Hodag baseball team raids Medford, then gets swept by Rapids
STAR JOURNAL REPORT
The Rhinelander High School baseball team picked up another Great Northern Conference victory on the road before being swept in a non-conference home doubleheader.
The Hodags scored eight runs in the top of the sixth Thursday when they were victorious in six innings at Medford, 17-3.
RHS’s Brandon Reinthaler pitched the first 4 2/3 innings and recorded the victory, allowing all three runs, two earned, on three hits with seven walks while striking out two. Brandon Hess closed out the final 1 1/3 innings when the only the only batter who reached base for the Raiders was hit by a pitch.
Of the Hodags’ nine hits, Brad Comer and Tyler Blomdahl had two apiece. Comer had a pair of singles and drove in three runs. Blomdahl, who hit a second-inning solo home run, also singled.
Hess and Josh Randolph each singled with 2 RBI. Jacob DeMeyer, Brad Quade and Tait Spencer also singled.
WR 11, RHS 8
The Hodags hosted a non-conference doubleheader Saturday against Medford and lost the first game, 11-8.
RHS led 5-3 going into the final inning before giving up eight runs in the top of the seventh.
The Hodags’ Kurt Zuiker pitched the first five 5 2/3 innings, allowing three runs, one earned, on five hits with five walks with a hit batter and striking out five. DeMeyer relieved Zuiker and ended up picking up the loss working two-thirds of an inning. DeMeyer allowed seven earned runs on four hits with a walk and two hit batters. Easton Senoraske pitched the final two-thirds of an innings, allowing an unearned run.
DeMeyer accounted for three of RHS’s seven hits with two singles, a double and 2 RBI. Blomdahl added two singles. Reinthaler doubled and drove in a run. Alec Modrow singled with 2 RBI.
WR 8, RHS 7
The Hodags jumped out to a seven-run lead before giving up eight runs in the bottom of the sixth and dropping the twin bill’s second game to Rapids, 8-7.
Hess pitched the first five shutout innings for the Hodags, allowing three hits with three walks and striking out two. Senoraske lasted only a third of an inning in the sixth when he was charged for seven runs, one earned, on two hits with two walks. Reinthaler pitched the final two-thirds of the sixth inning and ended up with the loss, allowing an earned run on a hit with three walks.
Blomdahl accounted for two of RHS’s six hits with a single and a home run with 3RBI. Modrow doubled and drove in two runs. Senoraske, DeMeyer and Comer each singled.
The Hodags’ season record stands at 6-3 in the GNC and 11-6 overall going into Monday’s non-conference home game against Merrill.
RHS 17, MED 3
RHS 1-1-3 4-0-8 – 17 10 1
MED 1-0-0 2-0-0 – 3 3 5
WP–Brandon Reinthaler; LP–Taylor Shaw
Saturday’s game one
WR 11, RHS 8
WR 0-0-0 2-0-1 8 – 11 9 5
RHS 0-0-1 0-2-2 3 – 7 7 2
WP–Caleb Zwicke; Jacob DeMeyer
Saturday’s game two
WR 8, RHS 7
RHS 0-0-0 4-3-0 0 – 7 6 3
WS 0-0-0 0-0-8 X – 8 6 1
WP–Ryan Brock; LP–Brandon Reinthaler