The Door County League all star team is all set to take on the Shoreland League all-stars ON Thursday, July 13 at Joannes Stadium in Green Bay. Game time is set for 7:30 pm. It marks the second straight year the game will be played at a larger ballpark under the lights. Last year’s game was played at Capital Credit Union Park, home of the Green Bay Rockers.
In last season’s contest Isaac Berkley was the hero hitting an RBI double in the top of the 9th to give the County boys the 3-2 lead and ultimately the victory. This years’ players will be listed throughout this week’s previews.
Speaking of all-star, the swami was once again 4-0 last week, bringing his season record to 29-3. Way ahead of last years pace.
Let’s take a look at week 9.
West Jacksonport (4-4) @ Institute (0-8) FRIDAY NIGHT
Due to Injuries Kyle Volkmann will be the Ports only participant in the all-star game but don’t think this team doesn’t have plenty that belong in the game. The Ports will travel for the fourth straight game in a stretch of five road games in a row. They have scored a measly four runs during their three-game losing streak. They could use some home cooking but Cubs just may be what the Ports need this week.
Not so fast Swami, the Cub bats have woken up to the tune of 16 runs in the past two weeks. Brent Haberli is the teams lone all-star but yesterday it was Robby Pollman and Quinn Schram who each collected three hits. Artie Hocevar stayed hot with two hits and his deep fly ball with the bases loaded in the ninth just wasn’t deep enough to end the Cubs Skid. The Ports are ripe for the picking in this one.
Swami Says: Ports
Egg Harbor (5-3) @ Kolberg (7-1)
Egg Harbor has feasted off the bottom three teams in successive weeks to get themselves right back into the thick of things. all-star Nick Kita hit another home run Friday night. He will be joined at the all-star game by teammates Joe Sawyer, Cory Fuller, Cody Giesseman and Eric Dejardine. The next four weeks pit the Indians against everyone in the playoff neighborhood and that should tell us a lot about where they will end up.
The Braves had to fight back again against their southern rivals. Trailing 5-3 into the seventh they found a way to pull it out. all-stars Nick Lecaptain and Jake Schneider had two and three hits in the game respectively. Teammates Trevor and Marcus Reinhardt, Devin Schinkton and Derek Ray round out the all-star participants. The Indians beat the Braves the first time around, holding them to one run. Do the Braves get payback? To steal one of their patented phrases, you betcha.
Swami Says: Braves
Sister Bay (7-1) @ Washington Island (6-2)
The Bays nearly shut out a good West Jacksonport team and have a date with Kolberg next week. But before they can even think about that game they must travel to the Island to face a team breathing down their necks. The Bays have five all-stars voted to the game in Griffin Cole, Tom Sawyer, Stewart Larsen, Matt Hecht and Sam Forkert which is tied for second most. But top to bottom they are loaded.
The Islanders have three all-stars and one of them, Ben Geiger, single handedly beat the Cubs Sunday by getting four hits with one being a home run. He will be joined by fellow Islanders Luke Geiger and Caleb Cornell on the squad. The first time they played this season the Bays needed some late heroics to win 6-5. I am pretty convinced that this game will be tight as well.
Swami Says: Bays
Maplewood (2-6) @ Baileys Harbor (1-7)
The Mets do what they seem to always do and that is take Kolberg down to the wire. The Mets are a frustrating team to dissect because one week they can beat anyone and then the next give up a ton of runs. The Met’s have three all-stars with Veteran Adam Gutschow leading the way. He will be joined by youngsters Jayden Diller and Jeremiah Jahnke in Green Bay.
The A’s pitcher Jon Kordon is the lone A’s all-star although this season a couple more players have been playing at an all-Star level. Matt Francesconi has been getting timely hits for the team since he joined and Chris Lodl has as well. The A’s are a scrappy bunch who have been in a lot of games. In fact, they led the Indians 4-3 after five innings on Friday night. The Mets had to score six runs late the last time they played to eek out a victory. They might have to do that again.
Swami Says: Mets
Week 8 Results
Egg Harbor 11, Baileys Harbor 4
Washington Island 9, Institute 6
Kolberg 6, Maplewood 5
Sister Bay 8, West Jacksonport 1
Sister Bay 7-1
Washington Island 6-2
West Jacksonport 4-4
Egg Harbor 5-3
Baileys Harbor 1-7