NE Wisconsin MSBL
Brookside Baseball Club 4, Cubs 3
‘Late Inning Heroics Clinch Title’
By Joe Viau, NE Wisconsin League President
The Brookside Baseball Club finished the regular season with a 12-2 overall record and the #2 seed for the playoffs. In the first round of the playoffs they faced the #3 seed Appleton Foxes, who held them scoreless through eight innings. However, in the bottom of the ninth down 3-0 the BBC started their comeback. Singles from Jared Henne and Justin Sutrick started the inning followed by an RBI single from Mike Hillberg, making it 3-1. Chad Ljunggren then had a bunt single to load the bases. With one out clean-up hitter Michael Maedke hit a walk-off grand slam to left center field to win the game 5-3 and advance to the championship series. Mark Radke tossed all nine innings for the win.
In game one of the championship series against the Cubs first round hero Michael Maedke went eight strong innings on the mound and Nate Sutrick picked up the save pitching the ninth for a 6-3 win. BBC was powered by a 5-run fifth inning highlighted by a home run by Adam Enwiya. In game two of the series Mark Radke went eight strong innings on the mound and Nate Sutrick again had the save. The game was tied in the bottom of the eighth inning when Adam Enwiya lead off with a hit by pitch, stole second base, and scored on the game winning double by Chris Rhode.