LEGION BASEBALL: Rebels sweep Medford, repeat as GNLC champions
DeMeyer throws no-hitter in game 1
STAR JOURNAL REPORT
The Rhinelander Rebels Legion baseball team closed out its season Wednesday at Stafford Field by making up a pair of Great Northern Legion Conference games against Medford and repeating as the conference champion with a doubleheader sweep.
In game one, Jacob DeMeyer threw a no-hit shutout when the Rebels defeated Medford in five innings, 12-0.
Only six Medford batters reached base with DeMeyer giving up three walks and hitting a batter along with two making it to first on errors.
Medford starting pitcher Austin Davies went one-plus innings in recording the loss, being charged for six earned runs on three hits with four walks. Zach Haynes worked the final three innings in relief, allowing four earned runs out of the six scored on six hits with a walk and a hit batter.
Four Rebel players tallied two hits apiece. Easton Senoraske, Brad Quade and Tyler Blomdahl each doubled and singled. Kurt Zuiker added two singles. DeMeyer recorded the team’s other hit with a double.
REBELS 19, MEDFORD 0
In game two, the Rebels recorded another five-inning win by shutting out Medford, 19-0.
Matt Rudolph scattered seven hits and struck out five to record the complete-game pitching victory for the Rebels.
Medford starting pitcher Trenton Woebbeking worked the first three innings and recorded the loss, giving up three earned runs out of the nine scored on seven hits with four walks while striking out three. Bryant Konieczny pitched the final two innings, giving up 10 earned runs on 11 hits with two walks and striking out one.
Of the Rebels’ 18 hits, Senoraske and Josh Randolph had three apiece. DeMeyer, Brad Comer, Brandon Hess and Tait Spencer each added two hits.
The make-up doubleheader was able to be played after neither team advanced to the state tournament. Along with the season coming to an end, four Rebels – Blomdahl, Zuiker, Hess and Rudolph – played in their final Legion games due to age limits.
Rebels 12, Medford 0 (5 innings)
Medford 0-0-0 0-0 – 0 0 2
Rebels 2-7-0 3-X – 12 9 2
WP–Jacob DeMeyer; LP–Austin Davies
Rebels 19, Medford 0 (5 innings)
Rebels 3-1-5 3-7 – 19 18 1
Medford 0-0-0 0-0 – 0 7 3
WP–Matt Rudolph; LP–Trenton Woebbeking