GHV Baseball knocked out of first round of district play

GHV catcher, Brody Boehnke, tags out an Emmetsburg runner at the plate during the Cards 4-1 loss.
Rick Ermer Photo

            The Garner-Hayfield-Ventura baseball team met its’ season end on Saturday at the hands of nearby foe Forest City.

            The team played on the humid turf at Forest City in round one of the Class 2A Districts and were melted by the Indians in a 12-3 final score.

            The game started out well enough for the Cardinals in the opening innings as they scored two runs in the second inning to stay one run behind Forest City.

            Forest City continued to chip away points through the game, while the Cards struggled to maintain its pace at bat.

            “We needed some timely hits and some offense with runners in scoring position and we had our opportunities with the middle of the order coming up,” coach Shawn Schlecter said. “We just couldn’t capitalize.”

            GHV would score one more run in the sixth, but by then the damage was done.

            Forest City’s discipline at the plate proved to be a frustration for pitcher Jack Ermer who wouldn’t record a single strikeout in his five innings on the mound.

            The defense had some blown opportunities to keep the Indian scoring in check as well, making some crucial mistakes to allow Forest City the opportunities to run up the score.

            The Cardinals also suffered three losses in the lead up to the Saturday showdown

            On July 8, the team traveled to Emmetburg and fell 1-4. 

Read the complete story in the July 17 Leader.