Moose Lake Star Gazette - Serving Carlton and Pine Counties Since 1895

By Mary Ellen Dewey
Moose Lake Star-Gazette 

Rebels victorious over South Ridge and Virginia


Moose Lake Willow River varsity baseball team took on the Virginia Blue Devils on the Rebels home field Monday, May 14 defeating them 7-3. Remington Starck scored on a walk and an error in the first inning. The Rebels put up three runs in the fifth inning. The rally was led by singles by Brendon Fogelberg and Ben Dewey.

Danny Whited earned the win on the mound, allowing six hits and three runs over six innings, striking out four.

MLWR had eight hits with Ian Coil and Jordan Fjosne each with two hits to lead the Rebels. Dewey led the team with two RBIs.

The JV played five innings after the varsity defeating Virginia 10-9. The game was tied in the bottom of the fifth when Vance Aho singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring the winning run. MLWR had nine hits. Carter Johnson, Andrew Burn and Brock Huard each had two hits. Logan Privette led things off on the mound. Cooper Bexell and Johnson also pitched.

Rebels travel to South Ridge

On Tuesday, May 15, the MLWR team traveled to the South Ridge Panthers facility and defeated them 12-7. Before the game, South Ridge was ranked 10th in the state in Class A. The Rebels scored on a single by Ben Dewey in the first inning, a single by Mark Fossum in the second inning, and an error in the second inning. MLWR had 10 hits and South Ridge had three. In the fourth inning Brendon Fogelberg, Remington Starck, Dewey and Jordan Fjosne each had RBIs.

Ian Coil earned the victory on the hill for the Rebels. He threw for four innings, allowing zero hits and four runs, striking out two. Fogelberg finished the game.

Dewey and Fogelberg each had multiple hits for the Rebels. Dewey went 3-for-5 at the plate to lead MLWR in hits. Cooper Bexell walked three times and scored four runs. Ethan Meyer had one hit and scored one run.

The JV played four innings and got behind in the first inning 8-0 and couldn’t catch up. Carter Klund led things off on the mound for two innings, allowing seven hits and 11 runs while striking out one. South Ridge won 21-2.

MLWR make the long bus ride to Cook County-Grand Marais

On Friday, May 18, the Rebels played in Grand Marais. Dan Whited took the loss on the hill going two innings, allowing nine runs on five hits and striking out three. Cook County Vikings scored nine runs in the second, two in the third and four in the fourth, making a short five-inning game by ten-running the Rebels 15-2.

Mark Fossum led the Rebels with two hits in three at bats. Brandon Fogelberg and Ben Dewey were the only other Rebels to get a hit. Fogelberg and Ethan Meyer each had RBIs.

The JV also played five innings after the varsity, defeating the Vikings by 10, 14-4. Brock Huard, Charles Mikrot, Logan Privette, Carter Johnson, Vance Aho and Connor Carlisle each got one hit in the game. Andrew Burn led MLWR with three of their nine stolen bases. The Rebels JV did not have one error. Logan Privette was on the mound for four innings getting the win.

Rebels Junior High

The young Rebels played six games this week. On Tuesday, May 15, South Ridge won the first five-inning game 9-0. In the second game, it ended in a tie 10-10. Logan Orvedahl hit a home run in the fifth. Sam Dewey stole two bases.

On Friday, May 18, the Aitkin Gobblers came to Twilight Field and won both double headers 17-12 and 12-1. Henry Ribich went three-for-three in the first game and one-for-one in the second game.

The Barnum tournament was on Saturday, May 19 and the young Rebels faced Cook County Vikings in the first game, winning 10-0. Sam Dewey was on the mound and struck out 11. Alex Watrin and Orvedahl had two RBIs and Dewey had one. Ribich was two-for-three at the plate scoring three runs. Orvedahl and Dewey each scored two runs.

In the second game of the Barnum tournament the Rebels won 19-2. Orvedahl went four-for-four at the plate to lead the Rebels in hits. He also earned the win on the mound pitching four innings. MLWR got 16 hits and committed no errors. Ribich and Richie Balut each scored three runs.


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