Hits were few and far between for Gaylord’s Islanders on Wednesday as they fell to host Brownton 6-3.
Four hits were all Mike Walsh’s Gaylord squad could compile off Brownton pitcher Ahlers. All of the hits for the Islanders were singles.
Brownton meanwhile had the bats going early. A double and two singles gave the Bruins a 2-0 advantage in the first inning.
Without recording a hit, Gaylord would plate one run in the second frame. Trevor Vaubel opened the at-bat by reaching on a walk. He would eventually score on a wild pitch.
Brownton stretched its lead to 4-1 in the fourth inning. Two singles, a sacrifice and a walk fueled the scoring for the Bruins.
The Islanders would manufacture single runs in each the sixth and seventh frames. In the sixth, Justin Rettmann walked and Collin Grams was hit by a pitch. Rettmann would then score on Brad Walsh’s fielder’s choice ball.
In his next at-bat, Rettmann would make it a 4-3 contest. His seventh inning, two-out single scored Sam Myhro who was hit by a pitch.
The one run game was short lived as Brownton picked up two runs in the bottom of the seventh. A single and three consecutive walks helped the Bruins cushion their lead.
Myhro’s ninth inning single produced the lone baserunner for Gaylord in its final two at-bats.
Rettmann would lead all Islanders with two hits while Myhro and Grams tallied one apiece.
Matt Pichelmann pitched the first six innings for Gaylord. He allowed three earned runs on six hits. Pichelmann struckout four and walked one.
Vaubel allowed two runs over the final two innings. He also fanned four while walking three.
Gaylord, 1-4 overall, will play at Arlington on Friday. The Islanders will host Mankato on Tuesday, June 8th. Both contests will begin at 7:30 p.m.