WEBSTER––By the way things looked Tuesday morning, the Webster baseball diamond was in no shape to host a baseball game, much less a game of great latitude.
But with a great number of volunteers, the field was transformed into a very well groomed, dry playing surface which benefited both teams.
It helped the Tigers as they took care of the Shell Lake Lakers in convincing style by an 11-0 margin.
The Lakers got a man on in the top of the first inning but was left stranded. Webster, though, went right to work, going all the way through the order to score four runs. Four singles and doubles by Carsen Stenberg and Trevor Gustafson paved the way.
Four more runs came across in inning two for the Tigers as the Lakers had gone down 1-2-3. Gustafson's two-run home run over the left-center field fence was the highlight of the inning.
Innings three and four for Shell Lake found them stranding a man on base and two were left on in the fifth.
Webster went scoreless in innings three and four, but a walk, two singles and a home run by Jack Washburn to extreme left field in the fifth inning sealed the deal for the Tigers.
Hunter Rosenbaum pitched all five innings for Webster. He allowed two hits while walking two and striking out five.
Webster hosts number two seeded Northwood on Wednesday. The Evergreens defeated Solon Springs 6-2 on Tuesday night and come into the game with a 12-6 record. Game time is 5 p.m. at the Webster baseball diamond. tournament.
The winner of this game goes to Shell Lake next Tuesday, June 4, to play for the right to go to the state baseball tournament.