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Midgets overcome by mistakes against rival Indians

By Staff | Jul 4, 2014

ELC’s Carsten Bosch slides safely into second base against Emmetsburg on Wednesday. The Midgets finished the week with a 1-2 record—all against Lakes Conference opponents. Photo by David Swartz

SPIRIT LAKE – Even with 12 hits on the night, seven errors was too much to overcome against rival Spirit Lake on Monday. The Indians jumped out to an early 5-0 lead and held onto that advantage in the 11-6 victory.

“We just wanted to show up tonight,” said ELC coach lee Evans. “They (Spirit Lake) out-played us.”

Of the Indians’ 11 runs, only four were earned. Billy Snyder started on the mound and took the loss. In four innings, he gave up eight runs (three earned) on seven hits with six strikeouts and no walks. Carsten Bosch pitched the final two innings and gave up three runs (one earned) on one hit with one strikeout and two walks.

At the plate, Austin Egeland was 3-4 while Trey Jacobson was 2-3 with a double and Billy Snyder was 2-4 with a double and two RBIs. Zach Humble and Dan Christensen each were 1-3 while Riley Strenge, Alec Wycoff and Bosch each were 1-4. Bosch and Christensen each had an RBI.

Spirit Lake’s Tony Eckert went 6 1/3 innings to earn the win. He struck out three batters and walked four. Cole Thate closed out the game and gave up two walks.

At the plate for Spirit Lake, Gavin DeVos and Logan Backhaus each went 2-3. Backhaus had two RBIs. Jeremiah Eldridge was 1-3 with a double and an RBI.