The first of three games this week between the crosstown rival Bradford and Tremper baseball teams Tuesday afternoon belonged to the Red Devils.
And more specifically, to Bradford starting pitcher Jarrett Ramer.
Ramer scattered three hits, walked four and struck out seven in six innings to lead the Red Devils — ranked fifth in the first Wisconsin State Baseball Association/Prep Baseball Report Division-1 poll — to a 6-0 Southeast Conference victory at Andy Smith Field.
Bradford broke a scoreless tie with a three-run second inning, followed by a single tally in the fifth and two more in the sixth.
“We gave Jarrett the run support and defense that he needed in order to pitch with confidence on the mound,” Bradford coach Matt LaBuda said. “Jarrett looked great on the mound and made quality pitches throughout the game.”
Tremper coach John Matera credited both Ramer and the Red Devils for their efforts.
“Jarrett Ramer threw a great game and was in command of his pitches,” Matera said. “He limited our opportunities.
“Bradford deserves a lot of credit. They pitched well, played good defense and capitalized offensively with runners on.”
Thomas Coffey led Bradford (8-0, 7-0) with two hits, two runs scored and two RBI, followed by Kyle McKinnon (two hits) and Riley Hughes (two hits, run, RBI).
Jared Heinzen led Tremper (4-3, 4-3) with two hits.
Indian Trail 6,
Racine Case 2
In a game moved to Indian Trail because of poor field conditions in Racine, the Hawks jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning and made that stand up in the SEC win.
Indian Trail, ranked seventh in Division-1, improved to 8-1 overall and 6-1 in conference play.
Sam Scarlato pitched 62/3 solid innings to earn the win. He allowed eight hits, two earned runs, one walk and struck out four before he had to leave the game because of pitching regulations.
“(He) pitched a gutsy game for us tonight,” Indian Trail coach Mike Schmidt said. “Case has some good hitters and (he) maneuvered around their lineup nicely, coming up with big pitches when he needed to do so.”
Max Bruff led the Hawks with three hits and two runs scored, followed by Colton Coca (two hits, home run, RBI), Gianni Passarelli (two hits, two RBI) and Nolan Hodgins (two hits).
Union Grove 12,
Union Grove 6,
One big inning in both ends of the Southern Lakes Conference doubleheader proved to be more than the visiting Falcons could overcome.
Union Grove scored eight runs in the top of the first inning to take control en route to the five-inning win. In Game 2, the Broncos overcame a 1-0 deficit with a five-run second inning and held on from there.
Samy Greco had the lone hit for Central (4-4, 3-2) in the opener. Austin Glidden took the loss, as he lasted just two-thirds of an inning, and allowed four hits, four earned runs, two walks and struck out two.
In Game 2, Myles Kazumura had three hits and an RBI to lead the Falcons, followed by Glidden (hit, RBI), Alex Salerno (hit, run) and Michael Mulhollon (hit, run).
Dylan Anderson took the loss, as he allowed seven hits, four walks and struck out one in 31/3 innings. All six runs charged to Anderson were unearned, as the Falcons committed six errors.
St. Joseph 7, Dominican 3
The visiting Lancers overcame a 3-1 deficit with a four-run fifth inning en route to the Metro Classic Conference victory.
Max McCarville had two hits and an RBI, while Matt Hill had two hits and two runs scored to lead St. Joseph. Andrew Setter earned the win, as he fanned three batters in three innings. Matt Hill walked one and struck out three in four innings.
“Throughout this young season, the players have been extremely resilient and never get down when things are not going our way, and tonight was no different,” St. Joseph coach Joe Gricar said. “I am very proud of the effort the team put forth tonight.”