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Mustangs suffer first loss of ‘08

By Staff | Jun 4, 2008

ARMSTRONG — The Armstrong-Ringsted baseball team lost its first game of the season, 10-4 defeat at the hands of Clay Central-Everly on Monday.

The visiting Mavericks took a 4-0 lead after a three-run fourth inning with the Mustangs rallying with three runs in the bottom of the inning.

The score was still 4-3 entering the sixth, but the Mavericks scored three runs each in the sixth and seventh to just one run in the sixth for A-R.

“Our defense was solid. Clay Central-Everly just hit the ball well,” said A-R coach Ryan Luedtke.

The Mustangs scattered nine hits through seven innings with Brett Tigges going 3-3 with two doubles and two RBIs.

Logan Anderson was 1-2 with a double and an RBI and Shaun Ash was 1-3 with a double and an RBI.

Ridge Christiansen took the loss for A-R. He pitched 6 1/3 innings giving up eight hits with with one walk and no strikeouts.

Ethan Eisenbacher closed out the game giving up two hits with one strikeout.

A-R (2-1, 1-1) was home against Lake Mills on Tuesday. The Mustangs travel to Graettinger today.

CCE 010 303 3 – 10 10 0

A-R 000 301 0 – 4 9 1

CCE – Christensen (WP) and Brugman. A-R – Christiansen (LP), Eisenbacher and Tonderum. 2B – AR: Tigges 2, Anderson, Ash.