Wolves held solid lead until third inning
By Holly Neumann
The Manawa Wolves baseball team suffered a 17-7 loss, after 5 innings, to the Shiocton Chiefs in a Tuesday night conference matchup at Lindsay Park in Manawa.
After the first inning the Wolves were up 5-2.
Jon Holtz got a base hit, bringing in a run. Luke Wilz then hit a double, followed by Neil Buschke being walked to load up the bases.
Bryce Millard was hit by a pitch to walk in a run, followed by Nate Reynolds who was walked to get another point on the board. Two more runs were scored on errors by the Chiefs.
The Wolves widened the gap to 7-2 in the second inning when Wilz hit the ball deep into center field, scoring two runs.
Shiocton came back fighting in the third inning, when three batters walked and loaded up the bases. Brandon Spencer scored for the Chiefs on an overthrown ball. Then Austin Duenas hit a double, bringing in two runs to bringing the score to 7-5.
After a series of errors for Manawa in the top of fourth inning, Shiocton took a 14-7 lead in the game.
The Wolves were not able to get on the board again, while Shiocton brought in three more runs in the fifth innings giving them the win.
Manawa drops their record to 1-2 over-all, while Shiocton improves to 2-5.
Manawa will be back in action at home on Thursday, April 21, when they take on the Amherst Falcons.