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.





EPIC COMEBACK WIN

1 06 2017
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Dye hitting Homerun #2 of the game

In a win that will be talked about for years, the White Stone Leviathan defeated Elmbrook – Lake Country by a score of 26-25 in 5 innings on Tuesday night at the YMCA.

The game started with ELC scoring a whopping 14 runs in the top of the 1st inning, which is thought to be the most runs scored in an inning vs the Leviathan since the aluminum bat was introduced into the sport back in the 1970’s. But the guys fought back, scoring 10 runs of their own in the bottom of the first, cutting the deficit to 4. The bats were hot for both teams, and there were (at least) 8 combined homeruns hit on the night. Leviathan 1st baseman Luke Dye hit 2 towering homers to left field, exciting the dugout and astounding the crowd. Rookie Max Cavaiani crushed a ball over the left-center field fence for a homerun of his own, and left-fielder Jake Andrus hit a towering fly over the rightfield fence.

The game went back and forth like a table tennis match-up between MA Long & FAN Zhendong. Because of the time limit approaching, the umpire said the game would end after 5 innings. With Elmbrook holding on to a 24-21 lead, the Leviathan prepared their offensive. After a few walks and some key hits (by players who deserve credit), the score

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Cavaiani trotting home after his Homerun

became tied. With the bases loaded and shortstop Josh Watson at the plate, the pitcher tried to outsmart Watson with an “under-handed-slow-ball.” Watson, one of the oldest veterans on the team, crushed the ball up the middle and the runner on third came across and TOUCHED home for the epic comeback win! Even as this story is being typed on my typewriter, tears are streaming from this sportswriters eyes. What a win! This win will definitely go up there as one of the best wins in Leviathan history, along with the likes of “The Spiderman-Sell Walk-Off” & the “Behemoths Beatdown.”

There were many stars of the game but pitcher Caleb Kruse deserves lots of credit for coming in and holding the opposition to only 11 runs after their 14 run output in the 1st inning. Some other stars were: Max Cavaiani (4-4, HR, 2 doubles, 4 rbi), Luke Dye (2-2, 2 HRs, 4 rbi), Josh Watson (4-5, 3 rbi, game winning hit), Jake Andrus (4-4, HR, 2 doubles, 4 rbi), Matt Sell (3-4, double, 2 runs, rbi), Brad Fraser (3-4, double, triple, 2 runs, 4 rbi), and Adam Andrus (3-5, 2 runs, 2 rbi).

The Leviathan are now 2-0-1 on the season and in 3rd place in the league. They look ahead to next Tuesdays game against Dr Martin Luther Church @ 6pm (location yet to be finalized).





UPDATED SCHEDULE Released…

25 05 2017

LEVIATHAN HATMake sure you download the UPDATED 2017 Leviathan Team Schedule! Because of one of the teams dropping out of the league, the Commish had to change the entire schedule around…so make sure you CLICK HERE to download it!

The next game for the Leviathan is Tuesday, May 30 vs Elmbrook – Lake Country at the Pabst Farms YMCA (@6pm).





Leviathan Start Season All Tied-Up

11 05 2017

wpid-logo-for-hats.pngIn the first game of the 2017, Leviathan took on Holy Name of Jesus Church, and it ended in an 11-11 tie. Though it was the first game of the season for both teams, the game featured solid defense and good hitting. Because of darkness, the game was going to be called after the 6th inning. HNOJ scored a few runs in the top of the 6th, but the Leviathan stormed back to tie the game and had the bases loaded with one out. In a fluke play, Adam Andrus hit a fly ball well into the outfield, but the Leviathan runner came home and didn’t touch the plate…he touched the pitching mat behind the plate. When the Umpire saw what happened, the catcher put the tag on the runner and it was a double-play. The umpire then decided to extend the game by one more inning, but both teams were held off of the scoreboard, with White Stone stranding a man on third base.





2017 Season Starting Tuesday!

7 05 2017

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After a long and cold/wet off-season, the 2017 Leviathan Softball Season is about to begin! The first game is at 7pm on Tuesday (May 9) @ Fish Hatchery Softball Field in Delafield. Make sure you contact Adam if you have any questions!

Get the  2017 White Stone Leviathan Schedule !!!





Season Ends for Leviathan in Semi-Finals

10 08 2016

It was the Semi-Finals for the League Playoffs & it was another hot gameday for the Leviathan—unfortunately, their bats weren’t quite as hot as the temperature. Either was their fielding. Holy Name Church put a beating on the Leviathan by a score of 26-12 on Tuesday night at the YMCA @ Pabst Farms.

The Game got off to a rough start as Holy Name took advantage of some costly Leviathan errors and put up 10 runs in the opening inning, to take a 10-2 lead. The 2nd and 3rd innings were not much better, as the Leviathan were shutout and Holy Name added to their lead. After 3 innings, White Stone trailed 17-2. Holy Name Church had their power bats going, as they blasted 10 homeruns on the night—the most put up ever against the Leviathan. 2016-08-10 16.01.24
The guys in red made it interesting as they scored 7 runs in the top of the 4th, to make it 17-9, but HNC answered with 4 in the bottom of the 4th (21-9). The game finally ended with the Leviathan falling by a score of 26-12. The offensive leaders for the night were Brad Fraser (3-3, 3B, R, 2RBI), Tigh Kemnitz (3-4, 3R), Brian Wiemer (2-3, 2B, R, 2RBI), Jake Andrus (2-3, 2 doubles, 2R, 2RBI), and Josh Watson (2-3, 2B, R, RBI).
Manager Adam Andrus had this to say about the game,
“We gave it all we had tonight…unfortunately, they also gave it all they had. And they had more to give. We gave it our all, but our all was less than their all, and that’s really all I can say about it.”
When asked about the 2016 season, Andrus said,
“This was definitely a season of ups and downs, but mostly downs. We had a great bunch of guys and we definitely had a fun time this year. We lost to some teams we probably should’ve beat, but we beat a great Behemoths team that we weren’t as talented as. Hopefully we can use our playoff success this season to build for the 2017 season. Thanks to all our fans who really supported us this season!”

The White Stone Leviathan finish the 2016 with a record of 6-7, which is their first losing season since 2008 (5-6-1).

 





Leviathan Stun Behemoth in 2nd Round!

3 08 2016

Round 2 of the League Playoffs (Aug 2, 7pm) saw the top 2 White Stone teams face off in a battle between Regular Season Champion White Stone Behemoth vs the White Stone Leviathan. In their previous 2016 match-up, the Behemoth destroyed the Leviathan by a score of 21-7…and the score makes the game appear closer than it really was! But Tuesday night was different. The Leviathan just came off their 10-7 1st Round win and had momentum on their side. wp-1470241268093.jpg
The 1st inning saw the visiting Leviathan jump out to a 4-1 early lead—and it was a lead they would never relinquish. With a 7-spot in the 3rd inning, the score was suddenly 12-2. The Behemoth mounted a small comeback by putting up 4 runs in the 6th inning, but it wasn’t enough. The final score was Leviathan 14, Behemoth 7. Adam Andrus pitched another fantastic game, actually striking out more batters than he walked. Josh Watson blasted 2 homers, while 3rd Baseman Brian Wiemer belted a home run of his own. Some of the offensive leaders for the game were Josh Watson (3-3, 2 HR, 2R, 4RBI), Brian Wiemer (2-3, 3B, HR, R, 4RBI), Brian Zastrow (2-2, 2R, 2RBI), Jake Andrus (3-4, 2 doubles, 2R, 2RBI), and Luke Schweng (2-3).

The Leviathan improve their season record to 6-6, while the Behemoth fall for only the 2nd time all season (9-2). Congrats to the Behemoth for an amazing season, where they were definitely the most talented team in the league. 9-2 and a regular season championship is certainly something to be proud of! The Leviathan now move on to the 3rd Round of the League Playoffs for the 4th time in their history, and they will face Holy Name on Tuesday, August 9th @ 6:30pm @ The YMCA at Pabst Farms. Please come on out and support the guys! So far, our fans have undoubtedly been the best fans in the league!!! You guys rock!!