The Sauk Prairie Twins Home Talent baseball team earned its third double-digit shutout win of the season on Saturday.
The Twins rolled to a 13-0 eight-inning win at Black Earth, as Taylor Koenig, Connor Leister and Sam Koenig combined to pitch Sauk Prairie’s second straight shutout — and fourth in nine Sunday League games this year.
While the pitching and defense were in control throughout, the Sauk Prairie bats put the game away with a seven-run eighth inning that was highlighted by doubles from Adam Ballweg and Leo Joyce.
“I liked how we kept our focus all game,” Sauk Prairie player-manager Lucas Koenig said of the win. “After getting the early lead we continued to work good at-bats and play solid defense. It was also nice to see so many guys contribute hits.”
Ten Twins finished with at least one hit, as Sauk Prairie outhit Black Earth, 12-5. Elijah Jorgenson went 2 for 3 with an RBI, a single and a run scored, while Dylan Slotty also went 2 for 3 with an RBI; Connor Leister went 1 for 2 with a double and three runs, and Lucas Koenig stole a base and helped the Twins get out to an early 3-0 lead with a two-run double in the top of the third inning.
Leister picked up the win on the mound, tallying four strikeouts while giving up just one hit and one walk in three innings. Taylor Koenig had three strikeouts and gave up three hits in four innings of work, while Sam Koenig closed it out by allowing one hit in one inning.
The Twins, who lead the Northern West Section of the Sunday League at 7-2, will host Wisconsin Dells on Saturday and visit Mazomanie on Sunday.
Sauk Prairie 003 011 17x — 13 12 0
Black Earth 000 000 00x — 0 5 2
Pitchers — (ip-h-er-bb-so) — SP: T. Koenig (4-3-0-2-3), Leister (W, 3-1-0-1-4), S. Koenig (1-1-0-0-0). BE: M. Caminitti (L, 5.1-6-3-2-2), C. Caminitti (1.2-4-5-3-1), Krause (0.1-0-3-3-1), Hering (0.2-2-0-1-0).
Leading hitters — SP: Slotty (2x3), Jorgenson (2x3). BE: M. Caminitti (2x4). 2B — SP: L. Joyce, L. Koenig, Ballweg, Leister. BE: M. Caminitti.
East W L West W L
Middleton 7 1 Sauk Prairie 7 2
Ashton 7 2 Muscoda 5 2
Black Earth 6 3 Reedsburg 5 4
Cross Plains 5 5 Mazomanie 3 5
Waunakee 5 5 Wisconsin Dells 2 7
Plain 0 9 Cazenovia 1 8