Appleton West and Menasha were scheduled to play a Fox Valley Association baseball game on Thursday at Koslo Park in Menasha.
When the weather made that impossible, the Terrors and Bluejays did the next best thing.
They adjourned to Super Bowl in Appleton and went at it on the lanes.
The Bluejays scored a 22-pin win to claim victory over the Terrors. The final score was 5,577-5,555.
“It was a good time,” Appleton West coach Dave Gassner said. “The kids really enjoyed it.”
Appleton West’s Matt Pudlo had the top single game score at 234, while his teammate Ryan Sense had the top series score of 656.
Menasha’s Austin Grade had the top series score for the Bluejays at 440. Aaron Langdon had the top individual game for Menasha at 182 and a series score of 417. Nate Schmidt had a 400 series.
Gassner said he could not remember having a spring like this one.
“I remember playing in a blizzard against Seymour in ’97,” the former Hortonville star said. “I remember it being wet and snowy but not raining day after day.”
Not being able to get out and play baseball is getting old, according to Gassner.
“That’s why yesterday (Wednesday) we made it known that we were going bowling,” he said. “The players didn’t find out until today (Thursday). We’re trying to make practice fun and competitive.”
New London 0
At Hortonville, Dan Borek pitched five innings, allowing four hits and two walks while striking out six to lead the Polar Bears (1-0) to the win over the Bulldogs (0-2).
Jake Diedrich drove in two runs.
Marshall Stutz pitched two hitless innings for Hortonville.
WP: Dan Borek. LP: Matt Ott. Leading hitters: Jake Diedrich H 2 RBI; Conner Dougherty H 2B.
Weyauwega-Fremont 7, Pacelli 3
At Weyauwega, the Indians escaped a couple of bases-loaded, no-out jams against the Cardinals to pick up the victory.
WP: Kelsey Akey. LP: Miggs. Leading hitter: Anna Forslun WF 2B
Menasha 1, Fox Valley Lutheran 0
At Menasha, Kaylee Siegel scored in the 55th minute off an assist from fellow freshman Gaby Bokelman and the Bluejays went on to win.
Megan Jones made seven saves in goal and defender Kelsey Blob led a defense that put up a shutout for Menasha (1-1).
Goal: Kaylee Siegel (Gaby Bokelman) 55:00. Shots: FVL 7, M 10. Saves: Megan Jones M 7, Dana Sickinger FVL 9.