The Burlington High School baseball team evened the score with Waterford for this week and it all started with Trey Krause.
The junior pitcher allowed three hits and one earned run in 5⅓ innings, and helped his cause by going 2 for 2 with a double, an RBI and two walks, in the Demons’ 4-3 Southern Lakes Conference victory at Waterford. Burlington’s victory came two days after Waterford defeated the Demons 4-2 at Burlington.
“He contained us with his arm, but beat us with his bat,” Waterford coach Lance Bestland said of Krause.
Krause, struck out five, threw 73 of 105 pitches for strikes. He only allowed three singles to Waterford (12-4, 8-4 SLC).
With the score tied 3-3 in the top of the eighth inning, Burlington’s Danny Peterson was hit by a pitch and stole second. Krause followed with a shot to right field that Waterford’s Dave Braun just missed catching that drove in Peterson with what proved to be the winning run.
Drew Pesick (2-1) pitched a hitless eighth inning to earn the victory for Burlingon.
Zach Guenther allowed two earned runs in six innings for Waterford.
“We couldn’t have asked more from him,” Bestland said.
Sophomore Christian Brenner drove in two runs for Burlington (9-6, 6-3 SLC).
Speaking of Krause, Burlington coach Scott Staude said, “He commanded the strike zone. They’re a good-hitting team and they fouled off a lot of pitches, so his pitch count got up there and we had to take him out.”
UNION GROVE 7, BADGER 0: Jake Zimmermann pitched a four-hit shutout for the Broncos in a Southern Lakes Conference victory at Union Grove.
Zimmermann mowed through the Badgers’ lineup on just 85 pitches. He struck out five and yielded just one walk.
The Broncos (11-6, 6-5 SLC) did most of their damage in the latter portion, with three runs in the fourth inning and Gavin Erickson’s three-run homer in the sixth.
Luke Hansel reached base three times for Union Grove and his pair of hits included a triple.
ST. CATHERINE’S 4, ST. JOSEPH 3: Ian Rognerud singled in Conner Westberg with one out in the seventh inning and the Angels won a Metro Classic Conference game at Horlick Field.
Tony Ortiz struck out five and allowed three earned runs in 6⅔ innings. Anthony Schiro earned the victory with ⅓ of an inning of relief.
Rognerud went 2 for 3 with an RBI and scored a run for the Angels (5-9, 4-5 MCC). Noah Rogers went 2 for 4 with an RBI.
MARTIN LUTHER 10, RACINE LUTHERAN-PRAIRIE 4: A five-run third inning put the LPs in a hole in a Metro Classic Conference game against Martin Luther at Greendale.
Tyler Hoover went 2 for 4 with an RBI for Lutheran-Prairie (4-9, 3-8 MCC). Teddy May and Kody Banse each added an RBI.
SOUTHEAST CONFERENCE MINI-MEETS: Case senior Zach Shawhan had a busy day with back-to-back Southeast Conference mini-meets at Ives Grove Golf Links in Yorkville and made the most of it.
In the regularly-scheduled meet, Shawhan earned co-medalist honors with a 2-under-par 34. He led the Eagles to a team score of 158 — three strokes behind champion Franklin, which featured co-medalist Brett Grulkowski.
Kenosha Indian Trail was second in the eight-team meet with a 157.
Ryan Fodor shot a 38 for Park, which had an incomplete team. Josh Weber added a 39 for Case and Zach Romano led Horlick (seventh, 184) with a 43.
In the first meet, which had been postponed April 19 because of inclement weather, Shawhan finished third with a 38 and Weber added a 39 for Case.
“He’s starting to get his putting figured out and he’s hitting the ball really well,” Case coach Jerry Kupper said.
Nolan Ruffing of team champion Franklin took medalist honors with a 34 and Cameron Huss of Kenosha Tremper was second with a 36.
Franklin finished with 155 and Case was second with a 160.
Fodor led Park with a 40. For Horlick (eighth, 182), Francisco Gutierrez and Connor Vertz each shot a 43 in the rescheduled meet.
The Eagles remain in second place in the overall SEC standings.
SOUTHERN LAKES CONFERENCE MAJOR MEET: Shooting a 3-over-par 75, Connor Brown led Union Grove to a third-place finish in an eight-team SLC major meet at Evergreen Golf Course in Elkhorn.
After completing his first nine in 1-under, Brown suffered a double bogey but held on for third place among individuals. He was two shots behind Westosha Central’s Gavin Goldstein and medalist Blake Wisdom of Badger, who both shot 73.
Taylor Maxwell (83) and Nate Koch (84) also made the top 15 for the Broncos, whose 330 total left them 13 strokes behind the victorious Badgers.
Josh Koszarek’s 78 for Waterford tied for the fourth-lowest score, as the Wolverines took sixth at 354. Burlington was eighth at 457.
INDIAN TRAIL 5, HORLICK 2: Aaron Antreassian and Michael Shields won a hard-fought match at No. 1 doubles, defeating Ben Haigh and Jake Larson 7-5, 6-4, for one of the Rebels’ two victories in a Southeast Conference dual meet loss at Kenosha.
The other victory by Horlick (7-3) came at No. 3 singles, where Sean Steinbach defeated Matteo Franke 6-3, 6-0.
BRADFORD 5, CASE 2: No. 4 singles player Haeden Ford beat Felix Schradt 6-0, 6-1 for the Eagles’s singles victory in a Southeast Conference loss at Case.
Case’s No. 2 doubles team of Grant Ryback and Pang-Yia Xiong defeated Ryan Paskiewicz and Ben Jelensky 6-2, 6-1.
ST. CATHERINE’S 3, SAINT FRANCIS 2: The Angels won three of four singles matches in a nonconference dual meet victory at Saint Francis.
No. 1 singles player Ethan Woitach defeated Toma Smith 6-0, 6-0 to get St. Catherine’s started. Also winning for the Angels were No. 2 Sam French, who defeated Ryan Velasquez 6-1, 6-2, and No. 4 Caleb Chernowski, who defeated defeated Juan Diaz 4-6, 6-3, 10-8.
Track & field
RACINE LUTHERAN: Austin Honore had three personal-bests in leading the Lutheran boys to a fourth-place finish in the nine-team Marshland Invitational at Mayville. The Crusaders scored 84 points; Waupun won with 132.
Honore achieved personal bests in winning the 100-meter high hurdles (16.23 seconds), finishing second in the 300 intermediate hurdles (43.71) and third in the long jump (18-5½). He also was fourth in the triple jump (38-2).
Also winning for the Crusaders was Austin Ortiz in the 400 (54.14).
The Lutheran girls placed seventh with 23 points. The Crusaders were led by the 4x200 relay of Talia Riley, Taryn Riley, Danielle Moore and Marina Contreras, which placed fourth in 2:05.70.
In the 100 high hurdles, Jayden Davis had a personal-best time by three seconds (16.56) in placing sixth, and Sarah Troop had a PR in finishing seventh (19.56).