Schroeder pitches Flames to win

Matt Schroeder outdueled Josh Ruppel to earn a 3-1 win for the Plymouth Flames over Thiensville- Mequon in a Land O’ Lakes Baseball League game Sunday afternoon at Mequon.

The game was the Flames’ Northern Division opener as they improved to 3-1 overall. The Twins dropped to 0-2 in league action. ___

Schroeder allowed one earned run on six hits with three walks and six strikeouts in going the distance. Schroeder is in his first season with Plymouth after playing last season with the Howards Grove Riverdogs, a division member.

Ruppel took the loss – giving up three unearned runs on only three hits with two walks and six strikeouts en route to a complete game.

The Flames scored all of their runs in the top of the second inning despite not having a hit. Plymouth combined a walk, two Twin errors and a wild pitch to score the runs.

Having one hit each for the Flames were Ryan Wachter, Schroeder and Chris Bennin. Josh Applebaum led the Twins in hits with two.

FLAMES-BRANCH GAME

In a nonleague game Saturday afternoon, the Flames lost to the host Branch Blaze, 5-4, in 11 innings. Justin Otto drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 11th with a single which broke a 4-4 tie.

The Flames banged out 12 hits but stranded a whopping 18 baserunners. Bennin, Dusty Medved, Travis Christenson and Devin Christenson paced Plymouth in hits with two each.

Devin Christenson was the losing pitcher in relief. A.J. Lorrigan earned the win in relief.

FLAMES 3

THIENSVILLE 1

Score by Innings
Flames...............030 000 000 – 3 3 0
Thiensville..........000 010 000 – 1 6 2
Matt Schroeder and Dusty Medved;
Josh Ruppel and Tom Potratz. W – Schroeder, 1-0. L – Ruppel. 2Bs – Thiensville,
Josh A plebaum, Chris Gollun..


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