Hebrink homer in 8th lifts Raymond Rockets
RAYMOND -- Ryan Hebrink belted a three-run homer with two outs in the eighth inning to rally Raymond to a 5-4 win over Starbuck in a non-league amateur baseball game on Wednesday night.
Tied 2-2, Raymond's Tom DeBoer walked with one out and advanced on Jordan's Smith third hit of the night. With two outs, Hebrink homered to deep left-center field.
Ron Hoekstra picked up the win in relief for the Rockets (22-4). He worked three innings and allowed six hits and four runs (one earned), while walking three and striking out five. Brandon Larson started and pitched five scoreless innings. Smith pitched a scoreless ninth for the save.
Zach Nelson, Tyler Steen and Mike Jeseritz had two hits each for Raymond.
Ryan Gandrud, Andy Toop, Mike VanOverbeke and Ira Ammend had two hits apiece for Starbuck. Ammend hit a two-run double.
Raymond 5, Starbuck 4
Starbuck 000 000 202 -- 4 10 1
Raymond 010 000 13x -- 5 15 2
HITTING - Starbuck: Ryan Gandrud 2-for-5; Andy Toop 2-for-5; Mike VanOverbeke 2-for-4; Jimmy Walker 1-for-3; Ira Ammend 2-for-4, 2b, 2 rbi; Dan Braaten 1-for-4, rbi ... Raymond: Ryan Hebrink 1-for-2, 3-run HR, 3 rbi; Zach Nelson 2-for-4; Tyler Steen 2-for-3; Mike Jeseritz 2-for-4; Jason Meyer 1-for-4, rbi; Ben Ruter 1-for-3; John Schmidt 1-for-2; Tom DeBoer 1-for-2; Jordan Smith 3-for-3, rbi; Brandon Larson 1-for-1
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Starbuck: Mike VanOverbeke 2-2-2-0-3-1, Dan Braaten 3-7-0-0-2-1, Mike Andreas (L) 3-6-4-4-2-0 ... Raymond: Brandon Larson 5-3-0-0-0-4, Ron Hoekstra (W) 3-6-4-1-3-5, Jordan Smith (S) 1-1-0-0-0-1