Moose Lake Willow River’s baseball team defeated Rush City 13-8 on Wednesday at Moose Lake. On Friday, May 21, the Mora Mustangs were in Moose Lake for baseball taking a late lead from the Rebels 15-6. All the Rebel players were back from the COVID-19 isolation.
Rush City started out the game scoring two runs in the top of the first inning and three runs in the top of the third. The Rebels answered with three runs in the bottom of the third. Logan Orvedahl’s sacrifice fly scored one run, Mason Olson singled on the first pitched of the bat, scoring one run, and Sam Dewey doubled on the first pitch of the bat, scoring one run. MLWR took the lead for good, scoring seven runs in the bottom of the fifth and three runs in the sixth.
Henry Ribich went 4-for-5 at the plate. He singled in the third, singled in the fourth, singled in the fifth and doubled in the sixth. Sam Dewey doubled in the third and fifth inning, and singled in the seventh. Ribich and Sam Dewey each had 5 total bases gained through hits, Carter Johnson and Olson had 3, Reese Bode, Orvedahl, Ritchie Balute, and Caden Privette each hit for one base. The Rebels left eight base runners on the bag.
Olson started out on the mound, pitching three innings, allowing four hits and five runs, striking out five. Bode pitched the Rebels to victory, in the next three innings, striking out three, allowing one hit and zero runs, walking zero. Tyler Juhl threw the last inning in relief.
The Rebels racked up 17 hits. Johnson and Ribich each led in stolen bases with three of Rebels’ eight stolen bases. Final score was Rebels 13, Rush City Tigers 8.
MLWR lost the lead late in a 15-6 defeat to Mora on Friday, May 21. The game was tied at six in the top of the fifth, when Mora drew a walk scoring one run. Even though MLWR lost, they collected seven hits in this high scoring game. Mora had 12 hits to win the game.
The Rebels scored four runs in the first inning on three hits, two runs in the second, holding Mora scoreless until the third. Top of the third Mora scored six runs to tie-up the game. MLWR was held scoreless the rest of the game.
Johnson and Orvedahl each had two hits against Mora.
Orvedahl got the loss for MLWR, going four innings, allowing six hits and ten runs, while striking out three. Bode finished up the last three innings walking five, striking out four, and allowing six hits, and five runs.
The last regular season game will be at Proctor on Thursday, May 27, at 4:30. Proctor’s overall record is 9 wins and 8 losses. Proctor is also in Section 7AA. Section 7AA playoffs will follow in June.