Jacks finish week 2-1 on diamond
The Ladysmith baseball team got three games in last week as they hosted the Barron Bears on Tuesday night and played a double header in Chetek on Friday.
On Tuesday the Jacks played host to the Bears in Ladysmith and the first inning was a wild one as the Bears drove in two runs in the top of the inning before the Jacks answered with three runs of their own to take a 3-2 lead before scoring two more runs in the bottom of the second to stretch their lead to 5-2. The Jacks closed out the top of the second inning with a great pick off move from pitcher, Peyton Rogers to third baseman, Huston Dennis to end the inning for the Jacks.
The Jacks went on to add three more runs in the fourth, one in the fifth before the Bears scored their only other run of the night in the top of the seventh as they Jacks picked up their first victory of the season at home by the score of 9-3.
Jared Squires was swinging a hot bat Tuesday night as he drove in four runs on three hits. Tru Dupee finished with four hits and two RBIs for the Jacks. Dennis and Rogers both pitched a great game as Rogers fanned four Bears on the night as the Jacks went on to victory over Barron.
On Friday night the Jacks traveled to Chetek to take on the Bulldogs in a double header.
In the first of two games, the Bulldogs took an early 7-1 lead in the first inning and never looked back as they ran away with a 12-2 victory over Ladysmith.
Adam Martin and Caden Dupee both had hits for the Jacks as Tru Dupee finished with a RBI.
In the second game of the double header, the Chetek-Weyerhaeuser Bulldogs took a five run lead as they scored one run in the fourth and four in the fifth, but Ladysmith stayed resilient as they scored one run in the bottom of the fourth inning and two in the sixth as they heading into their last at bats in the bottom of the seventh inning. That is when the Jacks went to work as they had runners in scoring position as senior Trent Vollendorf got up to bat and drove in the winning run on a walk off shot that brought home the 5-4 victory for the Lumberjacks as they now sit 2-2 on the season. Vollendorf and Rogers both finished the night with two RBIs as Caden Dupee had two for the Ladysmith’s eight hits as they finished the week 2-1.
The Lumberjacks are back in action this Friday as they travel to Bloomer to take on the Blackhawks in another double header that begins at 3 p.m.