LEGION BASEBALL: Rebels lead early, lose big at Lakeland
STAR JOURNAL REPORT
The Rhinelander Rebels Legion baseball team held a one-run lead after the opening inning Wednesday night, but weren’t able to score again when they lost in five innings at Lakeland, 11-1.
Kurt Zuiker singled and scored on a fielder’s choice in the top of the first for Rhinelander’s only run of the game. The Rebels’ other six hits were also singles with Easton Senoraske tallying two of them and Tyler Blomdahl, Brandon Hess, Nick Spencer and Tait Spencer having a hit apiece.
Lakeland did most of its damage at the plate in the second inning with six earned runs on four hits off of Rebels starter Nick Spencer, who only lasted two innings and recorded the loss after giving up five hits with three walks while striking out three.
Hess relieved Nick Spencer and didn’t allow a run until the fourth inning when Brett Slavinsky singled and scored. Lakeland ended the game via the 10-run rule in the bottom of the fifth by scoring four times with the finishing blow coming with two outs on a two-run homer by Nick Peterson.
All five of the runs Hess gave up were unearned. Rhinelander experienced fielding woes over 4 2/3 innings by committing six errors.
Lakeland’s Ryan McEnroe pitched all five innings to record the victory, allowing an earned run on seven hits with a hit batter and striking out two.
The Rebels, who lost their third game in a row to drop to 6-4 overall, return to action Friday at Tomahawk.
Lakeland 11, Rebels 1
Rebels 1-0-0 0-0 – 1 7 6
Lakeland 0-6-0 1-4 – 11 8 1
WP–Ryan McEnroe; LP–Nick Spencer