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Royals pick up a thrilling sweep of Glencoe-Silver Lake

Michael Foley rips an RBI double in the first inning to give the Royals an early lead in their matchup with G-SL.

There’s something about matchups between the Watertown-Mayer and Glencoe-Silver Lake baseball teams that never disappoint. That was the case once again as the Royals completed a much-needed sweep of the Panthers in thrilling fashion May 9.

W-M 6, G-SL 5

WATERTOWN – The Royals knew they would be in line for a long day playing a doubleheader with G-SL. They just didn’t think it would be that long.

The first of two matchups between W-M and the Panthers was nearly two games in itself thanks to some late drama in a thrilling 6-5 win for the Royals in 11 innings.

The Royal struck first in the bottom of the first as Michael Foley delivered with a two-out double. G-SL had the counter though by scoring two runs in the top of the fourth to take a 2-1 lead. W-M wasted no time in evening things up as Xavier Skillings delivered with a sacrifice fly that scored Noah Leuthner.

After both teams were able to string together some offense early on, pitching and defense took over. That was until the top of the 10th when chaos occurred. After five straight scoreless innings, the Panthers broke through in the top of the 10th with three runs. Needing to rally in a big way, W-M did just that.

Back-to-back doubles from Jaren Vogt and Foley brought the Royals within two. Leuthner then added an RBI single to close the gap to just one but they didn’t stop there. With two outs, Isaiah Wasser scored on an error to tie the game and send it to the 11th inning.

After retiring the Panthers in order in the top of the 11th, W-M delivered in the bottom half. Isaiah Mead led off the inning with a double and with one out, Vogt was the hero. A walk-off double by Vogt finished off a wild win for the Royals in their first of two games.

Vogt had a monster game for W-M in the win going 4-for-6 with two doubles. Foley added three hits, two of which were doubles, and two RBI. Leuthner added three hits while Skillings finished with two hits as well.

Leuthner also got the win on the mound in relief. He went the final inning allowing no runs and striking out one. Mead and Noah Weinzierl each saw time on the mound holding G-SL to just one earned run off seven hits between them.

W-M 14, G-SL 8

WATERTOWN – Coming off a wild win, things didn’t settle down in game two between the Panthers and Royals. Looking for a sweep, W-M fell behind early but responded in a big way as they completed the sweep with a 14-8 win over G-SL in game two.

After striking for two runs in the top of the first, the Royals found themselves down after an inning as G-SL responded with five runs of their own. The deficit didn’t last long though as the Royals answered back with five runs in the second and five more in the third to break things open.

Nick Webster set the tone for W-M with a monster day at the plate. He went 3-for-3 with a home run and six RBI in the win. Weinzierl added two hits and two RBI while Vogt, Foley, Skillings, Gannon Lee, and Leuthner each finished with two hits apiece.

W-M 6, Annandale 1

ANNANDALE – Coming off a pair of thrilling wins on a long day, there was no letdown for the Royals in their matchup with Annandale. The bats were once again hot as W-M came through in big spots in a 6-1 win over the Cardinals May 10.

Scoreless through one, W-M took control of the game in the top of the second. The Royals took advantage of walks and an error and struck for three runs in the inning. W-M added to their lead with two more runs in the third and one more in the fourth to break things open.

Foley and Leuthner led the charge with two hits apiece. Conner Tax added one hit and two RBI while Mead added one hit and one RBI.

On the mound, Jackson Onell picked up the win. He went six innings allowing one unearned run off four hits while striking out five. Gavin Pool closed the door in the seventh inning allowing one hit and striking out two. 

Watertown-Mayer 6, Annandale 1

Friday, May 10 at Annandale

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Royals 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 6 8 1
Cards 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 3

Watertown-Mayer AB R H RBI
Noah Weinzierl 4 0 0 1
Isaiah Mead 3 1 1 1
Jaren Vogt 4 0 1 0
Michael Foley 3 1 2 1
Nick Webster 2 1 1 0
Noah Leuthner 3 0 2 0
Gannon Lee 3 2 0 0
Isaiah Wasser 1 0 0 0
Landon Meyer 1 1 0 0
Kyler Burmeister 1 0 0 0
Conner Tax 2 0 1 2
Totals 27 6 8 5

BB: Mead, Foley, Webster 2, Meyer 2, Tax. SB: Mead 3, Lee, Weinzierl. 2B: Tax. 3B: Foley.

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO
J Onell, W 6 4 1 0 0 5
Gavin Pool 1 1 0 0 1 2

Holy Family 5, W-M 2

WATERTOWN – Going up against one of the top teams in Class AA, the Royals were looking to pull off an upset. W-M took Holy Family into extra innings but was unable to find a way to pull out the win in a tough 5-2 loss in eight innings May 11. It was the second time in three games the Royals found themselves in an extra-inning game.

Holy Family had a 2-0 lead heading to the bottom of the fourth. That’s when W-M got themselves on the board. Foley started the rally with a one-out double and with two outs, Leuthner delivered an RBI single to close the gap to one.

Needing another run to tie things up, the Royals came through in the bottom of the sixth. It was Foley once again getting things going with a leadoff single. After a sacrifice bunt by Webster, Leuthner delivered once again with an RBI single to score Foley and tie the game at two.

Neither team could score in the seventh inning as the game went into extra innings. In the eighth inning, it was Holy Family striking for three runs to not only take the lead but break things open a bit. W-M was unable to answer in the bottom half despite getting a pair of baserunners.

Foley and Leuthner led the way for the Royals at the plate with two hits each. Leuthner drove in both runs of the game as well for W-M.

Holy Family 5, Watertown-Mayer 2

Saturday, May 11 at Watertown-Mayer

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 R H E
FIRE 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 5 9 1
Royals 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 8 2

Noah Weinzierl 4 0 1 0
Isaiah Mead 4 0 0 0
Jaren Vogt 4 0 1 0
Michael Foley 4 2 2 0
Nick Webster 2 0 1 0
Noah Leuthner 4 0 2 2
Conner Tax 2 0 0 0
Dominic Heitz 1 0 0 0
Gannon Lee 3 0 0 0
Landon Meyer 2 0 1 0
Totals 30 2 8 2

BB: Webster, Meyer. SB: Meyer. 2B: Foley.

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO
Michael Foley 6.1 6 2 1 0 12
Landon Meyer, L 1.2 2 1 1 0 1
Jaren Vogt 0 1 2 1 1 0

Litchfield 10, W-M 4

WATERTOWN – A grueling stretch for the Royals continued as they hosted Litchfield in a WCC West matchup. Playing their fourth game in four days, W-M struggled to put anything together in a tough 10-4 loss to the Dragons Monday.

Litchfield came out ready to roll by striking for two runs in the opening inning. They followed that up with two more in the second and one more in the third to jump out to a 5-0 lead early. W-M got on the board with two runs in the bottom of the fourth but that wasn’t enough as the Dragons kept on adding to their lead and sealed the win.

Lee led the way for W-M at the plate with two hits and three RBI in the loss. Vogt and Webster added two hits as well.