DOOR COUNTY LEAGUE: Kolberg Makes Its Case

With five weeks left in the regular season, the Door County League playoffs are starting to take shape. The fourth playoff spot currently is held by Egg Harbor and they have a two-game lead on the four teams chasing them.

Even more interesting is the battle for the top spot as Kolberg’s win over Sister Bay on Sunday makes these last few weeks must see TV.

Don’t forget the makeup game between Maplewood and Kolberg Saturday, which will be huge for both teams.

Swami had a sub-par week as his 2-2 brings his season total to 28-7.

Kolberg (7-1) @ Institute (0-9)

Kolberg has to play two games in two days but if anyone has the pitching to deal with that, it’s the Braves. Austin Rohe went three for tree on Sunday in their big win over Sister Bay. Trevor Reinhardt and Jack Peterson both stayed hot getting two hits each while scoring two runs. One of Peterson’s hits was a huge three-run homerun.

The Cubs squandered a late lead against the A’s and now must regroup for a tough matchup. Leading 6-4 going into the eighth the Cubs gave up three runs and thus ended their chance of getting their first win of the season. Caleb Hoffman, Frankie Ash and Jaeger Brusky each had two hits on the night. The Braves haven’t played a full game against the Cubs in some time, winning by the 10-run rule. This one might not be any different.

Swami says: Braves

Kolberg shortstop Tyler Neinas (4) relays the throw to first base while Sister Bay’s Stewart Larsen (19) runs toward second during Sunday’s Door County League baseball game at Kolberg. Photo by Larry Mohr.

West Jacksonport (3-6) @ Maplewood (6-2)
The Ports walked it off on an Alec Schartner hit to keep their slim playoff hopes alive. Schartner finished the day with two hits as did Lucas Steebs and Riley Cordier. Steebs regained some mound magic and he and two other pitchers held the potent Indians Lineup to just four hits.

The Mets are now winning games that in the past kept them down in the bottom half of the league. Winning on the Island is never easy but they jumped all over the Islanders early, scoring six runs in the first two innings and sealing the victory early. Adam Gutschow, Kordell Draves, Tory Jandrin and Nolan Wagner each had two hits on the day.

The Ports could easily win this game and the Mets have two tough games in two days but I have learned my lesson picking against this Mets team.

Swami says: Mets 

Washington Island (3-6) @ Egg Harbor (5-4)

The Island just cannot hit this year and that is very surprising. Seven hits in a home game is just not your typical Islander outing. Ben Geiger stayed hot getting another two hits while Alex Johnson had two as well, but you aren’t going to win many games with only four runs. Home turf hasn’t felt so homey for them this year.

The tough loss to the Ports on Sunday basically ended Egg Harbor’s title dreams even though the Bays lost. They have three other teams they are chasing and the task may be just too much to ask. The Indians were held to just four hits on Sunday and that just won’t get it done against many teams. What they can do is create a bigger gap between them and the teams chasing them for one of the playoff spots and they will.

Swami says: Indians

Baileys Harbor (3-6) @ Sister Bay (8-1)

If the A’s could play the Cubs every week they would be in the thick of things. Their third win in the last four games against the Cubs actually has them tied with two other teams chasing the playoffs. Three wins is more than the A’s have had in recent years but they may not stop there. Elvis Torres single-handedly led his team to the win, collecting four hits on the night and pitching six innings of two-run ball.

The Bays now find themselves in a dogfight to repeat as champs. Alex Laughlin collected two hits on the day as did Tom Sawyer but the 10 hits total as a team were too spread out to get the win. The normally stout pitching staff was roughed up for eight runs on twelve hits.

The A’s are coming around but a date with an angry Bays team coming off a tough loss is a recipe for disaster for any team.
Swami says: Bays


West Jacksonport 4, Egg Harbor 3
Maplewood 10, Washington Island 5
Baileys Harbor 7, Institute 6
Kolberg 8, Sister Bay 6


Sister Bay, 8-1
Kolberg, 7-1
Maplewood, 6-2
Egg Harbor, 5-4
Washington Island, 3-6
Baileys Harbor, 3-6
West Jacksonport, 3-6
Institute, 0-9


Saturday, July 13
Maplewood at Kolberg

Sunday, July 14 (all games at 1:30 pm)
Kolberg at Institute
West Jacksonport at Maplewood
Washington Island at Egg Harbor
Baileys Harbor at Sister Bay

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