By Staff

            MARION – It was a rough day on the road Tuesday for the Canton/Galva baseball team as they played at Marion and lost both ends of a doubleheader, 7-1 and 17-0.

            “It’s a disappointing as you don’t want to lose and lose like we did,” noted Eagle head coach Seth Moddelmog. “But to me in both games, this all comes down to the details and doing the little things the right way. Unfortunately, right now that is in every aspect of the game and if we don’t do those things, that’s when everything can snowball on you and turn ugly quick.”

            The two losses drop the Eagles to 2-4 for the season as they ready to play host to Ell-Saline on Friday, April 14.

            In game one, Marion scored twice in the first inning and again in the third while gaining a 5-0 lead before the Eagles could put a score on the board.

            Braison Alcala and Gavin Robertson each had a pair of hits in the game with Alcala pounding out a double.

            Garrett Maltbie and Gavin Robertson shared time on the mound, throwing a total of 116 pitches and giving up seven hits, just two earned runs, walking six and striking out seven. Maltbie was credited with the loss.

            Canton/Galva never got the bats going in game two as Marion recorded a quick three inning, 17-0, no-hit shutout.

            Ross Burrill, John Burrill, and Noah Collins worked the mound for the Eagles.

            Coach Moddelmog concluded his post-game reflections by adding, “The coaching staff and mainly myself need to do a better job in preparing the guys. In saying that, we still feel like we have a good team, we just need to get back to work and iron out those details.”



Scoring: EAGLES > 0-0-0-0-1-0-0 = 1-4-7;  Marion > 2-0-2-1-0-2-x = 7-7-0.

EAGLES HITTING (ab-r-h-rbi-bb): Garrett Maltbie > 3-0-0-0-0; Dylan Cherry > 3-0-0-0-0; Ross Burrill > 3-0-0-0-0; Braison Alcala > 3-2-1-0-0; Gavin Robertson > 3-0-2-0-0; Ethan Unruh > 2-0-0-1-0; John Burrill > 2-0-0-0-0; Camden Kruse > 2-0-0-0-0; Noah Collins > 2-0-0-0-0.  Team Totals > 23-1-4-1-0.  2B (1) > B. Alcala – 1.  SB (1) > E. Unruh – 1.

EAGLES PITCHING (ip-p-h-r-er-bb-so): Garrett Maltbie > 2.2-60-4-4-1-1-3; Gavin Robertson > 3.1-56-3-3-1-5-4.  Team Totals > 6.0-116-7-7-2-6-7.


Scoring: EAGLES > 0-0-0-X-X-X-X = 0-0-3;  Marion > 3-14-x-x-x-x-x = 17-8-0.

EAGLES HITTING (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 > 1-0-0-0-0; Gavin Robertson > 0-0-0-0-1; John Burrill > 0-0-0-0-1; Noah Collins > 1-0-0-0-0; Camden Kruse > 0-0-0-0-1; Ethan Unruh > 1-0-0-0-0.  Team Totals > 9-0-0-0-3.

EAGLES PITCHING (ip-p-h-r-er-bb-so): Ross Burrill > 1.1-54-4-9-8-3-1; J. Burrill > 0.1-2-0-0-0-0-0; Noah Collins > 0.1-39-4-8-0-1-0.  Team Totals > 2.0-95-8-17-6-4-1.

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