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Monroe bows out of state tourney
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STOUGHTON - Monroe's Senior Legion baseball team tried to stay in the state tournament over the weekend, winning two games, but lost to Watertown Luther Prep 11-3 Sunday night to end the season.

Monroe (16-6-1) beat Waunakee 3-2 Saturday and Stoughton 9-2 Sunday afternoon. Watertown Luther Prep will now face off against Milton for the right to move on in the tournament.

Sunday's games

Watertown Luther Prep 11, Monroe 3

Logan Wells was roughed up over three innings on the hill for Monroe. The senior allowed eight hits, six earned runs and struck out five while taking the loss. Mitch Marty pitched four innings of relief, allowing just one earned run the rest of the way.

Watertown broke open the game in the third, plating six runs. Monroe scored three in the fifth to make things interesting.

"We had guys on base to end the inning, but we could never get going again," Monroe coach Eric Losenegger said.

Watertown collected 14 hits and took advantage of four Monroe errors. Watertown scored four runs in the sixth and another in the top of the seventh to put Monroe away.

"We played our two worst games of the season in the regional," Losenegger said, also referring to Monroe's 18-9 loss to Milton Wednesday.

Michael Turek was 2-for-2 and Monroe finished with six hits as a team.

Monroe 9, Stoughton 2

Recently graduated Kris Rieder threw seven strong innings on the mound for Monroe, striking out five and scattering five hits to pick up the win.

"He pitched real well. That was last time he will put on a Monroe High School uniform," Losenegger said.

Rieder helped his own cause with a two-run double in the second inning. Monroe scored three runs in the second and another in the third.

In the fourth inning, Rieder reached on an error and Monroe scored four runs with two outs on hits by Drew Nafzger, Kramer Henning and Taylor Riese.

Nafzger was 2-for-5 in the game with a double and Riese was 2-for-3 with a double. Monroe added its final run in the sixth inning.

"To beat Stoughton in Stoughton was a big deal for these guys. A lot of them said in the dugout they had never won here," Losenegger said.

Saturday's game

Monroe 3, Waunakee 2

Monroe advanced in an elimination game on a walk-off hit by pitch. With the bases loaded in the bottom of the second, tied at 2, Turek was plunked to end the game.

Monroe scored in the first on an RBI single by Marty and tied the game at 2 in the sixth.

Marty pitched seven strong innings, scattering eight hits and a walk while striking out five.

"With the seven innings he pitched Saturday and the four Sunday, Mitch threw 11 innings in just two days," Losenegger said. "We were very good defensively. We turned three double plays, which helped us get out of jams."

Turek and Jon Elmer each had doubles for Monroe.

15-year-old Teen League Tournament

In the 15-year-old Teener regional tournament held at Monroe High School over the weekend, Monroe lost to Deerfield 7-4, Oconomowoc knocked off Waterloo 7-0, Orfordville topped Sun Prairie 4-3, Stoughton clipped Columbus 6-5, and Jefferson held off Deerfield 6-5.