Trailing Rio 1-0 entering the bottom of the eighth, Deforest shortstop Matt Kabele and right fielder Tyler Kurt hit back-to-back solo home runs off of Rio pitcher Anthony Bortz to tie the game and then give DeForest the lead, as DeForest went on to pick up a 4-1 victory in an Eastern Sectional Home Talent League playoff game on Sunday in DeForest.

DeForest pitcher Brandon Hemstead picked up the win, striking out eight over eight innings of work.


Rio ............................000 010 000 — 1 6 0

DeForest ...................000 000 04x — 4 10 3

Pitchers (ip-h-er-bb-so) — J. Bortz (7-5-0-2-9), An. Bortz (L; 1-5-4-1-0); Hemstead (W; 8-6-1-1-8), Wichmann (1-0-0-0-0).

Leading hitters — Rio — Kirchenwitz 2x3; DeForest — Kabele 3x5, Kurt 2x3.

HR    — Kabele, Kurt. 2B — An. Bortz, Ad. Bortz, Banks; Bressers.

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