Glenwood City finally won its second game of the season this past Saturday as it broke its six game losing streak with a 14-4 win over Alma Center Lincoln in three team, round-robin tournament held at Glenwood City High School.
The ten run win was its largest of the year. Glenwood City’s other win was an 8-7 home win over Plum City on April 23.
“We played confidently against Lincoln,” said head coach Jake Score. “And we won.”
That confidence, however, proved short-lived as the Hilltoppers fell 16-2 to Somerset in their second game of Saturday’s tournament and were beaten at home by Elmwood 15-8 on Monday, May 18.
The Hilltoppers have three games remaining on its regular season schedule. They host Colfax in the conference home finale this Thursday, May 21 before ending on the road in Plum City next Tuesday, May 26 and at St. Croix Falls on Friday, May 29.
The Raiders baseball team has just two conference victories this season. Both against the Hilltoppers.
Elmwood completed a sweep of the regular season series with a 15-8 road win over Glenwood City Monday, May 18.
Elmwood held a slight advantage in hits – 13 to ten – but took advantage of nine Glenwood City errors to gain the victory.
Elmwood led 3-0 when it plated six runs in the fourth to take a 9-1 lead.
Glenwood City enjoyed a seven run sixth frame as Nick Schone and Jake Logghe doubled and Spencer Peterson, Joel Ormson, Jeff Schone and Peter Hill strung together singles to cut the deficit to three at 11-8.
But the Raiders then added four runs in the seventh to secure the win.
Joel Ormson took the loss for the Toppers.
One Win, One Loss
After Alma Center Lincoln had pulled to within two runs of the Toppers at 5-3 after the fourth inning, Glenwood City exploded for eight runs in the fifth inning.
Jake Logghe doubled and Mitch Hurtgen and Joel Ormson singled as the Toppers also took advantage of four walks and a hit batsman to score its fifth inning runs.
Joel Ormson picked up the pitching victory in the Toppers 14-4 win.
Things did not go as well against Somerset in the second game.
The Spartans scored early and often as they rocked Toppers’ starter Mitch Hurtgen.
Somerset, who outhit Glenwood City eight to three, were aided by nine GC errors in a 16-2 win in five innings.
The Spartans scored six runs in the top of the first, added three more runs in the second, another five in the third and its final pair in the fifth.
Glenwood City’s runs came in the first and second innings.
Nick Schone, Joel Ormson and Mitch Hurtgen had the Toppers’ hits.