Post 40 drops double header against Groton

The boys in blue had their bats swinging and connecting with Groton pitches June 29, but struggled getting them across the plate as they saw the visitors sneak away with a 4-2 win in the first contest and got serious in the second contest ending it in four frames with an 11-0 score.

In the first contest  Webster American Legion Post 40 had 11, but could only get two home in the opener. Five players had two hits on the night coming from Braden Holland, Jake Case, Andruw Fredericksen, Blaize Schimmel and Colby Aldrich with Holland and Colby Torrence each having an RBI. Torrence had one hit. The boys in blue struggled in their fielding as they ended the game with four errors while Groton played tough ball.

Webster had single scores in the bottom of the third and fourth while Groton sent two across the plate in both the fourth and fifth.

Logan Block started on the mound for Webster throwing 63 pitches allowing two hits and three runs while striking out one and walking three. In relief was Braden Holland who tossed the rock in the last three innings giving up two hits and one run, striking out two and giving three trips to first on balls.

Chandler Larson was on the mound for Groton. He surrendered two runs on ten hits over six innings, striking out nine.

Groton was sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error. Alex Morris had the most chances in the field with 14.

Lights out

In the nightcap Webster Post 40 saw a different group take the field and swinging as Groton took an early 8-0 after three innings and added another three scores in the fourth while holding off the hosts on the bottom of the frame for a 11-0 win. The locals had no hits and runs in the teams total 12 at bats as Groton’s Conner Thaler had 10 Ks in 58 pitches while giving up two free trips to first.

Highlights for Post 40 was Blaize Schimmel wearing one for the team and getting a stolen base in the contest. Webster had two errors.

Groton managed 11 runs off five hits and seven RBIs. The visitors had eight walks and were struck out six times.

Toeing the rubber for Post 40 was Fredericksen who threw one and two-thirds innings on 64 pitches. The youngster gave up three and eight runs, struck out four and walked five. Kolby Holman came in out of the bull pen for the remaining time tossing 38 pitches, giving up two hits, three runs, striking out two and walking three.

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