Indian Trail Defeats Wilmot 2-1



By Matt Huck
Area Scout

WILMOT, WI – Last year Indian Trail came into the WIAA playoffs as the PBR No. 1 ranked team in the state and our pick to win the Division I State Championship. As we know things did not go according to plan. The Hawks were shocked by Wilmot  4-3.

This year the Hawks avenged the loss with a 2-1 victory behind the right arm of Ryan Hoerter.

Ryan HoerterHoerter, an Aubrun commit, was flat out dominant in his outing. He allowed just one unearned run over 6.2 innings of work. Hoerter racked up 14 strikeouts against two walks and four hits; only one out was recorded in the air. His best inning was the sixth when he struck out the side, still touching 90 mph with his fastball to go along with a curveball that only got better as the game progressed.

Wilmot made the game interesting in the bottom of the seventh, with one away Hoerter hit Jacob Gerzel and then an infield single by Evan Henry put two on with one out. Hoerter then got Troy Hickey to ground out to second base, and the runners advanced. Due to pitch count rules Hoerter was removed and moved over to first base as Kyle Antos came in relief to try and record the final out. After an intentional walk to leadoff hitter Gunner Peterson, Antos got Justin Paasch to ground out to Hoerter at first to end the game.

Indian trail scored its two runs in the first inning after back to back walks to start the game. Nick Elsen hit a sacrifice fly to center and Alex Huissen followed up with an RBI single.

Kyle Gendron struggled in the first for Wilmot, but settled in working seven innings and striking out seven. Gendron allowed just five base runners over the final six innings.

Indian Trail advances to take on Burlington at 11:00 AM next Tuesday in the Burlington Sectional. 

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