LEROY \u2014 Pine River\u2019s baseball team\u00a0earned its second-straight sweep Wednesday night (May 14) with 7-2 and 5-1 victories over Manton. \u201cI was trying to save some pitching for Friday, Saturday and Monday,\u201d Pine River coach Shawn Ruppert said. \u201cI thought Manton played good defense. We didn\u2019t hit the ball like we normally do. We were a little laxed (Wednesday), I thought. I\u2019m not taking anything from Manton.\u201d In the first game against Manton, the Bucks built a 6-0 lead and added a run in the bottom of the fifth on Mason Powell\u2019s RBI double. Starting pitcher Greg Park and reliever Grant Ruppert combined for six shutout innings. Lucas Harris came in the seventh and allowed two unearned runs. Park was the winning pitcher with four strikeouts. Powell, McDonald and Skyler Nelson both had RBI hits. Brady Long had two doubles and an RBI. \u201cI struggled keeping the ball down, but as I went on, I improved and didn\u2019t allow any runs,\u201d Grant Ruppert, who went three innings, said.\u00a0 \u201cSo I\u2019m content.\u201d In the second game, the Bucks raced out to a 2-0 lead before an RBI single from Brandon Hoaglund in the top of the fifth pushed the score to 3-1. In the sixth, Park had an RBI single and another run scored on a passed ball. McDonald went the first six innings, striking out one and allowing three hits and three walks. Tony Moore went the final inning. Hoaglund had two hits and two RBIs while Ruppert tallied a hit. \u201cBoth Greg and Mitch kept us in the game and did a good job,\u201d Shawn Ruppert said. \u201cWe had different pitchers that threw (Wednesday). Those are guys that haven\u2019t been able to pitch hardly any games at all. It\u2019s good for them. We\u2019re going to need them the next few days.\u201d Hoaglund is now 32-of-32 in steal attempts this season.