G-E loses offensive stalemate

Published 10:10 am Thursday, June 3, 2010

Glenville-Emmons baseball couldn’t find enough offense with runners on third base and fell 2-0 to Kenyon-Wanamingo in the opening round of the 1A Subsection Tournament.

Each team tallied only four hits on a wet field that kept ground balls in the infield.

The K-M Knights got all their runs in the second inning off a double that landed just out of the reach of diving left fielder Zach Williamson.

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G-E got their chance in the top seventh inning with a runner on third and one out, but couldn’t drive him home.

Spencer Kral led the G-E Wolverines going 2-for-3 with a double. Trent Toms also hit a double in two plate appearances. G-E wasn’t able to take advantage of the extra base hit, though, and stranded both at third.

“I thought we could hit against the Knights’ pitcher because he isn’t overpowering,” head coach Louie Toulouse said. “We just didn’t swing the bats well tonight.”

Wolverines’ starting pitcher Jon Mittag made hitting equally as hard on the Knights, surrendering only four hits and one earned run in six innings.

“Mittag pitched well enough to win,” Toulouse said. “They got the hit they needed and we didn’t, either team could have easily won.”

With the loss, G-E finishes the season with a record of 10-7, 4-2 in conference play. The team struggled in close games, though, losing three games 2-1 in the seventh inning.

“It was a good season but we didn’t hit the ball consistantly well,” Toulouse said.”