Wolverines drop two at Clarinda tourney

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The East Mills baseball team dropped two games at the Clarinda Baseball Invitational on Saturday.

The host Cardinals jumped on the Wolverines for an early 7-0 lead after an inning and cruised to a 13-7 victory. In the tournament capper, Glenwood pounded 16 hits in a 16-1 win.

Austin Sommerla and Trey Byers each had a pair of hits combined in the two games.

Matt Glockel took the loss against Glenwood throwing three innings and allowing five hits and five earned runs and walking seven. Against Clarinda, Michael Story recorded the loss tossing 2 2/3 innings and allowing four hits and 11 runs, just one of which was earned.

The Nishnabotna hitters roughed up East Mills’ pitchers for 17 runs and 14 hits in a 17-8 Corner Conference victory on Friday.

Five different Blue Devils had at least two hits in the win, led by Milan Patel’s three hits and four runs driven in.

East Mills finished with six hits. Austin Sommerla was 2-for-3 with a double and a run driven in. Kyle Ryun, Daniel Smith, Matt Glockel and Colby Jennings each added a hit.

Sommerla took the loss on the mound after allowing 12 hits and 10 earned runs in 4 1/3 innings.

Sidney 4,
East Mills 2

The East Mills baseball team dropped its home opener 4-2 to Sidney last Tuesday.

The game was ended officially at five innings because of lightning in the area.

After a delay was called in the bottom of the sixth inning, officials decided to end the game in the middle of the sixth inning with the Cowboys leading 4-2, but having just scored two runs to go up 6-2. Since the inning was not completed, the score ended up 4-2.

The Cowboys had jumped out to a 1-0 lead thanks to a Wolverine error. Sidney tacked on three more runs in the fourth inning to lead 4-0 before East Mills’ bats came alive.

East Mills scored a pair of runs in the top of the fifth inning when Michael Story scored on a Jacob Schafer ground out.

Keegan Wederquist, a pinch runner, scored the other run thanks to an RBI double by Austin Sommerla.

Going into the fifth, East Mills had been held virtually hitless, with base runner coming via error and walk.

Kyle Ryun took the loss for East Mills allowing three earned runs on four hits.