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Rebels start fast to hold NEH

July 22, 2012
Reinbeck Courier

GRUNDY CENTER - Gladbrook-Reinbeck scored twice in the first two innings and got out to a lead that Northeast Hamilton couldn't erase, and the Rebels racked up a 5-2 victory in their Class 1A District 11 quarterfinal baseball game on Tuesday night.

Austyn Smith struck out seven over six innings to get the win for Gladbrook-Reinbeck (16-11), while Brady Billerbeck struck out two in a perfect seventh for the save.

Billerbeck also led the Rebel bats with a pair of doubles, driving in a run during Gladbrook-Reinbeck's two-run first inning against Trojans ace Marcus Mechaelsen. G-R led 5-0 before Northeast Hamilton (9-19) struck for its two runs in the top of the sixth. An inning-ending double play got Smith and the Rebels out of trouble.

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Gladbrook-Reinbeck’s Brady Billerbeck connects for one of his two doubles during the Rebels’ 5-2 win over Northeast Hamilton in Class 1A District 11 baseball on Tuesday in Grundy Center.
Photo by Troy Banning

Parker Bolt tripled and scored on one of Joe Zimmerman's two run-scoring groundouts. Zimmerman also reached on an error and scored G-R's first run.

The Rebels advance to face Grundy Center in Thursday's district semifinal game back in Grundy Center.



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