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.
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.
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!
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
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).