Playing six games in a two week span, the Elk Mound Legion baseball team faced some tough competition and finished with a record of 2-4, starting with a pair of extra inning losses to Chippewa Falls and ending with a win over Hudson.
Chippewa Falls 3–Elk Mound 2 (8 innings)
Playing at Chippewa Falls, the game was tied 2-2 until the home team scored in the bottom of the eighth for a walkoff win. Six different players for Elk Mound recorded a hit while Brody Bergh and Ethan Kjellberg each knocked in a run. Cole Tyman pitched all eight innings and gave up just four hits with one strikeout and two walks.
Chippewa Falls 5–Elk Mound 4 (8 innings)
Elk Mound took the lead in the top of the eighth inning but another comeback by Chippewa Falls resulted in their second extra inning win. Hunter Adleman, Grant Kjellberg, Bergh and Tyman all slammed a pair of hits to lead the offense with Bergh picking up two RBIs. Brandon Bohl gave up three runs in seven innings on just three hits, whiffing seven batters and walking six. Grant Kjellberg allowed two hits and two runs in his one inning on the mound.
Elk Mound 6–Independence 1
A couple of three run innings and a strong pitching performance by Grant Kjellberg was enough for Elk Mound to earn the win. Kjellberg helped his own cause as he collected two hits to go with two from Jon Storing. Bergh crossed home plate twice while Adleman, Storing and Bohl all knocked in a run. Kjellberg seemed to be untouchable as he went the distance and struck out 10 batters and gave up just two hits for the win.
Altoona 10–Elk Mound 0
Elk Mound ran into a buzz saw as they had only two hits, one each by Carter Pritchard and Tyman in the five inning loss. Ryan Conlin and Storing both threw two innings with Conlin giving up seven runs on five hits and six free passes while Storing allowed three runs on three hits and a pair of walks.
Hudson 1–Elk Mound 0
Playing a double header, Elk Mound wasted a strong pitching performance by Tyman in the first game as he gave up just two hits while collecting six Ks with three walks. Storing had the only hit of the game for his team but six different players drew walks and were stranded on the basepaths by Hudson’s crafty pitcher.
Elk Mound 14–Hudson 2
The bats finally came to life according to Elk Mound coach Steve Kjellberg as his team belted 10 hits in the five inning win. Bohl was 3 for 3 while Tyman finished 2 for 3 and Grant Kjellberg, Bergh, Tyman, Bohl and Conlin all came home twice and Bohl and Conlin both drove in a pair of runs. Bohl earned the win on a four hitter as he whiffed 11 Hudson batters and walked two.
Elk Mound is scheduled to play the Colfax Black Sox Tuesday, July 15 at home. The game was changed from the Colfax field due to damage from the tornado a few weeks ago.