Nick Leberg at the plate for the Royals. Photo Courtesy: Robyn Austin
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Port Edwards scored in each of the middle five innings as went on to defeat Wisconsin Rapids Assumption 10-5 in a WIAA Division 4 baseball regional quarterfinal on Thursday at Witter Field.
Port Edwards (5-10), the No. 5 seed, moves on to play No. 1 seed Rosholt (16-3) in a regional semifinal on Tuesday. Assumption’s season comes to an end with a 3-15 record.
Nick Leberg had a two-run double and he later scored on an error to give Assumption a quick 3-0 lead.
Port Edwards came back with 10 unanswered runs over the next five at-bats to pull away.
Aaron Livernash finished with three hits and had a two-run single in the sixth for the Royals for two runs. Ben Elsen and Ryan Shaw each added a pair of hits as well for Assumption.
Chase Baumgart had two RBIs, and Alex Hernandez had a pair of hits and scored twice for Port Edwards.
Blackhawks 10, Royals 5
Port Edwards 021 241 0 - 10 8 1
Assumption 300 002 0 - 5 11 6
WP: Carsen Orheim. LP: Jack Klatt.
SO: C. Orheim (6 inn.) 4, Jacob Orheim (1 inn.) 2; Klatt (4 inn.) 6, Nick Leberg (1/3 inn.) 0, Ryan Shaw (2 2/3 inn.) 2. BB: C. Orheim 3, J. Orheim 1; Klatt 2, Leberg 2, Shaw 0.
Top hitters: PE, C. Orheim 2 runs; Alex Hernandez 2x4, 2B, 2 runs, RBI; Chase Baumgart 2 RBIs; Tim Tranel 2B; Jesse Maher 2B; Tyler Martinson 2 runs. A, Shaw 2x4; Aaron Livernash 3x4, 2 RBIs; Nick Leberg 2B, 2 RBIs; Ben Elsen 2x3.
Records: Port Edwards 5-10; Assumption 3-15.