Playing with a young team this summer, the Elk Mound Legion baseball team concluded their season with a double header against Spring Valley last week. Both games were scheduled to go five innings but Elk Mound ended up losing the first one 5-4 in six innings, then took the second game 9-8 which was called after four innings due to darkness. The split gave them a final record of 7-13 for the summer.
Fielding issues were the downfall for Elk Mound in game one as they committed five errors in the game to go with eight hits by Spring Valley off pitcher Grant Kjellberg. Kjellberg went the distance giving up all five runs but only one was earned as he struck out four batters and walked two. Cole Tyman, Ethan Kjellberg and Ryan Conlin all rapped a pair of hits with Tyman picking up two RBI.
Three pitchers combined for a three hitter in game two with Conlin giving up seven runs in two innings which included three hits, two Ks and six free passes. Jon Storing threw an inning and allowed a run with one strikeout and one walk while Tyman finished it off with one strikeout in the fourth. The team collected 10 hits with Hunter Adleman, Tyman and Grant and Ethan Kjellberg all smacking a pair with Tyman clearing the bases on a bases loaded triple. Conlin had just one hit but it was a big one as he slammed a two run homerun.
“Finishing the season 7-13 isn’t too bad considering we played four sophomores and two freshmen and had two eighth graders helping us out,” Elk Mound coach Grant Kjellberg said.