Rebels start strong in win over GMLOK baseball team

Published 8:55 pm Monday, May 7, 2012

Southland catcher Lukas Anderson, left, positions himself to make a tag on GMLOK's Trenton Bleifus on a play at the plate during the Rebels' 8-2 win over the Bulldogs in Riverland Monday. -- Rocky Hulne/

The Southland baseball team did most of its damage early on as it beat Grand Meadow-LeRoy-Ostrander-Kinglsand in the Riverland Complex Monday.

Southland's Dylan Heimer takes a swing against GMLOK in Riverland Monday. -- Rocky Hulne/

The Rebels (7-6 overall, 7-6 Three Rivers) drew three walks to start the game and Mike Goergen put them on the board with a two-run single. Dillon Heimer and Trent Reinartz added RBI-singles in the first inning and Southland led 6-0 out of the gates.

While they started out hot, the Rebels finished with just six hits.

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“I don’t feel like we hit the ball real well, but we took advantage of what they gave us,” Southland head coach Scott Retterath said. “We’re a young team and we’ve come along way from the beginning of the season.”

Trevor Gomer struck out seven and allowed just two earned runs in six innings of relief for the Bulldogs (1-14 overall, 1-14 Three Rivers).

GMLOK 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 — 2 6 4

Southland 6 0 0 0 2 0 X — 8 7 2

Southland pitching: Decker Bendtsen (W), 6 1/3 IP, 6 H, 4 BB, 2 ER, 2 K; Sam Klaehn, 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 K

Southland hitting: Tyler Kressin, 0-for-2, 2 BBs, R; Lukas Anderson, 1-for-1, R, 3 BBs; Nick Schmitz, 0-for-3, R, BB; Mike Goergen, 1-for-4, 2 RBIs; Bendtsen, 1-for-3, 2 R, HBP; Taylar Schwartz, 0-for-1, R, 2 BBs; Dylan Heimer, 2-for-4, RBI, R; Trent Reinartz, 2-for-3, RBI

GMLOK pitching:Sam Eberle (L), 0 IP, 1 H, 3 BB, 4 R, 3 ER; Trevor Gomer, 6 IP, 5 H, 5 BB, 4 R, 2 ER, 7 K

GMLOK's Trevor Gomer fires a pitch against Southland in Riverland Monday. -- Rocky Hulne/

GMLOK hitting: Isiah Bubany, 1-for-3, R, BB; Eberle, 2-for-4, double, RBI, SB; Lucas Roe, 1-for-3, BB; Doug Sabatke, 0-for-3, BB; Marshall Oeltjen, 0-for-3, R, BB; Perry Stejskal, 2-for-3; Jacob Rindels, 2-for-3