G-E-T splits two Coulee games

Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau baseball split a pair of Coulee Conference games last week, as they maintained an even conference record.

The Red Hawks were held to one hit in a loss to West Salem last Monday, before an explosive late-game effort on Thursday against Black River Falls.

G-E-T moves to 5-6 on the season, including a 4-4 mark in the Coulee. Heading into this week, the Red Hawks were scheduled for a Tuesday road game in Arcadia, as well as a Thursday doubleheader with Westby.

West Salem 6 G-E-T 1

The Red Hawks were held hitless until a Tyler Seiling single in the top of the sixth, which would prove to be their only hit of the game last Monday against the Panthers.

West Salem took a 1-0 lead in the second inning on a sacrifice fly, before adding four more in the third on three hits and two walks.

G-E-T walked five times as a team for the game, including a seventh inning base on balls for Ethan Stoner that scored later in the inning on a Jack Beedle sacrifice fly. It was tough sledding the rest of the way though for Red Hawk hitters, who fanned 10 times in the game.

Stoner took the loss on the mound, allowing six runs, five earned on five walks and six hits while striking out one.

G-E-T 16 BRF 7

G-E-T overcame a late blown lead to win in an extra frame on the road on Thursday at BRF.

A 6-0 advantage for the Red Hawks after two innings dissipated thanks in part to a four-run bottom of the third and two more in the sixth for the Tigers.

After a scoreless seventh, two walks to start the eighth helped ignite a runaway rally for G-E-T.

Brenden Brady singled home the go-ahead run, which Thomas Haney followed with an RBI single of his own. After a Brady Seiling single loaded the bases, Warren Stoner brought two more home with a double that pushed the lead to 11-7. A double play wiped out the lead runner, but the scoring was far from over in the half-inning. Three consecutive hit batters brought another run home, before an error off the bat of Cole Williams scored to more. Back-to-back RBI singles from Brady and Haney pushed the lead to 16-7, and the Red Hawks secured the win with a scoreless bottom of the inning.

Haney took the win on the mound with two-and-a-third scoreless innings with one strikeout. He finished Handke’s start of five-and-two-thirds, in which he allowed seven runs, two earned on nine hits and a walk with three struck out.

Warren Stoner led hitters with three including the double, four driven in and two runs scored. Brady Seiling also reached four times on three hits and a walk, and Brady tallied three hits, two driven in and one run scored. G-E-T accumulated 14 hits and eight team walks for the game.

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