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Monroe rally stuns Oregon
Photo by Matthew Goins/ Unified Newspaper Group Monroe's bench rushes to swarm Monroe catcher Mitch Marty after he tagged out Joe Kalscheur at the plate for the final out of an 8-7 comeback victory for the Cheesemakers on Friday.
OREGON - The Cheesemakers rallied from a three-run deficit in the seventh inning to cap an 8-7 baseball upset of Oregon on Friday night, just four days after getting no-hit by the Panthers.

Oregon scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the second. Taylor Weckerly hit a solo home run to left center to trim the lead, but the Panthers scored two more runs in the home half of the fourth.

In the fifth, designated hitter Justin Rackow doubled in a pair of runs and Weckerly singled in Rackow to tie the score at 4.

Oregon scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth off Monroe starter Mike Rear in what looked to be the final runs the Panthers would need. Rear finished the game with six strikeouts, three walks and 11 hits.

In the seventh, Monroe (8-10, 5-4 Badger South) picked up another RBI single by Weckerly.

Cory Kundert tied the score with a double to right center. Kris Rieder scored Scott Kline, who was running for Kundert, with a single.

In the home half of the seventh, Oregon pushed the game to the plate.

With two outs, Matt Marzalek doubled off the left field fence; Drew Geissbuhler then threw the front half of the relay to Kundert at third, who finished the play at the plate, where Marty caught the runner trying to score.

"That's the first time I've been involved with that kind of play to end the game," Monroe head coach Steve Christensen said. "The kids kept on playing the game even though we had a rough early part of the week, which included a 14-0 loss to Oregon on Monday."

Weckerly finished 3-for-4 at the plate and Rieder was 2-4 with a double.

Monroe hosts Monona Grove on Tuesday.