STAR JOURNAL REPORT
The Rhinelander Rebels Legion baseball team won its second invitational tournament of the summer after winning three of four games this past weekend at the Merrill Invite.
The Rebels opened the four-team, round-robin play July 7 with a 5-1 loss against D.C. Everest.
Brad Comer pitched the first six innings for the Rebels and recorded the loss, giving up an earned run out of the four scored on eight hits with a walk while striking out nine. D.C.
The Rebels scored their only run in the fifth inning when Easton Senoraske, who ended up with three hits, doubled and scored. Josh Randolph added a double and a single as part of the team’s seven hits.
REBELS 11, MERRILL 1
In the first round-robin game July 8, the Rebels defeated Merrill, 11-1, in five innings.
The Rebels’ Bryce Schickert pitched all five innings and recorded the victory, allowing an earned run on four hits while striking out four.
Jacob DeMeyer accounted for three of the Rebels’ nine hits with a double and two singles with 4 RBI. Randolph added a double and a single with Tait Spencer tallying two singles and an RBI.
REBELS 9, HOLMEN 5
The Rebels won their final round-robin game July 8 over Holmen, 9-5.
DeMeyer pitched 6 2/3 innings and recorded the victory, giving up the five runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out nine. Brandon Hess threw in relief for the game’s final out.
The Rebels’ eight hits include two apiece from Cole Spaulding and Kurt Zuiker.
REBELS 11, D.C. EVEREST 7
Based on tournament records and the fewest runs allowed, the Rebels were able to play in the July 9 championship game when they won their rematch against D.C. Everest, 11-7, in a game that officially went only six innings.
Though D.C. Everest went to bat in the top of the seventh, that inning didn’t count in the scoreboard when the game was called off before the Rebels went to bat.
After Rebels starting pitcher Matt Rudolph was charged for six runs on nine hits and three walks while striking out four in 3 2/3 innings on the mound, Hess threw in relief and allowed only a run on three hits with a walk in 2 1/3 to record the victory.
At the plate, the Rebels pounded out a dozen hits, which included three singles by Spaulding. DeMeyer added a double and a single with Randolph picking up a pair of singles.
Following the Merrill Invite, the Rebels’ overall season record stood at 12-3. After Tuesday’s home game against Mosinee was called off with the visiting team not having enough players available, the Rebels have a make-up game at home against Northwoods scheduled for Thursday and then a road game at Tomahawk set for Friday.