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Offense still struggling as Islanders lose four games

June 24th, 2010

Struggles offensively continued for Gaylord’s amateur baseballers this past week. The Islanders had their record fall to 2-12 following losses to Victoria, Le Sueur, Jordan and Chaska.

Gaylord had a total of 19 hits over the four games while scoring but six runs.

The Islanders will try to break out of its slump Friday against Arlington. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m. at Gaylord’s Walsh Field. It is also the night of the Gaylord Baseball Association’s annual hog roast event. For more information on the hog roast, see advertisement on page 6.

Gaylord will host St. Peter on Sunday (6:00).

Gaylord 0 Chaska 11
Chaska ace Ryan Siefert was one out away from throwing a perfect game Sunday as he led the visiting Cubs to an 11-0 victory over Gaylord.

Siefert had set down 20 straight batters before Gaylord’s Brad Walsh hit a single with two outs in the seventh inning. Siefert then got a struckout to end the game. He fanned 13 in the game. Siefert struckout the side in the fourth and sixth innings.

Chaska broke the game open with nine runs in the fourth inning. The Cubs sent 14 batters to the plate in the frame.

Walsh pitched the first 3-1/3 innings for the Islanders and allowed nine hits. Tim Young closed out the game for Gaylord and allowed five hits.

Gaylord 1 Jordan 2
A fine defensive performance wasn’t enough for Gaylord’s Islanders on Wednesday. They fell to perennial power Jordan 2-1 in an eleven inning clash at Gaylord’s Walsh Field.

Gaylord pitchers Josh Gasow and Brian Winter matched Jordan’s pitching through ten innings. Jordan, with a leadoff single, managed a run in the second frame. Gaylord, on back-to-back doubles by Justin Rettmann and Brad Walsh and Justin Rettmann, knotted the game at 1-1 in the seventh inning.

The Islanders would have baserunners reach second base in the ninth and tenth innings but could not plate the game winner.

Jordan broke the tie in the top of the eleventh. A walk and double would produce the game winner for the Brewers.

Gasow allowed one run on two hits in seven innings. He struckout five and walked one. Winter allowed a run on two hits and fanned four.

Gaylord 1 Le Sueur 5
Four hits were all the Islanders could manage Friday as they were on the short end of a 5-1 decision at Le Sueur.

Brad Walsh supplied the offense for Gaylord. He had three hits including two doubles. Walsh scored in the ninth inning on a Brian Winter single.

Le Sueur meanwhile plated runs in the third, fourth and sixth innings. The Braves made it a 5-0 game with two runs in the seventh frame.

William Paine started for Gaylord and allowed three earned runs on eight hits. Paine struckout three. Tim Young blanked Le Sueur in the eighth inning.

Gaylord 4 Victoria 9
An early three run lead didn’t stand for Gaylord’s Islanders last Tuesday as they fell to host Victoria 9-4.

Singles by Brad Walsh, Paul Mages, Josh Gasow and Brit Vaubel gave Gaylord a 3-0 lead in the first inning. But, the Islanders were held scoreless over the next seven frames.

Victoria would gain a 4-3 lead with three runs in the fifth inning. The Vics added a run in the sixth, a run in the seventh, and three runs in the eighth frame.

Trevor Vaubel pitched the first seven innings for Gaylord. He allowed seven hits and struckout five. Mages pitched the eighth inning for the Islanders.

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