Amateur baseball: Starbuck shines against New London-Spicer
Gruber, Alexander combine for nine hits in 12-5 County Line victory Sunday
GLENWOOD — Big offensive showings by Matt Gruber and Darion Alexander pushed the Starbuck Stars to a County Line League amateur baseball victory over the New London-Spicer Twins on Sunday.
Gruber finished 5-for-5 with four runs and two RBIs. He hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning and an RBI triple in the eighth. Gruber was also the winning pitcher, striking out nine over 8-1/3 innings.
Alexander finished 4-for-5 with four runs, two RBIs and a stolen base.
Adam Schrader led New London’s offense, going 3-for-4 with a double, a run and an RBI. Derek Dolezal and Ethan Haugen were both 2-for-4 in the loss.
Starbuck 12, NLS Twins 5
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Hitting - NLS Twins: Ben Kulset 1-5, Hunter Magnuson 1-3 r bb hbp, Mike Danielson 1-5 r rbi-2, Adam Schrader 3-4 2b r rbi, Scott Rambow 1-5 r, Jett Salonek 1-4, Derek Dolezal 2-4, Ethan Haugen 2-4 rbi, Jake Rambow 0-3 r bb hbp … Starbuck: Michael Gruber 1-5 r, Darion Alexander 4-5 r-4 rbi-2 sb, Matt Gruber 5-5 hr 3b r-4 rbi-2, Austin Ver Steeg 1-5 rbi-2, Mike Andreas 2-4 rbi-2, Andrew Toop 1-4, Jackson Hendrickson 0-4 r, Mitchell Gruber 0-3 r-2 bb
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - NLS Twins: Kulset (L) 5-8-7-4-1-3, Salonek 3-6-5-4-0-2 … Starbuck: Ver Steeg 0.1-1-3-3-1-0, Ma. Gruber (W) 8.1-11-2-2-1-9