Travis Wessel’s Denison-Schleswig baseball team lost a pair of Hawkeye 10 Conference baseball games on Thursday night at Glenwood.
Glenwood won game one, 10-5, and the Rams then picked up a hard-fought 1-0 triumph in the nightcap, as the Monarchs lost for the fourth straight time in moving to 10-8 in the H-10 and 12-12 overall.
Glenwood, with the two wins, improved to 12-4 in the conference and 15-7 overall.
Each team collected eight hits in game one, a five-run victory for the Rams.
Glenwood went up 3-0 with three runs in the bottom of the first. D-S got two back in the top of the second, but then the Rams plated three in the third, two in the fourth and one more in the fifth to make it 9-2.
The Monarchs plated two runs in the top of the sixth to get to within 9-4.
Glenwood then scored once in the sixth for a 10-4 advantage. D-S tallied the game’s final run in the seventh.
Nathan Gallup went 2-for-3 with two doubles to lead D-S. Evan Turin was 2-for-4 with a double, one run batted in and one run.
Jack Mendlik went 1-for-3 with two RBIs.
Dawson Dorhout and Carter Wessel each went 1-for-3, while Sean Moran was 1-for-4 with one RBI.
Gallup started on the mound for D-S and took the loss in four innings of work. He gave up eight runs on seven hits, struck out three and walked five.
Wessel also tosssed two innings in relief, yielding two runs on one hit with one walk.
D-S committed five errors and stranded a total of nine runners in the setback.
The second contest was a pitcher’s duel between Mendlik of D-S and Pierce Harrington of Glenwood, as the Rams earned a tough 1-0 victory in a game that lasted just over an hour.
Glenwood scored the game’s only run in the bottom of the third inning.
Mendlik tossed six innings, allowing the one run on only three hits with four strikeouts and no walks.
Harrington went the distance, meanwhile, allowing no runs on four hits with three Ks and no walks.
Mendlik, Moran, Jaden Petersen and Turin all hit safely for the Monarchs with singles.
D-S stranded six runners on the bases, while Glenwood left two on.