOR A winning season of Port Washington boys’ soccer will depend on steady performances from veteran players (top photo), including (front row, from left) Alex Becker, Alex Bello, Jacob Setzke, Mason Purtell, (back row) Kelvyn Larsson, Carlos Helmstedt, David Cornell, Mitchell Lemons, James Klotz, Colin Kinzer, Danny Macek and Dakota Kwasny. At right, Larsson (center) and Purtell battled for possession of the ball during a preseason practice. Photos by Sam Arendt


Filling the voids left by lost talent doesn’t always mean discovering new stars.

Take this season’s Port Washington boys’ soccer team, for instance. A balanced approach may serve the Pirates just fine.

Confronted with the graduation of four standout players — forwards Danny Karrels, midfielders Sam Dean and Marcus Lackovic and defender D.J. Soya — Port coach Mike Bultman is counting on a balanced approach to keep his team competitive.

“We lost only four kids to graduation, but they were all three or four-year varsity players,” he said. “They were guys we counted on a lot, and we really can’t replace them.

“But we should still have a team with a lot of good players, the kind that won’t win you games all by themselves but won’t lose any, either. It just depends on who steps up and how well they play together.”

 
The Pirates, who went 10-13 overall and 1-6 in the North Shore Conference last year, have at least 11 players back who contributed at the varsity level.

Leading the veterans are six seniors — goalkeeper Mitch Lemons, forwards Alex Bello and Dave Cornell, midfielders Dan Macek and Colin Kinzer and defender Carlos Helmstedt.

Lemons earned All-NSC second-team honors last year, and Bello is the Pirates’ top returning scorer.
 
Title share eludes Grafton’s grasp PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ozaukee Press   
Wednesday, 10 August 2011 19:01

Close weekend loss leaves team one game back of Mercs in division standings

DUSTIN KESNER helped the Grafton Express pound out an 11-2 win over Plymouth in the teams’ regular-season finale Saturday.  
                                                                           Photo by Sam Arendt
A share of the Northern Division title slipped through the hands of the Grafton Express last weekend.

Needing to win its final three regular-season games of the Land O’ Lakes baseball season, Grafton came up one victory shy.

West Bend edged the Express, 4-3, on Friday, with the winning run scoring on a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the 10th inning.

Grafton bounced back Saturday to defeat Plymouth, 11-2, but had to settle for second place in the division race with an 11-7 record.

Cedarburg (12-6) successfully defended its title by getting past Saukville, 5-4, on Saturday.

Cedarburg enters this week’s division playoffs as the top seed and received a first-round bye. Grafton is the No. 2 seed.

On Friday, the Express held a 2-0 lead after five innings of a pitchers’ duel between starters Jordan Clark of Grafton and Davis Yach of West Bend.

West Bend (9-9) moved ahead with a three-run sixth, but Grafton tied the game at 3-3 in the ninth when Clark singled and scored on an error.

In the 10th, Brant Anderson drew a bases-loaded walk to end the game.

Against Plymouth, the Express surged ahead early and pounded out 21 hits in a lopsided victory.

Grafton built a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first when five of its first six batters reached base on hits. The lead grew to 9-1 after five innings.

Joey Thome led the Express with four hits. Justin Gephart had two hits for Plymouth (9-9).

Mickey Pruefer pitched a complete game for the win. He scattered eight hits, struck out four and walked one.

Saukville (8-10) gave Cedarburg a battle before succumbing in the Mercs’ title-clinching win.

The Saints held a 3-0 lead after two innings, but Cedarburg rallied to pull even in the third.

After falling behind, 5-3, Saukville scored its final run on an RBI single by Kyle Dieringer in the ninth.

Dieringer finished with three hits, as did John Regnitz for Cedarburg.

Highlights of other local Northern Division games last week follow.

Thiensville-Mequon 15, Port Washington 9

Port couldn’t keep pace with the free-swinging Twins in a road loss Saturday.

The Lakers (4-12) had 15 hits and scored in five innings, but Thiensville-Mequon (9-9) answered with a 21-hit attack. The Twins overcame a 2-0 deficit by scoring five runs in the first and
never trailed again.

Ryan Romens hit a two-run homer in the fourth for Port. The Lakers got three hits from Nick Heiting and two apiece from Ed Kozlowski and Chris Laurishke.

Brady Bingham led the Twins with six hits, including two doubles.

Port Washington 4, Saukville 3

The host Lakers overcame a 2-0 deficit with a four-run rally in the first inning Friday.

Laurishke and Kozlowski each had RBI doubles in the comeback.

Saukville scored its final run on Cole Granrath’s sacrifice fly in the eighth.

Laurishke and Kozlowski had two hits apiece. Dieringer led Saukville with three hits.

Grafton 14, West Bend 7

A nine-run fifth inning, highlighted by Clark’s three-run homer, lifted the Express to a road win Aug. 4.

The flurry gave Grafton an 11-3 lead and helped it withstand a four-run rally by West Bend in the seventh.

Clark finished with a team-high three hits.

Sam Keller, E.J. Sexton and Joe Stubbe each had three hits for the Benders.

Thiensville-Mequon 12, Saukville 7

A late comeback couldn’t save the Saints from a road defeat Aug. 3.

Saukville trailed, 11-0, after five innings before outscoring the Twins, 7-1, the rest of the way.

Matt Jacoby and Casey Johnson had two hits apiece for the Saints.

Bingham and McEwen each homered for the Twins.

 
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