Rams sweep HCHS in hard-fought twin bill
GLENWOOD (June 14) -- Harlan Community was swept by Glenwood in a Hawkeye Ten baseball doubleheader on Monday night, losing 3-1 in game one and 7-6 in game two on a walkoff two-run single by Ram freshman Kayden Anderson.
Glenwood improved to 6-6 overall and 5-5 in conference play and went over .500 the next night vs. Creston. The Cyclones struck out 21 times in the twin bill and fell to 4-8 and 3-6, respectively.
Glenwood 3, HCHS 1
Ram junior Jayme Fritts outdueled Cyclone junior Alex Monson in game one and nearly pitched a shutout. Fritts allowed six hits in seven innings, walked one and struck out 12. Monson (1-2) allowed six hits in six frames, walked one, hit one batter and struck out six.
Glenwood scored all three of its runs early, getting a two-out RBI single from Trent Patton in the first and a two-out, two-run single by Risto Lappala in the third.
HCHS finally got on the board in the seventh when Luke Musich hit a single and later scored on Teagon Kasperbauer’s two-out RBI single. With the tying run at the plate, Fritts notched his 12th K to end the contest.
Joey Moser went 2-for-3 with a double to lead the Cyclones and Kasperbauer was also 2-for-3. Quinn Koesters singled and walked.
Glenwood 7, HCHS 6
Both teams chipped away offensively in game two with the Rams striking last on Anderson’s bases-loaded game-winner to right field. Anderson finished 3-for-4 with a double, a triple and three RBI.
The game saw each squad score in five out of its seven innings at-bat.
Key hits for the Cyclones included RBI singles by Koesters in the first, Moser in the second, Monson in the fifth and Kasperbauer in the sixth. Cade Sears added a pair of sacrifice flies in back-to-back innings as HCHS scored twice in the fifth and once in the sixth to take a 6-5 lead.
The Cyclones left the bases loaded in the top of the seventh and Glenwood made them pay for issuing two straight walks in the home half of the inning.
Thomas Ernst, Stephen Leinen and Moser all pitched for HCHS. Leinen was the most effective of the three, allowing one unearned run in two innings. Moser (0-2) worked the final inning and two-thirds and took the loss.
The Cyclones totaled nine singles at the plate - two each by Moser and Kelby Lasher, who scored two runs. Koesters was hit-by-pitch three times in the game.
Patton pitched the final two and two-thirds in relief of Anderson to get the win.
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