Indians’ Holt shuts down HG in finals

KEWASKUM – Senior Michael Holt of Kewaskum fired a one-hit shutout, 6-0, over the Howards Grove Tigers in a regional baseball championship game here Friday evening.

The game was a rematch of last year’s regional finals in which the Indians won, 3-2. Howards, a No. 5 seed, ended its season at 14-9.

Kewaskum, a No. 4 seed, improved to 16-9. The Indians were scheduled to face Plymouth in the sectional semifinals Monday, July 15 at Campbellsport.

Holt walked three and struck out six. The only hit off him was a leadoff single by junior Nick Merenick in the top of the third inning.

“Holt was just dominant. He had a strong fastball, and kept it down and moved it around,” said Tiger head coach Mark Weber. “He also had a good breaking ball.”

The Indians took command of the game with a five-run outburst in the second which gave them a 6-0 lead. Brett Boegel’s two-run double was the key blow in the frame. Nick Banks and Hunter Demmon contributed RBI singles. The other run scored on an error.

Kewaskum grabbed a 1-0 lead in the first on a single by Dean Schlice.

The losing pitcher was starter Austin Edge who allowed six runs (four earned) on five hits with six walks and two strikeouts in two innings. Zach Fritz and Bryce Hoffmann each pitched two scoreless innings in relief.

Jake Hardy and Banks led the Indians in hits with two each. Boegel had a team-high two RBIs. Hardy paced Kewaskum in runs with two.

“I was definitely pleased overall with our season. Being a young team, I thought we overchieved,” Weber said.

“This team has a lot of promise.”



Score by Innings
Howards Grove.......000 000 0 – 0 1 1
Kewaskum...............150 000 x – 6 9 1
W – Michael Holt. L – Austin Edge.
2Bs – Kewaskum, Jake Hardy, Brett
Boegel, C. Ray.

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