1-0 loss ends G-E season

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 6, 2002

ROCHESTER &045; Mitch Meier pitched as he has all season. But for the first time, it didn’t result in a win for the Glenville-Emmons Wolverines.

Meier pitched a complete-game four-hitter, not allowing an earned run, but the Wolverines came up empty on the scoreboard and lost 1-0 to Elgin-Millville in the Section 1A Baseball Tournament at Hudson Field in Rochester Wednesday. It was the only loss of the year for Meier, who finished with a record of 10-1.

&uot;We had our chances,&uot; said coach Louie Toulouse. &uot;We just didn’t get it done.&uot;

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The Wolverines finished 19-9, setting a school record for most victories in a season.

According to Toulouse, they had two outstanding opportunities to extend the season.

In the second inning they had runners on first and third with one out, but followed with a strikeout and a deep fly ball.

&uot;We needed the deep fly ball with one out,&uot; said Toulouse.

They had an even better chance in the bottom of the fifth, loading the bases with one out and one of their top batters at the plate. He hit a one-hopper back to the pitcher, who threw to home to start a 1-2-3 double play.

Elgin-Millville followed with its only run of the game in the top of the sixth. The winning run reached on a two-out ground ball error. He stole second and scored on a single.

The Wolverines had four hits, one each by Paul Kleven, Richie Mathis, Matt Learn and Chase Rayman.

Seniors Kleven, Mathis, Learn, Rayman, Jay Wadding and Nick Flatness graduate, but the Wolverines will return several talented players next year, including Meier.