Cowboys come close in 1-0 loss at Webster City

Kain Nelson fires another pitch to the plate versus St. Edmond. The freshman had two strikeouts in 2 1/3 inning of duty in the road game.

The Clarion-Goldfield-Dows varsity baseball team came as close as they have for awhile in breaking the current losing skid before falling 1-0 at Webster City last Wednesday. The red and black was held to just three hits, all singles by Will Weidemann, Tanner Abbas and Tyler Stein. Zach Martin drew a walk. Bryce Brinkman took the loss on the mound, allowing just one earned run on six hits over five innings. He issued one walk and had one strikeout. Mateo Martinez also saw duty.

“We came out ready to play and were focused all day, from pre-game batting practice until the last out,” stated head skipper Nick Willwerth. “We need to bring this mentality every day to the ball field. Brinkman pitched exceptional against the best team in the conference, allowing just one run over six innings. Defense made some plays behind him, as well as throwing two runners out at the plate. No matter how well you pitch and play defense, you have to score to win. That has been our Achilles heel all year long.”

Prior to that, the team had an 8-1 home loss to Algona on Monday, June 18. Martin drove in Carter Dietz for the lone run, and went 2 for 3 in his at-bats. Reed Abbas was also 2 for 3, with brother Tanner getting a base hit. Reed showed his quickness in stealing three bags, with Martinez making one theft. Bryce Tegtmeyer showed a good eye in drawing three walks, with Martinez getting two and R. Abbas, T. Abbas, Brinkman, Caleb Krueger and Stein all drawing one free pass apiece.


For more C-G-D sports news, see the June 28 edition of the Monitor.