Albert Lea Legion falls to Rochester Century
Published 7:55 pm Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Despite hard hits, pitching still sunk the Albert Lea American Legion Post 56 baseball team.
The Rochester Century A’s defeated the Albert Lea Legion 6-2 Wednesday at Hayek Field.
Jake Kilby recorded the pitching loss for the Legion, allowing four runs on three hits and walking four in his two-inning appearance. Taylor Heavner pitched the remaining four innings in the rest of the game and allowed two runs on three hits, while walking two and striking out two.
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“We got in the hole pitching early,” said coach Jay Enderson.
The loss brings the Legion to a record of 5-5.
“We hit the ball hard and had some hard hits,” said Enderson. “Parker Mullenbach hit well.”
Mullenbach was 1-3 with a double and one RBI. E.J. Thomas was 2-3 with a run scored, with Mason Hammer scoring the team’s other run of the game. Alex Bledsoe was 1-3 and Kole Smith was 2-4.
Next, the Legion hosts Owatonna in a doubleheader starting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Hayek Field.