Flames eke out 11-inning victory

The Plymouth Flames scored an unearned run in the top of the 11th inning to edge the host West Bend Benders, 6-5, in a Land O’ Lakes Baseball League game Sunday afternoon.

The win raised the Flames’ Northern Division record to 2-0 (4-2 overall). Plymouth’s home league game May 22 versus Saukville was rained out. The Benders dropped to 0-1 in the division.

Dave Stecker led off the 11th for Plymouth and walked. Stecker took second base on Eric Heidenreiter’s sacrifice bunt. Evan Walsh followed with a grounder to the third baseman who bobbled the ball and then threw it away past first which allowed Stecker to score.

Matt Schroeder led the Flames’ attack with three hits and two RBIs. Walsh contributed two hits.

Nick Wilson was the winning pitcher in relief. Wilson allowed one run (earned) on two hits with two walks, a hit batter and two strikeouts in three innings. Travis Christenson earned a save as he threw a scoreless 11th – giving up one hit and no walks, and recording a strikeout.

Schroeder was the starting hurler and went seven innings. He surrendered four runs (two earned) on seven hits with four walks and six whiffs.

Shane Hayes keyed the Benders’ offense with three hits and two RBIs.

FLAMES-MENASHA GAME

The Flames lost to the Menasha Macs, 4-1, Friday night in a nonleague game at Menasha.

Ryan Wacher drove in Plymouth’s only run in the third with a double. The Flames had six batters with one hit each.

Wachter took the loss. He started and threw six innings – allowing four earned runs on seven hits with two walks, one hit batter and one strikeout.

FLAMES 6

WEST BEND 5

Score by Innings
Flames............003 001 000 11 – 6 8 1
West Bend.....000 030 100 10 – 5 10 3
Matt Schroeder, Nick Wilson (8),
Travis Christenson (11) and Dusty
Medved; Ryan Baglow, Shane Hayes
(10) and Chris Lasky. W – Wilson, 2-0.
L – Hayes. Save – Christenson. 2Bs
– Flames, Evan Walsh; West Bend,
Hayes.


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