Fondy Babe Ruth teams wins state title

Fondy Babe Ruth teams wins state title


Fondy Babe Ruth teams wins state title


The Fond du Lac Babe Ruth baseball team won the state tournament this past weekend in Dodgeville.

The team in the 16-to-18 classification beat Darlington 11-1 and Cross Plains 4-1 on July 5, and it beat Ashland 13-9 the following day to reach the semifinals. Fond du Lac beat St. Peter 6-3 in the semifinal on July 7 before winning the championship game 7-3 against Wisconsin Heights.

Against Darlington, Sam Klein was 4-of-4 with three RBIs, Caleb Konen was 2-for-3 and Hunter Veness struck out six in four innings.

Trevor Theisen struck out eight in a complete game against Cross Plains. Klein and Alex Kaphengst both had two hits and Matt Schnell hit a two-run double.

Kaphengst was 4-for-5 and Patrick Young and Schnell both had two hits against Ashland. After the starting pitcher struggled, Tyler Kryzanowski and Veness split the final 5 2/3 innings to allow the offense to win the game.

On one day rest, Theisen pitched another complete game against St. Peter. He also hit a bases clearing double in the sixth inning to give Fond du Lac the lead. Schnell was 4-for-4 and Logan Wendt and Konen both made outstanding defensive plays in the outfield.

In the championship, Veness pitched a complete-game three-hitter and Klein hit a solo homer in the fourth. Fond du Lac took control with a five-run second inning.

Fond du Lac goes back to Dodgeville this weekend for the Ohio Valley Regional starting Saturday.


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