Knights fall to Bulldogs

Published 2:29am Tuesday, April 15, 2014

After winning its first game since 2012, the Alden-Conger baseball team lost 11-1 at Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton.

The Knights tied the game 1-1 in the top of the third, but the Bulldogs answered with three runs in the bottom of the third, two in the fourth and five in the sixth.

“We kept the game within reach early, but they had some good innings, and we couldn’t battle back,” said Alden-Conger coach Sam Hintz. “The bats were as cold as the temperature outside.”

Due to a low temperature, high winds and field conditions in Alden, the game was moved to Janesville, Hintz said.

Wyatt Ladwig led the Knights at the plate by going 1-for-3 with a double. He also pitched four innings, struck out four batters and allowed 10 hits.

The Bulldogs are 3-0 on the season by a combined score of 30-10.

Alden-Conger was coming off a 7-4 win Thursday at Cleveland, their first victory since beating Blooming Prairie 13-5 on May 18, 2012.

Next, the Knights (1-2 overall) play at 4:30 p.m. today at Blooming Prairie (1-1 overall).