The Waterloo 14U Teener baseball team has its first no-hitter of 2020. Cal Hush, Owen Haseleu and Trevor Firari combined to no-hit Fort Atkinson during a Badgerland Teeners League game played at Fort’s Jones Park on July 1.
Hush got the start and struck out six while not allowing a hit in three innings, earning the win. Haseleu worked the next two innings where he struck out three and also did not allow a hit. And Firari closed things out with six strikeouts, and you guessed it — no hits — to complete the no-hit bid.
Hush and Firari were equally impressive at the plate, each going 2-for-3 with a double on the night. Keegan Lauersdorf also had two hits, including a triple, while driving in a pair of runs.
Carson Rufener went 1-for-3 with two RBIs.
Firari and Justin Sampo opened the game with back-to-back doubles, with Firari scoring on Sampo’s two-bagger. Firari later crossed the dish on Hush’s two-out single.
After Cameron Tschanz walked and scored on Rufener’s RBI groundout to make it 3-0 in the second, another two-run inning pushed the Waterloo lead to 5-0 in the top of the fourth.
Benny Marshall was hit by a pitch to ignite the rally before Hush doubled. Lauersdorf then brought Marshall home with an RBI single and Lauersdorf scored on a Fort Atkinson error.
The Pirates put the game out of reach with a four-run seventh. Marshall again reached leading off the inning with a single and scored on Lauersdorf’s triple to left-center field. Tschanz plated Lauesdorf with a double, Tschanz scored on Kyle Hostetler’s sacrifice fly, and Rufener’s RBI single brought in Bryce Aubart for a commanding 9-0 lead.
FORT ATKINSON 0
Waterloo 210 200 4 — 9 10 0
Fort 000 000 0 — 0 0 1
Leading Hitters: (W) — Firari 2x3, Hush 2x3, Lauersdorf 2x3.
2B — (W) Firari, Hush, Sampo, Tschanz. 3B — (W) Lauersdorf.
W — Hush. L — Drew.
Waterloo out-slugged Jefferson in Badgerland Teeners League play on July 2.
The game featured 31 runs and 21 hits.
Marshall led the Pirates’ way going a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate. Marshall reached base in all five of his plate appearances, which included three singles and two walks. He also drove in three runs and scored five times.
Bryce Aubart added a 2-for-3, 2-RBI night under the lights at Fischer Field.
Aubart was also the pitcher of record when Waterloo erased a 6-5 lead scoring twice in the top of the fourth. Marshall led off the inning with a single before Kyle Lauersdorf reached on an error. A wild pitch brought Marshall in with the tying run, before Aubart’s RBI single drove home Lauersdorf giving the Pirates a 7-6 advantage, one they would not relinquish.
Waterloo scored 11 runs over the next two innings.
Aubart scattered five hits and gave up just one unearned run in two innings before Lauersdorf finished up.
Waterloo 320 265 — 18 10 4
Jefferson 141 025 — 13 11 7
Leading Hitters: (W) — Marshall 3x3, Aubart 2x3; (J) — Unke 2x4, Heard 2x4, Altermatt 2x4.
2B — (W) Aubart; (J) Unke, Heard.
W — Aubart. L — Peterson.
FORT ATKINSON 8
A late rally came up just short as the Waterloo Teeners dropped a one-run decision to Fort Atkinson Monday at Reeseville Firemen’s Park.
The Pirates trailed 8-4 going into their final at bat. Haseleu drew a lead-off walk before Hush singled and Lauersdorf walked to load the bases. Haseleu then stole home, Hush scored on Tschanz’s RBI single and Tschanz scored on a passed ball bringing the score to 8-7. But the game ended with Waterloo runners on second and third.
Marshall, Hush and Aubart all went 2-for-3 to pace the Pirates’ 10-hit attack.
FORT ATKINSON 8
Fort 203 021 — 8 8 0
Waterloo 202 003 — 7 10 1
Leading Hitters: (FA) — Jackson 2x2, Drew 2x3; (W) — Marshall 2x3, Hush 2x3, Aubart 2x3.
2B — (FA) Jackson. 3B — (W) Marshall.
W — Drew. L — Firari.