Green Bay Southwest Takes South Division Title
Green Bay Southwest gained its second South Division title in three years
and claimed the league's final playoff spot after Neenah knocked off
Appleton Legion 8-5 on July 22 in Neenah.
Southwest also beat Appleton Legion the previous
day 4-2 to put itself in position for the title with a 10-4 record. Paul
Rotherham and Jason Frazier were each two-for-three and Jeff Zimpel
pitched a complete game in that victory.
However, Appleton Legion still held the tiebreaker over
Southwest because of fewer runs allowed in league games. Neenah gave
Southwest the outright title and a berth in the playoffs with its 8-5
victory as Ben Ihde was three-for-three with a pair of doubles and Josh
Little pitched a complete game with seven strikeouts and no walks. Neenah
jumped out to an 8-1 lead after four innings and held off Appleton's rally
for the win.
Southwest will play on Friday at West Division champion
Hortonville at 5:30 p.m. for the National Conference title. The winner
advances to the league final on Monday. Southwest won its only other
division title in 2002 and finished as league runner-up.