Watertown’s 19U American Legion baseball team improved its overall record to 5-6 with three wins over the weekend at the Tri-State Classic.
On Friday, Watertown defeated Hartford 5-3 and Greyslake (Ill.) 9-6. On Saturday, Hartland edged Watertown 5-4. In the final game of the tournament on Sunday, Watertown beat Oconomowoc 2-0.
Jacob Fischer went the distance in the win over Oconomowoc, allowing no runs on five hits with four strikeouts and two walks.
Watertown gave Fischer the only offense he needed with single runs in the third and fourth innings. Fischer led off the third with a base hit, Tim Traub doubled and courtesy runner Henry Strupp scored on Jacob Crogan’s sacrifice fly in the third.
In the fourth, Taylor Walter was hit by a pitch, stole second and scored on Cade Oiler’s fly ball single to center.
Caleb Lorbecki’s walk-off single to center capped a game-winning three-run rally for Hartland in a 5-4 win over Watertown.
Bryce Cooper, Anthony Dominguez and Crogan each drove in a run for Watertown. Cooper and Derek Rowedder each had two hits. Cameron Streich started and went four innings, allowing one earned run on four hits with five strikeouts and one walk. Nathan de Galley took the loss in relief.
WATERTOWN 9, GREYSLAKE 6
Watertown scored eight runs in the first inning and held off Greyslake (Ill.) 9-6.
Rowedder went 4-for-4 while Oiler had two hits and three RBIs for Watertown. Ryan Hogquist pitched the first 2 1/3 innings and earned the decision.
Nathan de Galley had two hits and three RBIs for Watertown in a 5-3 win over Hartford to kick off the tournament.
Starting pitcher Tim Traub and reliever Ryan Hogquist each drove in a run as well. Oiler had two hits and finished the tournament with six.
Dominguez charged in and made a diving catch in left, Fischer made an over-the-shoulder catch in shallow left and Rowedder made an over-the-shoulder catch in shallow right and threw to Wolter at the plate for a 4-2 double play. Each defensive gem retired the side.
Watertown plays at Fort Atkinson on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
WATERTOWN 2, OCONOMOWOC 0
Watertown 001 100 0 — 2 9 1
Ocon’woc 000 000 0 — 0 5 0
Pitching (ip-h-er-bb-so) — W (Fischer 7-5-0-2-4), O (Villegas 6-8-2-1-1, Ninmann 1-1-0-0-0)
Leading hitters — Traub (W) 2x3, Oiler (W) 2x3, Nelson (O) 3x3
2B — W (Traub), O (Platter)
HARTLAND 5, WATERTOWN 4
Watertown 000 301 0 — 4 8 2
Hartland 000 110 3 — 5 10 1
LP: de Galley
Pitching (ip-h-er-bb-so) — W (Streich 4-1-1-1-5, de Galley 2-6-4-2-1), H (Zeutzius 7-8-4-0-5)
Leading hitters — Cooper (W) 2x3, Rowedder (W) 2x3, Bartolone (H) 3x4, Lorbecki (H) 2x4, Zeutzius (H) 2x3
2B — W (Crogan, de Galley), H (Wohlfiel)
WATERTOWN 9, GREYSLAKE 6
Greyslake 104 001 0 — 6 6 2
Watertown 810 000 X — 9 12 1
Pitching (ip-er-h-bb-so) — G (Marson 0.2-4-7-3-1, Sturm 1-3-1-0-1, Guckenberger 4.1-5-0-0-0), W (Hogquist 2.1-5-5-2-0, Strupp 4.2-1-1-4-2)
Leading hitters — Presutti (G) 2x3, de Galley (W) 2x3, Traub (W) 2x4, Rowedder (W) 4x4, Oiler (W) 2x3
2B — G (Presutti), W (Fischer, Oiler 2, de Galley)
3B — G (Presutti), W (Traub)
WATERTOWN 5, HARTFORD 3
Watertown 002 012 0 — 5 11 2
Hartford 101 000 1 — 3 4 1
Pitching (ip-h-er-bb-so) — W (Traub 2-1-0-1-2, Hogquist 5-3-2-1-3), H (Balmer 7-11-4-1-4)
Leading hitters — Fischer (W) 2x4, de Galley (W) 2x3, Oiler (W) 2x3, Bieganski (H) 2x4
2B — W (Dominguez, Fischer 2, de Galley), H (Birkel)