WIAA Diamond Notes: Week 5

Diego Solares
Staff Writer, Associate Scout

The WIAA season is in full swing, now in the middle of Week 5 action. At the end of this past weekend and at the start of this week, we’ve been accepting Player of the Week submissions from coaches in the state containing their nominations for the Week 4 POTW honors.

This week’s winner was North Fond du Lac junior outfielder Landon Behringer, who helped lead the Orioles to three wins last week and was a major contributor to the overall offensive production of North Fond du Lac in several different ways.

He had at least a part in 20 of the team’s 44 runs that the Orioles scored last week, driving in 11 runs and touching home nine times himself. Behringer put himself into scoring position rather often once he got on, swiping 10 bags without getting caught stealing. He was 10-for-13 at the plate with two doubles, a triple, and two walks.

There were a number of other impressive performances that were in the mix for the award and deserve recognition. Here’s a look at some of the most notable.

COACHES NOTE: If you are interested in submitting a player for our Week 5 POTW award (statistics counted from May 31 through June 6), please nominate a player by emailing [email protected] or reply to our 'reminder' email distributed Sunday afternoon; please include relevant statistics to accompany your nomination. We can only accept nominations on behalf of WIAA coaches, thank you.


Torin Byrnes, Kenosha Tremper, 2021: The Trojans played just one game last week, but Byrnes was impressive in that performance. He started on the bump and struckout 13 guys in five innings, holding Racine Park to just one hit total. Byrnes also went 3-for-3 at the plate with a double and two RBIs.

Evan Iwinski, Franklin, 2022: Franklin earned two big wins over rival Oak Creek last week and Iwinski helped pitch them to victory in game one. He held the Knights to just one hit over six innings, striking out seven in the process. Iwinski also doubled twice against Oak Creek’s quality pitching staff, further adding to the value he provided in the Franklin win.

Jordan Bierdemann, Franklin, 2021: Bierdemann went the distance on just 80 pitches for the Sabers in their second win against Oak Creek, holding the Knights scoreless. He went 1-for-3 at the plate with an important two out double that brought two runners home early in the game.

Carl Cano, Bay Port, 2021: One of the Pirates’ top players, Cano went 4-for-8 at the plate last week with three doubles, a triple, and four RBIs. The University of St. Thomas signee also struckout seven batters across three innings.

Theo Zeidler, Bay Port, 2022: Zeidler went the distance for Bay Port in his only start last week, striking out nine in an eventual Pirates’ victory. He also doubled and drove in two on May 25th in another Bay Port win.

Emiliano Ramos, Arrowhead, 2022: Ramos has produced at the top of this Arrowhead lineup all spring and last week was nothing short of the norm, as the uncommitted junior went 6-for-13 with two doubles and four RBIs.

Dylan Questad, Waterford, 2023: Committed to Notre Dame, Questad made two starts last week for the Wolverines, both of which were wins. He struck out 19 batters in 10 innings, allowing three hits total and just one earned run. Questad also went 3-for-4 at the plate last Saturday against Racine Horlick with two triples, driving in four.