The Superior Diamonds represented Superior in the Cal Ripken Wisconsin State Baseball Tournament July 14-15 in Dodgeville.
After drawing a first-round bye, the Diamonds lost to Janesville 10-0 and Bay Port 16-0.
Against Janesville, which defeated Darlington in its opening game, Superior struggled offensively, garnering just one hit and two walks. Lead-off batter Judd Erickson had the Diamonds’ hit, while David and Derek Fender each drew a walk.
Derek and David Fender, Ryan Hughes and Erickson pitched one inning each for the Diamonds.
David Fender accounted for Superior’s only hit and Erickson walked in the loss to Bay Port.
Derek Fender, Hughes, Kylar Frias and Luke Denninger shared mound duties for the Diamonds.
Superior made the trip with just nine eligible players. Other team members present in Dodgeville were Drew DeBruyne, Austin Buck and Nash Tollers.
The Diamonds record now stands at 3-5.
Three games were played in the Superior Babe Ruth League last week.
Rangers 9, Brewers 6
Winning pitcher Tanner Kubarek combined with Drew Magdzas, Brandon Moe, Logan Rowe and Matt Hinaus to allow four hits with seven strikeouts and six walks for the Rangers.
The Rangers, who scored at least one run in all but the third inning, were led offensively by Brandon Haller, who tripled, singled and knocked in a run; Magdzas doubled; Hinaus and Rowe each singled and knocked in a run; and Brett Austin singled and scored twice.
For the Brewers, Evan Hughes had two hits, Alex Heskin singled and had two RBIs and Hunter Hockenbrock walked twice and scored two runs.
Rangers 13, Brewers 5
Magdzas, Hinaus, Moe and Rowe gave up five hits with seven walks, five strikeouts and two hit batters for the Rangers, who scored six runs in the first inning and seven runs in the second of the four-inning game.
Hinaus tripled, singled, stole three bases and knocked in three runs to lead the Rangers at the plate. Jared Danovsky added two singles with three RBIs; Rowe singled in a run; and Michael Johnson and Haller added a single apiece.
The Brewers scored three times in the second inning and twice in the third on their way to falling to 1-10 on the season.
Alex Kaske and Tate Schlichting had RBI singles for the Brewers, who also got singles from Arden Weber, Heskin and Hockenbrock.
Reds 6, Rangers 4
Joshua Tomczak combined with five other pitchers as the Reds improved to 4-6 on the season with a win over the Rangers.
Chad Gondik led the winners offensively with a double and single.
Magdzas, Moe and Rowe pitched for the Rangers, allowing five hits with 12 walks and seven strikeouts.
For the Rangers, Haller singled three times; Hinaus doubled, singled and had three RBIs; Johnson singled twice; Moe had a RBI single; and Austin and Rowe singled.
Babe Ruth Standings
Cal Ripken League
The Mariners and Blue Jays won two games to highlight action last week in the Superior Cal Ripken Baseball League.
Mariners 5, Brewers 4
Gunner Johnson picked up the win and Brandon Wing the save in the Mariners’ win over the Brewers.
The winners got a triple and double from Caden Welch; doubles from Bryce Connolly and Elijah Owens; two singles from Oscar Flaherty; and singles from Wing, Cody Jones and Antonio Mock.
For the Brewers, Dominic D’Auria hit an inside-the-park home run; Justin Earnst and Austin McClure doubled and singled; Brandon McClure doubled; and Eric Elonen and Kyle Nickila singled.
Ryan Hughes also laid down a game-tying sacrifice bunt for the Brewers in the fifth inning.
Cubs 8, Red Sox 4
Steve Gee was the winning pitcher for the Cubs, who ended the game by turning a 6-3 double play that started with first baseman Gabe Beeksma.
For the Cubs, Kylar Frias hit an inside-the-park home run; Gee and Michael Urbaniak doubled; Luke Denninger and Terrick Swanson had two RBIs apiece; and Judd Erickson, Kobie Kmecik, Denninger, Frias and Swanson had one stolen base each.
Hunter Paine hit an inside-the-park home run and Aaron Hansen, Max Curtis, Alex Nikstad, Trevor Dalbec and Kegan Rice had one hit each for the Red Sox.
Cardinals 9, Cubs 4
Mason Moen struck out 10 batters in four innings to pick up the win for the Cardinals.
At the plate the Birds got an RBI triple from Michael Barnaby, triple single and two RBIs from Derek Fender, a single and two RBIs from Reed Rehnstrand and Kain Wahlburg; and a double, single and RBI from David Fender.
Beeksma hit a two-run inside-the-park home run for the Cubs. Kimmick added a double, Brad Renaud had a RBI single and Justin Johnson a two-run single.
Blue Jays 15-9,
Red Sox 6-4
The Blue Jays (13-2) swept a doubleheader from the Red Sox to improve to 13-2 on the season.
In the opener for the Jays, Ben Rhodes was 2-for-3 and Christopher McKenzie singled and score two runs.
In game two, Max Plunkett hit a two-run home run and double and Michael LaJoie, Devon Pettit and Conner Fonger had two hits each.
The Red Sox got a double from Paine in the opener and a triple and single from Alex Nikstad and a single each from Paine, Curtis and Aaron Hansen in the second game.
Mariners 14, Cubs 7
Mack was the winning pitcher, taking advantage of a six-run first inning and four-run second.
Welch led the winners at the plate, going 3-for-3 with a triple and two doubles. Gunner Johnson homered and doubled; Eddy O’Brien doubled and singled; and Wing singled twice.
For the Cubs, Beeksma double and singled and Michael Urbaniak and Swanson singled.
Cardinals 5, Mariners 4
The first five batters scored for the Cardinals and the Mariners battled back, but came up short as the Cardinals (1-12) notched their first win of the season.
David Fender earned the win and tripled for the Cardinals, who also got doubles from Moen and Wick.
Welch doubled and Mack and Connolly singled for the Mariners.
Red Sox 13, Brewers 7
Hanson tripled and picked up the win to lead the Red Sox past the Brewers.
Austin Willoughby added a triple and single; Curtis doubled and singled; Dalbec and Zac Nelson-Banks doubled; and Sam Gidley and Michael Berka singled.
For the Brewers (7-7), D’Auria hit a two-run home run and singled; Earnst and Rios doubled and singled; and Brandon McClure, Drew DeBruyne, Austin McClure and Elonen singled.