By Brandon Lang, centralwisconsinsports.net
It’s always a dogfight when SPASH plays Wisconsin Rapids, but the Panthers got the better of the Red Raiders in this chapter, defeating them 7-1.
SPASH was consistent throughout the course of the game, scoring runs in four different innings.
Their defense and pitching was also superb, not surrendering a run until the bottom of the seventh.
SPASH’s Noel Winch went six innings, giving up four hits, three walks and tallying four strikeouts. Rapids’ Matt White only made it five innings and struck out one while walking four.
SPASH doubled Rapids hits, totaling 10 to their five.
Three Panthers smacked doubles in the game, Andrew Ruzek, Brady Erickson and Jake Dufrese. Winch also added a triple.
Jared Halber led Rapids in hitting, going 2 – 4.
SPASH is now 10-5 and 7-0 in the Wisconsin Valley Conference. They play at home against Wis. Rapids on Thursday, 5pm at Bukolt and at home against Laconia on Friday, 6pm at Bukolt.
WP: Winch LP: White
2B: (SPASH): Ruzek, Erickson, Dufrese
3B: (SPASH): Winch