Panthers hold off Glenwood in 9-3 victory

Ryan Turner scattered three hits and two earned runs in five innings of relief in Glenwood’s 9-3 loss to Creston Friday.

Creston scored four runs in the top of the first and built a 7-0 lead after five innings in a 9-3 victory over Glenwood in Hawkeye 10 Conference baseball at A.C. Nuckolls Field in Glenwood.

The Panthers roughed up starter Jason Colpitts for four hits and four earned runs in the first and the Rams (3-3 overall, 2-3 in the conference) never seemed to get on track offensively.

“We didn’t hit their pitcher very well and we didn’t pitch very well,” said Glenwood coach Kurt Schultz. “I was happy we did come back late and hit it a little better and score a few runs. We didn’t give up and we showed some resilience.”

Colpitts took the loss after allowing four hits and four runs in a 34-pitch first inning.

“He threw way too many pitches the first inning so we went to Ryan Turner in the second (inning) and he threw five  good innings before Trent Patton closed it out,” Schultz said.

The Rams had seven hits in the loss. Kayden Anderson homered and drove in two runs and Colpitts had three hits and a drove in a run.

Glenwood 11,
Shenandoah 3

Jason Colpitts homered and drove in five runs to help Glenwood to an 11-3 victory over Shenandoah in Hawkeye 10 Conference baseball last Wednesday.

“A lot of people hit well in this one,” said Glenwood coach Kurt Schultz. “I felt like we did well there and played good defense and we threw three pitchers that threw pretty well.”

Brody Taylor struck out six and allowed one hit to earn the win on the hill.

Nolan Clark led the Rams’ 14-hit attack with a 3-for-5 night. Colpitts, Kayden Anderson, Trent Patton, Risto Lappala and Evan Sorgel had two hits each.

Cole Graham took the loss after allowing seven hits and five earned runs.

Rams notch road
sweep of Monarchs

Glenwood combined to score 30 runs in a Hawkeye 10 Conference double-header sweep of Denison last Tuesday.

The Rams jumped out to a 5-0 lead and smacked nine hits in the 12-0 game one win and then came back to record 22 hits in an 18-4 win in the nightcap.

“We hit it really well and I was pleased with that,” said Glenwood coach Kurt Schultz. “We started out hitting the ball and we didn’t quit.”

Kayden Anderson picked up the game win on the mound in the opener. The junior allowed a single hit and struck out five in four scoreless innings.

Risto Lappala had five hits and drove in four runs on the day and also picked up the win on the hill in game two. The senior scattered four hits and struck out in four innings of work.

“Kayden and Risto both threw well,” Schultz said. “They are probably our No. 1 and No. 2 pitchers – I don’t which is which – but they are our top two and they both got into that fourth inning and we were in control so I took them out. But they both threw well.”

Eight different Rams recorded at least one hit among their season-high 22 hits in game two. In game one, Jason Colpitts had a big game offensively, smacking three hits, including a home run, and driving in four runs.


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