GHS baseball falls 4-2 to CJ


By Gaylen Blosser - DarkeCountyMedia.com



Conner Mills knocks a hit for Greenville in non-conference play with the CJ Eagles.

Conner Mills knocks a hit for Greenville in non-conference play with the CJ Eagles.


OHSAA varsity umpire, David McCartney looks on as Greenville catcher Matthew Edwards comes up for a throw to second.


Greenville’s Hayden Bush crushes a ball to right in the team’s game with CJ.


Greenville junior, Alex Kolb throws a 4-hitter against the visiting Chaminade Julienne Eagles in non-conference varsity action.


Gaylen Blosser | Darke County Media

GREENVILLE – Greenville dropped a 4-2 non-conference varsity baseball game to the visiting Chaminade Julienne Eagles at Sater Park.

“That is the best team that is going to be in our tournament bracket going into the sectionals and districts,” said Greenville coach, Eric Blumenstock following the game. “We played with them – stayed right with them.”

Greenville used a second-inning Eagles balk to take an early 1-0 lead after one-inning of play.

The Eagles battled back with 2-runs in the top of the fourth to take a 2-1 lead with the Wave coming to the plate to score a run in the bottom of the inning to knot the score at 2-2.

CJ plated 2-runs in the top of the seventh while keeping Greenville out of the scoring column in the bottom of the seventh to earn the road win.

The game came down to pitching with Greenville’s Alex Kolb pitching seven strong innings for the Green Wave. The junior lefthander allowed 4-hits; all singles while walking two and striking out 12.

“Kolbe threw a heck-of-a game,” Blumenstock said. “H did a nice job keeping us in it the whole way.”

CJ’s Ty Flannagan earned the win with six-innings of work on the mound and Andrew Kutter threw 1-inning in relief to pick up the save for Chaminade Jullienne.

CJ committed 5-errors on the day and Greenville had 4-errors.

“We’re getting better every day,” stated Blumenstock. “We had a tough week – things just didn’t break our way.”

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Conner Mills knocks a hit for Greenville in non-conference play with the CJ Eagles.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2021/04/web1_Connor-Mills-1.jpgConner Mills knocks a hit for Greenville in non-conference play with the CJ Eagles.

OHSAA varsity umpire, David McCartney looks on as Greenville catcher Matthew Edwards comes up for a throw to second.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2021/04/web1_Dave-McCartney-Matthew-Edwards.jpgOHSAA varsity umpire, David McCartney looks on as Greenville catcher Matthew Edwards comes up for a throw to second.

Greenville’s Hayden Bush crushes a ball to right in the team’s game with CJ.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2021/04/web1_Hayden-Bush-2.jpgGreenville’s Hayden Bush crushes a ball to right in the team’s game with CJ.

Greenville junior, Alex Kolb throws a 4-hitter against the visiting Chaminade Julienne Eagles in non-conference varsity action.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2021/04/web1_x-Alex-Kolb.jpgGreenville junior, Alex Kolb throws a 4-hitter against the visiting Chaminade Julienne Eagles in non-conference varsity action. Gaylen Blosser | Darke County Media

By Gaylen Blosser

DarkeCountyMedia.com

Contact Darke County Media Sports Editor Gaylen Blosser at gblosser@aimmediamidwest.com or 937-569-0122

Contact Darke County Media Sports Editor Gaylen Blosser at gblosser@aimmediamidwest.com or 937-569-0122