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Kimberly pounds out quarterfinal win over Waunakee

Kimberly beat Waunakee, 11-2, in a state quarterfinal Tuesday at Fox Cities Stadium.

GRAND CHUTE (WLUK) -- Kimberly entered Tuesday's Division 1 state baseball quarterfinal without the services of its No.1 pitcher and one of its best hitters in Danny Vanden Boom, who suffered a foot injury in sectionals.

It didn't matter, though, as the Papermakers clobbered Waunakee, 11-2, to move into Tuesday's late-night semifinal against Eau Claire North at Fox Cities Stadium.

"We were aggressive and I didn't think we flinched and we hit the ball hard and get on the board first and add to it," Papermakers coach Ryan McGinnis said. "Great offensive approach today, played real sound defense."

Kimberly-Waunakee boxscore

Davis Matz threw in Vanden Boom's place and was impressive, scattering five hits and allowing one earned run, while striking out three in a complete game.

"Davis did not have his best command of the year but he continued to battle and fight and pitch a great complete game," McGinnis said. "Proud of him."

Offensively, Kimberly (21-8) had five players record two hits each and Beau Schumacher had three RBIs, while Connor Chitko and Drew Johnson had two apiece.

Kimberly will start John Nett in the semifinal.

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