The DeForest Deacons baseball team had its two-game win streak snapped last Sunday after falling 12-10 loss to the host Portage Skeeters.
The loss dropped DeForest to 4-3 in the Home Talent Eastern Section. They are in fourth place behind Sun Prairie (5-1), Poynette (5-1) and Monona (3-2).
After Portage scored a run in the bottom of the first inning, DeForest took its first lead with a pair of runs in the top of the second.
Jack George drove in the first Deacon run in the second with a double, while Brock Allen add a run-scoring ground ball.
The Skeeters also scored two runs in the second stanza, DeForest took its final lead with a three-run outburst in the top of the third.
Dryden VanSchoyck highlighted the top of the third with an RBI double, while George had a run-scoring single. Tyler Kurt plated a run with a ground ball.
Portage took the lead for good with a five-run rally in the bottom of the third inning.
The Skeeters scored runs in the bottom of the fourth and fifth to go up 10-5.
Both teams scored a run in the sixth inning. Julian Edwards drove in the run for DeForest with a ground ball.
The Deacons cut the deficit to 11-9 after pushing three runs across the plate in the top of the seventh.
Weston Knutson contributed a two-run double in the seventh, while Michael Johnson knocked in the other run.
Both teams closed out their scoring with a run in the eighth inning. Shawn Held had a run-scoring single for DeForest.
Held and George both had three hits for the Deacons, while Ryan Dauman added two.
Brett Vomhof, Garret Kertz and Taylor Mack all pitched for DeForest. They combined for five strikeouts and nine walks.
Colton Brandsma had a team-high four hits for Portage. Ethan Greene finished with three hits, while Kalen Mace chipped in two.
The Skeeters sent Jakob Kastenholz, Connor Alsage and Mathew Miles to the pitcher’s mound. They combined for four strikeouts and 11 walks.
DeForest will be at home this Sunday. The Deacons will host Montello at 1 p.m.
The Deacons will then hit the rad for games in Monona on June 23 and Columbus on June 29. Both games will start at 1 p.m.
DeForest will be back at home on June 30. They will get another shot at the Portage Skeeters. The game is slated to start at noon.