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W-MU falls in slugfest

By Ashlee De Wit | Jul 09, 2013

WINFIELD — The Winfield-Mt. Union baseball team had 12 hits but couldn’t gain a lead in a 15-10 loss to Central Lee on Monday night.

“We hit the ball well enough to win, but we didn’t run the bases well,” W-MU Coach Kenton Klopfenstein said.

They also struggled in the field, as only six of the Hawks’ runs were earned.

“We didn’t make that many errors, but we made them at the wrong time,” Klopfenstein said.

Where the Wolves didn’t struggle was at the plate.

Matthew Neibuhr led the team, going 4-for-5 with three doubles and three RBIs.

Jacob Arnold was 2-for-3 with a double and a run knocked in, and Kolt Rossiter was also 2-for-3. Darren Hunter and Sam Jennings each hit a double.

Travis Jones started on the mound and took the loss; Thayne McElhinney pitched in relief.

The Wolves are now 6-15 on the season. They finished conference play with a record of 5-11.

They finish their regular season Thursday against Springville.

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