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Janesville Legion opens with sweep

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Gazette staff
June 13, 2011
— The new $11,500 LED scoreboard at Riverside Park worked, and all the numbers added up in favor of the Janesville American Legion in its Southern Wisconsin Region 7 season-opening baseball doubleheader Sunday.

Janesville posted 2-0 and 5-4 victories over Union Grove to pocket the sweep.


In the opener, Janesville starter Andy Kersten blanked Union Grove on three hits. Kersten posted 12 strikeouts and walked a pair.


“(Kersten) got a ahead of the hitters, kept them off balance and threw strikes,” Legion coach Bob Schenck said. “He pitched a very good game.’’


Tyler Teubert delivered an RBI single in the fourth inning, stole second and third base and scored the only run Janesville would need on Charlie Meyer’s sacrifice fly. Taran Kobs hit an RBI single in the fifth inning for an insurance run.


In the second game, starter Brandon Hughes picked up where Kersten left off, blanking Union Grove through the first six innings. But in the seventh, Hughes ran into trouble.


“Brandon pitched a great game,” Schenck said. “We didn’t make the plays (in the seventh).”


Union Grove scored four runs before reliever Trent Kobs got the final two outs with the tying run on second base.


Jake Welch had an RBI single and double to lead Janesville’s seven-hit attack. Nolan Stearns added an RBI single, and Connor Long executed a suicide squeeze bunt to score Trent Kobs in Janesville’s three-run fourth inning.


Janesville plays at East Troy at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.


(First Game)


JANESVILLE 2, UNION GROVE 0

Union Grove (ab-r-h-rbi)—Veltus, cf, 3-0-0-0; Filz, 2b, 3-0-0-0; Johnson, p. 3-0-1-0; Storm, lf,. 2-0-0-0; McClelland, 1b, 3-0-1-0; Vargas, dh, 3-0-0-0; Sorenson, 3b, 3-0-0-0; Jacob, c, 3-0-0-0; Meseberg, ss, 1-0-1-0. Totals: 24-0-3-0.


Janesville (ab-r-h-rbi)—Ta. Kobs, 3-0-1-1; Johnson, lf, 3-0-0-0; Teubert, 3-1-1-0; Meyer, c, 3-0-1-1; Tr. Kobs, pr, 0-0-0-0; Welch, dh, 3-0-0-0; Quinn, 2b, 2-0-0-0; Moe, 3b, 1-1-0-0; Fiedler, 1-0-0-0; Hoskins, ss, 2-0-2-0; Kersten, p, 0-0-0-0. Totals: 21-2-5-2.


Union Grove 000 000 0—0


Janesville 000 110 x—2


LOB—Union Grove 4, Janesville 3. SF—Meyer. SB—Teubert, Moe, Tr. Kobs.


IP H R ER BB SO


Union Grove


Johnson 6 5 2 2 2 6


Janesville


Kersten 7 3 0 0 2 12


(Second Game)


JANESVILLE 5, UNION GROVE 4

Janesville (ab-r-h-rbi)—Tr. Kobs, cf-p, 4-0-1-0; Johnson, lf, 1-0-0-0; Fielder, lf, 1-0-0-0; Teubert, 1b, 3-0-0-0; Meyer, dh, 2-2-1-0; Welch c, 3-2-2-2; Ta. Kobs, rf-cf, 3-1-2-1; Stearns, 3b, 3-0-0-1; Long, 2b, 3-0-0-1; Marshall, ss, 3-0-1-0; Hoskins, ss, 0-0-0-0; Hughes, p, 0-0-0-0. Totals: 26-5-7-5.


Union Grove (ab-r-h-rbi)—Meseberg, ss, 4-1-2-1; Filz, 2b, 4-0-1-0; Johnson, 3b, 3-1-0-1; McClelland, 1b, 3-0-1-1; Storm, lf, 4-0-0-0; Veltus, cf,. 4-0-0-0; Vargas, dh, 2-0-0-0; Jacob, c, 3-1-0-0-; Beck, pr, 0-0-0-0; Rosenquist, rf, 3-1-2-0; sorenso0n, p,. 0-0-0-0. Totals: 30-4-6-3.


Janesville 020 300 0—5


Union Grove 000 000 4—4


E—Janesville 5, Union Grove 1. LOB—Janesville 3, Union grove 9. 2B—Welch. 3B—Meyer S—Stearns, Long. SB—Meyer.


IP H R ER BB SO


Janesville


Hughes 6 1-3 6 4 3 3 5


Tr. Kobs 2-3 0 0 0 0 1


Union Grove


Sorenson 7 7 5 5 1 3



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