CHISHOLM— Ely junior Harry Simons pitched a solid game here on Monday, but five Timberwolves’ errors helped the Bluestreaks to a 6-0 win. “We struggled at the plate and in the …
CHISHOLM— Ely junior Harry Simons pitched a solid game here on Monday, but five Timberwolves’ errors helped the Bluestreaks to a 6-0 win. “We struggled at the plate and in the field,” said Ely Head Coach Frank Ivancich. “Harry pitched well enough to deserve a better fate in this game.”
Indeed, Simons allowed just one earned run on six hits, while striking out seven Chisholm batters.
Ely had plenty of opportunities to get on the scoreboard as it stranded ten runners. “We just couldn’t seem to produce a big hit to get them on board,” said Ivancich.
Senior Will Davies and junior Eddie Prijatel notched the only two hits of the game for Ely.
The Wolves had a better outing when they hosted Greenway last Friday. Davies made his high school pitching debut a memorable one as he hurled a complete game, allowing just four runs while scattering seven hits and fanning three batters, while walking none.
More lively Ely bats also helped as the Wolves put eight points on the board to take the contest 8-4. The Wolves got the party started in the bottom of the third frame, as junior Mason Davis drove in two runs en route to a 3-0 Ely lead. Greenway responded with four runs in the top of the fifth on a double and two Ely errors. But Ely wasn’t finished as Prijatel, freshman Andrew Marolt, sophomore Joey Bianco, and sophomore Erron Anderson all drove in runs to put the Wolves up 7-4. Ely later added an insurance run, but it didn’t factor into the decision.
Anderson had a standout performance a day earlier, in Mt. Iron, as he went 3-4, including three RBIs, and stole three bases to help lead Ely to a 9-2 win over the Rangers.
The Wolves did most of their damage in the third inning as they put five runs on the board on RBI hits by Davies, Anderson, and junior Jacob Towley. They sent ten batters to the plate in the fifth as they added three more runs. Anderson and sophomore Logan Loe both notched RBIs in the frame.
Towley notched the win for Ely, as he pitched five and a third innings, allowing just two runs on three hits, while striking out six and issuing five walks. Marolt pitched well in relief, allowing just one hit while notching a strikeout.
The Wolves were set to host Cherry on Thursday afternoon. After a weekend tournament in Blackduck, the Wolves will be back home on Monday to take on Virginia and will host Mesabi East on Tuesday.