G-R's Tscherter stifles BCLUW bats in victory

G-R freshman Tyler Tscherter throws a pitch during Monday's game with BCLUW in Reinbeck. (Jake Ryder/The Grundy Register)

REINBECK – Tyler Tscherter doesn’t let the opposition intimidate him.

   The freshman on Gladbrook-Reinbeck’s baseball team has held his own on the mound and threw a gem against BCLUW last Monday in a 6-2 victory for the Rebels in Reinbeck.

   Tscherter allowed no hits in five and two-third shutout innings, striking out nine with two walks. It was his second consecutive start with no hits allowed after a five-inning stint against South Hardin on June 21.

   “I like to come out and make sure I throw strikes and not think that anyone can hit me,” Tscherter said. “With my defense backing me up, I thought I was pretty locked in when they were helping get outs.”

   Tscherter helped his own cause on the mound with two hits at the plate on Monday, with Kyle Koppen and Mason Skovgard cleaning up the basepaths with both bringing in two runs. Walker Thede and Keagan Geisking added an RBI each.

   Calob Keller hit a 2-run homerun in the seventh inning to get BCLUW on the board, but the Comets couldn’t put together the kind of rally they mustered in a 17-7 comeback win over G-R on June 9 in the team’s first meeting.

   After two-thirds of an inning of relief by Kyle Koppen, Joe Smoldt entered the game after Keller’s home run to get the final two outs.

   “BCLUW doesn’t give up, they’re a good team and came back against us earlier and even against AGWSR (on June 21),” G-R head coach Scott Kiburis said. “We were a little semi-worried, … but we knew it was the beginning of the week so we had Joe back there that we could bring in.”

BCLUW  000 000 2  —  2   3

G-R        212 100 0  —  6   6

WP: Tyler Tscherter (5.2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 9 K)

LP: Blake Mann.

2+ hits: Tyler Tscherter 2-4, Joe Smoldt 2-4. 2B: Smoldt. HR: BCLUW (Calob Keller). RBI: BCLUW (Keller 2); G-R (Kyle Koppen 2, Mason Skovgard 2, Walker Thede, Keagan Geisking). SB: BCLUW (Clay Silver); G-R (Koppen, Thede). BB: BCLUW (Silver, Caleb Engle 2); G-R (Koppen 2, Alex Tscherter, Bronson Wrage, Geisking).