By Coach McKague
This week Rhineland’s AAA Covid League team ended their season with four straight road wins. On Tuesday night the team traveled to Pond Athletic Complex for a DH against Manchester. The scoring for Rhineland started early as the AAAers picked up 2 in the first inning on a couple of hits and a couple of walks as well as a steal of home by Chase McKague. The team added 3 in the third, 1 in the fifth, 1 in the sixth, and 4 in the eighth to go on to win 11-6. Carter Hemeyer, Seth Wilkerson, Chase McKague, Kenny Hoener, Reese Rehmert, and Ethan Towery each had a pair of hits in the contest. Hemeyer earned the win on the mound with Towery finishing things up with an inning of work.
The second game saw the Rhineland offense continue to be productive. Jon Utley and Chase McKague had big games at the plate as the Rhineland gang won game two 13-5. McKague went the distance to earn the win on the hill. Gavin Moore, Rane Rehmert, and Carter Hemeyer all had solid games with the bat.
On Saturday Rhineland traveled to BMAC for an afternoon DH with Maryland Heights. Ethan Towery was the star of the first game going 5 for 5 at the plate and going the distance on the mound to earn the win. The scoring started for Rhineland in the first when Towery reached on a single and Seth Wilkerson produced an inside the park home run to make the score 2-0. Rhineland added 2 more in the first, 2 in the second, 4 in the third, 1 in the fifth, and 1 in the sixth. They went on to win 12-6. Chase McKague had 3 hits and Trent Anderson added 2. Kenny Hoener had a hit as well as Parker Anderson and Rane Rehmert. Seth Wilkerson also added a single.
The second game saw more of the same from the Rhineland batters. Towery, McKague, and Parker Anderson all had two hits in the game. Rhineland scored 2 in each of the first 3 innings and then broke it open in the fourth. Pitcher Parker Anderson and the Rhineland defense didn’t need much as they went on to win 14-1. Trent Anderson, Seth Wilkerson, Jon Utley, Kenny Hoener, Rane Rehmert, and Rhet Scheidegger all added hits in the game.
The AAA season was a very fun one with many players getting the opportunity to play and to get better. The Rhineland team would like to thank everyone for the support during the season.