|2016 FRV South
Fond du Lac
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|Appleton Legion Post 38
|Wisconsin State Champions: 1932, 1944, 1979, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994
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Heartbreaking Loss To End Season
July 22 - The 2016 season came to an abrupt end with a 8-7
extra innings loss to Neenah in the Regional Championship
In the semi-final game, battling 95+ degree heat vs Fond du
Lac, Alex Toonen allowed one run over five and one-third
innings to get the win. Zack Zuleger and Bennett Zuck each
Post 38 would score two runs in the third on Jacob Vissers
RBI single to center and Jakob Weisgerbers ground out.
Appleton would add two more in the fourth on Bennett Zuck's
two RBI single to center.
Fondy would score one in the fifth and two in the eight to
make it 4-3. Post 38 would add an insurance run in the top
of the ninth on Weisgerber's RBI Sac Fly to make the final
That set up the championship game vs Neenah. Post 33
would score five runs in the second, only to see Post 38 rally
back with five of their own in the third to tie the game at 5-5.
Appleton would take the lead in the fourth on Alex Leeman's
two run single to center, making the score 7-5. Leeman
would toss six and two-thirds innings of relief pitching to
keep Post 38 in the game.
Neenah would get one run back in the fifth to trail 7-6. The
score would stay that way until one out in the top of the ninth
inning. With one out, Wes Hertel homered over the left field
fence to tie the game 7-7. Neenah would get the winning run
plated in the top of the 10th inning on a bases loaded walk..
For the game, Leeman was 2-for-4 with three RBI.
Weisgerber added a 2-for-5 night.