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
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.