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Janesville Legion sweeps Union Grove

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Gazette Staff
June 11, 2012
— Janesville used two complete games and 22 hits to sweep an American Legion baseball doubleheader at Union Grove on Sunday.

Andy Kersten threw a one-hitter to lead Janesville to an 11-0 victory in the first game, which was stopped after five innings due to the 10-run lead mercy rule.


Adam Greene pitched all seven innings of the second game, which Janesville won, 6-4.


Charlie Meyer hit a three-run homer in the second inning to lead the local team’s offense in the first game rout. Meyer went 3-for-4 and scored twice.


Nate Hoag drove in three runs and Tyler Brooks and Dylan Hoskins each added two hits.


“Kersten was in control the entire game,” Janesville coach Bob Schenck said.


Union Grove built a 3-1 lead in the first three innings of the second game, but Janesville was able to pull out the victory with a three-run fifth and two-run seventh.


“We had three nice sacrifice bunts that led to three runs,” Schenck said. “We did a nice job moving runners along. We’re hitting the ball very well with two strikes.”


Jake Welch, Hoskins and Brooks provided the sacrifice bunts. Aric Bobzien had three of Janesville’s 11 hits, and Meyer went 2-for-4.


Janesville (3-0) plays Burlington at Riverside Park starting at 7 p.m. today.


(First Game)


JANESVILLE 11, UNION GROVE 0

Janesville (ab-r-h-rbi)—Brooks, cf, 4-1-2-0; Luebke, 1b, 1-3-0-0; Meyer, c, 4-2-3-3; Welch, dh, 2-1-0-0; Hoag, rf, 2-0-1-3; Theisen, rf, 2-1-1-0; Greene, lf, 2-0-0-0; Iverson, lf, 1-0-1-0; Hoskins, ss, 3-1-2-1; Quinn, 2b, 3-1-1-1; Frey, 3b, 0-1-0-0; Bobzien, 3b, 1-0-0-0; Kersten, p, 0-0-0-0. Totals: 25-11-11-8.


Union Grove (ab-r-h-rbi)—Sorenson, p, 1-0-0-0; Schaefer, 3b, 2-0-0-0; Jacobs, c, 2-0-1-0; McClellan, 1b, 2-0-0-0; Hanson, rf, 2-0-0-0; Storm, cf, 2-0-0-0; Beck, lf, 2-0-0-0; Fedders, 2b, 2-0-0-0; Meister, ss, 2-0-0-0. Totals: 16-0-1-0.


Janesville 352 10—11


Union Grove 000 00—0


E—Union Grove 3. LOB—Janesville 6, Union Grove 3. 2B—Quinn. HR—Meyer. SB—Luebke 2.


Janesville IP H R ER BB SO


Kersten (W) 5 1 0 0 2 9


Union Grove


Sorenson (L) 5 11 11 7 6 1


(Second Game)


JANESVILLE 6, UNION GROVE 4

Janesville (ab-r-h-rbi)—Brooks, cf, 4-0-1-1; Luebke, 1b, 3-1-0-0; Meyer, dh, 4-2-2-1; Greene, p, 0-0-0-0; Welch, c, 3-0-1-1; Theisen, lf, 4-0-1-1; Hoskins, ss, 2-1-1-1; Quinn, 2b, 3-0-1-0; Bobzien, 3b, 4-1-3-1; Campbell, rf, 3-1-1-0. Totals: 30-6-11-6.


Union Grove (ab-r-h-rbi)—Sorenson, 3b, 4-0-0-0; Meister, ss, 4-1-1-0; Jacob, c, 2-1-0-0; Storm, cf, 3-0-1-1; Hagen, rf, 4-1-1-1; Beck, lf, 3-0-0-1; Moser, p, 2-1-0-0; Fedders, 2b, 3-0-0-0; McClellan, 1b, 3-0-2-1. Totals: 28-4-5-4.


Janesville 010 030 2—6


Union Grove 111 010 0—4


E—Janesville 4. LOB—Janesville 8, Union Grove 6. 2B—Meister, Meyer. Sac—Welch, Hoskins, Brooks. SB—Welch, Hoskins.


Janesville IP H R ER BB SO


Greene (W) 7 5 4 2 4 8


Union Grove


Moser (L) 7 11 6 6 3 5



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