Flames scratch out victory

FLAMES 6

TWO RIVERS 5

TWO RIVERS – Dusty Medved’s sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth inning lifted the Plymouth Flames over the Two Rivers Polar Bears, 6-5, in a nonleague baseball game here Friday night.

The Flames led 5-4 going into 2 the top of the ninth. Eric Heidenreiter led off with a single and moved around to third base on a wild pitch and Ryan Wachter’s one-out single. Medved followed with his fly-out which brought home Heidenreiter with the eventual winning run.

The Polar Bears scored an unearned run in their half of the _ ninth and had runners at second and third when the game ended as Wachter, a relief pitcher, recorded a strikeout to preserve the win.

Devin Christenson was the winning hurler. He threw six frames and allowed four earned runs on eight hits with no walks and two strikeouts. Wachter earned a save – going the final three innings and giving up one run (unearned) on three hits with two walks and four strikeouts.

Heidenreiter and Wachter led Plymouth in hits with two each. Medved had a team-high two RBIs. Wachter paced the team in steals with two.

Two Rivers outhit the Flames ___________________________ 11-8 but stranded nine baserunners. The Polar Bears had four players with two hits each – Shad Hintz, Chris Rohr, Mike Ruzek and William Becker. Becker clubbed a solo homer in the first.

Starting hurler Jim Gospodarek took the loss – surrendering five runs (four earned) on six hits with one walk, a hit batter and seven strikeouts in five innings. Josh Perkins pitched the last four frames and fanned nine batters.

Score by Innings
Flames................200 030 001 – 6 8Two Rivers..........111 010 001 – 5 11 2
Devin Christenson, Ryan Wachter
(7) and Dusty Medved; Jim Gospodarek, Josh Perkins (6) and Mitch Roberts. W – Christenson, 1-1. L – Gospodarek. Save – Wachter. 2Bs – Flames,
Eric Heidenreiter, Medved, DuCharme;
Two Rivers, Shad Hintz, William Becker. 3B – Two Rivers, Hintz. HR – Two
Rivers, Mike Ruzek.

LAND O’ LAKES BASEBALL LEAGUE
Northern Division
(Through June 2)

W L
Plymouth………….......…............4 0
Grafton……………………..….......3 1
Cedarburg….........…..…....….......2 1
Saukville……….......…………..….2 1
Thiensville-Mequon…….......…….2 3
Port Washington…….........….…...1 3
West Bend Benders….....…..…....0 2
Howards Grove……….................0 3

Last Week’s Results
Plymouth 13, How. Grove 1 (8 inn.)
Thiensville 4, West Bend 3 (12 inn.)
Saukville 12, Port Washington 7
Grafton 11, Thiensville 10 (10 inn.)
Plymouth 1, Cedarburg 0
Howards Grove @ Port Wash., ppd.
West Bend @ Saukville, ppd.


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