Play opened Monday night for the 39th annual Bonduel Bronco invite, which continues all week and concludes with the championship game on Friday.
Bonduel 6, Hofa Park 2
Both teams scored twice in the opening inning thanks to two-out, two-run home runs. Hofa Park’s came from Doug Coe while Bonduel answerwed with a two-run bomb from Luke Kostreva.
After tying the game, Bonduel added two more runs with two outs the next inning with an RBI single from Wyatt Reinke, followed by an RBI double by Eric Gruenwald.
The Broncos tacked on two more runs of insurance in the fifth with runs scored by J.C. Reinke and Kostreva.
Bonduel’s Trevor Pederson would settle into a groove after giving up the first inning home run. He allowed just two hits and three walks over the final six innings for the complete-game win.
Pederson finished with eight strikeouts.
Shawano 4, Pulaski 1
Shawano’s Hunter Hoffman twirled a gem while shutting down the Pulaski lineup to guide the Lobos to an opening night victory.
The game ended on a controversial double play that saw Pulaski’s Cody Wickman fly out to Shawano left fielder Ryan Coffey who bobbled the catch, but secured it for the out.
Kyle Kubiak had tagged up from third base, only to be called out for leaving too early on the bobble, leading to the game-ending double play.
Pulaski didn’t record a hit against Hoffman until the sixth inning. He allowed four while striking out eight in the complete-game victory.
Shawano’s runs came when Drew Radies scored on an error in the first inning. The Lobos added another in the second when Jacbo Lacy came around to score after a two-out single.
Shawano then capitalized on a two-run fifth inning to add a couple of insurance runs, which scored Grant Bystol and Hoffman.
Radies led the Shawano lineup, going 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles. Jacob Lacy also collected two hits.
Play continues Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. when Shawano squares off against Navarino, followed by Bonduel and Cecil at about 8:30 p.m.