Trucks fall at Sectionals
The Trucker varsity baseball team picked up two wins in recent playoff action on May 29 and 30 to earn a Regional Championship, but lost to Green Bay Notre Dame on Tuesday, June 5, in a Sectional matchup.
Clintonville 5, Tomahawk 3
Turner Doornink picked up the win from the mound and also was 2×3 at the plate with a double and two RBI. Jake VanAllen was 2×4 with a double, and Kolin Kubitz was 2×4 with two doubles and two RBI.
Doornink pitched six solid innings, giving up three runs and striking out nine Tomahawk batters. Austin Paisar came in for the seventh inning to get the save.
Clintonville scored in the first on a leadoff walk by Adam Weatherwax and Kubitz doubled him home. In the third inning Doornink singled and VanAllen doubled him home. The two runs were scored in the fourth on a 2-out double by Doornink. The final insurance run came in the sixth when Weatherwax walked again, then was sacrificed bunted to second by Paisar and Kubitz drove him in with his second double on the day.
Clintonville 13, Mosinee 7
Paisar pitched for the win and also had two RBI for the Truckers. Weatherwax was 2×5, Kubitz was 3×5 with a double and four RBI, VanAllen had a double, and Mike Fisher had two RBI.
The Truckers were down 4 -0 until the fourth inning when they erupted for five runs and never looked back. The inning started with back-to-back singles by Doornink and Jansen VanDaalwyk followed by a walk by VanAllen, a hit by pitch by Fisher, a walk by Ben Klein, a two RBI single by Paisar to tie the game, and a Kubitz single for the lead.
In the sixth inning Fisher led off with another hit by pitch, followed by another Klein walk, a bunt single for Weatherwax, a two RBI double by Kubitz, and Kubitz later scored on a wild pitch. Four more insurance runs were added in the top of the seventh by a couple of walks and another RBI hit by Kubitz and an RBI double from VanAllen. Paisar pitched six innings, striking out 10 batters in one of his gutsiest performances of the season.
Green Bay Notre Dame 6, Clintonville 5
The Truckers lost a back-and-forth battle that saw both pitchers go the distance. Paisar took the loss for Clintonville. The Truckers were outhit in the game, but kept it close with timely hits from Kubitz and an RBI double by VanDaalwyk. Unfortunately, the Truckers couldn’t come up with a tying or go-ahead run in the close contest.