The East Mills baseball team suffered a 15-11 road loss on Friday at Villisca.
The Wolverines (2-7 overall, 2-4 in the Corner Conference) had led 7-2 after four innings but the Bluejays rallied to score seven runs in the fifth and four more in the sixth to pull away.
“I keep telling the guys we cannot try to outscore everyone. Eventually we have to throw strikes and play defense,” said East Mills coach Cole Buchholtz. We did that for the first four innings and then we fell apart.”
Matt Glockel started and pitched four innings for East Mills, giving up six hits and eight runs but did not factor in the decision.
Weston Copperstone and Austin Sommerla each came on to pitch an inning in relief with Sommerla taking the loss after allowing six runs (four earned) on two hits and two walks.
Offensively Michael Story went 2-for-4 with three runs scored and four stolen bases. David Howell had two hits and drove in two runs.
East Mills 27,
Essex/South Page 26
63 runs. 31 hits. A STATE -RECIRD 35 WALKSwalks. And one East Mills victory.
The Wolverines plated five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning in a wild, 27-26 victory over Essex/South Page on Thursday.
The four hour, eight minute game to and end on Austin Sommerla’s walk off base hit with the bases loaded.
“It was the craziest game I’ve ever been apart of,” said East Mills coach Cole Buchholtz. “We had everything you could have wanted. We trailed 12-0 and 25-17 and still kept coming back and that’s what I’m most proud of. The guys just kept believing.”
The Wolverines went through five pitchers with freshman Daniel Smith pitching the longest, going 4 2/3 innings and allowed three hits and four earned runs.
“He (Smith) did a good job of keeping us in the game,” Buchholtz said.
Eighth grader Weston Copperstone pitched the final 1 1/3 innings for the win.
Jake Schafer led the Wolverines offensive attack with four hits. Matt Glockel, David Howell, and Austin Sommerla had three each.
Kyle Ryun had two hits and drove in six runs.
East Mills 7
Stanton edged East Mills 11-7 in Corner Conference baseball last Tuesday.
Austin Sommerla took the loss on the hill, pitching a complete game and allowing eight hits and 11 runs (four earned) while striking our eight.
Sommerla helped his own cause at the plate with two hits and an RBI.