Rib Lake keeps rolling with shutout in Gilman

Rib Lake’s Nick Gerstbeger slides safely into home plate as Gilman catcher Kade Kroeplin is unable to handle a low throw on a fifth-inning fielder’s choice in Tuesday’s non-conference baseball game. The run gave Rib Lake a 13-0 lead in an eventual 16-0 win. The Redmen are off to an impressive 4-0 start to the season. Photo by Matt Frey/The Star NewsGilman first baseman Gabe Gunderson thinks he makes a tag on Rib Lake bunter Brock Thiede but the ball is in is his other hand during the second inning of Tuesday's game won by the Redmen. Photo by Matt Frey/The Star News

Rib Lake’s upward trend in their first week of baseball games continued Tuesday afternoon in blustery Gilman, while the hometown Pirates have learned they have work to do to stop an early downward trend.
Scoring in every inning, the Redmen improved to 4-0 on the young season with a 16-0 blowout win that was the team’s third shutout win in this early stretch.
With the exception of two rough defensive innings in Thorp on Monday, the Redmen have gotten off to an exceptional start in non-conference play.
“We’ve been the road warriors, winning four road games in four days,” head coach Dick Iverson said. “We’ve really been scoring some runs. We pitched really well over the weekend.
“We’re playing well, that’s all I can say.”
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