Short-handed Leviathan Elminiated from Tournament

10 08 2017

After an amazing regular season league championship run, it was a tough and

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Luke S Driving the Ball 

discouraging 2nd round tournament game for the Leviathan on Tuesday night. The Leviathan started out the game with 8 players (but played most of the game with 9) and quickly saw themselves down to Divine Redeemer 15-0 after the first inning. There was no miracle recovery from that huge hole, as White Stone fell by a score of 26-10. Divine Redeemer fielded well, hit well, and found all the holes in the outfield. Congrats to them and good luck to them in the Semi-finals of the League Tourney.

Adam Andrus hit a booming Grand Slam, and Luke Schweng & Jake Andrus added solo homers for the lone Leviathan highlights of the night.

White Stone Leviathan have a tough end to their most successful season as a team. The final 2017 season record is 8-2-1. Thanks to all the families/wives/fans who’ve supported us and cheered for us throughout this exciting season!

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Oakwood Blue Hands Leviathan 1st Loss

2 08 2017
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Brad Fraser crushing a pitch on Tuesday night

It was a bad night for the Leviathan to turn in their weakest performance of the season, as they fell to Oakwood Blue by a score of 17-7 on Tuesday night at Mission Field in Delafield. White Stone had a tough time generating any offense, and they had an even more difficult time making plays in the field.

Oakwood Blue keeps the Leviathan from their first ever Undefeated Season, handing them their first loss of the year. The Leviathan finish the regular season as League Champions at 8-1-1, while Oakwood Blue finish 3rd with a record of 8-2. The League playoffs begin next Tuesday and both teams wait to see who & where they will be playing as the Leviathan have earned the #1 overall seed and Blue have earned the #3 seed.





Leviathan Win Regular Season League Championship!

26 07 2017

With the Leviathan’s win over Oakwood Red (10-9) and news that White Stone Behemoth defeated 2nd place Oakwood Blue by a score of 22-17, the White Stone Leviathan have won the 2017 Regular Season League Championship! The Leviathan have also clinched the #1 seed heading into the League Tournament in 2 weeks. This is the first time in team history that the Leviathan have accomplished this feat.

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The Team after it found out it had clinched the 2017 Regular Season League Championship #selfiemode #regseasonchamps #nakedkirk





Leviathan Beat Oakwood Red

26 07 2017

 

The dream season continues as the White Stone Leviathan defeated Oakwood Red by a score of 10-9 on Tuesday night at Mission Field in Delafield. This marks the first time that the Leviathan have beaten Red in team history. After Red took an early 2-1 lead after 1 inning, the Leviathan scored 4 in the 2nd to recapture the lead 5-2. Three more White Stone runs in the 3rd inning and 2 from Red, make the score 8-4. Both teams went scoreless in the 4th inning, & White Stone Pitcher Caleb Kruse was picking his spots out nicely. In the top of the 5th, the Leviathan added 2 runs to make the score 10-4, but Red exploded for 5 runs to pull within 1 run 10-9. With the darkness approaching and the time nearing it’s limit, the umpire called for the 6th inning to be the final inning to the game. The top of the 6th went quickly for the Leviathan, and they weren’t able to add to their 1-run lead. With Red coming up, it looked like it was going to be tough to hold on to a tiny 1-run lead. The first batter ripped a line drive to right-center field and Brian Zastrow made ESPN TOP 10 worthy diving catch for out number one.

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The Leviathan posing after defeating Oakwood Red

The second batter flew out to pitcher Kruse for out number two. The third batter connected and drove the ball to right-center field where Zastrow again made the play, to end the game. It was definitely a hard-fought win for the Leviathan, and even though their offense couldn’t get much going, the defense and pitching really came through for them.

Offensive leaders on the night include Brandon Kane (3-3, 3B, Run), Jake Andrus (3-3, 2 2B, 3B, Run, 3RBI), Caleb Kruse (2-2, 2B, Run, RBI), Josh Watson (2-3, 2 Runs), and Luke Dye (2-3, RBI). Click here to see the complete offensive stats for the game.

White Stone improves their record to 8-0-1 and Oakwood Red sees their record fall to 6-2 on the season. Next week the Leviathan take on Oakwood Blue (6pm @ Oakwood Churh) in a match-up that may determine the Regular Season League Champions!





Leviathan Beat Behemoth

21 07 2017
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Two teams, One Family. #blessed #epic_rivalry #boomshakalaka

In an epic battle between 2nd place White Stone Leviathan (6-0-1) and third place White Stone Behemoth (6-1), the Leviathan barely edged their brothers in orange by a score of 18-15. Behemoth scored 2 runs in the top of the first, but the Leviathan answered putting up a six spot in the bottom of 1 and then adding 5 more in the 2nd, to take a 11-2 lead. Behemoth scored 3 in the 3rd and 7 in the 4th, to actually take a 12-11 lead. But that lead would be short-lived, as the Leviathan scored 2 runs in the bottom of the inning to regain a 13-12 advantage. Shortstop Josh Watson’s towering grand slam in the 5th extended the Leviathan lead to 17-12. ¬†After each team put up one run in the 6th, the score was 18-13. In the top of the 7th, the Behemoth mounted a small comeback, but they were only able to score 2 runs as they were defeated by a score of 18-15.

There were many offensive standouts for the Leviathan on the night, including Josh Watson (2 Hits, HR, 2 R, 5 RBI), Caleb Kruse (HR, 2 R, 4 RBI), Jake Andrus (3

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Adam Andrus getting ready to crush

hits, 2 HR, 3 R, 3 RBI) Brad Fraser (3 hits, 2 runs, RBI), Adam Andrus (3 hits, 3 R), and *Brandon Kane (2 hits, HR, R, 2 RBI). Caleb Kruse again pitched a gem of a game, minimizing walks and maximizing fly balls. There were 10 homeruns hit on the night—5 for the Leviathan and 5 for the Behemoth.

The win gives the Leviathan a 7-0-1 record & puts them in first place in the league. The loss drops the Behemoth to 6-2, and puts them into 5th place, but only .5 game out of 3rd place.

*Brandon Kane has again joined the Leviathan after spending the last year and a half playing for AAA New Glarus in the Bovine League. 





Sell the Hero in Comeback

28 06 2017
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Game Hero Matt Sell Posing with the Game Ball

Trying to keep up their winning ways, the White Stone Leviathan pulled off a great 12-11 comeback versus Divine Redeemer on Tuesday night to stay undefeated on the season.

Entering the bottom of the 7th inning, the Leviathan were down 11-9, and things looked bad. After the first 2 batters were retired, the game looked to be as good as over. But this season the men in red have been fighting up to the last out in every game, and this game was no different. The next 3 batters got on base, and up walked Matthew Sell with the bases juiced. Matt then crushed a line drive over the left fielders head knocking in all 3 runs and winning the game in dramatic fashion! As Matt was being mobbed on the field, the fans could hear him yelling, “I’m going to Disney World!”

Matt Sell, was the offensive hero on the night, with 2 hits and 4 huge RBI. Adam Andrus and Brian Zastrow each had a HR, with Zastrow also totaling a team-high 3 hits.

The Leviathan improve their record to 6-0-1 on the season, and face their brothers from White Stone Behemoth in next week’s epic match-up!





Bats ALIVE vs DMLC

8 06 2017

20160524_182606-1_JoshAfter a historic win last week, the Leviathan were hoping that there would be no “let-down” verses Dr Martin Luther Church (DMLC) on Tuesday night at Legendary Legion Field in Delafield. Thankfully, there was no let-down and the bats were banging as White Stone Leviathan improved to 3-0-1 on the season with a 24-9 win. The guys started hot and jumped to a 7-0 lead in the first inning and then kept piling on. It was 11-0 after 2 innings, 14-0 after 3 innings, and 17-0 after 4 innings. DMLC tried there best to make a comeback and strung together a handful of walks and a couple hits to make it 18-6 after 5 innings, but it was all way-too-little, way-too-late. The White Stone men tallied 6 more in the top of the 7th and the final score was 24-9.
Caleb Kruse pitched a solid 4 shutout innings and was definitely one of the big stars on the night for the Leviathan. The WS defense also pulled off 2 double-plays on the night, which are a rarity in softball. Some of the offensive MVPs on the night were Brad Fraser (4-4, 2B, 3B, 3R, RBI), Max Cavaiani (4-4, 2 2B, HR, 3R, 3RBI), Luke Schweng (4-4, 2 2B, HR, 4R, 4RBI), Kirk Hansen (3-5, 3B, 2R), and Adam Andrus (3-5, 2B, HR, 2R, 4RBI).
Team leader Matt Sell had this to say about Tuesday’s win,
“I’m proud of our guys tonight…we could’ve come out flat after last week’s big win, but instead we came out punching. And when I say punching, I’m not talking figuratively—I literally came out punching. I kind of got into a scuffle with the tiger mascot from the other team. Anyways, after I regained consciousness, I knew that we had the fight we needed to come out and play hard tonight. And I want that mascot to know that I’m sorry for fighting her…and I know I always say this, but that’s the last time I’ll ever fight a mascot.”

The Leviathan are now 3-0-1 and look forward to next week’s game vs @6pm at the YMCA at Pabst Farms.