Teutons, Eagles split

By Steve Sell
April 13, 2016

GALVA — Area rivals Canton-Galva and Inman hooked up for a baseball doubleheader on Tuesday.

They need to play one more game to determine a winner.

After Inman erupted late for a 13-5 win in Game 1, the Eagles fought back to earn the split with an 8-5 second-game victory.

The first game was tense until the sixth inning when the Teutons exploded for nine runs to break a 3-all tie.

Inman scored its 13 runs on just six hits. Mason Harris and Walker Strange had doubles for the Teutons. C-G also didn’t have many hits — three — as Ethan Loyd and Jordan Gagnebin scored two runs apiece and Travis Unruh drove in two.

Kane Thiemsch was the winner, with Noah Tuscan finishing up.

In Game 2, the Eagles had innings of four and three runs to spark the win. The story of this game was Reed Wiens, who was blazing on the mound with 13 strikeouts and he allowed just two earned runs.

Loyd had two hits, while Collin Riessig and Logan Miller drove in two runs apiece. C-G coach Kelly Nelson said Miller’s two-run knock was the game’s key blow and Unruh’s heads-up baserunning in the sixth inning also provided a spark.

The Teutons had four doubles in the game, two by Zach Spiece. Others were by Thiemsch and Terrel Roehl.

The win was the first this year for the Eagles, who have played only four games.