7/17/2013 3:11:00 PM Fastpitch league eyes final round
The Major Division of the Red Cedar Men's Fastpitch League in Rice Lake began its revised schedule over the season's final three weeks last Wednesday. The revision, forced when Twin Pines Taxidermy withdrew from the league following a rain-shortened loss on June 26, has each of the remaining three Major squads playing a doubleheader. The RCL Orangemen got the first doubleheader assignment last Wednesday and split their two games, losing 10-3 to Spare Time Bowl/Becker's Trucking before downing Shaun Carr Agency/Tobaggon Run Dental Oredockers, 12-1. Tatum Candler got the pitching win over Brandon Manecke in the win for Spare Time/Becker's. For the winners, Aaron Koenig was three for three, and Mark Crotteau had a pair of doubles. Randy Crotteau and Candler also doubled. Manecke threw a three-hitter in leading the Orangemen over the Oredockers. Cullen Hanson was the losing pitcher. For the Orangemen, Kevin Jensen went three for four, while rapping doubles were Ben Hall, Travis Thompson and Jeremy Rutledge. Ryan Thompson added a triple. In the Minor Division last Thursday, Jaybirds took over first place with a 9-6 win over Larson Collision, which dropped to second place. Dennis Root got the pitching win over Herd Blaisdell. Eric DeJesus, Mark Hopland and Zak Sharp all went two for four for Jaybirds, with Sharp tripling. For Larson's, Gary Byl was three for four, Trevor Dysland doubled, and Dave Dahlberg singled and hit a three-run homer. GB Sales/Independent Sanitation and Rice Lake Weighing Systems split a doubleheader. GB/Independent won the opener 9-4 behind the pitching of Dusty Holub and Travis Thompson. For the winners, Andy Olsen was four for four, Dan Subrt went two for four, and Holub tripled. Morgan Loew got the win in the second game, a 9-8 win for Weighing Systems.
losing pitcher Thompson. Loew also doubled and singled, and Austin Kittleson went three for four, Bryan Nelson doubled twice, and Brandon Christian also doubled. A rally attempt by GB/Independent ended when the potential tying run was gunned down at the plate to end the game.
RED CEDAR MEN'S FASTPITCH Major Division W L Spare Time/Becker Truck 7 1 RCL Orangemen 6 3 Carr/Big O Oredockers 5 3 Twins Pines Taxidermy 3 3
Minor Division W L Jaybirds 4 3 Larson Collision Center 4 4 RL Weighing Systems 1 7 GB/Ind. Sanitation 1 7
Games Wednesday, July 17 7 (C) Spare Time/Becker's vs. Oredockers 8:30 (C) Oredockers vs. Orangemen Games Thursday, July 18 7:30 (C) Jaybirds vs. RL Weighing 7:30 (S) Larson vs. GB/Independent Games Wednesday, July 24 7 (C) Oredockers vs. Spare Time/Becker's 8:30 (C) Spare Time/Becker's vs. Orangemen Games Thursday, July 25 7:30 (C) RL Weighing vs. Larson 7:30 (S) GB/Independent vs. Jaybirds (End of regular season. Games played on Curtis and Steinert fields at Tate Park.)