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Bidlingmaier blanks Brewers
Times photo: Adam Krebs Wiotas Brock Bidlingmaier, a 2007 Monroe graduate, pitched a two-hit shutout against the Monroe Brewers July 4 in a Home Talent League game. Wiota won, 3-0.
MONROE - Back-to-back errors in the seventh inning helped the Wiota Indians plate three unearned runs in a 3-0 win over the Monroe Brewers in a Home Talent League baseball game Sunday.

With one out, Monroe's defense committed two straight mistakes and the Indians made them pay with three consecutive singles.

Wiota's Brock Bidlingmaier shut down the Brewers' offense. The 2007 Monroe graduate struck out four, walked four and allowed just two hits in the complete game shut out against a team he played for just four years ago.

"Our offense didn't do too much," Monroe player-manager Lon Scheuerell said. "Neither team had any extra base hits either. The wind was coming straight in."

Ben Korth took the loss on the hill for the Brewers, allowing six hits and two walks while striking out six. All three runs were unearned.

Monroe (9-3) next hosts Dodgeville at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Friday's game

Monroe 6, Platteville 5

PLATTEVILLE - The Brewers fought through the night to pick up a Home Talent Sunday League win over Platteville Friday.

Cody Boals struck out 10, walked three and allowed six hits to pick up the complete game win for Monroe. Rooney Janecke was 4-for-4 with a double at the plate.

The Brewers scored two runs in each of the fifth, sixth and seventh innings. Scheuerell drove home two with a single in the fifth. After another run scored in the sixth, Justin Hahn laid down a suicide squeeze with Mitch Marty sliding home safe, putting Monroe up 4-1 at that point.

Platteville scored twice in the bottom of the sixth, but Boals helped out his own cause by driving in two in the seventh.

Platteville scored its final two runs in the eighth. In the ninth, Platteville's leadoff man got on base, but Marty gunned him down on a steal attempt to second base.

"It was a pretty big play," Scheuerell said.

Boals struck out the final two batters to end the game.