Baseball team drops twinbill at St. Louis
The Frankenmuth varsity baseball team made the long trip to the middle of the mitten and came back from St. Louis with a pair of losses.
The Eagles fell 7-6 in the opener and dropped game two, 10-4. The twinbill was played under cold, blustery conditions on April 26.
The Sharks scored one run on two hits in the first inning and the score remained 1-0 until the fourth inning when the Eagles scored all six of their runs.
Jack Tagget started things off with a double, advanced to third base on an infield ground out and Jared Davis singled to plate Tagget. Davis stole second base, moved to third base on a ground out. Grant Reene reached first base by an error and Davis scampered home.
Randy Khan cracked a single, moving Reene to third base. Zach Freier singled, scoring Reene and moving Khan to third base. Josh Szczepanski kept the momentum rolling with a double to score Khan. Wood stepped to the plate and delivered a two-RBI double, scoring Szczepanski and Freier.
In the fifth, sixth and seventh innings, the Sharks scored two runs per inning. With two outs in the seventh inning and runners on second and third bases, a passed ball that took a bad bounce allowed both runners to score for the St. Louis win.
Starter Chandler Lail threw 4-2/3rds innings and did not get the decision. He walked one, hit three batters and gave up three earned runs. Freier took the loss, throwing two innings, walking five and striking out one. He gave up four runs – two earned.
Tagget finished 3 for 3 with a double to pace FHS. Szczepanski was 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI while Davis was 2 for 4 with an RBI. FHS out hit St. Louis, 11-7.
In game two, Frankenmuth was the visiting team and they took a 1-0 first inning lead when Wood walked and scored on an errant throw on a ground ball by Tagget.
Control issues plagued the Eagle pitchers as they quickly gave away the lead. A walk, a hit batter, two errors and back-to-back doubles gave the Sharks a 5-1 advantage.
In the third inning, Wood walked, stole second base and scored on a Mills single, cutting the lead to 4-2.
The Sharks struck back in the bottom of the third inning, scoring four runs. Two hit batters, two walks and single and in the fourth inning, a walk, a double and passed ball made the score 10-2.
‘Muth scored its final two runs in the top of the sixth inning. Conner Maurer led off with a double and scored on a Grant Leach double. Khan singled to score Leach, Khan raced to second base but was caught trying to go another base. A strikeout ended the inning and darkness ended the game.
Khan took the loss, throwing 3-1/3rd innings, striking out two, walking six and giving up 10 runs (eight earned). Davis threw 1/1/3rd innings as well. Maurer was the lone Eagle hitter with multiple hits, going 2 for 3 with a double and a run scored.
FHS is 4-6 this season will travel to nonconference Reese for two games on Thursday, May 4, at 4pm. The Eagles will host North Branch for a Tri-Valley Conference East Division twinbill at 4pm Friday, May 6.
Next week, ‘Muth travels to Caro on Tuesday, May 10, for a 4pm TVC East doubleheader. They will take on nonleague Clio here on Thursday, May 12 and entertain East foe Birch Run on Friday, May 13, beginning at 4pm.