Sioux City East edges Glenwood, 6-5

Sioux City East plated two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning and ended Glenwood’s five game winning streak with a 6-5 victory Friday in Sioux City.

The Rams (12-8) had their chances against the Black Raiders but couldn’t get the timely hits they needed. In all, Glenwood left 10 men on base and twice with the bases loaded failed to push across a run.

“We had people on in scoring position all game long,” said Glenwood coach Kurt Schultz. “It’s tough to win when you leave 10 men on base.”

Cole Loeffelbein started on the hill for the Rams. The senior allowed two earned runs and struck out five before Schultz went to his bullpen. Jake King came on to pitch the fifth and allowed two runs on two hits to take the loss.

“Jake unfortunately got in the position of giving up a couple runs and they turned out to be the deciding runs,” Schultz said. “It was tough luck loss for him.”

The Rams finished with eight hits, three coming from Colton Schutte and two from Loeffelbein. Both tripled in the game and drove in a run.

Glenwood 7,
Atlantic 0

Glenwood’s A.J. Slaughter struck out 13 and allowed just three hits in six scoreless innings as the Rams blanked Atlantic 7-0 in Hawkeye 10 Conference baseball Thursday.
Slaughter (2-1) was in command all game long in a 106 pitching performance that Ram coach Kurt Schultz said was one of his senior left-handers best this season.

“He was dominant,” Schultz said. “He’s had a few performances like that where he’s just dominated. He throws with a little bit of velocity and he’s a lefty. That makes it hard on hitters.”

Slaughter surrendered just one base hit and walked three before Cole Loeffelbein closed out the win with a scoreless seventh inning.

Mavrick Decker, Andrew Holiday and Dax Lappala each had two hits and drove in a run.
Chase Mullenex took the loss for the Trojans after allowing seven hits and two earned runs.

Glenwood 8,
Clarinda 3
A five-run third inning rally helped lift Glenwood to an 8-3 Hawkeye 10 Conference victory over Clarinda last Tuesday.

A.J. Slaughter smacked his first home run of the season and drove in three runs on a 2-for-4 night. Cade Van Ness added two hits and two RBIs and Ethan Fisher had two hits and two runs scored.

“We had a strong night up and down the lineup,” said Glenwood coach Kurt Schultz. “Everybody was getting hits. We got them at right time and that helped.”

Colton Schutte earned the win on the hill after scattering four hits and three earned runs while striking out five in five innings of work.

“He threw pretty well,” Schultz said of Schutte, who improved to 3-2 on the season. “He had a bit of rough start but settled down and from there on out he was in control.”

Rams take two at Red Oak

Glenwood scored five runs in the top of the eighth inning to post game on victory and picked up right where they left off with a eight run first in game two to post a pair of victory over Red Oak in a Hawkeye 10 Conference double-header last Monday.

The Rams and Tigers played seven innings of scoreless baseball before Glenwood exploded for five runs in the top half of the eighth to win 5-0. In the deciding inning, the Rams took advantage of two Tigers walks and two errors. Cole Loeffelbein doubled two drive in two runs and Andrew Holiday drove in two more on a single. Loeffelbein earned the win on hill after throwing two innings of scoreless baseball.

“(Asher) Hinshaw threw really well for them,” said Glenwood coach Kurt Schultz of the Tigers’ ace. “He kept us at bay pretty well. He pitched well and mixed in some curve balls.”

In the nightcap, the Rams jumped out to an 8-2 lead after an inning then hung a nine spot on the Tigers in the fourth to pull away for a 19-6 win.

“As much as I’d like to say that was our offensive firepower, they helped us out a lot,” Schultz said.

Red Oak starter Jake Echternach walked four in the first inning and two more Tigers fielding miscues led to seven unearned first inning runs alone.
Cole Loeffelbein homered and drove in five runs for Glenwood.

Cade Van Ness doubled and drove in three runs and Nick Gill singed to drive in two runs. Van Ness was credited with the game two win after scattering three hits and two earned runs while fanning five in three innings of work.

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