G-E can’t find offense against Blooming Prairie

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 30, 2006

AUSTIN &045;&160;The struggles at the plate that bothered the Glenville-Emmons baseball team at the end of the regular season continued to haunt the team in the postseason.

The Wolverines dropped their second sub-section game and concluded their season with a 12-7 overall record Saturday.

G-E lost to Blooming Prairie 12-2 as the Blossoms put eight runs on the board in the top of the seventh to secure the win.

The Wolverines committed six errors in the game including two in the seventh.

&8220;Once it started to go wrong it all went down hill from there,&8221; said Glenville-Emmons head coach Louie Toulouse.

The Wolverines tied the game at two in the third inning when Wade Flattum reached on an error, Justin Flattum singled, both runners advanced on a wild pitch and scored on a Michael Greibrok single.

G-E would have a chance to score in the fifth with runners on second and third with and outs, however, they could not scratch out another hit.

&8220;If we could have scored in that inning we could have taken control of the game and possibly gotten the win,&8221; said Toulouse.

Blooming Prairie would take the lead with two runs in the sixth before exploding for eight in the seventh.

Justin Flattum took the loss for G-E giving up 12 hits, striking out six and walking two in 6 2/3 innings of work.

&8220;We really struggled with our hitting in this sub-section tournament,&8221; said Toulouse. &8220;It was something that started at the end of the regular season, and we just couldn’t get hits to drive people in.&8221;