BASEBALL

Camanche baseball used some big offensive spurts to run up scores on Northeast Thursday, beating them 13-3 and 8-2. 

The Rebels, who have struggled with a very young roster, kept the game close until the fifth inning in the first of the twin billt. Tied 3-3, the Indians plated ten runs to end the game there. 

It started with two consecutive walks off of Northeast pitcher Cade Hughes. After that, Mason Byrns started the scoring with an RBI single. 

Cade Everson and Kyle DeWeerdt hit consecutive RBIs, then Zach Erwin drew another walk off of Hughes. All of this before the Rebels could record an out. 

Sam Moraetes would eventually come in to relieve Hughes from the mound, but the Camanche offense just kept snowballing. Four more walks were dealt while Byrns picked up two more RBIs and the Indians would end up scoring ten runs with just one out recorded. 

Before that, the Rebels had the Indians on the ropes. They actually struck first, plating one run after Dakota Stevenson led off the game with a single and Cade Hughes brought him in. 

Later on, they tied the game up with a 2-run fourth inning. Sam Moraetes led off with a single and then Kael Parson reach on a  Camanche error, leaving two runners on. Another error by Camanche brought in both of the runners. 

The second game saw the Indian offense use their momentum. They scored six unanswered runs before the rebels were able to push one across. 

Ethan Buckley and Zach Erwin singled in the second inning, with Buckley eventually coming in off of a wild pitch to take the 1-0 lead. 

The big statement came in the third. After two singled by Mike Delzell and Mason Byrns left to runners on, Cade Everson hit his pitch off of the scoreboard in left with an audible crack, pushing the lead to 4-0. 

The Indians also scored one in the fourth and three more in the bottom of the sixth. 

Meanwhile, the Rebels didn’t score until the sixth inning and the runs stopped at that point. 

Northeast falls to 5-16. They take on Lisbon in a non-conference matchup on Friday at home. Camanche improved to 14-8, staying at home on Friday for their own non-conference matchup with a ranked Central DeWitt team.