Dodging raindrops and fighting the cold weather, the Elk Mound baseball team came from behind for a 15-7 road win over Chetek-Weyerhaeuser Tuesday, April 7, then playing three days later under sunny skies, the Mounders pulled out a 3-1 win at home over Elmwood.
With the score knotted at 2-2 after three innings, the Mounders came up with three runs in the top of the fourth for a 5-2 lead. The Bulldogs erased that lead however as they came up with five of their own in the bottom of the fifth. Trailing 7-5, Elk Mound finally woke up from their offensive stupor according to coach Paul Andrea and exploded for 10 runs in the sixth inning. Alex Hollister banged a two run single, Brandon Bohl added a two run double, Trey Mohr slammed another two run single and Grant Kjellberg brought a pair of runners home on his own double for the big blasts of the inning. From there on out, Bohl shut the Bulldog hitters down to preserve the win.
“The weather was awful and that definitely affected both teams,” Andrea said. “The cold made it hard for the pitchers to grab the slick ball. But you expect games like this when the weather is bad and you haven’t had many practices on a field,” he added.
Hollister, Cole Tyman and Mohr all had two hits in the win with Hollister driving in four runs. Mohr pitched the first four innings while Kjellberg, Dane Lew and Bohl all took their turn on the mound. The four combined for a seven hitter with five strikeouts and five walks.
ELK MOUND 1 1 0 3 0 10 0 — 15
CHETEK-WEYERHAEUSER 1 1 0 0 5 0 0 — 7
The game was scoreless until the bottom of the third when the Mounders scored all three of their runs. With Bohl on the mound it turned out that was all they needed as he went the distance, allowing just the one run and giving up seven hits with seven strikeouts and one walk. Kjellberg and Jon Storing both rapped a pair of hits to lead the offense.
ELMWOOD 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 — 1
ELK MOUND 0 0 3 0 0 0 X — 3