Big comeback helps C-G earn baseball split

By Steve Sell
May 06, 2015

GALVA — Canton-Galva’s baseball Eagles appeared on their way to being swept by Bennington on Tuesday.

But then the Eagles charged with a comeback for the ages. Down 9-3 in the fifth inning of Game 2, C-G exploded for nine runs and went on for a 14-9 victory.

The Bulldogs had won the first game, 3-2.

In the Eagles’ winning effort, Tanner Klingensmith was 3 for 3 with three runs scored and three RBIs. Connor Farnham scored four runs and drove in two. Hunter Pearson added two RBIs and Reed Wiens picked up two hits.

Wiens was the winning pitcher in relief, his first “W” of the year.

The first game was the polar opposite as the teams engaged in a well-played, low-scoring contest. Nick Bray was the hard-luck loser for the Eagles as he permitted just one earned run. At the plate he had two of the C-G hits, as did Klingensmith, who finished the day 5 for 6. Pearson also had two hits as C-G had nine in the game, but left some runners stranded.

Canton-Galva is back  in action Thursday at Lincoln.