Baseball picks up three more conference wins
Dempsey named Scenic Bluffs Conference Player of the Year
June 9, 2021
Bowdy Dempsey's three-run homer over the right field fence was the icing on the cake of an abbreviated, five-inning win over New Lisbon last Monday, June 1, at Cashton. Dempsey's blast came with the Eagles up 10-0 in the third inning. Jack Kleba singled and scored before the inning ended and Dempsey helped keep the Rockets off the board in the top of the fifth as the Cashton defense completed the run shortened shutout, 14-0.
Brueggen got the win, pitching five scoreless innings.
Dempsey, who finished the game three for three, was also named "Scenic Bluffs Conference Player of the Year."
Connor Butzler and Aiden Cook started the bottom of the first inning off with a pair of walks. Both runners scored on a double by Presley Brueggen. Brueggen scored on a single by Dempsey after stealing third.
Dempsey advanced with a double by Lincoln Klinge, and both Klinge and Dempsey completed the trip around the bases on a single by Jacob Huntzicker as the Eagles batted through the lineup.
Butzler led off the second inning with a single and stole his way around the bases for a run. Brueggen would do the same after drawing a free pass to first.
Dempsey picked up his second hit of the game with another base rap and scored on a single by Klinge to put Cashton on top 9-0.
Butzler ripped another single with one away in the third inning and scored after a pair of base hits by Aiden Cook and a Brueggen single. Then Dempsey brought in runs by Cook and Brueggen. Kleba singled and scored to help end the matchup early.
Six Eagles drove in 11 runs. Cashton scored 14 runs on 14 hits.
Cashton 6 – Brookwood 1 (June 2 – DH)
Dempsey hit a two-run blast in the fifth inning at Brookwood and drove in three runs to help Cashton to a 6-1 win over the Falcons.
Dempsey, Cook, and Butzler each had doubles and combined to score four runs.
Dempsey picked up the win from the mound, striking out 12 and giving up just one hit.
Kleba led the offense in the second game of the double header, going 3-3 with a double, and driving in 3 runs. He also scored twice in the 8-2 win.
Huntzicker and Ethan Klinkner both drove in a pair of runs, while Henry Brueggen singled and drove in a run in the top of the fourth inning.
Butzler started the game from the hill allowing two runs on four hits and striking out four.
Huntzicker pitched the final two innings and got the win, striking out one and giving up a pair of hits.