GMLOK wins baseball game in extra innings


CHRISTINE VREEMAN/SPRING VALLEY TRIBUNE Nick Fetterly makes the throw to third base for the Bulldogs.

CHRISTINE VREEMAN/SPRING VALLEY TRIBUNE Lucas Heusinkveld hurls a pitch for the Bulldogs as a Fillmore Central/Lanesboro base runner, right, takes a lead off second base.

CHRISTINE VREEMAN/SPRING VALLEY TRIBUNE GMLOK first baseman Bret Musel gets the ball before the Fillmore Central/Lanesboro base runner reaches the bag.
By: 
Chad Smith

The GMLOK baseball team had just one game on the schedule last week thanks to postponements, but it was a good one.

The Bulldogs picked up their fourth win of the season in extra innings, beating Plainview-Elgin-Millville 2-1 in eight innings last Thursday, April 18. GMLOK is now 4-1 on the season (1-0 SEC).

A lot of zeroes showed up on the scoreboard, with the exception of the third inning. The Bulldogs plated a run in the top of the frame before PEM answered with a run of its own. It would take another five innings before the next run scored when GMLOK plated the winning run in the top of the eighth inning. The Bulldogs then closed it out in the bottom of the inning.

Senior Drew Copley continued his outstanding season on the mound, pitching 6.1 innings and allowed six hits, one earned run, walked two and finished with 13 strikeouts. Christian Millette came on to work the last 1.2 innings, putting up zeroes, with no hits, no runs, no walks and two strikeouts, while picking up the win.

At the plate, GMLOK has just enough to get the job done. Nick Ramaker was two for three with an RBI. Reid Kruegel and Nolan Fetterly each went one for four at the plate.

PEM pitching was just as tough as the GMLOK starters. Conner Schumacher took the loss but pitched much better than the result would suggest. He went 7.1 innings, allowed seven hits, two earned runs, gave up two walks and struck out three. Kaden Lamb worked the last two-thirds of an inning, holding GMLOK scoreless and walking one batter.

Kole Riess of PEM went two for three and drove in their only run of the game. Schumacher and Jacob LaBare were both one for three at the dish.

Schedule

The Bulldogs have a busy schedule ahead, which was to already start after this edition went to press with a road game at Southland on Monday, April 22. They are off to Mabel-Canton on Tuesday for a Southeast Conference game against the Cougars. On Thursday, it is off to Randolph for another conference game against the Rockets. They are finally back home on Friday, April 26, for an SEC game against Lyle/Pacelli.