West De Pere's Bennett Olson tags out Xavier's TJ VanEperen on May 11, 2019 at Don Hawkins Field.
APPLETON — Kaden Kosobucki and Parker Nimmer had four hits apiece as part of a 16-hit barrage from West De Pere as the Phantoms beat Xavier 10-2 on Saturday at Don Hawkins Field.
West De Pere broke things open late in the game, plating four runs in the fifth to turn a 2-1 lead into a 6-1 advantage. They added four more runs in the seventh to pull away further.
Connor Langreder locked things down on the mound for the Phantoms (17-2). He went six innings, allowed two runs on four hits and struck out eight.
Kosobucki and Nimmer both hit early RBI doubles to put West De Pere up 2-0 after three innings.
Xavier's John Jansen cut the lead in half in the bottom of the fourth, scoring on a first-and-third baserunning play on a throw to second.
But the Phantoms gave themselves a cushion in the fifth, scoring runs on RBI hits by Zach Ziesmer and Cameron Dupont, in addition to a Xavier error.
Nate Clemons hit an RBI double in the bottom of the fifth for the Hawks (6-9), but they couldn't muster any more offense the rest of the day.
Kosobucki, Hunter Towslee and Ethan Habetler all added RBIs for the Phantoms in the seventh.
Kosobucki finished with three RBIs, and Ziesmer drove in two. Towslee tallied two hits. Zach Weisgerber had two hits for Xavier.
W. De Pere 101 040 4 — 10 16 1
Xavier 000 110 0 — 2 5 2
Winning pitcher: Connor Langreder (6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 8 K, 3 BB).
Losing pitcher: TJ VanEperen (5 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 6 K, 0 BB).
Top hitters — West De Pere: Kaden Kosobucki 4 for 5 (2B, 3 RBI), Parker Nimmer 4 for 5 (2 2B, RBI), Zach Ziesmer 2 for 4 (2B, 2 RBI), Hunter Towslee 2 for 4 (RBI). Xavier: Zach Weisgerber 2 for 3, Nate Clemons 1 for 2 (2B, RBI), Sam Oswald 1 for 2 (R), TJ VanEperen 1 for 2 (BB).
Records: West De Pere 17-2, Xavier 6-9.