Flames torch Saukville, even LOL record

The visiting Plymouth Flames exploded for six runs in the top of the eighth inning to key a 9-5 win over the Saukville Saints in Land O’ Lakes Baseball League action May 18.

The Flames upped their Northern Division record to 1-1 (4-1 overall). The Saints dropped to 1-1-1 in the division.

May 17, Plymouth hammered the host Branch Blaze, 11-2, in nonleague play.

In the Saukville game, the Flames sent 11 batters to the plate in the eighth as they ended up taking a 9-3 lead. The big hits were two-run singles by Dusty Medved and Paul Gloede.

Medved had a team-high three RBIs and shared the team lead in hits with two along with Gloede, Austin Mork and Joel Fabian.

Dave Stecker picked up the win in relief. Stecker pitched the fi- nal three frames and allowed three runs (one earned) on six hits with three walks, one hit batter and three strikeouts.

Matt Rhude started on the mound for Plymouth and gave up two runs (both earned) on five hits with one walk, two hit batters and five whiffs in six innings.

BRANCH GAME

The Flames took advantage of 12 walks to go with nine hits in their win over the Blaze.

Plymouth blew the game open with five runs in the top of the fourth which gave them a 9-2 lead. The key hit was a two-run single by Medved.

Medved and Michael DuCharme paced Plymouth in RBIs with two apiece. Jake Klemme and David Albrecht had a team-high two hits each.

Ryan Wachter earned the win – starting and going seven innings while allowing just five hits. Wachter walked seven, fanned four and surrendered two unearned runs.

Stecker finished up and threw two scoreless frames and allowed one hit and walk each with no strikeouts.

FLAMES 9

SAUKVILLE 5

Score by Innings
Flames................011 000 160 – 9 10 1
Saukville.............001 001 102 – 5 11 7
Matt Rhude, Dave Stecker (7) and
Dusty Medved; Casey Johnson, Sam
Matthies (8) and Josh Hein. W – Stecker,
2-1. L – Johnson. 2Bs – Saukville, Matt
Jacoby, Chris Luckey, Ryan Modder.

FLAMES 11

BRANCH 2

Score by Innings
Flames................013 510 100 – 11 9 2
Branch................000 002 000 – 2 6 1
Ryan Wachter, Stecker (8) and Jake
Klemme; Brandon Glaeser, Dan Berres
(4), AJ Lorrigan (7) and Adam Prowls.
W – Wachter, 1-0. L – Glaeser. 2Bs –
Flames, Klemme 2.


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