Pitcher Vaughn Williston struck out six as the Waupun High School baseball team defeated Winneconne in Thursday’s East Central Conference game.
The Warriors stayed unbeaten in league play at 5-0 and are 9-0 overall as Keegan Hartgerink went 3-for-4 at the plate with an RBI. His teammate Baron Buchholz went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.
Winneconne’s Noah Berndt was 2-for-3 at the plate with a double.
Waupun’s Kayla Rote went 2-for-3 and Katrina Pokorny went 2-for-4 with an RBI apiece as the Warriors defeated Winneconne 6-2.
Pokorny pitched a complete game with four strikeouts while giving up just two earned runs off of six hits and two walks.
Rainy weather and soft course conditions made for a rough Thursday at the Watertown Country Club for the Beaver Dam boys team.
The Golden Beavers finished with a 373, but senior Zak Kulka scored an eight-over-par 78, which was second best on the day.
“He did a really nice job of keeping the course and doing what he needed to do to get off the course,” said Beaver Dam coach Chris Smith of Kulka, who finished seven over par on the front nine and just one over on the back nine.
Beaver Dam’s MJ Hallman carded an 84 on a course where Smith said the conditions made the course “super soft” and “just hard to manage the course overall.”
“MJ played really, really well. I’m super proud of him,” Smith said. “I think his ability to stay consistent today was huge for him. In the past he’s always played really well at the country club. I think he felt comfortable today.”
Wayland coach Holly Gefvert is having fun coaching the Big Red girls team thus far in the 2019 season.
The first-year head coach saw her team battle Wautoma to a 3-3 draw in non-conference action on Thursday.
“It’s exciting to see the enthusiasm and persistence from our players,” said Gefvert. “This game felt like a win although it was a tie. We came from behind by two goals and I’m thrilled.”
At halftime, Wayland trailed 2-1 with the Big Red’s only goal coming from Eva Putnam in the 33rd minute.
Dani Barcenas put Wautoma up 3-1 just four minutes into the second half. However, goals by Punam and Keyla Gallegos – with an assist by Putnam) in the 54th and 83 minute tied it up.
“Wayland girls were in no mood to give up,” Gefvert said.
- Box scores and full results are in Scoreboard.