Charger Boys Win Over G-R, 10-2
The ACGC baseball team played its fourth consecutive non-conference game on Monday when it hosted Glidden-Ralston of the Rolling Hills Conference and came away with a 10-2 win.
"We had a solid game against the Wildcats tonight and need to continue our winning ways tomorrow night (Tuesday) as we play district foe Woodward-Granger," Chargers' mentor Taylor Morris said following the win. "We need to keep getting better this week." (Morris' reference to Woodward-Granger as a district foe is in regard to the fact that ACGC will play W-G in the second round of district play if it defeats South Central Calhoun in the first round.)
The Chargers managed just four hits against the visitors, but were aided by five errors and twelve walks surrendered by Wildcat pitching.
After G-R scored a run in its first at bat, the Chargers tied it up without a hit in the bottom half of the inning. Brock Littler was hit by pitch, stole second and third, and scored on a Wildcat error.
The third inning was a big one for ACGC, as the team sent eleven batters to the plate and generated six runs on three hits. The Kading brothers--Miles and Eli--each singled to drive in a run and Newell Rogers' triple scored two Chargers.
The Wildcats scored its final run in the fourth inning, while the Chargers added two runs in the fifth frame without a hit. The final Charger score came in the sixth inning when Clayton Wardyn's double plated Eli Kading.
Brock Littler went the distance on the mound for the Chargers. The junior gave up five hits, one earned run, and struck out eight Wildcats.
The win improves the ACGC season record to 11 wins and 20 losses that includes an 8-11 mark in the WCAC.
Score by inning:
G-R 100 100 0--2 5 5
ACGC 106 021 x--10 4 1
ACGC hitting: (AB-R-H-RBI) Rogers(3-1-1-2) Littler(1-2-0-0) MKading(3-1-1-2) Jensen(3-0-0-0) Rumelhart(2-1-0-0) Crawford(2-1-0-1) Ekading(2-2-1-1) Marsh(2-1-0-0) Wardyn(3-1-1-1)
ACGC pitching: (IP-H-R-ER-SO-BB) Littler(7.00-5-2-1-8-3)