Robins send Oredockers home after 11-1 loss, Krebs commands mound|
On another cool evening for baseball at Kretz Brothers Park, the Antigo Red Robins were not deterred from another stellar performance in the slightest. Trouncing Ashland 11-1, Antigo’s Randy Krebs was exceptional from both the plate and the mound.
“Krebs was absolutely spectacular on the mound and at the plate,” Coach Dan Bastle said after the lopsided victory. “His command was sharp and his breaking ball was explosive. It’s great to see him with that level of confidence.”
With the complete game under his belt after only five innings, Krebs was impressive throughout the afternoon. Allowing just two hits and no earned runs, Krebs struck out five batters and walked none.
Ashland’s Eric Yachinich scored the visitor’s lone run on an error committed by catcher Bryce Chrudimsky.
The Robins’ offense mounted an early lead that proved insurmountable for Ashland to overcome. With 10 runs in the first three innings, including back-to-back, four-run explosions in the second and third, Antigo batters were relentless.
Robby Bastle led the team with four hits, including three singles and a double, finishing 4-4. A two-RBI single in the second counted toward Bastle’s three runs batted in on the day.
Following up Bastle in the second with another two-run single, Cameron Noskowiak helped to trigger the Robins’ offensive might. Noskowiak finished 1-3 on the day with two RBIs and a run.
Krebs, along with his pitching heroics, garnered three hits against Ashland, including a double and two singles accounting for one RBI. Blake Kirsch also had three hits and two runs batted in, including an RBI double in the fourth inning.
Josh Hale, who dominated his previous game both pitching and batting much like his teammate Krebs Friday evening, went 2-4 with an RBI double as well and a single to match.
Luke Osborne also had two hits, going 2-3 with two singles and scoring two runs.
The only area of Antigo’s game that was lacking Friday was a total of three team errors. With 12 total errors on the year (averaging two per game), Coach Bastle has perhaps found a team element worthy of further practice. “We had a couple of errors that we need to work (on).”
“(Overall) though, we had some timely hitting, great pitching and an overall great team effort,” Bastle noted.
For season notes, Krebs leads the team in six games thus far with a batting average of .706. He is currently 12-17 (10 singles, two doubles) with five RBIs and has been walked five times, making his on-base percentage an inspiring .750.
The Robins have little time to work on their game as they travel to Lakeland Monday for the 7 p.m. contest.
Red Robin Baseball
Friday, April 25, 2014
Kretz Brothers Park
Ashland at Antigo
Robins 11, Oredockers 3
R H E
ASH 0 0 0 1 0 x x 1 2 1
AHS 2 4 4 1 x x x 11 16 3
Kolpack 0-1; Osborne 2-3; Chrudimsky 0-2; Krebs 3-3; Bastle 4-4; Below 1-2; Cam. Noskowiak 1-3; Kirsch 3-3; Hale 2-4.
Krebs: 5IP, 2H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 5K (W)