Midland plays five in four days



     Four Tri-Rivers Conference games were part of a five-game week for the Midland baseball team.

     Midland (14-6, 16-10) played a doubleheader at Maquoketa Valley June 26, winning 8-2 and losing 10-3. The Eagles had 11 hits in the victory. Austin Smith was 3-for-4, and Connor Harms was 2-for-4 with two doubles and two runs batted in. Britan Martens and Eli Spilman both went 2-for-4 as well. Fisher Bisinger pitched 6 2/3 innings to get the win.

     In the second game, Midland was held to four hits. Martens went 2-for-3 and had two stolen bases.

     The Eagles played a single game at Camanche June 27, and lost 5-4. Smith went 2-for-4 and stole two bases. Harms also had two stolen bases, and scored two runs. Griffin Gravel pitched and took the loss.

     Midland had a doubleheader with perennial powerhouse Lisbon June 29 in Wyoming, and lost by scores of 7-4 and 2-0.

     The Eagles rallied from a 5-0 deficit to make it 5-4 through five innings in the first game, only to have Lisbon score twice in the sixth. Smith had a double and two RBIs; Landon Hunter also knocked in two runs.

     The Eagles had two hits in the second game, singles by Bisinger and Spilman. Wilson Buckwalter pitched 5 1/3 innings, allowing eight hits, and took the loss.

     “Wilson threw really well in this game,” Midland coach Ryan Steines said. “To hold a team like Lisbon to two runs in five-plus innings is outstanding.”



     Midland played at Maquoketa Valley June 26, and lost by scores of 10-0 and 11-0, both in five innings. The Eagles had five hits in the first game. Anna Roseland went 2-for-2, Mikayla Dosland and D.J. Uppena were both 1-for-2, and Emma Dusanek was 1-for-3. Emma Paulsen pitched and took the loss.

     Taylor Bahnsen went 2-for-2 in the second game, and Dusanek was 1-for-2. Dosland pitched for Midland (0-21, 0-23).

     “As a team we layed very well, we just had a few errors in both games, and they hit the ball well,” Midland coach Dustin Klein said. “We got a lot of girls in scoring position, but could not close those opportunities.”

     The Eagles then had the tough task of facing Tri-Rivers Conference champion Lisbon June 29 in Wyoming. Midland lost both ends of the twinbill, 14-0 and 17-2, both in four innings. Midland was held without a hit in the first game.

     In the nightcap, Uppena was 2-for-2, while Ari Hacke, Dusanek, Bahnsen and Dosland had one hit apiece. Dosland had an RBI double, and Bahnsen drove in the other run.



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