G-E-T baseball team splits on the road
An explosive extra-inning win was the highlight of opening week for Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau baseball, as the Red Hawks split two road games to start their season.
G-E-T beat Onalaska Luther in the season opener last Thursday, before falling to Tomah on Friday. The Red Hawks start at 1-1, including a 1-0 Coulee Conference mark this season. They began this week with their home opener against Black River Falls on Monday. G-E-T is also scheduled to travel to Viroqua for a doubleheader on Thursday to round out the week.
G-E-T 19 Luther 12
Tied at nine after seven innings, G-E-T pulled away in the first extra inning in Onalaska on Thursday.
The Red Hawks loaded the bases on singles from Brenden Brady and Brady Seiling, as well as Ethan Stoner being hit by a pitch.
Jack Beedle forced in the go-ahead run by drawing a walk, before a ground ball off the bat of Owen Eddy led to an error that scored a second run. Collin Handke singled home a third run as the line kept moving, before Luther got their first out via strikeout. Patience at the plate paid off on the next two at-bats, as Tyler Seiling and Thomas Haney each walked to drive in two more runs. Brady followed with an RBI single on his second plate appearance of the inning. After a fielder’s choice at the plate earned the Knights their second out, Stoner singled to right to score two more runs. Beedle reloaded the bases as he was hit by a pitch, before Brady Seiling capped the 10-run inning by scoring on a wild pitch.
Haney worked around a hit by pitch, two errors, a single and a walk to hold the Knights to three runs and earn the win. Stoner started the game, allowing three hits, five walks and three runs while striking out three. Riley Kirkey pitched the next three-and-a-third, allowing six runs including two earned, four hits and four walks while striking out three. Haney’s winning line included three unearned runs on three hits and two walks while striking out two.
Brady Seiling and Handke led hitters with three hits each, with Seiling scoring five runs and Handke scoring four, driving in two and walking once. Stoner and Brady also had two-hits games, and Eddy led run producers with three driven in on his one hit and one walk. G-E-T tallied 12 hits and 10 walks on the game.
Tomah 12 G-E-T 2
The Red Hawks were held to two hits in their Friday loss at Tomah, as Evan Long of the Timberwolves held G-E-T to one earned run while striking out 10.
Tomah struck for six runs in the bottom of the first, as the home team tagged G-E-T starter Warren Stoner for five hits, a walk and a hit by pitch in the opening frame. The Timberwolves added a seventh run in the second, before G-E-T answered in the top of the third. Cole Williams led off the inning with a single to right, before Brady put runners on second and third with a single leading to an error in left field. Brady Seiling scored a run with a groundout to the pitcher, before the Red Hawks earned their second run on a balk call on Long.
Tomah pulled away over the next two innings to earn the mercy rule win in five innings however, scoring one more in the fourth off Stoner and four off Brady on in relief. Stoner’s line for the day included eight runs, three earned, four walks, seven hits and three strikeouts. Brady allowed two walks, three hits and four earned runs. Williams and Brady were the only base runners for the Red Hawks for the game.