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Solon baseball team downs Washburn

The Solon Springs baseball team rebounded from Saturday's 21-5 loss to Northwestern with a 5-1 win at Washburn Monday. Zach Rajala was the winning pitcher against the Castle Guards, allowing an unearned run on three hits and six strikeouts in fou...

The Solon Springs baseball team rebounded from Saturday’s 21-5 loss to Northwestern with a 5-1 win at Washburn Monday.

Zach Rajala was the winning pitcher against the Castle Guards, allowing an unearned run on three hits and six strikeouts in four innings. He also doubled on offense.

Tommy Androsky pitched the final three innings, allowing four hits with four strikeouts. With the bat he was 2-for-3.

“Fantastic job by Zach and Tommy,” Eagles coach Nathan Ahlberg said. “They combined to throw strikes 61 percent of the time, both with fastballs and off-speed pitches. They gave up some hits, but the key was that they didn’t walk a single batter. I cannot remember a game in 12-plus seasons in which we did not walk a batter.”

Chase Latvala also had a single, RBI and two runs scored.

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“Our offense needs to improve,” Ahlberg said. “We usually aren’t going to win games with only four hits and striking out eight times, but Washburn helped us out with five errors.”

In their loss to Northwestern, the Eagles scored five runs despite getting no hits and three Tiger errors.

The Eagles (2-3, 1-2) host Mellen at 4:30 p.m. Monday.

 

Solon Springs.......... 023... 000    0   -     5   4   1

Washburn................ 100... 000    0   -     1   7   5

 

Saturday’s Game

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Solon Springs.......... 000... 140    0   -     5   0   0

Northwestern............ 564... 600    0   -   21   8   3

 

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