Denison-Schleswig had a four-game win streak snapped on the baseball field Tuesday night, as the Monarchs suffered a 10-1 Hawkeye 10 Conference loss to Lewis Central at Denison.
The loss moved D-S to 3-2 in the H-10 and 4-3 overall on the season.
One bad inning hurt Travis Wessel’s D-S club, as Lewis Central plated seven runs in the top of the second inning to make it 8-0 at the time.
The Titans pushed single runs across in the third and fourth frames to make it 10-0 before the Monarchs tallied their lone run in the last of the fifth.
D-S had only three hits on the night.
Braiden Heiden went 1-for-2 with one run batted in. Sean Moran was 1-for-3 and Jack Mendlik finished 1-for-4.
Carlos Salazar scored the lone run for the Monarchs.
D-S sent five pitchers to the mound on the night.
Jaden Petersen opened and took the loss in one-plus innings of work, allowing seven runs on one hit with four walks.
Carter Wessel, Evan Turin, Dawson Dorhout and Dylan Gehlsen all threw in relief for the Monarchs.
"We really just had the one bad inning. We just couldn’t stop the bleeding in the second. The guys battled, but we just weren’t as focused as we needed to be," commented Wessel.
"Defensively, we had five errors. You’re not going to win games with five errors, especially against a quality team like Lewis Central," he added.
"I felt we competed a lot better after the second inning. The pitchers we brought in did a nice job in relief. We just can’t give up that one big inning like we did," remarked Wessel, whose team is competing at the Waterloo Bucks Tournament today (Friday) at Riverfront Stadium at Waterloo.
The Monarchs took on Mid-Prairie of Wellman at 2 p.m. and played either Williamsburg or Davenport West in game two.