Northeast ran its winning streak to eight games Wednesday as it swept Andrew in a pair of Big East Conference baseball games that ended early because of the 10-run rule. The Rebels won the opener 17-2 and the second game 18-7.
“We played well at times and hit the ball well,” Northeast coach Kyle Miller said. “We need to really work on our defense.”
Tevin Stoecker and Spencer Lueders swung the big bats for Northeast (10-6, 7-5 Big East) in the first game. Each homered, and Stoecker had six runs batted in, while Lueders had three RBIs as he went 3-for-4 at the plate. Lueders was 3-for-3 in the second game and drove in two runs. Seth Mommsen and Marty Hansen each had three RBIs in the second game for the Rebels.
Levi Trenkamp was the winning pitcher in the first game, limiting Andrew to five hits. Cole Dickey won the second game, allowing seven runs on seven hits.
“Cole and Levi pitched real well for us,” Miller said.
Ben Althoff had a pair of hits for Andrew in the first game and drove in a run. Chase Coakley went 3-for-3 to lead the Hawks on offense in Game 2.
NORTHEAST 17, ANDREW 2
Andrew 000 2 — 2 5 6
Northeast 465 2 — 17 8 1
Chase Coakley and Ben Althoff; Levi Trenkamp and DJ Fulton. Multiple hits — Andrew (Althoff 2); Northeast (Spencer Lueders 3, Fulton 2). 2B — Andrew (Althoff, Ben Strothman); Northeast (Lueders, Trenkamp). HR — Northeast (Tevin Stoecker, Lueders). RBIs — Andrew (Althoff); Northeast (Lueders 3, Marty Hansen 2, Stoecker 6, Fulton, Trenkamp 2).
NORTHEAST 18, ANDREW 7
Northeast 305 55 — 18 10 3
Andrew 005 02 — 7 7 1
Cole Dickey and Fulton; Coakley and Althoff. Multiple hits — Northeast (Lueders 3, Hansen 2); Andrew (Coakley 3). 2B — Northeast (Seth Mommsen); Andrew (Coakley, Althoff). RBIs — Northeast (Mommsen 3, Hansen 3, Lueders 2, Tanner Loots 2, Dickey, Mitch Haferbier 2, Stoecker).
Clinton sophomores split
CLINTON — Cody Collender homered, Cody Nolan was 2-for-2 with a run scored and a run batted in and Brennon Brunson hit a pair of doubles in three at-bats and drove in two runs to help Clinton beat Maquoketa 6-5 in the second game of a sophomore baseball doubleheader Wednesday after Maquoketa won the first game 1-0.
Steven Davis was the winning pitcher for Clinton, allowing five hits while striking out four batters in seven innings. Nick Parker was the tough-luck loser in the first game, allowing one earned run and striking out two batters in four innings. Adam Ebensberger was 1-for-2 to lead the River Kings on offense in Game 1.