Ashby baseball: Arrows' run ends in Section 6A tournamentThe Ashby baseball team almost continued its run through the 6A South tournament as an eighth seed last Thursday night.
The Ashby baseball team almost continued its run through the 6A South tournament as an eighth seed last Thursday night.
The Arrows set their sights on fourth-seeded Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley. The two teams locked up in a pitchers’ dual through eight innings before the Wolverines finally prevailed 2-1.
Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley led off the eighth inning with a single by Dave Moberg. A walk and an error followed in the next three batters to load the bases with one out. Dylan Barry pitched great all night for Ashby, but a walk with the bases loaded pushed the winning run across for the Wolverines.
Dylan Barry gave the Arrows every opportunity to win by going the full eight innings. He allowed six hits and three walks, while striking out six.
“I can’t say enough about Dylan’s effort today,” assistant coach Blaine Barry said. “It was probably his best effort of the season. We just weren’t able to take advantage of our scoring opportunities when we had a chance.”
Ashby’s lone run came in the top of the fourth inning as Jason Odens was credited with an RBI when he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.
Zach Barry, D. Barry, Reed Hanson and Gage Olson added a hit apiece for the Arrows.
“It’s going to be tough to replace our seniors Riley Mickelson, Jon Quernemoen and Jason Odens,” Barry said. “But hopefully some of our underclassmen are ready to step up next year and fill the roles vacated by these guys.”