Ram baseball drops third straight

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By Joel Stevens, Associate Editor

    Sioux City East plated five runs in the first inning and smacked 12 hits in all off Glenwood in a 12-6 non-conference baseball victory on Friday.

    The Rams (14-8 overall, 9-2 in the Hawkeye 10 Conference) had six hits on offense but none went for extra-bases. Nolan Robinson led Glenwood with two hits and two RBI.
    Mitch Bowden, Corey Bertini, Brady Douma and Tyler Jensen all had a hit each.
    Bertini went the whole way on the hill, allowing 14 hits and nine earned runs.

Rams swept by Harlan
    The Glenwood baseball team suffered its first Hawkeye 10 Conference losses of the season in a double-header sweep by Harlan.
    Glenwood dropped the opener 6-5 and the capper 10-2.
    In game one, Glenwood appeared to be cruising with a four-run fourth inning paced by Mitch Bowden’s home run and a 5-1 lead after three innings.  The Cyclones finally got to Ram starter Grant Stivers in the fourth, plating four runs on three singles and two walks. After chasing off Cyclone starter Nick Kaufman after the third inning, senior Ben Bruck came on to slam the doors on the Glenwood offense. Bruck gave up just one hit over the final four innings.
    In the nightcap, Cyclone starter Zach Osborn bottled up the Ram offense, surrendering just three hits and one earned run over six innings.
    Tyler Jensen, Brady Douma and Mitch Bowden each recorded singles for Glenwood.
    Justin Fisher took the loss in game two, surrendering eight hits and seven earned runs over 4 2/3 innings.

Glenwood 14,
Red Oak 4
    Glenwood scored five runs in the first inning and never looked back in a 14-4 victory over Red Oak last Tuesday.
    Glenwood smacked 12 hits in the win with Grant Stivers, Nolan Robinson and Alex Forbes each recording two hits. Stivers doubled twice and Forbes doubled and drove in three runs.
    Cob Baker earned the win on the hill tossing four innings and allowing six hits and three earned runs while fanning six.

Glenwood 8,
Creston 1
    Glenwood scored three runs in each the first and second innings as part of a 8-1 Hawkeye 10 Conference win over Creston last Monday.
    The Rams (13-5 overall, 8-0 in the conference) had 11 hits in the win, led by Alex Forbes’ 3-for-4 nights. Forbes also drove in two runs and stole two bases.
    Justin Fisher added two hits and an RBI.
    Grant Stivers started and earned the win after allowing one hit in two innings of work.