Rhinelander Rebels crush Minocqua again
Four players had multi-hit games, and the Rhinelander Rebels shut out Minocqua for the third time this season, downing the 89ers 10-0 July 18 night at Hodag Park.
Rhinelander used six consecutive hits in an explosive second inning to tally six runs and break the game open.
“These guys are good hitters, and when you get baserunners on, it gives the pitcher something else to think about, so you might get a little bit better pitch to hit,” said Rebels coach Dan Huhnstock.
The Rebels had beaten the 89ers 15-0 and 13-0 earlier this season.
Lucas Michlig threw three solid innings to pick up the win. Michlig tossed 25 strikes and just 11 balls in the scoreless start.
“We’ve grown very accustomed to Luke doing the job. Whatever we need, he can usually produce for us,” said Huhnstock.
In the big second inning, an opening strikeout to Mitch Reinthaler was followed by a walk to Derek Mathison, singles by Alec Baumgartner, Michlig, Joe Zuiker, a double by Kyle Comer, and two more hits by Troy White and Alex Henkel.
Henkel ended the day 2-3 with a pair of runs batted in and a run scored. Seven different Rebels recorded a hit. Despite four walks, White finished the game by pitching two scoreless innings.
The Rebels have just two games remaining before the postseason. They traveled to Tomahawk July 20 and finishing the regaulr season hosting Rothschild-Schofield-Weston on July 23.
“We are going to try to get some innings in for different pitchers,” said Huhnstock of the two tilts.