Eagles advance with tournament win over Falcons
June 16, 2021
The Eagle nine wrapped up the regular season portion of the baseball season with an 11-7 win over Luther on June 9. Last Thursday, June 10, the boys entered tournament play with a match-up against the Brookwood Falcons. Because of work being done at the Cashton field, the game was played at Wilton with the Eagles as home team to ensure a final at bat.
Brookwood rallied back from 6-0 with a 4-run third inning and added a run in the fourth to make it a one-run game. But the Eagles would shut them out in the final three innings and cruise to a 13-5 win. A two-run, home run by Bowdy Dempsey in the fifth inning capped off a four-run frame that put the Eagles in command, 12-5.
Connor Butzler shot a base hit into the gap in right field to lead off the Eagle half on the first inning. Butzler scored on a sacrifice fly into center field by Presley Brueggen. Dempsey singled, stole second and scored on a single by Jack Kleba putting the Eagles on top 2-0.
Cashton's offense stayed on the attack in the second inning, scoring four more runs to go up 6-0.
Ethan Klinkner doubled to right field to score Jacob Huntzicker who led off the inning with a walk. Aiden Cook was hit by pitch to join Klinkner on the bases. Brueggen doubled to score both runners and then crossed home and after a single by Brett Hemmersbach.
After a scoreless third, the Eagles put up two more runs in the fourth after the Falcons made it a one-run game.
A lead-off single by Cook started the inning, followed by a single by Dempsey that advanced Cook to third. A balk scored Cook and moved Dempsey into scoring position. Hemmersbach's second single of the day scored Dempsey to stretch the Eagle lead to 8-5.
Cashton added four insurance runs in the fifth inning that started with both Klinkner and Butzler boarding the bases via the beanball. A Brueggen two-out double drove in both runners.
Dempsey cleared the right field fence for a two-run homer that put the Eagles on top 12-5.
Hemmersbach singled and scored in the bottom of the sixth inning, and Butzler pitched a scoreless seventh to seal the game. Dempsey got the win.
Both Dempsey and Hemmersbach were a perfect three for three and drove in three runs and Brueggen drove in four runs and scored twice to lead Cashton on offense.
Cook finished with just one hit but scored three times – twice after being hit by a pitch.