Menomonee Falls Banks New Holstein, Returns To State Title Game



By Spencer Flaten
Staff Writer

Menomonee Falls returned to the WIAA summer baseball state championship game with a 6-0 win over New Holstein in the semifinals.

A four-hit shutout by Logan Roble was the difference in this matchup. The Huskies struggled to get any offense going against the junior right handed pitcher.

The Indians, on the other hand, did not struggle with the bats. They took a very quick lead in the top of the first after Zach Kornburger led off the game with a double and Ty Weber hit a double of his own to drive him in.

Falls added three more runs in the fourth. Weber tallied his second and third RBI with a single to plate Kornburger and Cole Mir. Nick Gile followed with an RBI double in the ensuing at bat to stretch the Indians’ lead to 4-0.

New Holstein didn’t get to rest for long. The Indians went right back at it in the fifth. Ryan Piontek hit an RBI single to push the cushion to 5-0.

The Huskies threatened to score in the bottom of the fifth. Nick Andrew and Bryce Karrels both hit singles to put two runners on base with two outs. However, Roble got a fly out to escape the jam.

The Indians scored their final run in the top of the seventh on an RBI single that was smashed up the middle by Kornburger.

Brady Halbach hit a leadoff single for the Huskies in the bottom of the seventh and eventually got over to third base, but his teammates stranded him there to end the game.

Roble struck out two and didn’t issue any walks in the complete game shutout. Justin Weber took the loss for New Holstein, allowing four runs on six hits in 3.2 innings.

Ty Weber was a perfect 4-for-4 for Menomonee Falls with three RBIs. Mir and Piontek both had three hits. Andrew finished 2-for-3 for New Holstein.

Menomonee Falls will meet Marquette in the state championship game tonight at 6:05. The Indians are trying to win back-to-back titles.

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