Blazers extend winning streak to five games
The Bertha Blazers ran their winning streak to five games Sunday with a 10-1 victory over the Detroit Lakes Angels in Hi-10 League playoff action.
Patrick, Michael and John Riewer combined for a five-hitter as the Blazers for their 19th win in 24 outings. Patrick Riewer had a huge game on the mound with 16 strikeouts.
The Blazers jumped ahead early scoring three in the first, then adding one in the second and four in the third.
Michael Riewer sparked Bertha in the first with a three-run shot with Marcus Riewer and Dakota Aeling aboard.
Aeling picked up an RBI in the second when his fly ball scored Brian Hinzmann from third. Hinzmann got aboard when he was hit by a pitch.
The Blazers got started in the third with back-to-back homers by Patrick Riewer and Mike Blom. Hinzmann drove in John Riewer with a double and a double steal brought Hinzmann across the plate.
The Blazers capped their scoring in the sixth as Aeling singled, Michael Riewer drew a walk, Mike Blom came up with an RBI single and Riewer scored on a fielding error.
The Lakers pushed their only run across in the fourth as Kirk McLeod scored on a wild pitch.
Marcus Riewer joined Blom with three safeties in the game. Michael Riewer combined with Blom for five RBIs.
Connor McLeod and Phil Kirchner led the Angels with two hits apiece.
Jordan Riewer struck out eight in six innings of work as the Blazers trounced Bluffton 14-0 Saturday in a seven-inning game.
The Blazers out-hit the Braves 12-4 with 10 of their players contributing at least one run, hit or RBI. Five Bertha players collected doubles.
Marcus and Jordan Riewer combined for six hits, three runs and four RBIs. Patrick Riewer scored three times and Blom drove in three runs.
The Blazers grabbed a 6-0 lead in the first two frames but they waited until the fourth to stage their biggest run explosion.
Aeling started the six-run eruption when he laced a one-out double. Mike Riewr moved him up with a single and Pat Riewer walked to load the sacks. Blom got ahold of a 1-0 pitch and doubled in all three runners. Blom scored himself when John Riewer reached on an error. After Jared Hoemberg flied out, Hinzmann drew a walk. Both runners moved up on a wild pitch and scored when Jordan Riewer laced a base hit.
The Braves struggled at the plate with Jake Dykhoff collecting two hits while Cory Tumberg and Sam Tellers both came up with one.
Cody Geiser went the first four innings and was hung with the loss.
Bertha 314 002 000 - 10 12 1
DL 000 100 000 - 1 5 3
WP-Patrick Riewer; LP- Trevor Tappe
HR- Michael Riewer, Patrick Riewer, Mike Blom (B)
Bluffton 000 000 0 - 0 4 1
Bertha 330 620 x - 14 12 2
WP- Jordan Riewer; LP- Cody Geiser