Poynette, Wisconsin is the home for the Poynette Home Talent Baseball Team. The Home Talent League of Wisconsin, founded in 1929, is one of the oldest and largest amateur baseball leagues in the country. Poynette has had a team in the League for almost every year of the League's existence. The 1963 Poynette squad claimed the League title, while more recently, the 2006 team won the Eastern Section crown and advanced to the Final Four.
The team plays their games at Pauquette Park on Main Street in Poynette.
Why the Indians? Well, after decades of Poynette High School being the Indians, the school district made a change in the fall of 2009. PHS is now known as the Pumas. Through the years, over 97% of the members of Poynette's Home Talent teams graduated from Poynette High School as Indians. Naming our team keeps the name 'Poynette Indians' alive. Another reason we chose the Indians is because we have all seen the 'Major League' series of movies about a hundred times. We probably even have guys that fit the roles of the movie...
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In the second round of Night League playoffs, Poynette played host to Montello. Montello grabbed an early lead, but the Indians tied the game at 1 in the 4th inning. However, the Granite Jaxx tallied 4 in the 5th inning and went on to a 4-1 victory over the host Indians. The playoff loss ended the season for the Indians.
In the Eastern Section Semi-Final game, Poynette traveled to Portage and jumped ahead early. However, the Skeeters rallied and took the lead, and the Indians battled back. Down by 3 in the 9th, the Indians rallied for 2 runs and had the bases loaded when the final out was recorded, as they lost 8-7.
Poynette traveled to Edgerton to take on Albion in the opening round of the Night League playoffs. The Indians fell behind in the first inning, but battled back to take the lead mid-way through the game, and then hung on for a 4-1 win. With the victory, the Indians advance to the Night League Quarter-Final game at home on Thursday against Montello.
In the last game of the regular season, Marshall was scheduled to come to Poynette. However, due to multiple injuries and missing players, Marshall was forced to forfeit the game to the Indians. Poynette finishes 12-6 in League play, which places them in third place in the Section, and qualifies them for the playoffs.
In the Night League finale, Waunakee was making a return trip from a rain-out on July 21st. Before game time, heavy rains again caused the game to be rained out. The game will not be made up. The Indians finish in 2nd place in Night League and move on to the playoffs. The opening game is against Albion, at Race Track Park in Edgerton, on August 11th at 7:30.
In a pivotal Eastern Section match-up, Poynette traveled to DeForest to keep their playoff hopes alive. The Indians started quickly with 3 in the first, but the Deacons stormed back and claimed a 5-4 lead. However, the Indians rallied and regained the lead, and went on to a crucial 8-5 victory.
Poynette picked up an exhibition game and played host to Westfield, and jumped out to an early lead. The Indians scored early and often, and went on to a 14-0 win.
In Eastern Section action, Poynette hosted Rio and jumped out to an early 2-0 lead. However, the Railmen battled back and tied the score in the middle innings. The Indians were able to plate a run in the 10th inning for the walk-off victory, keeping their playoff hopes alive.
Poynette has picked up an exhibition game with Westfield, scheduled for Thursday, July 28th.
Poynette was scheduled to play Waunakee in Night League action, but excessive rains cancelled the game. It will be made up on Thursday, August 4th.
Poynette traveled to Dane to finish their suspended Night League game with Lodi. Neither team scored in the 10th inning, but the Royals were able to plate a runner with 2 outs in the 11th to hand the Indians their second Night League loss.
In a pivotal Eastern Section match-up, Poynette hosted Monona in a double-header. Monona jumped to a big early lead in the opening game, but the Indians charged back with a big inning. However, the Braves outlasted Poynette and handed the Indians a 10-6 loss. In game 2, the Braves scored early and often, and blanked the Indians 9-0.
In Night League play, Poynette traveled to Dane to take on Lodi. The teams battled to a 3-3 tie after 9 innings of play when they ran out of daylight and the game was suspended. It is scheduled to be finished on Monday, July 18.
In a big Eastern Section showdown, Poynette traveled to Cottage Grove to take on the Firemen. The Indians broke a scoreless tie with a run in the 3rd and plated another in the 5th. Cottage Grove rallied in the 9th with a run scored and a runner in scoring position, but the Indians held on for the 2-1 win.
In Night League action, Poynette hosted Columbus in a make-up game from June 30th. The Indians scored early and often, and went on to a 10-0 victory.
In a holiday matchup with league-leading Portage, Poynette grabbed a run in the opening frame and added 6 more in the second. The Indians then went on to a 7-1 win. Read the Portage Daily Register article here.
Poynette hosted Columbus in Eastern Section action and took a big early lead. The Indians eased to a 13-2 win.
Poynette's Night League game against Columbus was postponed due to heavy rains. It will be made up on July 7.
Poynette traveled to Montello to make up a Night League game from May 25, and took an early 4-2 lead. The Indians then went on to claim a 10-5 victory.
In Night League play, Poynette hosted Ashton and jumped out to an early 5-0 lead after 2 innings. The Indians went on to rout the A's 11-1.
Continuing Eastern Section action, Poynette made the trip to Portage to take on the section-leading Skeeters. A 1-0 game into the 7th, the Skeeters erupted for 6 runs to take a commanding lead. The Indians could not muster any offense after that and fell to the Skeeters.
In a rare weekday Eastern Section League game, Poynette traveled to Sun Prairie to take on the Red Birds. Poynette claimed an early lead, only to see Sun Prairie take it back. However, the Indians rallied late and hung on for a 6-5 win. The victory marks the Indians' 5th straight.
Poynette played host to West Middleton in Night League play in a back-and-forth battle. The Indians went into the final frame down by 1, but they rallied and were able to claim a walk-off 5-4 win.
In Eastern Section action, Poynette traveled to take on Columbus. The Indians scored early and often and went on to a 14-2 win over the Crawdads.
Poynette hosted Wisconsin Dells in a Night League game which turned out to be a pitchers' duel. The only run of the game was tallied by the Indians in the 4th inning, and they hung on for the 1-0 victory.
Poynette was on the road to Montello for a double-header in Eastern Section action. In the opener, it was a back and forth battle until the Granite Jaxx pulled away for a 9-4 win. In the nightcap, the Indians rallied in the 9th with a pair of runs to claim a 4-3 walk-off victory.
Poynette traveled to Portage for Night League action. The Indians took a 2-0 lead in the 3rd and hung on for a 3-1 victory over the Skeeters.
For Memorial Day, Poynette played host to Cottage Grove. Grove took the lead with 3 in the 3rd, and they went on to hand the Indians a 5-1 defeat.
Poynette was at home for an Eastern Section matchup against DeForest. The Deacons jumped out to an early lead, but the In
dians rallied with a huge 7-run sixth inning, and held on for the 7-4 victory.
Due to thunderstorms and driving rain, the Night League game at Montello has been postponed, with a make-up date yet to be determined.
Because of scheduling conflicts, this week's Night League game at Montello has been moved from Thursday to Wednesday.
Poynette resumed Eastern Section at Marshall and fell behind 4-0 after the first inning. However, after the opening frame, the Indians collected 19 hits, scored often, and went on to a 13-4 victory.
Poynette traveled to Rio for the opening of Night League action and lost in extra innings. The Indians held a 2-1 lead, but Rio rallied to tie it in their last at bat to force extra innings. Two innings later, the Railmen were able to plate a run for the win.
Poynette hosted Sun Prairie and jumped out to an early lead. However, the Red Birds plated 4 in the third inning and 1 more in the next. The Indians rallied with 2 runs in the 8th, and 2 runners aboard in the 9th, but fell to the Birds 5-4. The Indians stranded 12 men on base.
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In their first game in Eastern Section action, Poynette travelled to Rio to take on the Railmen. Poynette grabbed an early lead, and the Indians went on to a 9-0 victory.
Massive weekend rains caused Monona's field to be unplayable, and today's game is postponed.
Poynette again hosted its annual round-robin, and came out with a pair of wins. In the opener they beat Reedsburg 12-2, and then the Indians went on to defeat Montello 14-4.
The squad was able to get outside for practice today, and they're anxiously awaiting next Sunday for the start of the season.
The 2016 schedule has been finalized and has been posted on the Schedule page here. The squad has begun their pre-season indoor workouts, and they are anxiously awaiting nicer weather so they can get outside.