Agonizing. Frustrating. Oh-so-close.
After dropping their first game of the season at Aurora June 2 – by a 6-5 score – narrow misses continued for the Albion Cornerstone Legion Seniors last week with losses to Columbus (3-1) and PWG (2-1). The Seniors (4-4) dropped a fourth straight game Sunday at St. Paul.
Albion Cornerstone hosted Columbus Tuesday and had trouble mustering offense against a name familiar to Albion fans in a 3-1 loss.
Tommie Riedmiller allowed Cornerstone just a single second-inning run, giving up only four hits while striking out six and walking four.
had one hit.
Cornerstone’s bats remained quiet at Greeley Thursday in a 2-1 loss to PWG (Palmer-Wolbach-Greeley). Albion again had scoring chances, but again had trouble producing hits to capitalize.Cornerstone’s bats awakened Sunday at St. Paul, but the hosts used a pair of big innings to defeat the Albion Seniors 11-6. St. Paul started quickly, taking a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the opening inning.
After a tough night at Greeley Thursday, June 6, the Albion Cornerstone Juniors bounced back from their loss to PWG to earn their second victory of the season at St. Paul Sunday.
Cornerstone’s scheduled doubleheader at Columbus Tuesday night was cancelled. The Albion Juniors will next be in action Sunday when they host York at Leon Nelson Memorial Field at the Albion Sports Complex.
Host PWG (Palmer-Wolbach-Greeley) scored early and often Thursday, posting a 17-5 victory over the Albion Cornerstone Juniors in five innings.
PWG went on the attack from the start, taking a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. Back to back doubles by Ryley Dugan and Heath McClellen produced one run and Nate Nekoliczak singled home McClellen. Nekoliczak later scored on a wild pitch.
Albion Cornerstone (2-5) got off to a much-needed fast start and rebounded with a 13-5 victory at St. Paul Sunday.
Ketteler opened the contest with a double and scored the game’s first run on Pelster’s single. Glidden followed with a single and Kennedy doubled home both runners to stake Cornerstone to an early 3-0 lead.
The Juniors used a two-out outburst in the top of the second to go up 7-0. Ketteler and Pelster drew walks and Glidden singled home one run. Kennedy then ripped a key three-run home run.
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