WIAA Baseball: Arrowhead 6, WB West 4
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) -- Brian Crook belted a two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift Hartland Arrowhead to a 6-4 win over West Bend West in quarterfinals of the WIAA Summer Baseball Tournament Wednesday.
Arrowhead (32-5) advances to meet the winner of New Holstein/Muskego in a semifinal game Thursday. West Bend West finished its season at 26-6.
Crook, who had three hits, scored the tying run in the bottom of the seventh inning on a two-out RBI single by Matt Mayoras.
In the top of the seventh, the Spartans snapped a tie when B.J. Albrecht perfectly executed a suicide squeeze bunt for the second time to score Eric Ducharme.
Andrew Bauer was the winning pitcher in relief of Jordan Paszek, while Jon Nick took the loss for West.
West Bend West 300 000 10 - 4 7 0
Arrowhead 000 300 12 - 6 11 3
WP-Andrew Bauer. LP-Jon Nick. BB-Ryan Schilter 2, Nick 2; Jordan Paszek 5, Bauer 2. SO-Schilter 5, Nick 3; Paszek 7, Bauer 3. 2B-West Bend West, Shane Hayes; Arrowhead, Chris Pendergast, Brian Crook. HR-West Bend West, Danny Mueller; Arrowhead, Crook.
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