Shullsburg Fever pitcher Nathan Hendrickson picked up a save, holding off the East/Southeast All-Stars to give the North/West team a 5-4 win. Hendrickson performed his feat Friday at The Duck Pond at the annual Madison Mallards-hosted all-star game.
Hendrickson entered the game in the seventh inning and finished the last three frames. He spaced two hits while striking out four and walking one.
Dodgeville Knights right-hander Carter Schmitz threw a dominating two innings to start the game for the North/West. He did not allow a hit while striking out four of the six outs he recorded. He walked one.
Mazomanie’s Tim Hewitt and Reedsburg’s Jake Wegner each worked two frames for the N/W. Hewitt fanned two and Wegner four. Both gave up a pair of runs.
Schmitz became the winning pitcher when the N/W scored a run in the first. Middleton’s Hunter Bindl reached on a walk and scored on a single by Mazomanie’s Drew Barsness.
The N/W added a run in the second when Cazenovia’s Nathan Bauer singled, advanced on a hit by Verona’s Max Steiner and scored on a grounder by Blanchardville’s AJ Hendrickson.
And Hendrickson did not stop there. He also singled in Richland Center’s Christian Eernisse who had walked and Muscoda’s Tyler Hach who had singled then scored himself on a hit by Hollandale’s Luke Kelly. Kelly had two hits for the N/W squad.
The E/SE scored their runs one at a time. Portage’s Colton Brandsma doubled to open the third and scored on a single by Sun Prairie’s Eric Bennett. Poynette’s Justin Hauser doubled to lead off the fourth and was driven in by Trace Kirchberg of Columbus.
Chase Jarlsberg of Cambridge drew a one out walk in the fifth and came home on a single by Hauser.
The final E/SE run came in the sixth when Montello’s Lucas Achterberg walked, advanced on an errant pick off move and scored on a single by Footville’s Eli Hoscheit.
Pitchers for the E/SE were Curtis Morgan of Montello, Gavin Busby of Evansville, Charlie Hatlen of Albion, Noah Punzel of McFarland, Branden Zastrow of Fort Atkinson, and Derek Heffel of Jefferson.
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