GALVA — Inman survived Canton-Galva’s upset bid Monday in the Class 2-1A Regional Baseball Tournament, as the Teutons advanced to play Hillsboro today.
The Teutons overcame a 9-6 deficit to hang on for a 13-12 victory. Inman, now 12-7, takes on Hillsboro (13-5) in today’s second game at 5 p.m., while Little River (15-5) plays Chase County (7-12) at 3 p.m.
C-G jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning, but Inman responded with four runs in the bottom of the inning.
After the Tetuons took a 6-3 lead in the second inning, C-G exploded for six runs in the third to go up 9-6. Inman, however, chipped away, eventaully tying the game at 12-12 with a run in the bottom of the fifth, then pushed across the winner in the sixth.
The Teutons won the game despite being out-hit, 10-7. Walks helped Inman to several of its runs.
“We walked and hit too many batters, as 10 of the runs that scored for Inman were given a free pass,” C-G coach Kelly Nelson said. “We out-hit Inman 10-7, but also had some baserunning mistakes that cost us. The boys competed hard to the end but just came up short.”
Inman had only one extra-base hit, a double by Taylor Almquist. Treyton DeVore came on in the fourth inning and went the rest of the way to pick up the win in relief of Wyatt Regehr.
Connor Farnham and Jacob Struber were both 3 for 4 with three runs scored for the Eagles. Ethan Loyd drove in two runs.
Jacob Dailey, the third C-G pitcher, took the loss.
The Eagles finished the year 6-15 as they improved their record over last year.