W-G Wins Over Chargers' Baseball, 4-1
Updated: Jul 8, 2021
The ACGC baseball team battled Woodward-Granger to a 1-1 draw through five innings, only to have the host Hawks score three runs in the sixth to take a 4-1 lead that stood up as the final in.
"This was a very tightly contested game and Woodward-Granger was able to execute in the sixth to walk away with the win," Chargers' mentor Taylor Morris said after the game that was played on July 6. "Our guys played solid defense and Newell (Rogers) gave us a chance to win on the mound, but we struggled with runners in scoring position last night, and that was the difference in the game."
The Chargers got on the scoreboard first when they tallied a single run in the second inning. Cayden Jensen's triple was followed up by Reid Rumelhart's sacrifice fly that scored Jensen to give the visitors a 1-0 lead. The Hawks knotted the game when they put together two singles with a stolen base in between to score a run in the third inning.
Goose eggs went up on the board for ACGC the rest of the way, while W-G scored three runs in its sixth at bat to put the game away.
The Chargers put a runner on base in every inning after the their second inning score, but were unable to get any to cross home plate. The closest ACGC came to scoring was in the fifth inning when Lucas Marsh singled with one out, advanced to second on a ground out, and stole third base. He was stranded their when the next batter struck out.
Rogers went the distance on the mound for ACGC, surrendering eight hits to the Hawks. He walked three and had no strikeouts. A good performance by the team's defense backed up Newell and helped to keep the Chargers in the game. Rogers also had a double in three at bats.
Morris was looking ahead when he said, "It's a nice thing knowing that if we take care of business in our postseason game with South Central Calhoun, we get another chance at Woodward-Granger.
"Our guys are eager for the opportunity, but we need to finish the regular season strong and then focus on South Central Calhoun on Saturday."
Score by inning:
ACGC 010 000 0--1 3 1
W-G 001 003 x--4 8 2
ACGC hitting: (AB-R-H-RBI) Littler(3-0-0-0) Crawford(3-0-0-0) MKading(3-0-0-0) Rogers(3-0-1-0) Jensen(3-1-1-0) Rumelhart(2-0-0-1) Ekading(3-0-0-0) Marsh(2-0-1-0) Wardyn(2-0-0-0)
ACGC pitching: (IP-H-R-ER-SO-BB) Rogers(6.00-8-4-3-0-3)