Under the leadership of Steve Kjellberg, the Elk Mound Legion baseball team won games over Plum City, Colfax and Pepin-Alma while dropping contests to Chippewa Falls twice and Prescott twice for a 3-4 record so far this summer.
In a 6-3 win over Plum City, Brandon Bohl continued his pitching success from the high school team as he earned the win with a three hitter and 14 strikeouts. Alex Hollister went 2 for 3 at the plate with a double and two RBIs while Cole Tyman was 2 for 4 and scored twice.
Hosting Colfax, Elk Mound won 4-2 with Tyman on the mound for all seven innings as he whiffed 13 batters. Tyman helped his own cause by smacking a home run to bring in a pair of runs while Jon Storing, Derrick Redwine and Hollister all collected one hit.
Elk Mound lost the first game against Chippewa Falls 7-2 with Grant Kjellberg and Ryan Conlin each banging a pair of hits as Bohl absorbed the loss on the mound allowing all seven runs with seven Ks and four free passes. They were shut out 3-0 in the second game as Logan Bergh had the only hit of the game for the team while Kjellberg pitched all seven innings, striking out two batters and walking two.
“It was a nice pitching effort by Grant but he didn’t get a lot of run support,” coach Kjellberg said.
In a 4-3 win in nine innings over Pepin-Alma, Storing, Carter Pritchard, Tyman, Redwine and Conlin all had a pair of hits. Elk Mound was down in the bottom of the seventh but Redwine slammed a triple to bring in the tying run, then came through again with a single in the ninth to bring Pritchard in with the winning run after his double. Tyman threw all nine innings and struck out six batters and walked just two.
Playing an always powerful Prescott team, Elk Mound led 7-4 heading into the seventh inning in game one, but they couldn’t shut the Prescott bats down and they lost 8-7. Storing, Kjellberg, Pritchard and Brody Bergh all knocked in a run for the team as Bohl took the loss but struck out 10 batters and walked two. Prescott continued their hot hitting and Elk Mound committed six errors in the second game as they fell 15-8. Pritchard, Tyman and Redwine all collected a pair of hits and Tyman and Conlin both crossed the plate twice. Kjellberg took the loss, pitching all seven innings with two Ks and three walks.
A game against Hudson June 29 had to be stopped after a few innings due to bad weather.