Patience at the plate guides Amherst towards sectionals
By Jacob Heid
AMHERST – Amherst baseball remains perfect. And with that, can be called regional champions. The Falcons took care of business on the diamond once again, beating Shiocton 10-7 in the regional championship game on June 1.
The offense got off to another outstanding start, forcing three straight walks in the first inning. The walks loaded the bases, eventually scoring a run because of it. A clean two innings from Wyatt Blaskowski on the mound allowed the offense to push through.
After two straight walks to start the second, Blaskowski squared one up and drove in a run with a double.
“I really just sat with the pitch I wanted, that fastball in, I put the bat on the ball good and just let it go,” Wyatt Blaskowski said.
The Falcons forced six walks in the game, allowing three more runs to cross the plate in the second inning. Senior Landon Moe and junior Matt Glodowski drove in those runs. The score sat at 5-0. The runs that the offense put up on the board helped change Blaskowski’s mindset as the game went along.
“You can just go throw strikes and make them put the ball in play, and you don’t have to strike everybody out,” he said. “When your offense can come through, it’s big.”
Shiocton applied pressure offensively, starting in the third inning. The Falcons’ offense continued to answer at the dish, scoring five more runs in the back half of the game. Moe and Glodowski both finished the game with three RBIs. Blaskowski had two on the evening, also pitching a strong five innings. He allowed three runs on two hits, striking out two batters.
Amherst will compete at sectionals on Tuesday, June 7 in Crivitz.
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