Junior County League underway with Pelican Lake getting wins|
Pelican Lakeís County Junior League No. 1 team got underway this season with four quality wins beneath its belt in the last two weeks. Both the pitching and batting performances of Wyatt Wheeler and Cole Kupher will sure to be household names throughout Northern Langlade County by summerís end.
In one of its closer outings, the Pelican Lake team defeated the Rolling B squad 8-7, with Pelican Lakeís Kupher awarded the decision victory over Rollingís Kaleb Jaje.
The win over Rolling was marked by Wheelerís well-timed two singles on the day, driving in all of Pelican Lakeís runs in the first and the fifth innings while also pitching in relief of Kupher later in the game.
Robert Moore, Pete McCabe and Austin Blasius all recorded a single for the Pelican team.
Moving onward to May 29, the No. 1 squad squared off against Pelican Lake No. 2, defeating the inter-town rivals 5-0. Wheeler started on the mound this time around, with Kupher relegated to the relief duties. PL No. 2ís Trenton Thimany was credited with the loss.
Dane Fredrickson, McCabe and Blasius each had singles in the defeat of the Pelican Lake second squad. PL No.2 did manage to strikeout 15 of the first teamís batters though gave up 14 walks also.
In its most impressive victory since Pelican Lake County Junior coverage has begun this season, the PL No. 1 team trounced upon White Lake 17-0 in a decisive win for starter Kupher.
In what will be an alternating rotation of the able Kupher and Wheeler for the remainder of the season, Kupher finished his pasting of White Lake with seven strikeouts. With three strikeouts by Wheeler in relief work, he allowed zero runs in two innings pitched.
The offense mustered by Pelican Lake was even stymied a trifle bit. White Lake allowed nine runs scored in the third inning alone, still leaving the bases loaded as the inning ended offensively for Pelican Lake.
Most recently on this past Thursday, Pelican Lake took apart Phlox 11-2 with Wheeler taking the win on the mound. Daniel Bowen of Phlox was the decided losing pitcher.
Wheeler was an offensive artist in addition to the tremendous pitching he had demonstrated in the past four games. While pitching six strikeouts, Wheeler also batted for a home run and a triple.
Kupher came into the game in the fourth inning, striking out three Phlox batters while allowing no runs scored.
Brandon Siemers, Moore and Blasius each hit for a single in the win against Phlox.
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