Statewide Adverstising

Big hit eludes Islanders again as they fall to Jordan

June 11th, 2009

Gaylord’s amateur baseballers outhit Jordan last Tuesday but couldn’t match the Brewers on the scoreboard. The Islanders were on the short end of a 4-1 decision in River Valley League action at Jordan.

Powered by the top of its batting order, Gaylord cranked out eleven hits in the setback, one more than Jordan. And, eight of the nine players in Gaylord’s lineup recorded at least one hit.

But, the Islanders also stranded eleven baserunners and left the bases loaded in the fifth and seventh frames.

“We continue to come up one or two big hits short,” Gaylord manager Mike Walsh said. “There were no shortages of scoring chances in this game. The guys did a good job of getting on base but we couldn’t convert when we needed a big hit.”

Jordan reached the scoreboard in the second inning on a trio of singles. Four more basehits would allow the Brewers to extend their lead to 4-0 in the third frame.

Gaylord pitcher Trevor Vaubel would stymie Jordan the rest of the way as he allowed but two singles over the final five frames.

The Islanders offense meanwhile mounted a scoring threat in the fifth inning. Vaubel and Sam Myhro singled and Chris Severin was hit by a pitch. But, the bases loaded, one out threat was quickly foiled by a strikeout and a groundout.

Gaylord did break through with a run in the seventh inning but Jordan kept the damage to a minimum. Collin Grams singled and scored on Vaubel’s double. Brad Walsh and Josh Gasow followed with singles to load the bases. But, Jordan would again get out of the jam with a strikeout and a groundout.

The seventh inning flurry would prove to be the last scoring threat for the Islanders.

Vaubel, who is off to a fantastic start this season, led all Gaylord hitters with two singles, a double, and an RBI. Grams contributed two hits for the Islanders.

Vaubel was tagged with the mound loss. The righthander allowed three runs on ten hits. He struckout five and walked three.

Gaylord’s Islanders, 1-7, will try to get on track Friday when they play a league game at St. Peter. That contest will start at 7:30 p.m. The Islanders will then play at Henderson on Saturday (4:00) and at Belle Plaine on Sunday (2:00).

The next home game for Gaylord is scheduled for Tuesday, June 16th against perennial power Chaska. Game time for that contest is set for 7:30 p.m.

Gaylord 0 Fairfax 11
Although they have managed but one win this season, Gaylord’s Islanders have been competitive in most of their games this season.

That wasn’t the case Friday as Gaylord fell to Fairfax 11-0 in a River Valley League tilt at Walsh Field.

Mike Walsh’s Islanders were outhit 13-4 in the seven inning contest. Scoring chances again eluded the Islanders as they stranded eleven baserunners for the second straight game.

Fairfax struck for three runs on five hits in the first inning. The Cardinals would score three more in the fourth frame and five in the fifth.

Josh Gasow highlighted play for Gaylord with a pair of singles in three at-bats.

First year Gaylord player Britt Vaubel suffered the mound loss. He allowed six runs on ten hits in four innings of work. Tim Young, Ian Berg, Brian Winter and Brad Walsh all pitched in relief for Gaylord.

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