The losses continued to add up for the Glenwood City baseball team as it lost three conference games this last week to bring its losing skid to five games.
The Hilltoppers fell to the three teams that are above them in the small Dunn-St. Croix Conference standings – Pepin/Alma, Plum City and Spring Valley.
The week began with a 12-2 loss to Pepin/Alma in Alma on Monday, May 9.
That was followed a pair of home losses to Plum City on Thursday, May 12 and Spring Valley on Saturday, May 14. The Blue Devils won 8-5 and the Cardinals took home a 7-3 victory.
Glenwood City has conference road games at Elmwood and Colfax on Monday and Thursday respectively of this week and will wrap up its regular season schedule by hosting rival Boyceville next Monday, May 23.
WIAA regional tournaments begin Thursday, May 26.
The game got off to a rough start for Glenwood City and did not improve much as the game progressed Monday, May 9 in Alma.
Glenwood City starting pitcher Joel Ormson surrendered a lead-off home run to the Eagles’ Logan Carroll. The home team added three more runs before Ormson and the Toppers could get off the field.
Ormson’s struggles continued over the next two innings as he gave up two walks, three hits and seven runs and hit a trio of Eagles batters before exiting at the conclusion of the third inning.
Damian Hoitomt threw the final two innings, giving up just one hit and a run as the Eagles won the contest 12-2.
The Toppers’ two scores were in the third inning when Spencer Peterson and Pete Hill drew back-to-back walks and scored.
Nick Schone and Hoitomt had the only hits for Glenwood City, who was outhit eight to two.
After Glenwood City took a 3-1 lead in the first inning with three hits, the Toppers offense short-circuited.
The Hilltoppers managed just two hits and a pair of runs in the remaining six innings of play in an 8-5 loss to Plum City.
The Blue Devils scored rund in each of the first four innings with two in the second and three in the fourth to earn the win.
Kraig Heit hit a three-run homer in the fourth as Plum City collected eight hits in all.
The Toppers’ hits, all singles, were turned in by Spencer Peterson, Nick Schone, Mitch Hurtgen, Damian Hoitomt and Marcus Hurtgen.
In a make-up of an earlier postponement, the small division-leading Spring Valley Cardinals came to town Saturday afternoon, May 14 and left with a 7-3 win.
The Cardinals tallied eight hits including five doubles. A four-run first inning helped propel them to the win.
The Toppers scored single rund in the third, fourth and fifth innings but no individual statistics or game information was provided by the coaches.