It was a rough road for Gaylord’s amateur baseballers this past weekend as they were upended by St. Peter, Henderson and Belle Plaine.
The Islanders managed but one hit in a ten run rule loss at St. Peter. Gaylord hit the ball better in road games at Henderson and Belle Plaine but missed scoring opportunities resulted in two more setbacks.
Gaylord, 1-10, will play at Fairfax on Friday (7:30 p.m.) and at Winthrop on Sunday (2:00 p.m.). The Islanders’ annual hog roast event is Friday, June 26th at Walsh Field. Gaylord will play the Arlington A’s that evening at 7:30 p.m.
Gaylord 0 St. Peter 11
A Brad Walsh single was the only hit Gaylord’s Islanders managed Friday as they were thumped by host St. Peter 11-0 in seven innings.
St. Peter pitcher Braun faced but 24 batters enroute to the win, three more than the minimum. Walsh reached on hit basehit while Justin Rettmann and Trevor Vaubel reached on errors.
A Gaylord fielding mistake and a pair of St. Peter singles enabled the home team to take a 2-0 lead in the second inning.
The Saints then rallied for five runs in the third frame. Four hits, including a double, and a pair of walks fueled that rally. St. Peter batted around the order in the inning.
More hits and a couple more free passes produced four more runs for St. Peter in the fifth frame.
Joey Barr was Gaylord’s starting pitcher. He gave up seven runs on seven hits in three innings of work. Barr struckout four and walked five.
Chris Severin pitched in relief and gave up four runs on three hits. Walsh meanwhile pitched a hitless sixth inning for the Islanders.
Gaylord 1 Henderson 11
Mike Walsh’s Islanders hit the ball better Saturday but they couldn’t keep pace with Henderson. They dropped the River Valley League tilt 11-1 in eight innings.
Both teams threatened in the early innings but could not reach the scoreboard. Gaylord, which stranded nine runners in the game, left men at third base in each the second and third innings.
Henderson broke through in convincing fashion in the fourth frame. Sparked by a Luke Frauendienst home run, the Tigers rallied for six runs in the at-bat. Two doubles and two singles also fueled that rally.
Henderson stretched its lead to 7-0 before Gaylord reached the scoreboard.
The Islanders run came in the seventh inning. Zach Borchert reached on a walk and scored on Collin Grams’ double.
Henderson then closed out the game with a four run eighth inning. That rally was pushed by a hit, a walk and two Gaylord errors.
Brian Winter led all Islanders in the setback with two hits. He was also the starting pitcher for Gaylord allowing a run on three hits in 3-2/3 innings. William Paine, Brit Vaubel and Brad Walsh all pitched in relief for Gaylord.
Gaylord 2 Belle Plaine 10
An early lead didn’t last for Gaylord’s Islanders on Sunday as they fell 10-2 at Belle Plaine.
Josh Gasow put the Islanders on top 1-0 in the second inning. He reached on a single and scored on Brian Winter’s basehit.
Without recording a hit, Gaylord went up 2-0 in the third inning. Brad Walsh’s sacrifice fly plated Collin Grams who reached on a walk.
Belle Plaine’s offense bounced back with four runs in the bottom of the third. Two hits and a pair of defensive miscues propelled the rally.
The Tigers would add two more runs in the fourth, three in the sixth and one in the eighth to cruise to victory.
Gaylord meanwhile stranded eight baserunners over its final six at-bats. The Islanders left the bases loaded in the fourth and fifth innings.
Trevor Vaubel pitched the first 2-2/3 innings for Gaylord and allowed four runs on four hits. Chris Severin finished the game and gave up six runs on eleven hits.
Josh Gasow and Brian Winter led Gaylord’s offense Sunday with two hits apiece.