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Status: Completed
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Sobieski Skis  5 9 1
Plato Bluejays  8 13 1
Innings: 9
Summary:
WP: Mac Zachow (Green Isle) 5IP 0r 3h 0k 2bb
SP: Cody Hallahan (Green Isle) 4IP 5r 6h 0k 2bb
LP: Jack Hegarty 0IP 5r 4h 0k 1bb
Tyler Jendro 6IP 3r 8h 2k 2bb 1hp
Matt Swanson (Upsala) 2IP 0r 1h 2k 0bb

Bluejays:
Chris Odegaard 3-4 2B, bb, rbi, run
Matt Odegaard 2-5 run
Tyler Lang 1-3 sac fly, hp, 2 rbi, run
Nolan Lepel 2-5 run
Adam Prehn 0-4 bb, rbi, run
-Cody Hallahan 0-0
-Mac Zachow 0-0
Ryan Moriarty 2-5 rbi
Dylan McCormick 0-4 rbi, run
Zack Stockman 1-3 rbi, run
-Joe Nix 0-0 bb
Kyle Panning 2-5 run

Skis:
Beau Hanowski 1-5 2B, 2 rbi, run
Scott Litchy 3-5 Hr, 2B, 2 rbi, 2 runs
Collin Eckman 0-3 bb(2)
Joey Hanowski 0-5
Tyler Jendro 1-2 bb(2), rbi
-Adam Olson 0-0
Dan Marod 1-4
-Jack Hegarty 0-0
-Jake Kapphahn 0-0
-Zach Opatz 0-0
Dusty Parker 0-4
Austin Weisz 1-4 run
Riley Hirsch 2-3 bb,  run

The great temptation is to say "take away that first inning and it's a whole different ballgame."  Except you can't.  The Plato Bluejays captured the 2018 Class C Championship in New Prague on Labor Day by scoring all 8 of their runs in the bottom of the 1st on the way to their 8-5 victory over the Sobieski Skis.  Plato got a lead-off double by eventual Tournament MVP Chris Odegaard, followed by a single from Matt Odegaard. Tyler Lang's single off of Skis starter Jack Hegarty made it 1-0.  Nolan Lepel then singled to load the bases, and Hegarty then walked Adam Prehn to force in a run and make it 2-0.  That was the end of the day for Hegarty, who was lifted in favor of Tyler Jendro without recording an out in the 1st.  Jendro, who had thrown not one, but TWO complete games on Sunday to get the Skis to the Finals, faced Ryan Moriarty with the bases loaded.   Moriarty lined a single off the body of Jendro.  The ball rolled behind the mound and the Skis had no lay, a run scored and the bases were still loaded with a score of 3-0.  The Skis got their first out on a force play at 2nd off the bat of Dylan McCormick, but another run scored on the play.  Zach Stockman then singled to drive in a run, Kyle Panning singled, another Chris Odegaard rbi single, and error and a sacrifice fly all added up to an 8-hit, 8-run inning for Plato, who sent 13 men to the plate.  In the top of the 2nd, Dan Marod skipped a 1-out single to left, followed by an error at 3rd to allow Dusty Parker to reach base, but then Cody Hallahan, a draftee from Green Isle, got Austin Weisz to pp out to 2nd and Riley Hirsch to ground out to shortstop to end the inning.  Jendro got 3 quick outs in the bottom of the 2nd on two fly balls and a ground out to shortstop Collin Eckman.  In the top of the 3rd, Scott Litchy got a hold of a Cody Callahan pitch and lined it over the wall in right for a solo Homer to make it 8-1.  A ground out to 3rd and a fly out to left ended the top of the 3rd.  In the bottom of the 3rd, Jendro recorded his first strikeout, then got a fly out to Dusty Parker in right before issuing a walk to Chris Odegaard.  Jendro finished the Plato 3rd with a Matt Odegaard ground out t shortstop Collin Eckman, who shoveled the ball to 2nd baseman Joey Hanowski for an inning-ending force out.  In the top of the 4th, Tyler  Jendro led off with a walk, but Hallahan got Dan Marod to fly out to deep center and then Dusty Parker hit into a 6-4-3 double play to get the Bluejays off the field with their 8-1 lead still intact.  Plato put together a minor scoring threat in the bottom of the 4th when Jendro got the first man, Tyler Lang,  to ground out to shortstop but then gave up a single to Nolan Lepel.  Adam Prehn lined out to 2nd, followed by another hit from Ryan Moriarty to put men on 1st and 2nd with 2 outs.  Jendro then caught Dylan McCormick looking for an inning-ending strikeout.  By this time of the day, the skies, which had been threatening rain all day, finally began to open up with a steady rain.  In the to of the 5th, Austin Weisz laid down a perfect bunt towards 3rd for a single, followed by a Riley Hirsch base hit.  Beau Hanowski then drilled a 2-run double to left-center to bring in Weisz and Hirsch to make it 8-3.  Scott Litchy then doubled into the left field corner to score Hanowski and it was 8-4. Collin Eckman then was walked to put 2 men on base with still no outs.  But now the rain had become too much and the umpires called for a halt in play, sending both teams off the field.  An approximate 90 minute rain delay took place, and the outstanding New Prague grounds crew had the field back inn playing shape.  When play resumed, the Bluejays brought in another Green Isle draftee, Mac Zachow, to take over the pitching duties.  Zachow got Joey Hanowski to ground out to 2nd.  A Tyler Jendro single chased home Scott Litchy  to make it 8-5 and suddenly the Skis had the potential tying run at the plate with just 1 out.  Zackow got an pop out to 2nd and a very close out call on a Dusty Parker grounder to short to strand runners at the corners.  Plato attempted to answer back in the bottom of the 5th when they loaded the bases against Jendro on a 1-out single, then a 2-out infield it and a hit batter to fill the bases before Nolan Lepel lined out to Austin Weisz in left field to end the inning.  In the top of the 6th, Riley Hirsch singed with 1 out and then Zachow got a defensive gem from shortstop Matt Odegaard, who stabbed a hard grounder off the bat of Beau Hanowski to get a force out.  Scott Litchy then laced his 3rd hit of the game, a hard single, to again bring the potential tying run to the plate.  Zackow got another ground ball to Matt Odegaard at short to keep the Skis off the scoreboard again.  In Plato's half of the 6th, Jendro got Adam Prehn to line out to left, Ryan Moriarty popped up to shortstop and Dylan McCormick popped up to Scott Litchy at 1st base. to end the 6th with the Bluejays still up 8-5.  In the top of the 7th, Tyler Jendro worked a 1-out walk off Zachow but that was all the Skis could manage as Dan Marod flew out to right and Dusty Parker grounded out to 3rd to send the game to the 7th inning stretch.  Facing Plato pinch-hitter Joe Nix, Tyler Jendro issued a 4-pitch walk and Manager Brad Czech was forced to come out take the ball from Jendro ad bring in Upsala draftee Matt Swanson.  He got a strikeout before Chris Odegaard collected another hit.  Swanson kept the Skis within striking distance though by getting the next two hitters on a grounder back to the mound and a fly out to left.  In the top of the 8th, Zachow got Austin Weisz to hit back to the mound, followed  by a walk to Riley Hirsch.  But then Beau Hanowski hit into an inning-ending 5-4-3 double play and the Skis were down to their final 3 outs.  In the bottom of the 8th, Swanson got a ground out to Collin Eckman, a strikeout and a ground out to Scott Litchy for a 1-2-3 inning.  Sobieski now faced the top of the 9th, trailing 8-5.  Scott Litchy led off and made a bid for his second Homer of the game but a great leaping catch at the fence by Tyler Lang may have robbed Litchy.  Collin Eckman then flew out to left for out #2.  Zachow then got the fina out on a grounder to 2nd baseman Chris Odegaard and when 1st baseman Zack Stockman made the catch, the Plato celebration began.   The Bluejays had won 8-5 over Sobieski, and thos 8 first inning runs is all they would get in the game, but they were enough as Plato captured the 4th State Title in their franchise history and first since 2015.

At the post game awards ceremony, Jack Hegarty, Beau Hanowski and Tyler Jendro were named to the All Tournament Team.  

The Buckman Billygoats were also awarded the J.M. Brennan Sportsmanship Trophy.
Sobieski Skis Plato Bluejays
Aaron Hennes
Adam Olson
Austin Weisz
Beau Hanowski
Ben Hanowski
Brad Czech
Brett M Czajkowski
Chris Reller
Collin Eckman
Daniel Marod
Dusty Parker
Isaac Smieja
Jack Hegarty
Jake Kapphahn
Joey Hanowski
Jonathan Czech
Josh Wenzel
Riley Hirsch
Scott Litchy
Simon Waltman
Thomas Miller
Tyler Jendro
Zachary Opatz