PLOVER RIDES ARM OF KEDROWICZ TO WIN OVER STEVENS POINT IN LEGION BASEBALL REGIONAL



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MARSHFIELD – Drew Kedrowicz was dominant on the mound and Plover had one big inning offensively as it went on to defeat Stevens Point 5-1 in a Class AAA American Legion baseball regional winners’ bracket game Friday afternoon at Jack Hackman Field.


Stevens Point (13-7) will play an elimination game against Wisconsin Rapids (11-3) at 7 p.m. Friday with a spot in the Class AAA Wisconsin State American Legion Baseball Tournament on the line, along with a spot in the regional finals against Plover on Saturday.


Plover, as host, earns an automatic spot in the state tournament field, allowing a second team from the Marshfield regional to advance as well now that the Black Sox are guaranteed at least a second-place finish. The championship game Saturday begins at 1 p.m. and if the Point-Rapids winner would win, the two teams would play again for the regional title.


Kedrowicz threw a complete game three-hitter with 13 strikeouts and no walks as he dominated the Sixers.


Bennet Klish and Isaac Cychosz led the game off with singles and Klish ended up scoring on a double steal and throwing error to give Stevens Point a quick 1-0 lead.


The Sixers would manage only one more hit in the game, a two-out double by Gavin Przybelski in the fourth inning. That would be the only other baserunner that would reach against Kedrowicz after the first inning.


Plover tied the game with a two-out RBI single by Tommy Drohner in the second inning, and blew it open in the fifth by scoring four times.


Drohner and Austin Beyer singled, and Thomas Hunt was hit by a pitch to load the bases. After a strikeout, all three runners scored on an error on the infield, and Kenny Schultz ended up scoring on a groundout by Jon Nafe to make it 5-1.


Nate Lemanczyk was the hard-luck losing pitcher, striking out three in 4 2/3 innings for Stevens Point. Colby Hintz finished up for the Sixers.


Black Sox 5, Sixers 1

Stevens Point 100 000 0 - 1 3 3

Plover 010 040 x - 5 6 1

WP: Drew Kedrowicz. LP: Nate Lemanczyk.

SO: Lemanczyk (4 2/3 inn.) 3, Colby Hintz (1 1/3 inn.) 1; Kedrowicz 13. BB: Lemanczyk 1, Hintz 0, Kedrowicz 0.

Top hitters: SP, Gavin Przybelski 2B. P, Tommy Drohner 2x4, RBI; Kenny Schultz 1x3, 2 RBIs.

Records: Stevens Point 13-7; Plover 17-8.


Class AAA American Legion Baseball Regional

Double-elimination, at Jack Hackman Field, Marshfield

Wednesday, July 21

Game 1 – Stevens Point (12-6) 10, Wisconsin Rapids (9-3) 5

Game 3 – Plover (15-8) 3, D.C. Everest 2

Game 2 – Marshfield (12-9) 8, Wausau (13-13) 6 (8 inn.)

Thursday, July 22

Game 4 – Wisconsin Rapids (10-3) 1, Wausau (13-14) 0

Game 5 – Stevens Point (13-6) 6, D.C. Everest 4

Game 6 – Plover (16-8) 6, Marshfield (12-10) 3

Friday, July 23

Game 7 – Wisconsin Rapids (11-3) 9, Marshfield (12-11) 6

Game 8 –Plover (17-8) 5, Stevens Point (13-7) 1

Game 9 – Wisconsin Rapids (11-3) vs. Stevens Point (13-7), 7 p.m.

Saturday, July 24

Game 10 – Plover (17-8) vs. Game 9 winner, 1 p.m.

If Game 10 loser suffered first loss: Game 11 – Game 10 winner vs. Game 10 loser, 4 p.m.

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