CANTON – It was a rough home opener for the Canton/Galva baseball team as they dropped both ends of a doubleheader on Friday to Sedgwick, losing game one 14-1 and then dropping game two 15-0.
Now 2-2 for the young 2023 season, the Eagles will not return to the diamond until Tuesday, April 11 when they travel to Marion.
Sedgwick scored three times in the top of the first innings and then added six in the third and five in the fourth in grabbing a dominating 14-1 win over the Eagles in their first home game of the season.
Garrett Maltbie, Dylan Cherry, Ross Burrill, Braison Alcala, and Gavin Robertson each had hits for the Eagles with Alcala pounding out a double.
Ross Burrill and John Burrill split duties on the mound for Canton/Galva with Ross Burrill taking the loss after throwing the first 2.2 innings and giving up seven hits, seven earned runs, walking four and striking out four. John Burrill finished the final 2.1 innings and threw 36 pitches with giving up six hits, five earned runs and striking out one.
The Eagle defense committed five errors in the first game and followed it up with four more errors in the nightcap.
In game two, Sedgwick and Canton/Galva played to a 0-0 tie through three innings before Sedgwick poured across 15 runs in the top of the third to gain the final 15-0 shutout win.
Braison Alcala, John Burrill and Gavin Robertson had the lone three hits for the Eagles while Garrett Maltbie took the loss after throwing 74 pitches in 3.1 innings and giving up six hits, walking one and striking out eight. Alcala came in and worked in relief.
CANTON/GALVA EAGLES vs. Sedgwick
SCORING: EAGLES > 0-0-0-1-0-X-X = 1-5-5; Sedgwick > 3-0-6-5-0-X-X = 14-13-1.
EAGLES BATTING (ab-r-h-rbi-bb): Garrett Maltbie > 3-0-1-0-0; Dylan Cherry > 3-0-1-0-0; Ross Burrill > 3-1-1-0-0; Braison Alcala > 2-0-1-0-0; Gavin Robertson > 1-0-1-0-1; Ethan Unruh > 2-0-0-0-0; John Burrill > 2-0-0-0-0; Camden Kruse > 2-0-0-0-0; Noah Collins > 2-0-0-0-0. Team Totals > 20-1-5-0-1. 2B (1) > Alcala -1.
EAGLES PITCHING (ip-p-h-r-er-bb-so): Ross Burrill (L) > 2.2-76-7-9-7-4-4; John Burrill > 2.1-36-6-5-5-0-1. Team Totals > 5.0-112-13-14-12-5-4.
Sedgwick Batting (ab-r-h-rbi-bb): 30-14-13-11-4.
Sedgwick Pitching (ip-p-h-r-er-bb-so): 5.0-74-5-1-0-1-6.
SCORING: EAGLES > 0-0-0-0-X-X-X = 0-3-4; Sedgwick > 0-0-0-15 -X-X-X = 15-11-1.
EAGLES BATTING (ab-r-h-rbi-bb): Garrett Maltbie > 2-0-0-0-0; Dylan Cherry > 2-0-0-0-0; Ross Burrill > 2-0-0-0-0; Braison Alcala > 2-0-1-0-0; Gavin Robertson > 2-0-1-0-0; Ethan Unruh > 2-0-0-0-0; John Burrill > 2-0-1-0-0; Camden Kruse > 1-0-0-0-0; Noah Collins > 0-0-0-0-1. Team Totals > 15-0-3-0-1. SB (3) > Alcala, Maltbie, G.Robertson – 1.
EAGLES PITCHING (ip-p-h-r-er-bb-so): Garrett Maltbie (L) > 3.1-74-6-8-0-1-6; Braison Alcala > 0.1-26-5-7-1-2-0. Team Totals > 4.0-110-11-15-0-3-6.
Sedgwick Batting (ab-r-h-rbi-bb): 25-15-11-14-3. Sedgwick Pitching (ip-p-h-r-er-bb-so): 4.0-53-3-0-0-1-5.
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