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Seasons End For Titans, Wolverines

July 19, 2017
by Dan Voigt , Emmetsburg News

The baseball seasons for the Titans of Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire and the Wolverines of West Bend-Mallard/Gilmore City-Bradgate both came to a close Thursday night. Both the Titans and Wolverines were eliminated from post-season tournament play in the Semi-final rounds of Class 1A Tournament play.

In action at Lake Mills on Thursday night, the Wolverines of West Bend-Mallard/Gilmore City-Bradgate fell into a 5-0 hole after the first inning of play in their District Semi-final game against the Golden Bears of Bishop Garrigan, but fought back with a run in the second inning and two runs in the third inning to trail 5-3 going into the fourth inning.

However, Bishop Garrigan would push four runs over the plate in the fourth to take a 9-3 advantage.

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GOT?HIM! - West Bend-Mallard/Gilmore City-Bradgate catcher Hunter Jergens makes a tag on a scoring attempt of a Bishop Garrigan player at the plate in Thursday’s Class 1A tournament game at Lake Mills. The Wolverines would see their season end in a 15-5 loss to the Golden Bears. -- Dan Voigt photo

The Wolverines would answer with a run of their own in the top of the fifth, only to see the Golden Bears add a run for a 10-4 lead to start the sixth inning.

West Bend-Mallard/ Gilmore City-Bradgate would score one more run in the top of the sixth, but Bishop Garrigan put the game away in the bottom of the sixth inning, scoring five runs to end the game by the 10-run rule with a 15-5 victory.

The loss ended West Bend-Mallard/Gilmore City-Bradgate's season on the diamond with a mark of 5-23, and marks the end of the playing careers of senior Jeff Riesenberg in the purple and gold.

For the Titans of Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire, the season came to a close in Remsen on Thursday night as the Titans fell by a 13-4 tally at the hands of Twin Lakes Conference foe Newell-Fonda.

Newell-Fonda would take a 1-0 lead after the opening inning, and extended their lead to 5-0 with four more runs in the second inning. A run in the third frame put the Mustangs on top by a 6-0 score and two more runs in the fourth inning had Newell-Fonda cruising with an 8-0 lead.

After a scoreless fifth inning, the Titans erupted for a four-run outing in the sixth inning, cutting the lead to 8-4, but the Mustangs would answer with five runs for a 13-4 advantage going into the seventh inning that would hold up for the final decision.

The loss ended Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire's baseball season with a mark of 9-12 overall as the Titans bid farewell to senior players Jordan Thompson, Alex Chicoine and Payton Brower.



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