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By Georgie Kulczyk
The Courier 

Glasgow Loses Four on the Road


The Glasgow Reds were on the road to Billings to take on the Cardinals and the Blue Jays in back-to-back double headers.

On June 30, Glasgow faced the Cardinals in two games, falling to Billings, 2-13 and 7-10.

In the first game, Billings exploded offensively, scoring seven runs in the bottom half of the first inning. The Reds were able to answer with two runs in the third, but Billings pulled even further away in the remainder of the game, scoring six more runs. The game ended in less than five innings.

Kevin McDonald went two-for-three at the plate for the Reds, bringing in one run. Also recording an RBI was Tel Aune, while Darrin Wersal hit a double in the fourth inning.

Kristian Price took the loss on the hill for Glasgow. He threw 101 pitches in three innings and allowed 11 runs on six hits. McDonald and Chase Guttenberg finished the final inning on the mound.

Defensively, Guttenberg, Wersal and Noah Lipszyc recorded double plays in the contest.

Reds 2, Cardinals 13

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E

REDS 0 0 2 0 0 X X 2 6 3

BLNG 7 0 1 5 X X X 13 8 2

In a high-scoring game, the Reds took another loss to the Cardinals (7-10) after six-and-a-half innings. The game was tied at six when Billings scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth.

Glasgow did collect seven hits, led by Price who went 2-for-3 at the plate, and Aune, who had a homer in the first inning and two RBIs. Kaden Fossum and McDonald each had an RBI, while Keagan Thompson also brought in two runs.

Wersal threw just over four innings for Glasgow, taking the loss on the mound. He tossed 104 pitches, surrendering eight runs on five hits and striking out six. Gavin Adkins and Aune provided relief on the mound, but did not record any strikeouts.

Reds 7, Cardinals 10

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E

REDS 2 3 0 0 1 0 1 7 7 3

BLNG 2 0 1 3 2 2 X 10 6 2

On July 1, Glasgow faced another Billings team in yet another double-header. The Blue Jays won both contests by considerable margins, 11-1 and 15-5.

Glasgow was unable to deny the offense of the Blue Jays, managing to score just one run in the first of two games.

Lipszyc had the best showing at the plate, going two-for-three. Bryce Legare hit a double in the fifth inning, and Wersal recorded the only RBI of the game. Thompson was the only one able to steal a base in the contest.

On the hill for Glasgow, McDonald took the loss, allowing four hits and six runs over four innings, striking out two. Guttenberg provided relief, pitching one and one-third inning, striking out two.

Reds 1, Blue Jays 11

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E

REDS 0 0 0 1 0 0 X 1 6 4

BLNG 0 1 0 1 7 2 X 11 7 1

In their final game of the weekend, the Reds fell to the Blue Jays 5-15, despite bringing in four runs in their first at-bat at the top of the first. Billings was unable to answer in their turn at the plate, but easily out-scored the Reds for the rest of the contest.

Fossum led his team offensively, recording two hits in his two at-bats, one of them a triple. Adkins hit a double in the game while Guttenberg and Wersal each brought in one run.

Defensively, Glasgow racked up eight errors. John Cremer took the loss on the mound, pitching three and two-thirds innings. He allowed ten hits and 11 runs while striking out three. Fossum finished the game, pitching one and one-third innings, allowing three runs on two hits.

Reds 5, Blue Jays 15

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E

REDS 4 0 1 0 0 0 X 5 6 8

BLNG 0 6 2 3 0 4 X 15 12 4


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