Flames’ Rhude, Stecker combine on shutout of T-M


DAVE STECKER steals second for the Plymouth Flames as Theinsville-Mequon shortstop Ben Rennicke tries to snag the catcher’s throw in Saturday’s baseball game. Twin second baseman Zach Prideaux watches. — Photo by Stacy Gloede DAVE STECKER steals second for the Plymouth Flames as Theinsville-Mequon shortstop Ben Rennicke tries to snag the catcher’s throw in Saturday’s baseball game. Twin second baseman Zach Prideaux watches. — Photo by Stacy Gloede PLYMOUTH – Matt Rhude and Dave Stecker teamed up for a shutout as the Plymouth Flames downed Thiensville-Mequon, 3-0, Saturday afternoon at Loebe Field.

The Land O’ Lakes Baseball League Northern Division game was the regular-season finale for both teams. The Flames finished fourth in the division at 10-8 and improved to 16-11 overall. The Twins placed fifth at 9-9.

The Flames earned a No. 4 seed in the divisional playoffs and will host the Twins Saturday in the first round at 1 p.m. at Loebe Field. The Twins are seeded No. 5.

Rhude notched the victory and Stecker picked up a save. Rhude allowed six hits and four walks while striking out five in 6-1/3 innings. Stecker pitched the final 2-2/3 innings and gave up one hit and a walk to go with two strikeouts.

The Flames scored all of their runs in the bottom of the third. Paul Gloede gave Plymouth a 1-0 lead with a single and Dusty Medved followed with a two-run single.

Stecker led the Flames in hits with two. Zac Cain was 1-for-2 with two walks.

Colten Poellinger was the losing pitcher despite fanning 12 batters. Poellinger went the distance and gave up three earned runs on six hits and walked eight.

Poellinger and Ben Binversie paced the Twins in hits with two each. The Twins stranded 11 baserunners.

THIENSVILLE-MEQUON
0

FLAMES
3

Score by Innings
Thiensville............000 000 000 – 0 7 3
Flames..................003 000 00x – 3 6 0
Colten Poellinger and Ben Binversie; Matt Rhude, Dave Stecker (7)
and Dusty Medved. W – Rhude, 3-5. L
– Poellinger. Save – Stecker.

LAND O’ LAKES
BASEBALL LEAGUE
Northern Division
Final Standings

W L
Cedarburg…..........…..…...…....15 3
Port Washington......…..…...…..11 7
Saukville…….…........……….….10 8

Plymouth….………........…........10 8
Thiensville-Mequon…….......….…9 9
Grafton.........................................9 9
Howards Grove………................5 13
West Bend Benders….....…...…...3 15

Last Week’s Results
Port Washington 8, West Bend 5
Thiensville 14, Saukville 8
West Bend 12, Thiensville 8
Howards Grove 11, West Bend 6
Cedarburg 18, Saukville 8
Plymouth 3, Thiensville-Mequon 0
Cedarburg 6, Grafton 4
Port Washington 12, Grafton 6
Saukville 3, Port Washington 1
West Bend 4, Saukville 1


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