Glenwood City continued to struggle on the baseball diamond as it lost all four of its games this past week.
To win, a team needs to score runs and outside a nine run effort in a non-conference loss Friday, May 8 to Clayton/Turtle Lake, the Hilltoppers are finding it difficult to manufacture runs.
Elmwood found its first conference win May 4 when it nipped Glenwood City 4-3 in Elmwood.
The Toppers then went on to lose the next three at home.
Glenwood City managed just one run in a rain-shortened 6-1 loss at home to Mondovi May 7. The following day (Friday, May 8) Glenwood City fell to the aforementioned Clayton/Turtle Lake team 19-9 and were blanked 12-0 by Pepin/Alma on Monday, May 11.
Glenwood City, now 1-8 and 1-10 overall, play host to a triangular this Saturday, May 18 and host Elmwood on Monday, May 21.
The Eagles outhit the Toppers eight to four and capitalized on five Glenwood City errors to win 12-0 in seven innings.
Pepin/Alma scored once in the first and second innings and three more times in the fourth and held a 5-0 lead until the top of the seventh.
That is when the Eagles scored seven runs on three doubles en route to the 12-0 victory.
Starter Joel Ormson suffered the loss for the Toppers, who got hits from Ormson, Jeff Schone, Jake Logghe and Jake Kopacz.
Glenwood City’s Pete Hill made it to third base in the fifth but that was as close as GC came to scoring.
Glenwood City led 1-0 after one inning when Nick Schone was hit by a pitch and came around to score.
But Clayton/Turtle Lake scored seven times in the second inning as it strung together six straight hits.
Glenwood City plated five runs in their half of the third inning when they had their own hitting streak. Nick Schone and Jake Logghe singled to open the inning. Mitch Hurtgen hit a double followed by consecutive base hits by Damian Hoitomt and Spencer Peterson.
The visitors, however, scored seven runs in the fourth and five runs in the sixth to take the 19-9 win.
The Toppers scored twice in the fourth.
Jake Logghe and Mitch Hurtgen led the Toppers with three hits each. Glenwood City finished with 11 hits total.
The Buffaloes scored a pair of runs in the first and fifth innings and single runs in the second and fourth to win 6-1 in Glenwood City after rain storms cause the May 7 game to be called in the sixth inning.
The Toppers, who had hits by Pete Hill and Mitch Hurtgen, scored its only run in the second when Joel Ormson was hit by a pitch and was able to score without the aid of a hit.
Fall in Elmwood
After battling to knot the game at three, Elmwood scored the game winning run in the bottom of the seventh to get its first win of the season, a 4-3 victory at home Monday, May 4.
Despite outhitting the Raiders 8 to 2, Glenwood City just could not score runs.
It had single scores in the second, third and seventh innings.
Elmwood, meanwhile, took advantage of four Topper errors and eight walks which included the winning run to claim the win.
Damian Hoitomt and Spencer Peterson each had a pair of hits for the Hilltoppers.