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BASEBALL PLAYOFFS:: Hardyman, Redbirds slam Belleville, 13-10
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Darlington - Tyler Hardyman supplied the power to get Darlington's baseball team past Belleville, 13-10, in the first round of the WIAA Division 3 baseball playoffs Friday.

Hardyman hit two homers, first a three-run shot in the fourth inning, and then a grand slam in the fifth.

"His first homer kept us in the game, and the grand slam gave us the cushion," Darlington coach Andy Sawall said.

Taylor Wiegel got the win on the mound and Ryan Hendrickson took the loss. There were 20 walks, 18 hits and seven errors in the game.

Mike Nolden and Jared Rear each homered for Belleville.

In another Division 3 game Friday:

Parkview 6, New Glarus 2

ORFORDVILLE - The Knights couldn't hold a 2-0 lead and ended their season earlier than anticipated with a first-round loss.

Parkview scored three runs in the second, and added a run in each of the fourth, fifth, and sixth innings. The Vikings had 11 hits, including four doubles.


Monticello 12, Faith Christian 2

MONTICELLO - Brandon Holz pitched six innings, striking out eight while allowing five hits and two walks, and the Ponies used an eight-run third inning to move past Williams Bay Faith Christian and onto the second round of the playoffs.

Tyler Ritschard and Casey Klossner each had a pair of hits for Monticello.

"We were patient and we hit the ball hard," Ponies coach Jason Pinnow said.

Juda 12, Williams Bay 2

JUDA - The Panthers scored in all five innings and advanced to the second round, where they will play Albany on Tuesday.

"Any time you can score runs in every inning you have to be happy," Juda coach Kyle Krueger said.

Beau Benner struck out six hitters, while collecting two hits, a triple and three runs at the plate for the Panthers. Steve West hit two home runs and had three RBI, Tyler Pierce had a pair of doubles, and Jake Ramos hit a two-run homer for Juda.

Eight of the Panthers' 12 hits were for extra bases.

Shullsburg-Benton 2, Argyle 1

SHULLSBURG - Nick Martin took the loss on the hill for the Orioles, allowing two runs on three hits, while striking out five and walking eight.

Argyle tied the score at 1-1 in the third, but finished the game with just a single hit. The Orioles had 10 strikeouts and nine walks in the contest.

Southwestern 21, Black Hawk 1

HAZEL GREEN - The Warriors took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first, but dropped an eight-spot in the home half of the inning.

Southwestern rolled through Black Hawk pitchers Nick Good and Michael Wolff to the tune of 20 hits and two walks in just four innings of batting. The Warriors finished the game with four errors and one hit, a double by Adam Moore.


Clinton 13, Brodhead 3

CLINTON - The Cardinals had eight errors and seven hits in the season-ending loss.

Clinton led 5-3 headed into the bottom of the fifth, when Brodhead pitchers allowed seven unanswered runs.

Michael Peterson, Carson Scheidegger and Parker Maveus all pitched for the Cardinals. Thomas Rear had a pair of hits and Peterson and Ethan Douglas each had doubles.