The team opened up against Middleton winning 15-6 behind Ty Madlena’s stellar pitching. Benett Klish went 3-4, with a double, a triple and four runs scored. Deacan Koback also went 3-4, with double and 5 RBI. The score was close throughout the game until Point opened it up with six runs in the top of the sixth.
In the second game they played a tough Janesville team and lost 16-0. Stevens Point had three hits- one from Trent Bembenek, another from Koback and a triple by Klish.
This put the team in the losers bracket, meaning another loss and they were out.
They responded in game three by beating Cross Plains 12-1. Easton Newland had a two-out, two-RBI single in the first, followed by an RBI single by Matt Davis. Koback pitched three innings of hitless ball and Klish was 4-4.
In game 4, they played D.C. Everest, again limiting their opponent to one run. The squad scored 11 in this affair. In the first, Davis had a two-RBI single, capping a three-run inning. In the fourth, Klish added an exclamation point with a home run to end the game via the 10-run rule. Klish went 3-4 with four runs and another double.
The team played Green Bay East in the next contest and won a slugfest 16-10. The team was down 5-1 after the first inning, but got the bats going. In the second, Trent Bembenek led off with a single, followed by a double from Kayden Glodowski and a two-run single by Josh Opiola. The boys then had five consecutive run-scoring singles from Madlena, Klish, Roth, Koback and Newland scoring a total of 13 runs in the inning. Klish again led the hit barrage with four. Roth, Koback and Newland each chipped in three.
In game six, Point played Sturgeon Bay and came out on top 11-4. Sturgeon Bay started out on top with a three-run lead after one. Point answered back in the top of the second with five runs, capped off by a three-run home run by Koback. Klish again had a bat of fire going 3-4 with a double. Roth was 2-4.
As teams were eliminated, the going was getting tough and they faced Bay Port next. In the first, Madlena and Roth had singles, which led to a two-run single by Koback. Then Newland knocked in Koback. Bay Port came back with two runs in the bottom of the inning.
In the third, Bay Port, after two walks and a single, got a bases-clearing triple. With Point down 6-3 in the fifth, they had four straight hits with one out. The last hit was a three-run triple by Koback. Koback scored the lead run on a Newland ground out to short to make it 7-6. Bay Port in the bottom of the inning had runners on first and third when Koback struck out the batter to end the threat. Klish, after starting the game pitching the first three innings, came in to shut the game down with a 1-2-3 inning for the team win.
This pitted the boys against Janesville again, needing to win two. Eight games in four days had tuckered the boys out and with the temperature in the mid-80s, fatigue caught up to them. Janesville, on the other hand, was in only their fourth game of the tournament.
The highlight for Point came in the third. With two outs, Opiola walked, then four straight singles by Madlena, Klish, Roth and Koback, respectively, resulted in four runs. Janesville went on to win sending the boys home with second place.