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Menomonee Falls Wins Second Straight Title

Menomonee Falls 2, Marquette 0

Defending champion Menomonee Falls (25-10) won its second straight State Summer Baseball championship with a 2-0 shutout over Marquette (27-7) in the final at Kapco Park Friday evening.

The only scoring in the game came in the Indians’ half of the third inning. After one out, Ryan Piontek and Zack Kornburger singled and Ryan Spalding walked to load the bases. Ty Weber, who set a State Tournament record for two games with six hits, drove in two runs with a single to left field.

Weber pitched a gem, tossing a shutout with nine strikeouts. Weber, Cole Mir and Nick Gile each had a pair of hits to lead the Indians’ 10-hit attack.

Marquette managed just four hits in the game, all singles. The Hilltoppers only had one runner advance to second base in the game.

The Indians claim their second title in seven State appearances. Marquette finishes runner-up for the third time in nine State experiences.

Marquette, Menomonee Falls Advance to State Summer Baseball Final

Menomonee Falls 6, New Holstein 0

Menomonee Falls (24-10) blanked New Holstein (20-11) 6-0 in the semifinals of the State Summer Baseball Tournament Friday at Kapco Park in Mequon.

The Indians’ offense collected 13 hits, including a 4-for-4 performance by Ty Weber, who drove in three runs.

Menomonee Falls posted the only run they would need in the game in the top of the first inning on a lead-off double by Zach Kornburger, who scored on a double by Weber.

Weber drove in two more runs with a single, and Nick Gile doubled in Weber in the Indians’ three-run fourth inning. They added a run in the fifth inning on a run-scoring single by Ryan Piontek to score Jake Sutherland, who walked to lead off the inning.

The Indians added an insurance run in the seventh inning on an RBI single by Kornburger to score Piontek, who reached earlier in the inning on a fielder’s choice.

Logan Roble pitched a complete game to record the win for the Indians. He allowed four hits and struck out two. Cole Mir and Piontek had three hits, and Kornburger chipped in with two hits for Menomonee Falls.

Starter Justin Weber was charged with the loss on the hill for the Huskies. He surrendered four runs on six hits, and Owen Olson gave up a pair of runs on seven hits in relief. Nick Andrew had a pair of singles to lead the Huskies offense.

Marquette 8, Oak Creek 3

Marquette (27-6) advances to the championship game of the State Summer Baseball Tournament with an 8-3 victory over Oak Creek (31-3) Friday morning at Kapco Park in Mequon.

The Knights plated three runs in the third inning. After Joey Richter singled to lead off the inning. He advanced to second on errant throw on a sacrifice by Alec Kent, who was safe at first.  After both runners advanced on a sacrifice, a balk scored Richter with Kent advancing to third.  D.J. Ellifson belted a triple to right field to drive in Kent and then scored on a single by Alex Binelas.

Marquette scored a run in the bottom of the third on an RBI double by Peter Ahn to score Jeromy Schultz, who reached on a fielder’s choice.

The Hilltoppers scored another single run in the fourth inning without the aid of a hit. Two walks, two stolen bases and a wild pitch pushed across the run.

Marquette sent 10 hitters to the plate in a six-run sixth inning. Jack Dwyer and Jim Jarecki each drove in a run with a single in the inning, and Jack Shemanski drove in a pair with a double to right center. An error and a walk also produced runs in the inning.

Dwyer was credited with the victory for the Hilltoppers, yielding five hits and striking out six in six innings of work.  Matt Hamilton was charged with the loss in relief for Oak Creek.

NFHS Softball Rule Changes Focus on Uniforms, Equipment

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Softball Rules Committee approved four additions to Rule 3 regarding uniforms, equipment and substitutions at its June 13-15 meeting in Indianapolis. These changes approved by the committee, along with one in Rule 1, were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

Track & Field/Cross Country Rule Changes Include Assisting injured Competitor

Effective with the 2017 high school track and field season, a participant who assists an injured/ill competitor shall not be disqualified if an appropriate health-care professional is not available. 

The NFHS Board of Directors recently approved all rules changes recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Track and Field Rules Committee at its June 13-15 meeting in Indianapolis.

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