Elcho Hornets out-hit Rebels 7-6 in 5-3 road loss|
“We played solid defense again in horrible conditions—freezing rain,” was all the Elcho baseball head coach Ryan Conradt could say about Thursday’s trip to Dunbar.
Goodman/Pembine took its two run lead in the first inning all the way to a 5-3 win over the Hornets. The Patriots plated runs in the second and fourth innings before Elcho could get on the board.
Alec Smith, Cory Ruhland and Trevor Novak found their way around the bases in providing the Hornets the three tallies in the fifth. Despite gaining more hits than its host, 7-6, the Elcho players were unable to overcome its lack of aggression in the batters box to garner the win.
“Errors were low again with three, but we just weren’t aggressive enough at the plate,” Conradt said. “It’s a disappointing loss but we’re still trying to get full strength. I’m confident our guys will fix the little things and the wins will come soon.”
Ruhland had the only extra base hit for the Hornets as he finished 2-for-3, Jaeger Adams also went 2-for-3. B.J. McKinney hit 2-for-2 and Novak was 1-for-3.
Smith spent the entire night on the mound for the Hornets. In the six frames he had five strike outs, as many walks and gave up six hits for five runs.
“We have four home games next week and are looking to start a win streak,” the coach added.
Monday the Hornets face Laona/Wabeno, Three Lakes on Tuesday, Phelps Thursday and Crandon on Friday—all home games, all 5 p.m. starts.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Patriots 5, Hornets 3
R H E EHS 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 — 3 7 3
G/P 2 1 0 1 0 1 x — 5 6 1
McKinney, 2-2, Smith 0-3, RBI; Ruhland 2-3, double, RBI; Adams 2-3, RBI; Wozniak 0-3; Brendemuehl 0-3, Raith 0-3; Novak 1-3; Jensen 0-2; Schoepke 0-1.
Smith (loss) 6IP, 6H, 5R, 3ER, 5BB, 5K.
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