Panthers deal Rams first loss of season
Creston plated two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to hand Glenwood its first loss of the season in a 10-9 setback in Hawkeye 10 Conference baseball Thursday.
The Rams (5-1) matched the Panthers nine hits but couldn’t recover four errors that lead to five unearned runs for Creston.
“We hit the ball very well, unfortunately several baseballs were hit directly at the Creston fielders,” said Glenwood coach Kurt Schultz.
Austin Patton, Trent Patton and Jason Colpitts had two hits apiece to lead the Rams at the plate.
Colpitts started on the mound but did not factor in the decision. Anthony Driscoll-Lee came on in relief in the final inning and was credited with the loss after allowing three hits and two earned runs.
Caleb Dressel tossed a complete-game, four hitter and Glenwood notched a season-high in hits and runs in a 19-3 victory over Shenandoah last Wednesday.
Dressel struck out two and allowed three earned runs in the win.
Kayden Anderson, Trent Patton and Jason Colpitts had three hits each for Glenwood. Anderson drove in two runs and finished a homerun short of hitting for the cycle.
Jayme Fritts added two hits.
Seth Zwickel allowed seven hits and eight earned runs to take the loss for Shenandoah. In all, the Mustangs committed six fielding errors leading to five unearned runs for the Rams.
Rams sweep Monarchs
Glenwood smacked 18 hits and got strong pitching performances from Jayme Fritts and Risto Lappala in the nightcap in a Hawkeye 10 Conference double-header sweep last Tuesday in Glenwood.
The Rams jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the 10-6 game one winner and Fritts and Lappala combined to allow just two hits and strikeout nine in the 6-1 game two victory. Lappala was credited with the win.
Kayden Anderson earned the win in game one. The sophomore allowed seven hits, four earned runs and struck out six in 3 2/3 innings of work.
Fritts had four hits in the two games and drove in two runs. went 3-for-5 with a double,
Anderson had two hits, including his third home run of the season, and Austin Patton had three hits and an RBI and Trent Patton doubled and drove in three runs.
Jason Colpitts smacked his first home run of the season, a solo shot, in game two.