Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Patch is taking a look back at 10 stories that shaped Oak Creek this year.
From now until the end of the year, Patch will be looking back at 10 stories that shaped Oak Creek in 2012. Here's the fourth installment, which was originally posted July 20. *** With the team trailing 4-0 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning, Oak Creek Knights Coach Scott Holler insisted to his players they would get to Germantown pitcher Ryan Anderson. He was right. The Knights got four runs in the sixth to tie the game before senior Riley Shelton delivered a walk-off hit in the bottom of the seventh as the Knights won the state baseball championship 5-4 Friday in Mequon. "They kept their energy up," Holler said. "We just kept telling the guys, 'we'll wear them out, we'll wear them out. We'll get to him eventually.' And they did …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Coach Scott Holler and his players were recognized at the start of the Oak Creek-Franklin School Board meeting.
After a week of devastation and community turmoil, the start of Monday's Oak Creek-Franklin School Board meeting provided a welcome reprieve. The School Board recognized the Oak Creek High School baseball team, which on July 20 won its state-record fourth summer baseball championship. With several players and Head Coach Scott Holler in attendance, board members congratulated the Knights on their season, including the dramatic state championship game. "These kids are hard-working. They're dedicated," Athletic Director Greg Lampe told the board. "If you're going to play Oak Creek, you better be prepared." The Knights finished with a 28-7 overall record and cruised into the July 20 state title game. Trailing 4-0 in the sixth inning, the …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The Oak Creek baseball team was recognized prior to the start of the Brewers-Astros game Tuesday.
Fresh off their dramatic victory in the state championship baseball game, the Oak Creek Knights were honored on the field prior to Tuesday's Brewers game. The Knights finished with a 28-7 overall record and cruised into the state title game. After falling behind 4-0, the Knights rallied late and won on a walk-off single by senior Riley Shelton. Click here for Patch's previous coverage of the state championship.
Monday, July 23, 2012
2009 Oak Creek High School graduate Eric Semmelhack is now with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, the Brewers' Class A affiliate in Appleton.
Milwaukee Brewers pitching prospect and former Oak Creek Knight Eric Semmelhack is now a little closer to home. Semmelhack tweeted over the weekend that he has been promoted to the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, the Brewers' Class A affiliate in Appleton. Semmelhack pitched 31 innings for the Brewers' rookie league team in Helena, Montana, according to Baseball Reference. He went 1-3 with a 4.02 earned-run average. The Brewers drafted Semmelhack in the 12th round of this year's draft. He's a 2009 graduate of Oak Creek High School who went on to play for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His alma mater took home the state baseball championship on Friday.
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Riley Shelton's two-out, two-strike single drove home the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning to give Oak Creek the state title.
With the team trailing 4-0 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning, Oak Creek Knights Coach Scott Holler insisted to his players they would get to Germantown pitcher Ryan Anderson. He was right. The Knights got four runs in the sixth to tie the game before senior Riley Shelton delivered a walk-off hit in the bottom of the seventh as the Knights won the state baseball championship 5-4 Friday in Mequon. "They kept their energy up," Holler said. "We just kept telling the guys, 'we'll wear them out, we'll wear them out. We'll get to him eventually.' And they did that, to their credit." The pivotal sixth-inning rally came courtesy of two walks, two hits and two errors. It was capped off when Dakota Slone delivered what was then the biggest …
Friday, July 20, 2012
Oak Creek faces Germantown for the state championship after blowing past Sheboygan Falls in the state semifinal.
The Oak Creek Knights are going for the state summer baseball championship Friday at Kapco Park in Mequon. Stay tuned to this space and our Twitter feed for live updates from Mequon. 3:20 p.m. Thanks to a seven-run second inning, the Knights have blown things wide open. They now lead Sheboygan Falls 9-0 as they head into the fourth inning. 3:46 p.m. Even a fluke single goes the Knights' way, as they nab a Mequon runner trying to score to end the fifth and preserve the shutout. 9-0 Oak Creek in the bottom of the fifth. 3:52 p.m. And there is your ballgame as Oak Creek wins via the 10-run rule. They advance to play Germantown in the state championship, which begins at 6:35 p.m. 7:05 p.m. Knights' starter Hayden Krimmer runs into some control…
Thursday, July 19, 2012
The Knights square off against Sheboygan Falls on Friday in the state summer baseball semifinal. The winner plays for the state championship.
Sheboygan Press writer Garrett Renzelmann provides perspective from the side of the Oak Creek Knights' opponent in Friday's state semifinal baseball game, Sheboygan Falls. In his column, Renzelmann notes the size difference between the high schools of Oak Creek (1,962 students) and Sheboygan Falls (557), and thus the larger pool of students the Knights draw from. The Knights square off against the Falcons at approximately 3:15 p.m. Friday at Kapco Park in Mequon. The winner will play that night against the winner of Germantown-Waukesha West. As Renzelmann wrote, Germantown is one of two common opponents of the Falls and Oak Creek. The Knights beat Germantown 4-0, while the Falcons lost 6-5. Read the entire column here. Oak Creek Patch …
Monday, July 16, 2012
Oak Creek won 9-0 and 9-1 on Monday to advance to the state semifinal against Sheboygan Falls in Mequon Friday.
The Oak Creek Knights have advanced to the state baseball tournament after two convincing wins Monday at West Allis Hale. The Knights won 9-0 over Greendale in the sectional semifinal and followed it up with a 9-1 win over Hale to advance to the state baseball finals in Mequon. Oak Creek will play Sheboygan Falls at approximately 3:15 p.m. Friday at Kapco Park, located on the Concordia University campus. The winner plays at 6:35 p.m. against the Germantown-Waukesha West winner. The Knights will be seeking their first state baseball championship since 2005.
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Oak Creek beat Cudahy 8-4 Friday to pull to within two games of the state finals. The Knights will take on Greendale Monday.
Riley Shelton's career night Friday propelled the Oak Creek Knights baseball team into the sectionals. Shelton hit two home runs as the Knights won 8-4 over Cudahy at Abendschein Park, according to the official team site. Oak Creek now faces Greendale at 11 a.m. Monday at West Allis Hale High School. The winner plays later that day at 6 p.m. against the winner of Hale-South Milwaukee for the right to play in the state finals in Mequon. View the state summer baseball tournament bracket here.
Friday, July 13, 2012
Oak Creek plays Cudahy at 5:30 p.m. at Abendschein Park. The winner advances to sectionals Monday at West Allis Hale.
The No. 1-seeded Oak Creek Knights baseball team begins state tournament play tonight at home against Cudahy. First pitch is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at Abendschein Park, 1321 E. Drexel Ave. The Knights (23-7 overall) enter the postseason as second-place finishers in both the Greater Metro Conference regular season and tournament. They are led by GMC player of the year and infielder Tanner Johnson along with first-teamers Hayden Krimmer (infielder) and Austin Barbee (pitcher). Cudahy comes in with a 16-13 overall record and beat New Berlin Eisenhower in the first round to advance to Friday's regional final. The Knights, as the top seed, had a bye. Friday's winner will play the winner of Whitnall-Greendale Monday at West Allis Hale. Oak …