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Posted on: Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Preps: Three innings, 45 runs, one embarrassing loss


Associated Press

THREE LAKES, Wis. Ben Wales had a game he won't soon forget.

The same goes for Phelps High School in northeast Wisconsin.

Wales went 6 for 6 while hitting for the cycle, drove in 12 runs and had a no-hitter going as Three Lakes defeated Phelps 45-0 on Tuesday in a game called after three innings.

Three Lakes coach Jeff Liebscher told the Rhinelander Daily News he felt bad for Phelps after 22 runs, 23 hits, 21 walks and 11 steals in the first inning alone.

Fortunately for Phelps, none of it will count.

Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association spokesman Todd Clark told The Associated Press that, according to national rules, the game will be ruled a forfeit because it failed to reach the required number of innings.