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Both Girls Teams Bring Home Titles

Posted by Kyle on June 30, 2014 at 12:40 PM Comments comments (0)

For the first time in the short two year history of our fastpitch program, both teams brought home championships in the same weekend.

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The U10 girls went 5-1 on the weekend and finished as the 2014 ASA WI Class A State Champions. The girls dropped their opener in extra innings to the Beloit Rage (5-3) before going on a 5 game run knocking off the Thunder, Waukesha Blazers, WI Bandits, Beloit Rage (Semis) and the WI Bandits again in the championship game to claim the title of State Champs

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The U12 girls finished their weekend at 4-0 and as the East Madison Summer Smash Champs rolling through the field by a combined score of 54-7. The weekend was highlighted by Jordyn Pipkin tossing two complete game shutouts, Clairie Peachey gunning (5) runners on attempted steals from behind the plate, and homeruns by Melanie Renforth, Grace McMahon and Jordyn Pipkin (2)

A Big Weekend for the Cats

Posted by Kyle on June 26, 2014 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)

The program combined for an 18-1 record this past weekend at (4) age levels with the U10 boys, U11 boys and U13 boys all winning USSSA State Championships at their respective age levels and the U10 girls bringing home the clubs first NAFA Nationals qualification. Congratualtions to our athletes and coaches on their accomplishments. Winning is not a focus but a result of effort, attitude, fundamentals and teamwork...CAT PRIDE!!!

14U - 16U Tryout Registration Now Open!

Posted by Kyle on June 20, 2014 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)


U8 Boys Win It All in the Quad Cities

Posted by Kyle on June 13, 2014 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The U8 T Cats enjoyed a triumphant Memorial weekend in Iowa/Illinois. The young Tcats played their hearts out to take the championship with a 4-1 record.

 

The T Cats challenged the Rock Island Jrs in game 1. The boys pitching virtually shut down the opponents bats. No hits were allowed to go with 13 strike outs by Gabe Reyes and Kaleb Pagel combined. The bats were on fire, with Pagel, Mitchell, Wambach, Wagner and Morrison all going 2 for 3. Final score after 5 innings, 9-1.

 

Game 2, the T Cats faced the Heat. Carter Morrison led the pitching crew only allowing three runs with seven strikeouts. Casey Wambach and Teddy Wagner both went 3 for 3 to lead the Cats to a 7-3 win in 4 innings.

 

Game 3 against Westchester was a pitchers' battle. On the mound was Tyler Frederick and Casey Wambach. The game went nine innings long with a final score of 2-1. The boys scored in the top of the ninth and held Westchester in the bottom to take the victory. Thundercats big hitters were Max Mitchell and Kaleb Pagel.

 

Unfortunately, game 4 turned out to be too much for the tired Cats. They faced the Warriors. The Warriors pitcher held the Tcats to only three runs. Final score 3-13 after four innings. Highlight was two doubles by Teddy Wagner!

 

Day three brought warmer weather and and some well rested Thundercats. Good thing they were rested. Game 5 the boys faced the Rock Island Jrs again. A pitchers' battle ensued. Seven innings later the young Tcats were tied 3-3. With Casey Wambach at the mound the Cats went three up three down. Bottom of the seventh Cooper Mlsna gets to first on an error. Jonathan Sampo fakes a bunt drawing clear confusion for the Jr Rocks. This allows Mlsna to steal second and third. Sampo closes the deal with a base hit up the middle allowing Mlsna to score. Thundercats win 4-3!

U9 Boys go 5-1 on Weekend, Take 3rd

Posted by Kyle on June 9, 2014 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

The U9 boys opened Friday night with an 11-0 win over Windsor. Jack Riley and Cooper Schoonover pitched 2 innings each, facing the minimum 12 batters with 8 strikeouts. On Saturday, the Cats started with a 11-8 win over Jackson. Tyler Butina started on the mound, but was forced to leave due to an injury. Blaise Buechel and Antonio Unzueta came in and combined to throw 4 2/3 inn of no hit baseball with 3 strikeouts each. Game 2 saw the Cats beat host Waupan 13-3. Jack Riley pitched 3 innings, allowing 1 hit, 3 runs (1 earned). Cooper Schoonover pitched 2 innings of 0 hit baseball in relief. On Sunday the Cats came out with hot bats, beating Oshkosh 18-1. Jack Riley pitched 1 inning striking out all 3 batters he faced. Blaise Buechel pitched the next 3 innings in relief, allowing just 3 hits and 1 run. The Cats then faced Burlington in what the director called the game of the day. Jack Riley started the game going 3 innings.  Antonio Unzueta pitched the final 3 innings. The Cats had a 4-3 lead going into the last inning, but some key hits gave Burlington the 9-4 win.  The boys rebounded nicely to beat Verona 13-5 in the 3rd place game. Dane Brost pitched 3 innings, allowing 0 runs and striking out 2. Blaise Buechel pitched 1 inning and Jack Riley closed it out pitching the last 2 innings.  The Cats were paced offensively on the weekend by Jack Riley (11x20), Antonio Unzueta (11x19), Tyler Butina (13x19), Brayden Grauvogl (9x13), and Cuinn Larsh (7x13).

U10 Boys Win Quad Cities Memorial Day Challenge

Posted by Kyle on May 31, 2014 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Strong pitching, defense, and a balanced offensive attack paced the Cats to a perfect 5-0 record over the 3 day tournament. The U10 boys started the tournament off with an 18-3 victory over the Quad Cities A's. The Cats used a strong pitching performance from Ryan Brown and a balanced Thundercat offensive attack in a 9 run first inning. Game 2 saw the boys beat host Quad Cities Hitmen Red by the score of 10-2. Quinn Whalen and Brady Annen combined to hold the Hitmen to 2 hits over 5 innings. In game 3, the Cats beat Quad Cities Hitmen Blue to claim the #1 seed heading into bracket play. The Cats used timely hitting up and down the lineup, including key hits by Brandon Topel, Quinn Whalen, and Brady Wilde. The semi finals opened with a bang, with Quentin Keene hitting two, 3 run homeruns in consecutive at bats to defeat the Galesburg Xtreme by the score of 19-4. Brady Wilde pitched 2 solid innings to get the win. In the championship game, the boys rode a strong defensive effort and another outstanding outing by Ryan Brown to defeat the Quad Cities Hitmen Blue, 10-5. Brown pitched 3 innings, giving up 3 runs, while striking out two. The Cats struck frequently on offense once again with hits from all 12 hitters in the lineup. Bow Hartwig came in to pitch the final 3 innings to close the door for a championship victory.

U10 Boys 2nd at Swing for the Ring in Mauston

Posted by Kyle on May 22, 2014 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

The U10 boys opened the tournament with a tough 8-5 loss against the Naperville Renegades. The boys quickly bounced back by beating Titans Select, 15-0. The game was highlighted by a 4 inning no-hit effort by Josh Caron and Brady Wilde. The Cats offense was paced by 2 hits each by Brandon Topel, Quentin Keene, and Carter Lory. In the semi finals, The Cats avenged an opening game loss by defeating the Naperville Renegades by a score of 11 to 8. Bow Hartwig and Brady Wilde pitched 4 innings of outstanding baseball, turning it over to Brady Annen to close out the game for a Cats win. In the Finals, the Cats faced off against the Verona Sting in a thriller. The Sting jumped out to a 2-0 lead, with the Cats tying it up in the bottom of the 2nd. Verona scored 3 in the 3rd, with the Cats getting to within 1 in the 5th and the game ending with the Cats coming up one run short. The U10's had two individual player recognitions on the weekend with both Brandon Topel and Quentin Keene earning game MVP's.

U10 Girls Take 2nd in Morton, IL

Posted by Kyle on May 7, 2014 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (0)

The U10 girls opened their outdoor season by going 5-1 in the Morton Spring Tournament and returning home as runner-ups. The girls opened their weekend with a 12-0 win over Morton Mystics. In their 2nd prelim game, the lady Cats topped Dunlap 9-4 to finish the first day at 2-0 and as the #1 seed in the 15 team field. The girls opened Sundays bracket play with a 12-0 win over Dee-Mack led by a Bella Herman 1-hit 9-strikeout complete game and a 3-3 performance at the plate by Aidyn Messmann. In the quarterfinals, the Lady Cats showed the ability to come from behind for the first time. Trailing by 1 with nobody on and 2 outs in the bottom fhe last inning, Eden Welling got on with a base hit, stole second and scored on a Kaylee Galla double to tie the game. With Galla at second, Payton Hans ripped a single to right center to walk off, propelling the girls past the Washington Cobras (8-7) and into the semis. In The semis, the girls again rallied. Down 4 with 2 outs and Brittney Mengal on 2nd in the top of the last inning, Kaylee Galla doubled followed by consecutive hits by Hans, Messmann, Savannah Serdynski and Nora Statz to take a one run lead. Eden Welling handled the LGSA Jet hitters in the bottom half as the girls closed out another 8-7 win to advance to the championship. In the final game v the Mid-State Blaze, the 4th of the day for the girls, fatigue seemed to set in, causing a few miscues, which forced the girls to settle for a well earned 2nd place finish. On the weekend, the girls had (5) different players awarded tournament MVP's including Bella Herman, Payton Hans, Eden Welling, Kaylee Galla and Nora Statz

U12 Boys start season

Posted by Steve DePrey on April 28, 2014 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Thundercats U12 Boys started their tournament season with a Exhibition in Wind Lake this past Saturday.  They went 2-1 in back to back to back games.  The boys won their first 7-3 and the second 14-7.  The third game was lost after leading 6-4 after 2.  The boys ran out of gas in the 38 degree windswept late game.  All in all not a bad start and a lot to be exited about.  


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