Eagles baseball spin tires in losses

Curran McLaughlin | The Leader
Pitcher Tristan Hunt hops up to field a high bounce in West Hancock's game against Emmetsburg on Thursday.

            West Hancock baseball played four games of this past week, to some it hasn’t seemed that way to one person.

            “It didn’t matter who we played so far this week it’s been the same story this week,” coach Josh Eisenman said.

            As of this writing, the Eagles have played Osage at home on June 25, Central Springs on the road on Wednesday and Emmetsburg on the road on Thursday.

            West Hancock struggled each week; losing 12-2 to Osage, 9-4 against Central Springs and 13-3 against Emmetsburg.

            Offense was a big factor in each loss.

            The Eagles could get runners on base but seldom translated it into runs scored.

            The team left eight on base in the Osage game and eight in Central Springs.

            The Eagles had no hits against Osage.

            West Hancock would only have four hits against Emmetsburg.

            “You’re stuck in the mud, you spin your wheels and that’s what it is,” Eisenman said.

Read the complete story in the July 4 Leader.