June 03, 2014 | 04:49 PMWILLIAMS BAY — It was hardly an artistic game.
Big Foot and Williams Bay combined for 20 walks and 11 errors in a non-conference battle last Thursday.
But the Chiefs, ranked No. 8 in the state in Division 1, ultimately prevailed Thursday 9-8 over eight innings.
The odd thing was that both teams only got seven hits each.
Errors contributed to five Bay runs and four Big Foot scores.
The Chiefs made seven errors and the Bay had four.
Big Foot took an early lead scoring three runs in the first inning led by an RBI single by Austin Hoey and a wild pitch.
Brian Wolski had two hits and three RBIs including a double. Jack Senft drew four base on balls. Overall, the Chiefs were walked 11 times.
batters added to the walk parade with 9.
Michael Guss led the Bay with two hits. John Higgins chipped in with a two-bagger and three RBIs. Andrew Breen, Davan Hamburg and Jacob Potter had a hit each.
Each team used four pitchers to try and put out the fire. Only three, Hoey — who earned the W — and Chandler Hehr for the Chiefs, and Mason VaderMeer for the Bay, were really effective.
None of the three allowed a run. The pitcher of the game was Hehr who gave up no hits and only one unearned run over five innings. He also fanned seven.
Big Foot ended its season 18-6. Williams Bay is 0-15.
Now it’s tournament time. The Bay traveled to Monticello Tuesday in a Division 4 contest. The score was not available by press time.
The Chiefs, the first seed in Division 1, host the winner of the Clinton-Monroe game Wednesday.
If No. 2 seed Edgerton advances past either Brodhead or Beloit Turner, there will be a showdown between two arch-rivals.
Edgerton knocked the Chiefs out of the tournament last year, but won 2-1 to clinch the No. 1 seed in regionals.
In other area contests, fifth-seeded Faith Christian which is 20-5, faces the 11-10-1 Bloomer Blackhawks Tuesday in another Division 4 regional contest.