Ripon American Legion baseball vs. Markesan — June 18, 2021 (52).JPG

Sam Vanevenhoven makes a potentially game-saving catch in the bottom of the fifth inning of Ripon's 7-6 victory over Markesan in game two of a home doubleheader Sunday. The tying runner was at second base with just one out when he made this catch. The next batter popped out.

The Ripon American Legion baseball team found different ways to win Sunday as it swept a home doubleheader against Markesan.

It fell behind 4-1 after four and a half innings in the first game, before coming back to win 6-5 in six innings. It then overcame squandering a 6-1 lead late in the second game to prevail 7-6 in five innings. Both games were slated to be just five innings instead of seven to save on pitching.

"The momentum swayed so many different ways today, it was tough,” Fenner said.

The doubleheader got off to a rough start for Ripon as Markesan scored three runs on three singles and three walks in the top of the first inning off of Jacob Riddick. Fenner noted the Ripon High School incoming sophomore “gained his composure real quick though after that” to keep Ripon in the game.