Home Talent League All-Stars beat Military All-Stars 5-2

Madison, WI – July 13, 2008.
By: Pat Reilly
The Dodgeville Chronicle

The Home Talent League All-Stars used a six pitcher mound staff to hold the Military All-Stars to two hits enroute to a 5-2 win at The Duck Pond Sunday night. The game was held as part of the Northwoods All-Star Game festivities which is hosted this year by the Madison Mallards.

Argyle’s Ben Wallace pitched the first two innings, giving up one hit and striking out two. The batter who got the one hit was retired on a pick-off move. Ashton’s Craig Meier, Utica’s Matt Dwyer and Blanchardville’s Josh Hathaway all worked scoreless innings.

The Military All-Stars got to McFarlands’ Cory Schuchardt for two runs in the sixth on an error and an RBI single by second baseman Ray Judy. Poynette’s Kory Ryan pitched a scoreless seventh. Fort Atkinson shortstop Brandon Krigbaum singled with one out in the first, stole second, took third on a throwing error and scored on a single by Middleton centerfielder Josh Hinson for the first run for the HTL All-Stars.

Black Earth designated hitter Paul Schlimgen walked to lead off the second and eventually scored on a wild pitch. Waterloo outfielder Tyler Sellnow walked to open the third and Lake Mills shortstop PJ Stilling reached on an error to set up two more runs. Sellnow scored on a wild pitch and Stilling came home on a single by Middleton DH Tim Cleary. The final run by the HTL stars came in the fourth. Black Earth outfielder Michael Brunner singled, and Marshall shortstop Todd Grossman plated him with another single.

The Military Stars are made up of active duty servicemen from the various branches of service. They “barnstorm” the country at their own expense and are subject to deployment at any time. All 42 HTL teams were invited to send a representative to the All-Star game.