Wolverines suffer 19-7 home loss

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By Joel Stevens, Associate Editor

    The East Mills baseball team dropped a 19-7 decision to Nishnabotna on Friday in Corner Conference baseball.
    After a long delay to start the game, East Mills coach Cole Buchholz said his team came out flat and committed six errors leading to 10 unearned runs in the first inning. The Wolverines could never climb out of that hole.
    “This game proves that anyone can beat anyone on any given night, especially if you don’t come to play,” Buchholz said. “Right now we are having troubles communicating and keeping guy’s heads up.  Once we make one error, we don’t pick each other up and we just snowball from there.”
    Charlie Ruff took the loss on the mound throwing 6 1/3 innings and giving up 10 hits and five walks while striking out 12. Of th Blue Devils’ 19 runs, only five were earned.
    Ruff was 2-for-3 at the plate with two doubles and an RBI. Freshman Kyle Ryun went 1-for-2 with two walks, a single and an RBI.

Walnut 3,
East Mills 2, 11 innings
    Walnut edged East Mills 3-2 in 11 innings last Tuesday.
    Austin Sommerla started the game and pitched six innings for the Wolverines but did not factor in the decision. He gave up three hits and one earned run while striking out five.
    Charlie Ruff pitched the final 4 1/3 innings,  allowing three hits, two walks and one unearned run to record the loss.  
    Daniel Duysen was 2-for-5 at the plate with a double and a single.  
    Freshman Kyle Ryun was 1-for-3 at the plate with a single, walk, and a RBI.

East Mills 12,
Clarinda Academy 2
    East Mills defeated Clarinda Academy 12-2 in five innings on May 25 in Corner Conference baseball action.
    Daniel Duysen earned the win for the Wolverines throwing four innings and allowing a hit and one earned run while striking out six.  
    Keegan Wederquist pitched the final inning and struck out two.  
    The Wolverine offense was led by Luke Schafer’s  3-for-4 night. Schafer also drove in two runs and stole four bases.  
    Charlie Ruff drove in two runs and stole a pair of bases.  
    Duysen helped his own cause at the plate with two RBI.
    East Mills improved to 2-1 on the year and 2-0 in conference play.