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.
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).
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.
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!!
It was another hot night in Oconomowoc as the Leviathan began the League Playoffs on Tuesday night. The guys took on Divine Redeemer in a rematch that saw the Leviathan narrowly win by a score of 12-6 in the regular season. Tonight’s 1st round match-up was another close game, as the guys from White Stone won by a score of 10-7.
Adam Andrus got his first start on the mound and pitched a beauty of a game! White Stone jumped out to a 7-3 lead after 4 innings, but DR stormed back with 4 in the 5th to tie the game. The Leviathan responded with 3 in the bottom of the 5th, and that proved to be the difference.
White Stone played some stellar defense and had some timely hitting. Some of the offensive stars for the game were Josh Watson (2-3, 3B, HR, 2R, 4RBI), Tigh Kemnitz (2-3, HR, 2R, RBI), Brian Zastrow (2-3, RBI), Ben Orvold (2-2), Adam Andrus (3-3, 3 doubles, 3R), and Brad Fraser (2-3, 3B, R, RBI). Josh Watson, Tigh Kemnitz, and Luke Dye all hit huge home runs for the Leviathan!
The Leviathan improved their season record to 5-6, and advanced to the 2nd round of the League Playoffs. The Boys in Red are now scheduled to play their White Stone brothers and Regular Season Champions, the Behemoth (#1 seed, 9-1). The game will be at 7pm tonight (Aug 2)!