NRHEG slowed in loss to Maple River

Published 12:00 am Sunday, May 14, 2006

MINNESOTA LAKE &045;&160;The NRHEG baseball team lost the game and a key player against Maple River.

The Panthers dropped the game 10-6 and also saw shortstop Ben Waldhauser go down with an injury.

&8220;There were very few highlights,&8221; said Panther head coach Jeff Reese, &8220;Everything that could go wrong did, but we did show some heart by battling through adversity.&8221;

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Maple River scored in six of the seven innings it batted getting three in both the second and fifth frames.

Tory Somage took the loss for the Panthers giving up nine runs in four innings and striking out a pair. Dakota Tracy worked the final two innings giving up one run.

Taylor Holland got the Panthers on the board with a solo home run in the second inning. Ben

Burshem would get on with a single in the fifth and come around to score the team’s second run.

Maple River would take a 10-2 lead into the top of the seventh before NRHEG was able to make it a little more interesting.

Tracy and Burshem got on with back-to-back walks and Brian Warnke loaded the bases with a one-out single. Joe McGuire would clear the bases with a grand slam.

Josh Churchill, Holland and Justin Stieglbauer would all follow with hits to reload the bases but the Panthers would not be able to push any more runs across.

McGuire, Churchill and Holland all had a pair of hits in the game as NRHEG pounded out 11 total.

The loss dropped the Panthers to 12-3 overall as they prepare to play at Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton Monday.

Maple River 10, NRHEG 6



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LP &045;&160;Tory Somage