Glenville-Emmons Legion team drops pair of one-run games

Published 12:42 am Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The Glenville-Emmons starting pitchers of Tyler Woodside and Jon Mittag were on top of their game Tuesday as the American Legion team hooked up with Blooming Prairie for a five-inning doubleheader in Glenville, but two unearned runs were the difference for both.

In what was a recurring theme during the high school season, Woodside was the hard-luck loser of a 2-1 ball game in the first game of the doubleheader as he threw all five innings and allowed just one earned run on five hits.

During the high school season Woodside allowed just six earned runs in eight starts, but had a 3-3 record. Sixteen of the runs scored against him were unearned.

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Blooming Prairie scored the go-ahead run in the third inning, despite being outhit by Glenville-Emmons (1-6) five to four.

Mittag drove in the lone run for Glenville-Emmons in the first.

“It was a very well played game all the way around,” said Glenville-Emmons head coach Cary Williamson. “It could of went either way.”

After coming up short against Blooming Prairie (5-1) in the first game, Williamson elected to throw Mittag to try to grab a win.

Mittag delivered five strong innings as he gave up five hits and struck out seven. He allowed four runs, but only three were earned as Blooming Prairie eked out a 4-3 win.

Blooming Prairie sent across the game-winning run in the fifth inning.

Spencer Kral went 2-for-3 with an RBI while Woodside went 1-for-2 and Trent Thoms went 1-for-2 with an RBI.

Glenville-Emmons plays Thursday in Adams.

Blooming Prairie 2, Glenville-Emmons 1, Game 1

Blooming Prairie 101 00 — 2 4 0

Glenville-Emmons 100 00 — 1 5 2

LP — Tyler Woodside 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K

Blooming Prairie 4, Glenville-Emmons 3, Game 2

Glenville-Emmons 011 10 — 3 5 2

Blooming Prairie 011 11 — 4 5 1

LP — Jon Mittag 5 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 7 K