The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

Scarcity of hits and runs

Hawks struggle to generate offense in 3 losses


June 17, 2021


First baseman Nick Bronstad tracks down a pop fly in foul territory to retire an Akron-Westfield hitter.

The Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn baseball team found generating offense to be a difficult proposition in three losses last week.

In a 2-1 loss to Akron-Westfield on June 7, the Hawks only had three hits and only one baserunner during the final four innings.

Both teams scored a run in the first inning. The Westerners combined three walks and a single to put their run on the scoreboard. H-M-S answered as Jordan Ortega was hit by a pitch, Dawson Schiphoff singled and Jacob Cates hit a double to tie the score.

Keaton Graves' single in the third inning was the Hawks' last hit in the game.

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