The Rebels beat the cellar dwelling Tofield Lakers by a score of 13-2 in Powerline Baseball League action last night. With the win the Rebels find themselves sitting in third place, tied with Bardo who are in a mid-season slump, and with the loss the Lakers see their record drop to 0-9.
RHP Dylan Solberg threw a complete game 4 hitter, seeing him strike out 11 Lakers, walking none, hitting one, and surrendering only two runs, both unearned. The Solberg brothers (Dylan and Dustin) were also on a tear offensively combining for a 5 for 9 night with 3 doubles and 4 runs batted in.
With only 8 guys able to go last night for the Rebels management called up RF Darren Bugge, Rebels corner infielder Travis Bugge's older brother, to help fill out the roster. Darren came in and contributed going 1 for 3 with a walk and a run scored. The other Bugge, Travis, was robbed twice by Laker outfielder Josh Banack during the game. "They were going to be stand up doubles for sure" said Epp of Bugge's hard hits.
The Rebels were also strong defensively with only a couple throwing errors to first base by Dustin Solberg and Travis Bugge, although they were quick to point out that the height of the first baseman, Travis Jones making his first career start at first, probably had something to do with it. "I would have had them if they knew how to throw properly" said Jones with a smile.
The Rebels look to climb above .500 on Thursday night as they take on the Camrose Roadrunners at Harry Andreasson Park in Camrose.