Comets secure victories over Westosha Central, Madison LaFollette

By Kevin Cunningham


The Delavan-Darien High School baseball team was 5-10 overall heading into last week and had four games on its schedule starting with a contest against Kenosha Bradford on the road.

The home team took full advantage, defeating the Comets, 10-0.

Comets head coach Mike Grover said the team had two bad innings with errors mixed in. All 10 of Kenosha Bradford’s runs came in those two innings, with five coming in the second and five more coming in the fifth.      Kenosha Bradford totaled 10 hits compared to Delavan-Darien’s four. Grover said the team then had time for a couple practices, which paid dividends for the team going into its game against Westosha Central on May 12.

The Comets were at home and took advantage with a 5-2 victory.

“We had a much better performance at the plate with eight hits and five runs,” Grover said. “Noal Brouwer pitched a great game with four strikeouts and no walks … and we did not commit an error in seven innings for the first time all year. Ethan Cesarz went 3-for-3 and two RBIs to lead the great offensive performance.”

On Saturday, the Comets had two games, one against Edgerton and another against Madison LaFollette. Against Edgerton, the team had 14 total hits and committed four errors – making the game interesting, Grover said.

In the end, the Comets came out on top, 6-5. Grover said the team is playing better and in the second game, against Madison LaFollette, had another solid performance. In this game, though, the team fell short in 10 innings, losing, 6-4.

“(We) had plenty of chances to win the game in a number of innings but we could not get the hit to get a run across the plate to win the game,” Grover said. “We had 17 runners left on base for the game.

“We are playing much better baseball and we are coming together as a team at the right time of the year. The seeding for regionals are just around the corner and the first regional game will be on May 26. If we continue to hit the ball and play good defense, anything could happen in the regional games.”

The Comets began the week 7-12 overall after its 2-2 week, and had four games remaining on its regular season schedule. The team was scheduled to face Westosha Central on Monday and then played at Elkhorn on Tuesday.

Following those games, the Comets get Elkhorn at 5 p.m. Thursday at home. Its final regular season game is set for a 5 p.m. start on Tuesday at Delavan-Darien High School against Whitewater.



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