By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

Struggling at the start

Early deficits hurt Hawks' chances in trio of losses


June 15, 2023


Blake Meendering beats the ball to first base to avoid an out in the game with the Westerners.

Akron-Westfield combined a pair of three-run innings with good pitching and defense to defeat Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn, 8-0, in War Eagle Conference baseball action on June 5.

Three first-inning runs gave the visiting Westerners the early lead. After scoring once in both the second and fourth innings, they added three runs in the seventh.

Singles by Jacob Cates and Tyson Tessum in the third inning were H-M-S's only hits.

"I liked how we kept ourselves in it after giving up three runs right away," said Hawk coach Jeremy Gloden. "However, our bats continue to struggle and we need to keep workin...

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