Rebels use sharp defense to beat Cardinals

Published 2:22am Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Minimizing mistakes on defense pushed the United South Central baseball team to its third win of the season.

The Rebels won their second straight home game Tuesday with a 6-4 victory at Bethlehem Academy.

“It was cold, but our kids competed hard,” said USC coach Pat Frank.

Trevor Stencel went the distance on the mound. He struck out three batters and allowed three earned runs.

“Trevor threw a good ballgame against a good club,” Frank said. “We had some timely hits and played really well defensively with only one error.”

The Rebels broke the game open in the bottom of the fifth inning when Riley Kloos drove in three runs on a throwing error by Bethlehem Academy.

Next, USC (3-1 overall) will play at 5 p.m. Thursday against Blooming Prairie. The Awesome Blossoms are coming off a 10-0 home win against Alden-Conger.