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Status: Completed
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Fort Ripley Rebels  10 18 2
Nisswa Lightning  6 10 3
Innings: 9
Summary:
WP: Ethan Branum 5IP 4r 8h 5k 0bb
SP: Brett Kramer 4IP 2r 2h 3k 4bb 1hp
LP: Jason Roepke 2 1/3IP 4r 7h 0k 1bb
SP: Scott Sand 4 2/3IP 5r 10h 1k 2bb
Eric Bolt 1IP 1r 1h 0k 3bb
Brett Jenkins 1IP 0r 0h 3k 1bb

Rebels:
Nick Jelacie 3-6 rbi, 2 runs
Rhett Williamson 2-6 2B, 2 rbi
Brett Kramer 2-2 2B, bb(4), run
Logan Kalis 1-6 rbi, run
Zach Heidmann 1-3 bb, sac fly, rbi
-Jim Kramer 0-0
-Rob Veith 0-0 run
-Chris Smolke 0-1
Jason Sather 3-6 rbi, 2 runs
-Luke Weber 0-0
Bill Sather 2-5 rbi, run
Dustin Littlefield 2-4 bb, rbi
Brian Skluzacek 2-4 bb, rbi, run
-Chris Veith 0-0 run

Lightning:
Drew Boland 3-4 Hr, bb, 2 rbi, 2 runs
Tory Miller 1-4 hp, run
-Bodie Piepkorn 0-0
Jeremiah Piepkorn 2-5 rbi, run
Jason Roepke 2-4 Hr, bb, 2 rbi, run
Tyler Wittwer 0-5
Brett Jenkins 1-5 2B
Morgan Shepherd 1-4 bb
Chris Pederson 0-4 bb, run
Kevin Smith 0-3 sac

The Fort Ripley Rebels closed out their regular season with a 10-6 win over the Nisswa Lightning at City Park in Nisswa in front of a big Friday night crowd.  The loss also prevented Nisswa from clinching the North Division pennant.  After a scoreless 2 1/2 innings, Nisswa got a break to score the first 2 runs of the game in the bottom of the 3rd.  Drew Boland led off with a walk, then Tori Miller was hit by a Brett Kramer pitch.  After Jeremiah Piepkorn grounded out to advance both runners, the Rebels intentionally walked Jason Roepke to load the bases with 1 out.  Brett Kramer got a strikeout for the second of out the inning and should have escaped the inning unscathed, but a pop up back to the mound by Brett Jenkins was dropped by Kramer for an error, allowing both Boland and Miller to score and make it 2-0 after 3.  In the top of the 4th, Nisswa starter Scott Sand gave up a single to with 1 out to Jason Sather and Bill Sather reached on an error, but Sand got a 6-4-3 double play to end the inning and preserve the 2-0 lead.  Drew Boland managed a 2-out single off of Brett Kramer in the bottom of the 4th but was stranded on a ground out to 2nd to complete the 4th.  Fort Ripley finally broke through against Scott Sand in the top of the 5th.  Brian Skluzacek led of with a single, Nick Jelacie then had an infield single to put two men on with no outs.  Sand then got Rhett Williamson to line out to right fielder Tyler Wittwer for the first out.  Brett Kramer's walk filled the bases for Logan Kalis. He singled to drive in pinch-runner Chris Veith to make it 2-1 and the bases were still loaded with 1 out.  Zach Heidmann tied it up with a sacrifice fly to deep center, allowing Jelaicie to tag up and score and make it 2-2.  The Rebels then got 3 straight run-scoring singles from Jason Sather, Bill Sather and Dustin Littlefield to grab a 5-2 lead, forcing the Lighting to bring in Jason Roepke to relieve Scott Sand.  Roepke got Brian Skluzacek to fly out to left to end the inning but the damage had been done and Fort Ripley held a 5-2 lead.  Going into the bottom of the 5th, the Rebels handed the pitching duties over to Ethan Branum, taking over from Brett Kramer.  Jeremiah Piepkorn beat the infield shift with a single to right to lead off and Jason Roepke lined a 2-run Homer over the fence in left to make it 5-4.  Tyler Witter followed with a strikeout but reached base when the ball got away from catcher Morgan Shepherd.  Branum then got his first out with a fly out to center fielder Drew Boland and then got out of the inning with a 5-4-3 double play ball and the Rebels led 5-4 after 5 full innings.  In the top of the 6th, Brett Kramer lined a 2-out double into the right field corner but was stranded when Jason Roepke got some help from his shortstop Tory Miller, who retreated far back into left to make a catch to retire Logan Kalis and the Rebels.  In the bottom of the 6th, Nisswa's Chris Pederson led off with a grounder to 3rd that was thrown out of play for a 2-base error. Kevin Smith then successfully bunted the tying run to 3rd and Drew Boland tied the game with an rbi single to right to score Pederson and make it 5-5.  Branum then got a strikeout and somehow caught a scorching line drive back to the mound off the bat of Jeremiah Piepkorn to end the inning.  In the top of the 7th, Zach Heidmann roped a ball to the left-center gap for a hit but was thrown out trying to stretch it into a double.  Jason Sather picked up an infield single, followed by a Bill Sather hit.  Dustin Littlefield's single loaded the bases with 1 out.  Brian Skluzacek then bounced a ball to 2nd, resulting in a force play, but the relay throw to 1st to complete the double play was off target, allowing 2 runs to score on the play and put the Rebels ahead 7-5.  Nick Jelacie then singled, putting 2 men on base.  Rhett Williamson then blasted 2-run double off the fence in right, scoring Skluzacek and Jelacie to make it 9-5 at the 7th inning stretch.  In the bottom of the 7th, Ethan Branum allowed a 2-out double to Brett Jenkins but then ended the frame with a ground out to shortstop to complete the 7th.  In the top of the 8th, Eric Bolt took over on the mound for Nisswa from Jason Roepke and walked the bases full with 2 outs before Nick Jelacie singled to drive in Rob Veith and make it 10-5.  In the bottom of the 8th, Branum got a quick strikeout and a grounder to 1st baseman Chris Smolke to record to retire the first two batters of the inning but then Drew Boland cracked a solo Homer of the fence in right to cut the Rebels lead to 10-6.  Tory Miller and Jeremiah Piepkorn then added singles but Branum got Jason Roepke to fly out to deep center to end the 8th with the Rebels up by 4 at 10-6.  Brett Jenkins then took over in the 9th for Nisswa, replacing Eric Bolt on the mound.  Jenkins issued a lead-off walk to Brett Kramer but then struck out the next 3 hitters to send the game to the bottom of the 9th.  Branum got the first two men to fly out to left before allowing a single to Brett Jenkins.  But Branum then finished the game with his 5th strikeout and the Rebels had won the game over the Lightning 10-6.  Fort Ripley finishes the regular season with a record of 10-3.  Nisswa is now 10-2 and has 1 game left to make-up, and that is with the Aitkin Steam.  As of right now, there is no firm date for that game to be played yet.
Fort Ripley Rebels Nisswa Lightning
Billy Sather
Brad Waytashek
Brett Kramer
Brian Skluzacek
Chris Veith
Christopher Smolke
Chuck Plante
Dustin Littlefield
Ethan Branum
Hayden Buckowski
Jacob Caughey
Jason Sather
Jim Kramer
Logan Kalis
Luke Weber
Malachy Brink
Nick Jelacie
Preston Veith
Rhett Williamson
Robert Veith
Tim Veith
Zach Heidmann
Aaron Jenkins
Adam Hardy
Bo Kruchten
Bodie Piepkorn
Brett Cloutier
Brett Jenkins
Christopher Pederson
Drew Boland
Eric Bolt
Jason Roepke
Jeremiah Piepkorn
Kevin Smith
Kyle Schaible
Logan McElfresh
Luke Schumer
Morgan Shephard
Nate DeChaine
Paul Jenkins
Sam Miller
Scott Sand
Tory Miller
Tyler Wittwer