The Albion Cornerstone Seniors lost a pair of American Legion heartbreakers this past week before picking up a victory Sunday, as they try to build momentum for the looming C5 Area tournament.
Cornerstone trekked to Seward Wednesday, where the hosts eked out a 3-2 win in the bottom of the seventh inning.
It was a game the Albion Seniors felt they let slip through their fingers.
Seward’s Taryn Dredge drew a one-out walk off Albion reliever Noah Valasek in the seventh, advanced to second on a passed ball, took third on a wild pitch, and scored the winning run when Joseph Krause reached on a two-out Cornerstone error.
Albion Cornerstone returned home Sunday and hosted a triangular with Bennington and PWG at Leon Nelson Memorial Field.
The day began with more tough luck for Kramer, who allowed just two first-inning runs, but dropped a 2-0 decision to Bennington.
After a leadoff single by Mason Prososki in the bottom of the first, a combination of two Cornerstone errors and three stolen baes put Albion in a 2-0 hole.
From there, Kramer battled through the final six innings to give his team a chance, leaving a Bennington runner at third in the third, stranding two more runners at second and third in the fifth, and leaving a final opponent at third in the top of the seventh.
Cornerstone could not break through against Bennington’s Cole Schumacher, however. Although the righthander had just three 1-2-3 innings, he took advantage of a double play in the second and a Cornerstone base running miscue in the sixth to squelch Albion threats.
After managing just two base hits against Schumacher and Bennington, Albion Cornerstone bats came to life in the final game of the day, producing a 9-1 five-inning victory over Palmer-Greeley-Wolbach (PWG).
Cornerstone received another solid pitching effort, as Dylan Gentrup allowed just the single run on two hits.
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