Baseball Eagles sharp in sweep

By Steve Sell
April 09, 2014

GALVA — Canton-Galva’s baseball team has already equaled last year’s victory total.

The Eagles swept Bennington 11-6 and 14-1 on Tuesday to improve to 3-1 on the year as this obviously is going to be a turnaround season. For the seniors on the team, it was the first time they have been a part of a sweep.

Tanner Klingensmith pitched the first game, fanning five and allowing four earned runs.

He helped his own cause by going 3 for 3 with a triple and three RBIs. Connor Farnham was 3 for 4 with a triple and four runs scored. Jacob Dailey drove in three runs and Nick Bray contributed a double.

Bray was the man in the second game, going five innings and fanning four while allowing just one run.

The Eagles continued to batter the ball, with Reed Wiens going 2 for 3 with a double, good for four RBIs. Bray and Ethan Loyd had two hits apiece. Klingensmith scored three runs.

“We once again hit the ball pretty well and had several hard smashes to the outfield that their outfielders made good catches on,” C-G coach Kelly Nelson said. “We came into the night with a goal of cutting down our walks and errors. We did an excellent job with the walks as we only gave up four walks on the night. The first game we had a few too many errors, but the second game we played error-free ball.”

C-G plays Tuesday at Marion.