St. Joseph baseball wins second straight WIAA Division 3 regional title

Jacob Ashmus takes a swing for the St. Joseph baseball team during a Metro Classic Conference game at Simmons Field earlier this season. The Lancers wrapped up their second straight Metro Classic title Wednesday by finishing off a 14-0 win over St. Thomas More at Carthage's Augie Schmidt Field. SUBMITTED PHOTO

The St. Joseph Senior high school baseball group has actually been here in the past– and done this previously, also.

The Lancers maintained marching towards a potential 2nd straight WIAA Department 3 state title Wednesday, directing Shoreland Lutheran 13-1 in a five-inning Department 3 regional final played at Carthage University.

It was the second straight regional title for St. Joseph (18-2), which is placed 25th in the PBR Wisconsin Power 25 (all departments) and was placed 3rd in the last Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Organization Department 3 survey of the period.

The Lancers, who have actually outscored their opponents 26-1 in their 2 championship game, progressed to Tuesday’s sectional at Chilton as well as play Brookfield Academy (16-8) in the second semifinal at 1 p.m. Lomira (20-3) and also Chilton (18-4) play in the first semifinal at 10 a.m. and also the semifinal victors play at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Brookfield Academy, which is not ranked, dismayed seventh-ranked Lake Country Lutheran 13-3 in their groups’ regional final Wednesday.

St. Joseph beat Coleman 7-4 in the Division 3 state championship game last year at Fox Cities Arena in Grand Chute.

Versus the Pacers (8-13), who lost to the Lancers 24-4 as well as 19-1 throughout the City Standard Conference season, St. Joseph opened with a four-run first inning and followed with one run in the second, 5 in the third and three in the 4th to finish the game on the 10-run rule.

St. Joseph had 13 hits, including four for extra bases, and Jacob Ashmus went 3 for 4 with a dual, three RBIs, two swiped bases and also 2 runs scored. Jack McTernan was 3 for 3 with a double, 2 runs and an RBI; Eric Kenesie was 2 for 3 with a three-way, 2 runs as well as an RBI; Luke Schuler was 1 for 3 with a walk and two RBIs; as well as Andrew Setter struck a triple, racked up two times as well as drove in a run.


Schuler (7-0) enabled one run as well as 3 hits in five innings, strolling 2 and also striking out 7. He required simply 75 pitches as well as tossed 2/3 of them for strikes.

Kids golf

WIAA DIVISION 1 CENTRAL SECTIONAL: Central could not rather get approved for the WIAA State Tournament as a team Wednesday, but the Falcons will certainly still be represented.

Junior Dylan Bruni, Central’s No. 1 gamer, fired an 8-over-par 80 on the White Birch Course at Brighton Dale Links as well as certified as a specific for next week’s state competition.

The Falcons totaled 342 and also ended up fifth as a group, however Bruni’s score sufficed to obtain the final and 3rd individual certifying place behind Franklin juniors Victor Ignatowski as well as Zach Koch.

The WIAA State Tournament is Monday as well as Tuesday at Blackwolf Run in Kohler.

Milwaukee Marquette won the sectional with a team total amount of 296, the very best in any of the eight Division 1 sectionals statewide by 12 strokes. All five of the Hilltoppers’ golf enthusiasts fired 79 or much better. Wauwatosa East/West was 2nd at 327.

Marquette’s specific successes assisted Bruni get to state. The leading 10 gamers, including the Franklin players, all fired 80 or far better as well as the various other 2 gamers under 80 were from East/West.

Bruni had an uncommon round. He fired 5-over 41 on the front nine with five bogeys, after that was backwards and forwards on the back nine with 3 birdies, two the same levels, two bogeys as well as two dual bogeys for a 3-over 39.

The rest of the Falcons had a hard time a bit. Junior No. 2 gamer Tyler Shike had an 86, sophomores Evan Pelli (No. 3) and also Aidan Hawkins (No. 4) shot 88s as well as younger No. 5 player Connor L’Esperance had an 89. Pelli had a team-best 40 on the front nine and L’Esperance had a 40 on the back nine.

Indian Trail finished sixth in the seven-team sectional at 375 and was led by sophomore No. 3 player Caden Jeffson with an 87, sophomore No. 2 gamer Andrew Hamelink with an 89 and elderly No. 1 gamer Alex Martin with a 90.

Junior Blake Callahan of Tremper shot an 86, sophomore teammate Owen DeRousse had a 91 and also Wilmot junior Jake Christiansen had a 100. All three qualified as people from recently’s regional.

DEPARTMENT 3 ABUNDANT LIFE CHRISTIAN SECTIONAL: Thomas Dippel of St. Joseph as well as Noah Than of Christian Life did not get approved for state Wednesday at the WIAA Division 3 Abundant Life Christian Sectional at The Oaks Golf Links in Cottage Grove.

Both were individual qualifiers from recently’s regional.

Dippel, a senior, shot an 87 that included a birdie on the third hole. He connected for 26th and also was 11 shots away from a possible state berth.

Than, a fresher, shot a 94.

Cambridge won the sectional group title with a score of 308, the best of any of the four Division 3 sectionals by 27 shots.

Kohler and also Manitowoc Roncalli tied for 2nd at 327 as well as Kohler won a group playoff 11-14 to gain the state berth.

Everett Schroeder of Kohler and Spencer Lynch of Menasha Saint Mary Catholic connected for medalist honors with 71s.

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Milwaukee Marquette won the sectional with a group total of 296, the ideal in any of the 8 Department 1 sectionals statewide by 12 strokes. All 5 of the Hilltoppers’ golf enthusiasts shot 79 or far better. Wauwatosa East/West was 2nd at 327.

Junior No. 2 gamer Tyler Shike had an 86, students Evan Pelli (No. 3) as well as Aidan Hawkins (No. 4) shot 88s as well as jr No. 5 gamer Connor L’Esperance had an 89. Pelli had a team-best 40 on the front 9 as well as L’Esperance had a 40 on the back 9.

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