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Roth deals no-hitter, Knights improve to 4-0
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By Natalie Dillon


NEW GLARUS — Sophomore Matt Roth was two walks away from a perfect game, pitching a no-hitter in New Glarus’ 10-0 win over Shullsburg-Benton on Thursday, April 11. The Knights recorded more walks than hits (10-3).

The three hits came from Leyton Mihlbauer, Patrick Alt and Jake Roth. Matt Roth, Jake Roth, Alt and Braden Rear drew two walks each. New Glarus also wrought havoc on the base paths with 11 stolen bases. 

Matt Roth pitched a complete-game no-hitter. He struck out six and walked two.




PATCH GROVE — Rebounding from their season-opening loss to Mineral Point, Pecatonica swept River Ridge in a Six Rivers East Conference crossover doubleheader on Friday, April 12. The Vikings were clicking on all cylinders, with its pitching staff recording 26 strikeouts over two games and offensive production from up and down the order.

In game one, Tyler McKeon and Lukas Rue recorded multiple-hit games, going a combined 4-for-8 with four runs scored. Jameson Johnson, Elijah Knutson and Austin Enloe tallied two RBIs each. The pitching staff of Rue, McKeon and Knutson combined for 12 strikeouts. They allowed two unearned runs on five hits.

In game two, Johnson sparked the offense. He went 2-for-4 with a home run, four RBIs and three runs scored. Max Steele wasn’t retired in three plate appearances, going 2-for-2 and getting hit by a pitch. The Vikings also drew seven walks, led by Knutson with three.

Drew Hendrickson and Enloe split innings, giving up three earned runs on five hits. They struck out 14 and walked six.



BELMONT — The Orioles gave up six unanswered runs in a conference crossover game on Friday, April 12. Deacon Kuebli had tied the game in the top of the second with an RBI groundout, scoring Ike Waage, before Belmont regained the lead in the bottom of the frame. The Braves did not trail from that point on.

Mitchell Johnson and Waage accounted for all of ABH’s offense. Lane Jenson also reached base twice via walk. Max Godfrey suffered the loss, giving up two earned runs on four hits. He struck out eight and walked two.



MONTICELLO — The Ponies split results with the Chieftains in a Six Rivers Conference crossover doubleheader on Friday, April 12.

In game one, Monticello-Albany held off Potosi-Cassville in its comeback effort. The Chieftains scored four runs over the last four innings, but Cody Pryce sat them down in order in the top of the seventh to secure the win.

The top of the lineup — Tyler Constantini, Brayden Bakken and Pryce — went a combined 6-for-10 with six runs scored and two RBIs. Tyler Patchen got the start, giving up five earned runs on five hits. He struck out four and walked four. Pryce recorded the save, giving up just one hit in 1 1/3 innings pitched.

In game two, Monticello-Albany’s offense couldn’t keep pace, getting outhit 14-5. Nick Stokstad and Bakken accounted for two of the team’s hits and drove in all three runs. Carson Gafner suffered the loss, giving up seven earned runs on seven hits. 



MONROE — The Cheesemakers ran into former Badger Conference opponent Vikings in a doubleheader loss on Saturday, April 13.

In game one, Monroe tallied one hit from Keegan Dahmen. Defensively, the pitching staff walked 12 batters and committed six errors. Dahmen suffered the loss, giving up five earned runs on seven hits. He walked two and struck out eight.

In game two, the Cheesemakers had one of its best offensive performances of the season. Cole Meighan led the squad, going 3-for-4 with a triple and one run scored. Collectively, the team drew nine walks. Defense was the Achilles’ Heel, with the Cheesemakers committing eight errors. Ethan Rosenstiel suffered the loss, giving up four unearned runs on three hits. He struck out two and didn’t issue a walk.


BRODHEAD — The Cardinals left the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh, falling in a nonconference game to the Vikings on Friday, April 12. Jaxen Finley escaped the jam by striking out the side.

Sam Searls led the offense, going 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Evan Senobe and Ryan Searls each reached base twice via walk. Senobe suffered the loss, giving up just two earned runs on three hits. He struck out seven and walked three.

In other local baseball, Iowa-Grant defeated Darlington 15-7 in a SWAL game on Friday, April 12.