First the first time in their 12 year history, the White Stone Leviathan won the League Tournament Championship! The Leviathan battled their brothers from the White Stone Behemoths and were victorious by a score of 12-6 on Tuesday night at Fireman’s Park in Delafield. After a short break in between games (Behemoth defeated DML 9-3 at Legions earlier that evening), the two teams started the Championship game. There was a lot of excitement in the park as fans were still packing in as the first pitches were thrown by Adam Andrus. The Behemoths jumped out early to a 2-0 lead in the top of the 1st, but the Leviathan got one back in their half of the 1st. After holding the Behemoths scoreless in the 2nd, the Leviathan put together another big inning as they tallied 8 men home to take a commanding 9-2 lead. The game wouldn’t see much more scoring as teams went back and forth with 1 run innings. Going into the last inning (top 7), the Behemoths were down 8 and needed a huge inning. The first few guys reached base and things were looking a bit scary for the Leviathan as 2 runs were knocked in. The guys in red regained their composure after a few errors and made enough plays to get the 3 outs needed and earned their first-ever Tournament Championship! The Championship game had many stars. Defensively, Adam Andrus pitched a gem as he held a high-powered Behemoth offense to only 6 runs on the night. Also, 3rd baseman Noah Jeanson and left-fielder Jake Andrus both made spectacular diving plays in the field. A few players shined at the plate for the Leviathan: Noah Jeanson (2-3, 2B, HR, 2R, 3RBI), Matt Sell (2-2, 2B, R, 2RBI), Luke Schweng (2-3, R, 2RBI), and Brad Fraser (2-3, 2R, RBI).
After the game, the guys celebrated with hugs and high fives–and player/manager Adam Andrus was doused with Lemon-Lime Gatorade. The championship is especially significant to players Matt Sell, Luke Dye, Adam Andrus, Josh Watson, & Jake Andrus who have been on the team since it’s first year in the league back in 2007.
The Leviathan finish the season with an 11-1 overall record while winning the 2018 League Championship and winning the 2018 League Tournament Championship.
Congrats to all the players who have played so hard this entire season! Also, a huge thanks to the remarkable Leviathan fans who have supported this team all summer long.
The Leviathan have advanced to their first ever Championship game by defeating Oakwood Red by a score of 15-11 at Fireman’s Park on Tuesday night. The game started slowly for the Leviathan on Tuesday night, trailing to Oakwood Red by a score of 5-0 after the top of the 2nd inning, but the guys responded with 3 runs in the bottom of the second and 10 runs in the bottom of the 3rd to give them the lead for good. The guys had some great fielding and some key hits that led to the W. Some of the key offensive players were: Adam Andrus (3-4, 2B, 2R, RBI), Caleb Dye (2-3, 2B, 3B, R, 4RBI), Brad Fraser (3-3, 3R, RBI), Logan Matenaer (3-3, 2 2B, 2R), Matt Sell (1-2, 3B, R, 2RBI), and Josh Watson (2-4, R, 2RBI).
The #1 seed Leviathan now face #3 seed White Stone Behemoth in an epic showdown to determine the League Tournament Champion. This will be the first ever Championship for the team that is victorious.
The 1st and 2nd rounds of the league playoffs were completed last night, and we now have our Final Four! The teams trying to win the tournament championship are (by seed): #1 White Stone Leviathan, #2 Dr Martin Luther Church, #3 White Stone Behemoth, and #4 Oakwood Red.
Only one week after receiving their first loss of the year at the hand of the Holy Name team, the Leviathan returned the favor and advanced to the league tournament semifinals with a 22-8 win. A combination of hot bats, aggressive baserunning, and solid defense and pitching were the winning formula on Tuesday night. All around, a great start to the league tournament. There were many offensive standouts for the Leviathan: Brian Zastrow (4-4, HR, 2B, 3R, 3RBI), Noah Jeanson (3-4, 2R, 2RBI), and Josh Watson (3-4, HR, 2B, 3R, 4RBI). Max Cavaini and Logan Matenaer also added 3 hits each while Luke Dye blasted a homerun to left field and added 3 RBI.
Thanks to all the fans who have come out to support the guys this season! Continue cheering for both White Stone teams (remaining in the playoffs) as the Leviathan play next Tuesday @5:30pm at Fireman’s Park and the White Stone Behemoth will play @5:30pm at Legion Field. If both teams win they will face each other in the league tournament championship game!
The celebration was starting to die down as the Leviathan had to take on “Holy Name of Jesus” Church in the second game of their doubleheader on Tuesday night. The game started on a high note as the guys jumped out to a 5-1 lead after 2 innings, but the crew from “Holy Name…” put up 8 runs in the 3rd and 6 runs in the 4th to take a 15-6 lead. All hope was not lost though, thanks to the unbelievable hitting of Josh Watson. Josh just arrived home from Africa earlier that day, and was running on Malawian fumes. Josh blasted 3 homers and nearly missed what would have been a record-setting 4th bomb. Josh helped the guys climb back into the game as the Leviathan outscored “Holy Name” 9-1 in the final 3 innings to just come up short. Josh hit a homer in the 7th and Brian Zastrow hit a 2 run homer with 2 outs in the 7th to cut the lead to one run. But that was all the guys could get, as they were handed their first loss of the season on the last day of the regular season…the same thing happened last year!
There were many offensive heroes for the Leviathan but they were all led by shortstop Josh Watson who belted 3 home runs on the night and drove in 6 runs and scored 3 runs. Noah Jeanson also had a big night (2-4, HR, 3B, 3R, 2RBI), Luke Dye (2-3, HR), Brian Zastrow (3-4, HR, 3B, R, 2RBI), Adam Andrus (3-4, 3R, RBI).
The guys finish the regular season with a record of 8-1 and look to get back on track in the League Tournament as the #1 seed as they have a 1st round bye and will meet the winner of Divine Redeemer/Holy Name at the YMCA @6:45pm (8/7).
It was finally time for the undefeated Leviathan to take on the one-loss Dr Martin Luther Church. A matchup between the first and second place teams in the league standings. A win meant a League title for one of the teams. With everything to gain, the two teams battled for 7 innings and the Leviathan prevailed by a score of 7-4. It was certainly a defensive struggle, as neither team could come up with a big breakout inning. The score was tied at 2 after one inning, and then DMLC jumped out to a 4-2 lead after 2 before the guys in red tied it up 4-4 in the 3rd inning. The Leviathan then went on to score the next 3 runs and never looked back as they captured their 2nd straight regular-season crown and secured the #1 overall seed in the conference tournament. Besides the strong pitching by Adam Andrus and the rock-solid Leviathan defense, the team had some offensive team leaders on the night: Josh Watson led the team with 3 hits (3-3, 2R) and Noah Jeanson crushed a ball over the left-center field fence (2-3, HR, R, 2RBI). Josh and Noah were surprisingly the only 2 players to have a multiple hit game.
The Leviathan are now 8-0 on the year and have won the League title for a second straight year while earning the #1 seed in the League Tourney. DMLC falls to 7-2 but remains the #2 seed in the League Tournament.
There was a shakeup in the League Standings as the White Stone Behemoths fell to Dr Martin Luther Church last night. The big win means that DMLC now takes over in 2nd place in the league and it sets up an epic last week of the season as the 1st place Leviathan take on Dr Martin Luther Church on July 31st @ 6pm at the YMCA. The winner of that game will be the regular season league champion and earn the #1 overall seed in the league tournament. White Stone look to repeat as regular season champs after last year’s historical regular season.