WAKEFIELD – The Wahoo Pharmacy Blues started play last week with an 18-9 four inning setback on the road against the Crete Cardinals on June 4.
The home team scored seven runs in the first inning and added nine more in the third innings to put the game away.
Four different Wahoo Pharmacy pitchers were unable to put the brakes on the Cardinal offense.
The offense did their part, scoring nine runs on eight base hits.
Ryan Raabe and Aaron Ickler each finished with two base hits and combined to drive in five runs.
The Wahoo Pharmacy pitching staff continued to struggle the next night when they traveled to Ashland to take on the Bluejays.
The Bluejays trailed 5-3 until they were able to breakthrough with nine runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to pull out the 12-8 win over the Blues.
Colin Ludvik powered the offense with three base hits while Raabe added two hits and led the Blues with three RBI. Ickler also reached base three times and scored twice.
The Blues were able to get back into the win column with an 8-1 win over Lennoz in the opening round of the Wakefield Wood Bat Tournament on June 8.
The Blues scored two runs in the fifth, one in the sixth and capped it off by scoring four runs in the top of the seventh inning.
Ludvik and Brody Specht each finished with two hits apiece. Ludvik, Ickler and Peyton Nelson all drove in runs in the eight-run win.
Michael Lynch went the distance for the Blues allowing just five hits and one run while earning the win.
The Blues returned to the diamond late on Saturday and stayed hot offensively while overwhelming NEN by a score of 18-1 in five innings.
Wahoo Pharmacy scored five runs in the first inning and added 10 more in the second to put the game away.
Tate Nelson had a huge game for the Blues finishing with four hits and a career-high seven RBI. Lynch added two hits and three RBI.
Specht earned the win on the mound while striking out eight hitters and allowing just three hits and a run in just over three innings.
The Blues met up with Beresford, South Dakota on Sunday and the game was called in a 7-7 tie in the tenth inning.
The game was a back-and-forth featuring four ties and five lead changes
Ickler led the offensive attack with three hits and Nelson came through with two hits and two RBI.
The Blues record stands at 5-5 on the season.
The Blues played on the road against Blair on June 11 and at home against Bennington on June 12.
They capped the week witha road game against Springfield on June 16.
Results from all three games will appear in next week’s Wahoo Newspaper and online at wahoonewspaper.com.