Beau Goff

Beau Goff was one of three Monona Braves to hit home runs in the team's 9-3 Home Talent League baseball game against Poynette. Vince Schmitz and Taylor Carlson also went long for the Braves, and Kody Parman had two hits including a double.

Beau Goff, Vince Schmitz and Taylor Carlson have always been the Monona Braves traditional power hitters near the top of the lineup.

The trio showed its capabilities in a June 26 Home Talent League baseball contest at Poynette.

All three blasted home runs as Monona crushed the Indians 9-3.

It was the Braves fourth win in a row and improved the team’s record to 5-2.

Monona started the Sunday League season with two losses in its first three games.

Goff had three hits and Schmitz two as the Braves rocked three Poynette pitchers for 12 hits.

Kody Parman also had two hits for Monona including a double.

Monona led all the way after scoring one run in the first inning, three in the third and another run in the fifth for a 5-0 lead.

Poynette cut its deficit with two runs in sixth inning, but the Braves put the game away with a four-run seventh.

Monona starter Corey Schmidt pitched eight innings and allowed 10 Poynette hits with three strikeouts and a walk.

Reliever Dan Genrich struck out the side in the ninth inning to close out the Indians.

Steve Leiterman led Poynette with three hits.

It was Poynette’s second loss in a row after a five-game winning streak.

Monona’s games June 28 against visiting Montello and June 30 at Columbus were both rained out. Makeup dates have not been announced.

The Braves return to action today with a home game against Rio. The first pitch at Ahuska Park is scheduled for 1 p.m.

Monona has a rematch 1 p.m. Sunday against visiting Poynette.

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