HOME TALENT BASEBALL
Sauk Prairie edges out Dodgeville in Night League action
Last week was a one-game week for the Sauk Prairie Home Talent team.
The Twins maintained their winning ways, claiming a 6-5 home win over Dodgeville in a Night League game on June 7 at Chuck Hall Memorial Field in Sauk City.
The Twins scored early. Elijah Jorgenson, who just finished his senior year at Sauk Prairie High School, got it started with a single in his first career Home Talent at-bat. Sam Koenig followed with a double and Jorgenson and Koenig eventually scored on a wild pitch and a ground ball to give Sauk Prairie a 2-0 lead after the first inning.
Tom Ginther got the start for Sauk Prairie, giving up just two hits in the first five innings as the Twins took a 2-0 lead into the sixth.
Dodgeville got on the board in the sixth, scoring four runs to open up a 4-2 lead. The Twins answered with four runs of their own in the bottom half of the inning, getting RBIs from Adam Ballweg and Jacob Pape to regain a 6-4 lead.
“We battled back nicely in the sixth,” Sauk Prairie manager Lucas Koenig said. “With the tough top half of the sixth, I was impressed with how our guys fought back.”
Sauk Prairie improved to 2-1 in the Night League, bouncing back from a 4-3 loss at Mazomanie on May 24.
The Twins are outscoring opponents 60-19 through nine total games this season, including 48-9 in Sunday League action.
Sunday’s home game against the Middleton 29ers was postponed due to weather.
Sauk Prairie will host a Night League game against Mount Horeb/Pine Bluff on Thursday, while the Home Talent Futures game will be held in Sauk City at 7 p.m. on Friday. The futures game, which pits first-year Home Talent players against second-year players in an All-Star Game format, will include Sauk Prairie’s Nolan Joyce, Connor Leister and Elijah Jorgenson.
The Twins, who are 6-0 atop the Northern West Division, will return to Sunday League action when they visit Reedsburg (4-2) on Sunday. Sauk Prairie claimed a 6-1 home win over Reedsburg on June 3. Sauk Prairie starter Taylor Koenig threw six scoreless innings in the win, while Sam Koenig went 3-for-4 with three doubles at the plate for the Eagles.