Rivalry Night a Homerun!

leviathanbehemoths2018.jpgIt was rivalry night at the ballpark as the White Stone Leviathan faced the White Stone Behemoths. There was a little extra riding on the game as both teams have been running hot and are undefeated on the season. The Leviathan, however, were the team to stay unbeaten as they cruised to a 17-5 win at Oakwood Field.

The Leviathan continued to play well both defensively in the field and also offensively with the bat. The guys turned 2 double-plays and consistently made the routine plays. Some of the offensive stars on the night were: Caleb Dye (HR & 4 RBI), Brian Zastrow (2-2, 2B, 3B, 3R, 2 RBI), & Jake Andrus (2-3, 2B, 3B, 2R, 3 RBI. Adam Andrus continued his strong pitching on the season, holding the Mighty Behemoths to only 1 run through the first 5 innings.

Tonight the MVP of the game was undoubtedly outfielder Max Cavaiani. Max has been on fire at the plate blasting 3 “No-Doubter” Homeruns last night and driving in 6 RBI. In the past 2 games, Max has hit 5 homeruns and knocked in 11 RBI!

Thanks to all the fans who showed up and cheered both teams on. The Behemoths are a great team and they will certainly bounce back strong after a tough loss. The Behemoths fall to 4-1 on the season while the Leviathan improve to 6-0 on the year.

Notes: This is the 3rd win in a row for the Leviathan against the Behemoths. With last night’s win, the Leviathan now lead the all-time series vs the Behemoths 5-3. 

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Long Ball Night vs DR

20180612_194707The White Stone Leviathan were on fire on Tuesday night at the YMCA. No, not literally on fire—no one was seriously burned during the game—but the Leviathan bats were smoking hot as they pounded out 7 homeruns and 25 runs to defeat Divine Redeemer by a score of 25-6. The win puts the Leviathan at 5-0 on the season, while Divine Redeemer drops to 0-4-1.

Leviathan Keep Rolling

levithan_field2018The bats were alive as the Levithan beat Oakwood Red by a score of 19-1 at the YMCA on Tuesday night. Great hitting, as well as consistent defense, combined to lift the guys to the win. There were many stars on the night, including pitcher Adam Andrus who tossed a great game, allowing only a few walks.

The offense was on fire and banged out 26 hits on the night! The Leviathan offensive stars were: Brian Zastrow (2-3, 2B, HR, 2R, 3RBI), Luke Schweng (2-3, HR, 2R, 3RBI), & Josh Watson (2-4, HR, 2R, 3RBI) all had huge homeruns on the night. Also, Matt Sell (2B, 2RBI), Max Cavaiani (2B, 2R, 2RBI), & Caleb Dye (3-4, 2R, 2RBI) also had a huge night at the plate.

The Leviathan improve their record to 4-0 on the season, and Oakwood Red fall for the first time all year–they are now 3-1. Next up for White Stone is Divine Redeemer on Tuesday night (6/12) @7pm at the YMCA. Come on out and support the guys! It is Noah Jeanson “Walking Stick” night at the park. The first 10 fans recieve a free walking stick—now, you too, can walk just like Leviathan star third baseman Noah Jeanson!
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Sell Declared “Hero” After Win

20180522_190249It was a late game comeback that saw the White Stone Leviathan defeat their White Stone brothers by a score of 7-6 on Tuesday night at Oakwood Church. Matt Sell was declared a “Hero” by the dozens of fans in attendance after a great effort behind the plate as catcher and because of his stellar day swinging the bat. More on Matt later in the story…
It was also a day for pitchers–the great pitching from Leviathan (underhand) hurler Adam Andrus was equalled from his (literal) brother, Isaac Andrus, who pitched for White Stone Trinity. The game was actually scoreless until the bottom of the 4th inning when Trinity scored a single run, but the Leviathan came storming back in the top of the 5th and tallied 4 runs. Not to be outdone, Trinity answered with a 5-spot and took a 6-4 lead heading into the top of the 6th inning. That is when our hero enters the story. In his younger years, Matt Sell was considered an up-and-coming “can’t miss” prospect at catcher. Sell was #283 on MLB’s “Top 100 Prospects from the Lake Country, Wisconsin Area.” Things were going great until that freak accident–which is a great reminder to all that Tigers are not good pets. After reconstructive surgery, Sell not only had 2 brand new ears, but he also had a bionic knee replacement which hasn’t completely taken. Sell’s major league dream came crashing down the day of the Tiger attack, but he has spent the past 15 years making up for it. In today’s game, we saw a glimpse of what scout Lefty McDougal saw in Sell. Lefty was once quoted as say, “Matthew has the speed of a cheetah, the tenacity of a lion, and the appetite of a Golden Retriever puppy.”
Matt stepped up to the plate and blasted it over the center-fielder’s head for a 2-run double, tying the game and reviving the Leviathan offense. A run in the 7th gave the guys in red the lead and pitcher Adam Andrus had a 1-2-3 7th inning to seal the victory.

Offensive leaders of the game were: Matt Sell (2-2, 2B, 2 RBI), Josh Watson (2-3, 2B, 2R), Brian Zastrow (2-3, 2B, R, RBI), and Logan Matenaer (1-2, 2B, 2 RBI).

The Leviathan are now 3-0 on the season as they head into their first bye week. Many of the Leviathan players were heading to the airport after the game as Coach Andrus has given them next week off. As you can imagine, these highly paid athletes have extravagant vacations planned. Max Cavaiani was traveling to the Florida Keys, Brad Fraser was flying to Brazil, and Aric Gray was heading to Eagle River.

Game Forfeit :(

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The Leviathan was all set to face-off against St Michael’s on Tuesday night, when word got around that St Michael’s had to forfeit. Unfortunately, due to a low number of players, the game was not played and a scrimmage was played instead. Leviathan players Luke Dye and Matt Sell went over to the other team and we played 6 innings. The guys hit well and fielded well—and even though no official stats were kept, it is estimated that the final score would’ve been around 21-1. See the video below for a postgame interview with players Kirk Hansen and Brad Fraser!

The White Stone Leviathan improved to 2-0 on the season and get ready to play the White Stone Trinity next Tuesday @6pm at Oakwood Church. Please come on out to support both teams!

Leviathan Take Down Blue in Opener

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The 2018 season got underway last night at Oakwood Church on a beautiful May evening. The Leviathan played well and defeated Oakwood Blue by a score of 24-7. The guys in red had a team average of .702 on the night, including 3 homeruns. Noah Jeanson led of the game/season with a bomb to left-center field, and Josh Watson blasted it over the left field fence. Kirk Hansen also ripped a shot to right-center field that cleared the fence. Even though everybody had a good offensive game, here were the team leaders on the night: Noah Jeanson (4-4, 2 2B, HR, 3 RBI, 3 R), Kirk Hansen (3-4, HR, 3 RBI, R), Brad Fraser (3-4, 4 R), Adam Andrus (3-4, 2 RBI, 2 R), & Josh Watson (3-4, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R). The team also make a few nice plays in the field. Josh Watson and Logan Matenaer both made nice over the shoulder catches from the middle infield. Brian Zastrow led a solid outfield on the night. Click here to see all the offensive stats for tonight’s game!

This new season is an exciting one for the team, as they welcome 4 new players to the squad: Noah Jeanson, Jason Henry, Aric Gray, and Logan Matenaer. The new guys did not disappoint, as they combined for 9  hits (in 14 at bats) and played stellar in the field.

Notes: The Leviathan start the season 1-0 and beat Oakwood Blue for the first time since the 2013 season when they won 7-4 in the season opener. The Leviathan are scheduled to take on St Michael’s next Tuesday (May 15) @ the Pabst Farms YMCA with a game-time of 7pm.