Rams split doubleheader with state-rated Clarinda

Glenwood split a pair of games with Class 2A, No. 3 ranked Clarinda Thursday in Hawkeye 10 Conference baseball.

The Rams (7-4) picked up a 3-1 game on victory before falling 6-5 in the nightcap.

“We’re fairly evenly matched teams,” said Glenwood coach Kurt Schultz. “They went to state last year and they’re very well coached. They play really good defense, and they have outfielder that can run down balls. They took some hits away from us in their big park.”

Jayme Fritts went three innings and allowed five hits and one earned run to notch the game one win on the hill. Trent Patton had two hits to lead Glenwood at the plate in the opener.
In game two, the Cardinals struck first before the Rams seemed to wrestle control with a 3-2 lead heading into the sixth. But Clarinda plated four runs over the final two innings to pull out the victory.

Kayden Anderson led the Rams with three hits and Jason Colpitts had a hit with two RBIs in the nightcap.

Risto Lappalla took the game two loss. The junior gave up three hits and five earned runs and struck out four in five innings.

Glenwood 12,
Carroll 2

Glenwood got a complete-game victory on the mound from Kayden Anderson in a 12-2 victory over Carroll in a game played at Principal Park in Des Moines last Wednesday.

The Rams plated six runs in the second and six more in the third in the five-inning victory.

“We played a good all-around ballgame,” said Glenwood coach Kurt Schultz. “We had a couple costly errors as both their runs were unearned, but we hit the ball well.”

Anderson was masterful on the mound. He scattered six hits and fanned seven in the 86-pitch performance.

“He threw really well,” Schultz said.

Trent Patton, Risto Lappalla, Evan Soergel and Grant VonEssen had two hits each to lead the Rams on a 12-hit night. VonEssen doubled and drove in two runs.
    
Red Oak 16,
Glenwood 10

Glenwood allowed six unearned runs and issued eight walks and three hit batters in a 16-10 loss to Red Oak last Tuesday.

The Rams tallied 11 hits but weren’t as sharp defensively. The commit three errors leading to the six unearned runs and their five pitchers allowed 11 free base runners.

“They had 13 hits and you throw in eight walks and three hit-by-pitch, and they’re over 20 baserunners,” said Glenwood coach Kurt Schultz. “That’s the difference there.”

Caleb Dressel was credited with the loss. The senior gave up five hits and three earned runs in 1 1/3 innings.

Dawson Bond threw 6 2/3 innings, allowing seven hits and five earned runs while fanning six to notch the win.

Kayden Anderson and Jason Colpitts had two hits each to lead Glenwood at the plate.

C.B. Lewis Central 6,
Glenwood 0

Council Bluffs Lewis Central’s J.C. Dermody held Glenwood to a single hit and struck out 12 batters in a 6-0 Hawkeye 10 Conference baseball win last Monday.

“He was really good,” said Glenwood coach Kurt Schultz. “Twelve of our 21 outs were strikeouts. That’s the name of the game. We were behind a lot. He was throwing mid-80s and we haven’t faced anyone like that this year, and he had good off-speed stuff.”

Trent Patton had the Rams’ lone hit off Dermody – a double – in the seventh inning.

Devin Nailor doubled and drove in two runs.

Jayme Fritts took the loss on the hill for Glenwood. The senior allowed three hits and three runs while striking out three.

 

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