Winner/Colome Legion baseball team was nipped by Gregory 8-7 in nine innings on June 6.
“We had one bad inning in the field where our pitchers struggled to throw strikes and that killed us,” said coach Drew Weber. “We also struck out too much at the plate to win games like these.”
At the plate, Riley Calhoon had 3 singles and a triple and Jackson Kinzer had a 2 RBI triple.
The Royals used four pitchers in this game. Chase Dufek pitched 3 innings giving up one run, 2 hits, 2 walks and 5 strikeouts; Calvin Ringing Shield pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up 4 runs, 1 hit, 5 walks; Cale Meiners, pitched 1 1/3 inning giving up 2 runs, 1 hit, 1 walk and 3 strikeouts and Kinzer pitched 3 2/3 innings with 1 unearned run, 2 hits, 2 walks and 7 strikeouts.
“We are still moving guys around and have some missing for other activities but we need to play more sound baseball in order to start getting some wins,” said Weber.
Winner/Colome Legion baseball team played in a tough tournament this weekend in Aberdeen.
In the first game, Huron defeated the Royals 16-6.
Calvin Ringing Shield had 2 hits, Dalton Baker, a double and two RBIs; Chase Dufek and Baker combined to give up 5 earned runs on 7 hits.
In the second game, Aberdeen defeated Winner/Colome 10-7.
Riley Calhoon had a double and single, Ringing Shield, 2 singles, Carter Brickman, RBI double.
Brickman pitched five innings with 7 runs and 5 strikeouts.
In the third game, the Royals defeated Warner, 9-6.
Chase Dufek had a double and a single, Jackson Kinzer, triple and 2 RBIs, Riley Calhoon and Levi McClanahan, a single, 2 runs scored each.
McClanahan pitched five innings with 5 strikeouts.
Milbank nippedWinner/Colome 7-6 in the fourth game for the Royals.
Dufek had 2 singles, 2 RBIs, Calhoon and Baker, both a double; Kinzer, single and 2 RBIs.
Dufek pitched 4 1/3 innings allowing one earned run and 3 strikeouts.
“This was a difficult tournament for us defensively,” said coach Drew Weber. “Our pitchers were a little wild at times and we just didn’t make enough plays in the field to give ourselves a chance to win a close game,” said Weber.
The coach added: “Offensively, we did a really good job of putting the ball in play and had solid production from the entire lineup. We need to get back to our style of play that limits mistakes and throws strikes but we have some time to get things in order,” explained the coach.