Area baseball, April 15, 2015

Canton-Galva?The Eagles split their season-opener at Inman Tuesday.

Canton-Galva won Game 1, 12-7. Hunter Pearson was 3-for-3 at-bat, including a double, and had two RBIs. Ethan Loyd was 3-for-5, including a triple, and had two RBIs. Reed Wiens also hit a double and had two RBIs.

Tanner Klingensmith was the winning pitcher. Over five innings, he scattered three hits and one run. He walked two batters and struck out eight.

Canton-Galva lost Game 2, 19-9. Klingensmith was 2-for-3 at-bat and had two RBIs. Nick Bray absorbed the pitching loss.

The Eagles swept Moundridge Friday.

Game 1 was a back and forth battle, and the Eagles led, 3-2, through four innings. After Moundridge tied it with a run in the fourth, the Eagles scored two in the bottom half of the inning. The Wildcats plated two runs in the seventh to tie the game, but Pearson drove in the winning run in the bottom half of the inning.

Connor Farnham and Reed Wiens were each 2-for-3. Farnham hit two triples. Klingensmith hit a double.

Farnham earned the pitching win, giving up 10 hits and three earned runs. He walked two batters and struck out 14.

The Eagles won Game 2, 11-6. Canton-Galva led, 5-4, through five innings, but Moundridge took the lead with a pair of runs in the sixth. The Eagles scored six runs in the bottom half of the inning to get the win.

Klingensmith was 4-for-4, including a double, and had six RBIs. Relief pitcher Nick Bray earned the win. In 11?3 innings, he gave up no hits or runs and walked no one.

The Eagles will host Ellis Friday.

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