The DeForest Deacons snapped their two-game losing streak in a big way last Saturday. The Deacons cruised to an 11-1 Eastern Section victory over the host Columbus Crawdads.
DeForest moved to 5-4 in the Eastern Section. They are in fourth place behind Sun Prairie (7-1), Monona (5-2) and Poynette (5-3).
The Deacons put together one of their most complete games of the season. They racked up 11 runs on 13 hits, while holding Columbus to a run on four hits.
DeForest came out of the gate strong after loading the bases in the top of the first after Shawn Held and Tyler Kurt were hit by pitches and Jack George singled to right field.
Julian Edwards then drove in Held and Kurt with a single to center field.
George came around to score on a ground ball by Kyle Trace, while Edwards touched home on a sacrifice fly by Scott Estness.
DeForest tacked two runs on to the lead in the top of the fourth, thanks to a RBI sacrifice fly by Taylor Mack and solo home run by Held.
The Indians busted the game open with a five-run outburst in the top of the sixth inning.
George opened the scoring in the sixth with a two-run single to left field.
Dryden Van Schoyck closed out the scoring with a three-run home run.
Columbus scored a run in the bottom of the seventh on a single by Adam Levetzow. But, it was not enough to avoid the game ending early with the mercy rule.
Held and George both collected three this to lead the way at the plate for the Deacons, while Van Schoyck and Trace had two each.
Mack pitched a complete-game four-hitter for DeForest. He tallied five strikeouts and four walks.
Levetzow led Columbus with two hits. He also pitched for the Crawdads and came away with strikeout.
DeForest was scheduled to host Portage last Sunday, but the game was postponed due to bad weather.
The Deacons will now take some time off before returning to the diamond on July 14. They will host Cottage Grove at 1 p.m.