Red Legs roll at holiday tournament
July 07, 2010 | 08:34 AM
Burlington — The Geneva/Genoa Senior Legion squad laid its claim as the second-best team in the area behind Burlington last weekend at the Boom Boom Classic at Beaumont Field.
The Red Legs finished the four-day holiday tournament with a 4-1 mark, improving their overall record to 12-5.
On Sunday, the local boys shellacked Waterford, 13-3, in a game that 15-year-old Colton Andresen pitched a gem. He fired six innings and allowed three runs on three hits.
Coach Curt Andresen said his youngest son was impressive.
"He's got a good off-speed pitch and a curve and splitter," Curt said. "Guys just aren't hitting it."
Colton also contributed at the plate, executing a suicide-squeeze in the six-run sixth inning. Colter Beck and Clint Andresen both knocked two-run singles in the frame along with singles each from Alec Storms and Ryan Shaw.
Back on Saturday, Geneva/Genoa beat up on Virocqua before losing to Burlington.
In the Burlington contest, the Bandits dominated Geneva in a 13-5 rout. Despite the lopsided loss, Storms collected three hits and Beck added two.
"We're still seeing where the holes are in the outfield and other positions," Andresen said. "We had a couple of bad innings, and it killed us."
In the early Saturday game against Virocqua, the Red Legs ran away with a 12-1 blowout.
"Virocqua is very young," Andresen said. "Everyone in our lineup had a hit."
Beck provided the team's lone home run of the weekend in the contest.
Also, Westosha Central's Johnny Wilson threw six strong innings and Colton Andresen closed out the game.
Friday saw the Senior Legion battle its younger counterpart, the 17U Geneva/Genoa Legion squad. And the elder squad trounced its junior team, 10-1. Shaw tossed a complete game and looked very dominant, according to Andresen.
The seniors spanked Waterford June 30, 9-1. Laramie Wieseman and Clint Andresen combined to shut down the young Waterford team.
Geneva/Genoa will face Beloit Wednesday at Krisik Park in Genoa City, and then will travel to Beloit Sunday.
Andresen is hoping to get a split.
"We have enough talented guys to beat Beloit, who is very good," Andresen said. "I also brought some juniors up just in case. It would nice to have everyone available for some games. We still have some holes to fill in the outfield. Sometimes guys are lackadaisical out there. Maybe regionals will get guys focused."