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Somerset American Legion baseball team beaten at Baldwin

Being an extremely young team and having a two-week gap between games because of rain postponements proved too much for the Somerset American Legion Post 111 baseball team to overcome last Thursday.

The Somerset boys played at Baldwin and struggled with some of their fundamentals in an 8-5 loss to the Buzz.

Somerset scored once in the second inning, due to three Baldwin errors. The run scored when Austin Beasley's flyball to leftfield was dropped, when it would have been the third out of the inning.

Somerset's best offensive inning was the seventh. Post 111 rallied for three runs, but couldn't make up the whole deficit.

Michael Piletich started the seventh inning rally with a single. This was the first time Piletich batted in a game this season. A designated hitter was used for him this season, but a thumb injury to catcher Hunter Baillargeon left Somerset with nine players.

Piletich started on the mound for Somerset, working the first five innings. He was uncharacteristically wild, struggling to find a consistent release point with his pitches. Jake Rosentreter pitched the sixth inning.

Somerset's offense was led by Logan Peterson and Tommy Grygienc, who both produced two hits.

Grygienc will be one of Somerset's players who will be taking part in the Heart Lake Border Legion All-Star Game this Thursday in Cumberland. Somerset will also be represented by Cody Cunningham. Peterson was also a selection for the game, but had previous engagement.

The next games for Somerset will be played next Tuesday. Post 111 will play in a double-header at Rice Lake that starts at 5:30 p.m.

Dave Newman
Dave Newman has been the sports editor at the New Richmond News since 1988. He has covered the action in the Middle Border Conference, Dunn-St. Croix Conference and Big Rivers Conference for nearly 30 years.
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