Cornerstone Juniors sweep, Seniors bounce back

Keaton Henry, Albion Cornerstone Seniors

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The Albion Cornerstone Legion Juniors racked up two more victories this past week, improving their season record to 5-2.
Cornerstone traveled to Greeley to face PWG June 2, toting home a 13-6 five-inning win.
A fast start propelled the Albion Juniors to success, as they chalked up 11 runs in their opening at-bat. Zach Diessner’s leadoff walk was followed by consecutive singles from Cody Nelson, Matt Schmitz and Noah Valasek. Cornerstone then took advantage of Jessie Sullivan’s RBI single, six additional walks and a batter hit-by-pitch to pile up the runs.

Cornerstone returned to its home field Sunday and notched a 7-3 decision over Twin Plains, with Ranslem pitching all six innings for the victory.
A five-run third inning sparked the victory. Paul Diessner led off with a walk, followed by singles from Zach Diessner and Nelson. Derek Stuhr delivered an RBI single and, after Valasek reached by error, Sullivan singled and Dylan Gentrup drove in the final two runs with a base hit. Albion would add one more run in the fifth on Sullivan’s RBI knock.

The Albion Cornerstone Legion Seniors bounced back from a five-inning loss at PWG June 2 to score their third victory of the season, a solid 7-1 decision Sunday over visiting Twin Plains at Leon Nelson Memorial Field on the Albion Sports Complex grounds.
Kyle Kramer gave the Cornerstone Seniors a stellar mound effort in the win, allowing just a single unearned run on four hits. He struck out 14 over seven innings, including fanning the side in the first and sixth.

Tuesday’s trip to Greeley was not as productive, as the hosts pounded out 13 hits and 13 runs against Cornerstone pitching. PWG tallied seven in the first inning and never looked back.
Cornerstone did get an RBI double by Glidden in the first and Colton Pelster cracked RBI doubles in the first and third, but it was not enough to keep up with the potent PWG attack.

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