Ruppel fans 15, Thiensville downs Flames

MEQUON – Josh Ruppel, former standout ballplayer at Cedar Grove-Belgium High School, struck out 15 batters en route to a 6-2 win for Thiensville-Mequon over the Plymouth Flames here Sunday afternoon.

The Flames dropped to 5-3 in the Land O’ Lakes Baseball League Northern Division (11-6 overall). Plymouth is a half-game out of first place, with Cedarburg leading at 6-2.

The Twins improved to 4-3 in the division. Ruppel allowed only two hits, hit a batter and walked just three in eight innings. Both runs off him were unearned.

Matt Rhude went the distance and took the loss despite fanning 15 batters. Rhude surrendered six earned runs on eight hits with four walks.

Thiensville scored three runs in the bottom of the third to erase a 1-0 deficit and go up 3-1. Luke Scheuer- lein’s two run single keyed the frame. Ben Rennicke added an RBI single.

Plymouth scored a run in the third on Jake Klemme’s double and tallied one in the ninth on Paul Gloede’s sacrifice fly.

The Flames’ other hits were a single each by Mike DuCharme and Dave Stecker.

Scheuerlein and Rennicke paced the Twins in hits with two each. Drew Worth and Scheuerlein had a team-high two RBIs each, with Worth’s coming on a home run.

FLAMES 2

THIENSVILLE 6

Score by Innings

Flames.................001 000 001 2 3 0
Thiensville...….....003 001 02x 6 8 3

Matt Rhude and Jake Klemme; Josh Ruppel, Drew Worth (9) and Tom Potratz. W – Ruppel. L – Rhude, 2-2. 2B – Flames, Klemme. HRs – Thiensv_ ille-Mequon, Colten Poellinger, Worth.

LAND O’ LAKES
BASEBALL LEAGUE
Northern Division
(Through June 22)

W L
Cedarburg…..........…..…...…......6 2
Plymouth….………........….........5 3
Port Washington......…..…...….....6 4
Grafton.........................................6 4
Thiensville-Mequon…….......….…4 3
Saukville…….…........…………....3 3
Howards Grove………................3 6
West Bend Benders….....…...…...1 9

Last Week’s Results
Grafton 10, West Bend 7
Howards Grove 7, Port Wash. 4
Grafton 2, Port Washington 0
Thiensville-Mequon 6, Plymouth 2
West Bend 5, Howards Grove 4
Cedarburg at Saukville, postponed


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