BLOOMER – After throwing a one hit shutout four days earlier at Colfax, Elk Mound’s Brandon Bohl came right back and tossed another five inning shutout against a pretty good Bloomer team in a 13-0 win at home May 22.
Bohl gave up just two hits while striking out 11 Blackhawk batters and walking one, and helped his cause with a 2 for 3 performance at the plate with three RBI.
After leading 4-0 at the end of three innings, the Mounders completely busted the game open with nine runs in the fourth. Grant Kjellberg drew a leadoff walk, Ryan Conlin brought him in with a double to the fence and after a Mounder strikeout, Dane Lew banged a basehit. Another strikeout followed and it appeared the Bloomer pitcher was going to get out of the inning but Bohl sent a solid smash to the shortstop that ate him up and ended up in the outfield allowing both runners to score. Bohl then moved to third on a wild pitch and came home on a Jon Storing single to make it 8-0. Carter Pritchard followed with his own single and Hunter Adleman walked to load the bases. A fly ball landed between the outfielders to bring in two more runs and Conlin was back to the plate. It turned out to be a pretty good inning for him as he sent a shot over the left field fence to bring in the final three runs of the game for the Mounders. Bohl forced a pair of ground ball outs in the Bloomer half of the fifth and appropriately, the shortened game ended with him striking out the final batter.
“Everything was going well for us today,” coach Paul Andrea said. “Brandon was pitching at a high level and our bats came alive. We played a pretty steady defense, too. We need to work on being consistent at the plate as we head into the final week of the regular season and into playoffs,” he added.
Conlin finished 2 for 2 with four RBI, Storing went 2 for 3 with two RBI and Adleman was 2 for 3 with one RBI. Elk Mound’s record is 14-4 overall.
BLOOMER 0 0 0 0 0 –0
ELK MOUND 3 1 0 9 X – 13