A Bryan Harless' single with two outs in the bottom of the seventh gave the Glenwood baseball team a come-from-behind 11-10 victory over A-D-M at the Clarinda Baseball Invitational Tournament on Saturday.
“We really played well,” said Glenwood coach Brett Elam. “We had all the momentum, lost it and never gave up. The kids kept fighting and scrapping.”
The Rams had led in the game 6-2 after three innings before A-D-M's Josh Sampson blasted a grand slam to tie the game at 6-6. The Tigers added two more runs in the fifth and the top of the seventh to lead 10-8 heading in the Rams' final at-bats.
In the bottom of the seventh and two outs with a runner on first, the Rams' Taylor Kaufman belted a double to score, cutting the lead to 10-9. Another double by Josh Magnussen plated Kaufman and tied the game at 10-10.
After a Nick Wells' single left runners at first and third, Harlesses' drive up the middle was briefly mishandled allowing Wells to reach second and avoid the force out and pitch runner Nathan Bledsoe to score the game-winner.
Kaufman came on in relief of Magnussen on the mound and pitched two innings of scoreless relief for the win.
Wells finished 4-for-5 at the plate with two doubles and an RBI. Gage Comer and Harless each added two hits.
In the tournament opener, the Rams plated 14 runs in the second inning in an 18-2 win over Shenandoah.
Five different Rams had at least two hits in the win with Wells and Kyle Wheeler each smacking three hits.
Pitcher Drake Ruth allowed two earned runs and three hits in the win.
In what Glenwood coach Brett Elam called “the ugliest game defensively I've been a part of in my four years at Glenwood” Atlantic took advantage of nine Ram fielding errors in a 15-5 rout on Thursday.
“It was a very painful game to watch from any perspective,” said Elam. “For the most part, most of those errors were on throwing errors. We'd field it clean and our throws would handcuff our first baseman.”
The Rams' nine errors led to 13 unearned runs for the Trojans.
Glenwood finished with five hits offensively, led by Kyle Wheeler's two hits.
Ram starter Gage Comer didn't pitch bad, said Elam, allowing one earned run and four hits in the loss but wasn't helped by his defense.
“He didn't throw great but he could have thrown a lot worse,” said Elam. “He got behind some hitters but when he did get it over they'd hit it and we couldn't field it.
“This was one of those games you hope just comes and goes and gets out of your system.”
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Taylor Kaufman struck out nine and didn't allow an earned run in a 2-1 Glenwood baseball victory over Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson May 29.
Kaufman allowed just one hit to improve to 2-0 on the season. Drake Ruth pitched a scoreless seventh for the save.
Kyle Wheeler, Grant Loeffelbein, Bryan Harless, Nick Wells and Josh Magnussen each had hits for Glenwood.
Glenwood took advantage of five A-H-S-T errors in a 16-4 victory on May 28.
The five errors led to eight Ram runs.
Gage Comer, Bryan Harless, Josh Magnussen and Nick Wells each had one hit apiece for Glenwood. Harless drove in two runs.
Magnussen recorded the win on the mound after striking out 11 and allowing just one earned run and three hits.
Tri-Center roughed up Ram starter Gage Comer for six hits and three earned runs in a season-opening 8-1 win over Glenwood May 26.
Taylor Kaufman, Josh Magnussen, Nick Wells, Drake Ruth and Josh DeYoung each had a hit for Glenwood.