BROWNSVILLE – Bayne Johnson was all over the place for the Beaver Dam American Legion Post 146 varsity baseball team during his team’s 5-4 win over Lomira/Theresa on Thursday night in a Class AA regional tournament game.
He started on the mound for Post 146, going five innings with a strikeout and four walks while scattering seven hits and not allowing an earned run.
Johnson was also 2-for-3 at the plate with two RBIs. Both Zach Beekman and Austin Franke also had two hits, going 2-for-4 apiece to help BD advance.
Lomira/Theresa made it close in the bottom of the seventh inning when it cut the deficit to 5-4 with two outs, but Charlie Storhoff got Nate Abitz to strikeout to end the game.
Storhoff pitched two innings with two strikeouts, walked a batter, and yielded three hits and a run.
Lomira/Theresa defeated Berlin, 13-8, on Friday evening amid rain showers, and the championship game Friday night was postponed to today at 4:30 p.m.
If Lomira/Theresa wins that game to stay alive in the double-elimination tourney, the two teams will play again immediately afterward to determine which of them is headed to the state tournament next week in Merrill.
BEAVER DAM 5, LOMIRA/THERESA 4
BD 130 001 0 - 5 9 3
L/T 001 020 1 - 4 10 1
Pitching (ip-h-er-bb-k): BD – Bayne Johnson (W, 5-7-0-4-1). L/T – Koy Walsh (L, 7-9-2-3-4).
Leading hitters (two or more hits): BD – Austin Franke 2x4, Zach Beekman 2x4, Bayne Johnson 2x3. L/T – Mitch Brath 2x4, Zeke Fryman 2x4, Colton Ketter 2x3. 2B: BD – Zach Beekman, Bayne Johnson. Austin Vandeslunt.