Whitehall legion team drops two


            Whitehall’s Brock Sluga swung on a pitch during their game against Holmen last Thursday.            (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

Whitehall’s Hutchens-Stendahl Post 191 American Legion baseball team was one out away from a win on Tuesday, but they couldn’t get the final out and then dropped another game on Thursday.

Post 191 led 5-4 with two outs in the bottom of the seventh against Onalaska, but a hit and a wild pitch both brought one run home as Post 336 got the walk-off win. On Thursday, Holmen came out swinging with three extra base hits in their first three at-bats and they never looked back, winning 10-0.

Whitehall will be in action again on Thursday, this time seeing some familiar faces with the team from Alma/Pepin coming to Melby Park. This coming Tuesday, they’re slated to play at Tomah before hosting Black River Falls next Thursday.

Onalaska 6 Whitehall 5

The home team scored two in the bottom of the seventh for a walk-off win.

Whitehall took the lead in the top half of the inning when Brock Sluga doubled to score Devon McCune, putting Whitehall ahead 5-4.

Post 191 got the first two outs in the bottom of the seventh with one walk. A hit batter put two runners on before a passed ball moved them into scoring position. The next batter singled in the tying run before a wild pitch brought the winning score home.

After Onalaska scored in the third, Whitehall took a 2-1 lead in the fourth.  Mason Pientok hit an RBI double to score Isaac Skoyen, then Pientok scored himself later in the inning.

Post 336 answered with a run in the bottom half of the inning, but a two-run single by Sluga in the fifth put Post 191 ahead, 4-2. Two Onalaska runs in the bottom of the sixth tied the game.

Aidan Sonsalla took the loss for Whitehall pitching the final 2.2 innings with three walks and two hits allowed. McCune got the start and pitched into the third before Brayden Lisowski took over on the hill. McCune struck out four and Lisowski three, they both walked one batter and allowed three hits combined.

McCune and Sluga both had two hits for Whitehall as Sluga led the way with three RBIs. 

Holmen 10 Whitehall 0

Holmen had three extra base hits in the first inning and Whitehall was never able to climb out of the hole.

Post 284’s first batter tripled and was followed by two doubles as the Holmen team took a 2-0 lead. Two more singles in the inning gave them a 4-0 lead.

Holmen scored two more in the fifth before breaking the game open with four in the sixth. 

Whitehall threatened in the bottom of the third as two walks put runners on, but they weren’t able to score. Their only hit was a single by Bryce Schorbahn in the fifth, but he was stranded. 

McCune took the loss, pitching into the third inning before being replaced by Lisowski.

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