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Brewers, Bullets and Indians pick up needed Ws
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HOLLANDALE - The race for the final first round bye in the Home Talent Sunday League playoffs looks to be leaning Hollandale's way.

Kurt Ritschard pitched a two-hitter as the Rockies blanked the Monroe Brewers 2-0, Sunday.

"It really wasn't much of a game," Monroe player-manager Lon Scheuerell said. "Once again, our offense couldn't do anything."

Ritschard carried a one-hitter into the ninth, when Rooney Janecke singled and was left stranded.

Hollandale scored its first run in the fifth inning. With runners at the corners, Monroe's catcher hurled the ball into centerfield on a steal, allowing Brandon Ihm to score easily from third.

Cody Boals pitched 6 1/3 innings, allowing both runs. Justin Hahn came in relief in the seventh and got out of a bases loaded jam.

Now sitting in third place in the South division, Monroe will likely host a game in the first round of the playoffs coming up in August.

Blanchardville 7,

New Glarus 5

NEW GLARUS - The Bullets picked up a rare win, Sunday, scoring five-runs in the eighth inning to erase a three-run deficit to beat the Tourists.

New Glarus went into the seventh inning trailing, 2-1, but scored four runs on RBI singles by Lee Vlasak, Vance Vlasak and Mike Rear.

In the top half of the eighth, New Glarus pitcher Vlasak struggled with his command. Blanchardville scored five runs on one hit, an error and five walks in the inning.

Tannar Johnson and David Cleary each led the Bullets with three hits.

Wiota 11, Dodgeville 0,

7 innings

DODGEVILLE - Aaron Lancaster hit a grand slam and Brock Bidlingmaier pitched a complete-game two-hitter, Sunday, as the Wiota Indians stayed alive in the playoff hunt.

Lancaster, who was 3-for-4 on the day, highlighted a five-run sixth inning with the grand slam, putting Wiota up 7-0. Wiota had scored two runs in the fifth and four in the seventh to give the team a 10-rule win.

Tommy Meier and Merrill Brunson each had two hits for Wiota. Bidlingmaier struck out five and walked just one on the mound.

Wiota (6-9) needs to win out the rest of the regular season to qualify for the playoffs, and Dodgeville must lose two games.