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By Mary Ellen Dewey
Moose Lake Star-Gazette 

Rebels take second at tourney


Terry Bullock

This would be the Rebels' last run in the championship game against Esko on Saturday, May 5. Esko score one in the bottom of the third and five runs in the bottom of the fourth. They, Esko, scored one more in the bottom of the sixth for the final score 8-3.

Moose Lake Willow River Rebels varsity baseball team played four games this past week winning two of them. On Tuesday, May 4, the Rebels hosted Silver Bay and won 4-2. Danny Whited was on the mound and credited with the victory. He allowed three hits and two runs over six innings, striking out ten. Ian Coil threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen for the save.

Silver Bay committed five errors to MLWR's two. Rebels and Silver Bay each had 4 hits. Coil led the Rebels with three hits on three at bats. The Rebels left five players on base, scored two runs in the second inning, one in the fourth and one in the sixth. Jordan Fjosne, Mark Fossum. Cooper Bexell and Ethan Meyer all had a stolen base.

Rebels JV played Silver Bay four and a half innings after the varsity and won 9-7. The game was tied at seven in the bottom of the fourth when Vance Aho got a single, scoring two runs.

Carter Johnson led things off on the rubber, allowing three hits and six runs, striking out three. Jordan Fjosne finished with two strikeouts, two walks, one run and two hits.

Andrew Burn and Carter Klund each had two hits. Fjosne, Burn and Brock Huard were hit by a pitch.

Rebels lose to Barnum

MLWR varsity faced the Barnum Bombers at home on Thursday, May 3. Brendon Fogelberg took the loss for the home team allowing eight runs on 12 hits and striking out four going four innings. Mark Fossum came in to finish the game allowing five hits, four runs, walking two.

Rebels collected 11 hits with Fogelberg, Ben Dewey, Cooper Bexell, and Ian Coil each with two hits to lead the Rebels. Barnum had 17 hits and scored four runs in the seventh for win the game.

In the bottom of the second, Danny Whited had a sacrifice fly to the left fielder to score Coil. Ethan Meyer, Dewey and Bexell turned a double play. Remington Stark, Dewey, Jordan Fjosne, Fossum, and Coil each had stolen bases. Rebels left seven players on base.

Rebels JV played Barnum five innings after the varsity game and won 6-5. Carter Johnson led the Rebels to victory by driving in four runs and was three for three at the plate. Logan Privette was on the mound going four innings, allowing two runs on three hits striking out nine and walking one. Johnson and Andrew Burn each collected three hits to lead the Rebels.

Rebels defeat Jaguars

The first game of the Hinckley-Finlayson Invitational Tournament was held on Friday, May 4. Aitkin lost to Esko in the early game and the Rebels faced the Jaguars under the lights at Brennan Field. Brennan Field is celebrating 70 years of hometown ball games. It was a thrilling night of good old-fashioned baseball with an announcer, music playing and a great atmosphere of good baseball.

Ian Coil was shining on the mound for six and two-thirds innings, allowing six hits, one run and striking out 11. Several times Hinckley-Finlayson had the bases loaded with two outs and the Rebels got out of it. Coil reached his 105 pitch count limit with one out left to go. Carter Klund threw one-third of an inning in relief and recorded the last out to earn the save.

Coil opened up the scoring in the first inning hitting a triple on 0-1 count scoring one run. Mark Fossum led with three hits in four at bats and Coil had two hits. Jordan Fjosne and Cooper Bexell each ripped a double. Both teams had three errors and seven hits.

Terry Bullock

Ian Coil pitched a nice game but was cut short of a shut out by 105 pitch rule with two outs in the last inning.

The win put the Rebels in the championship game against the Esko Eskomos on Saturday afternoon.

MLWR face Eskomos Saturday morning

Aitkin defeated HinckleyFinlayson to take third in the tournament. In the afternoon, MLWR went against Esko with Danny Whited on the hill taking the loss allowing seven hits and six runs while striking out two in four innings.

At the end of three innings, Rebels led 3-2. Esko scored five runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. MLWR and Esko each had nine hits. Rebels' infielders committed five errors and left seven players on base.

Brandon Fogelberg, Ben Dewey and Remington Stark each had two hits to lead the Rebels. Dewey had a sacrifice grounder and Mark Fossum hit a double on an 0-1 count, scoring one run.

Esko won 8-3, giving them the tournament championship and Rebels were second.


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