MENASHA, WI – The Menasha Macs erupted for 19 runs on 16 hits in their 19-1 victory in seven innings over Sheboygan in a semifinal of the Northeastern Wisconsin Baseball League playoffs at Koslo Field on Wednesday.
Menasha plays in the NEWBL title game Friday at 7:30 p.m. in Appleton against the Legends. Appleton defeated Green Bay 10-7 in the other semifinal.
Adam Grambow led the hit parade for the Macs, finishing 4-for-5 with a double and four RBI. Ryan Hinsky added three hits and two RBI.
Eric Zuberbier got the win, scattering five hits over five innings and striking out three for Menasha (23-12).
Sheboygan… …100 000 0 — 1 7 6
Menasha… …135 307 x — 19 16 1
WP: Eric Zuberbier (5IP, 5H, 1ER, 3K). LP: Eric Schmitz. Leading hitters: Joe Vyskocil S 2×3, 2B; Emmett Kulick M 2×2, 2 RBI; Adam Grambow M 4×5, 2B, 4 RBI; Griffin Jack M 2 RBI; Ryan Hinske M 3×5, 2 RBI..
Appleton Legends 10, Green Bay 7
At Appleton, John Hendrick had three hits and four RBI and Trent Whitcomb added two hits and three RBI to lead Appleton to the win over Green Bay.
Luke Watson got the win. Matt DeYoung also had three hits for the Legends (29-9).
Green Bay… …000 700 000 — 7 9 4
Appleton… …003 300 22x — 10 13 1
WP: Luke Watson. LP: Ethan Bartels. Leading hitters: Matt Baehman A 2×5; Trent Whitcomb A 2×5, 3 RBI; John Hendrick A 3×4, 4 RBI; Matt DeYoung A 3×5; Derrick Clegin GB 3×6, 2 RBI; Kevin Grant GB 2×3.
Story by: USA TODAY NETWORK- Appleton Post Crescent