Howards Grove loses Game 1 of title series

by Dave Boehler Review Sports Editor


ALEX FEUDNER of the Howards Grove Riverdogs slides into second base after hitting a double Sunday. – Photo by Jodi Steiner ALEX FEUDNER of the Howards Grove Riverdogs slides into second base after hitting a double Sunday. – Photo by Jodi Steiner It’s do or die for the Howards Grove Riverdogs.

They host Johnsburg at 1 p.m. Sunday in Game 2 of the best-ofthree East Shore League championship series after losing Game 1, 3-0, thanks to just four hits and three errors last Sunday.

“I think we feel like we’ve got a good team,” Howards Grove coach Mark Holzman said. “We’re a confident group of men. We’ve just got to hit the ball a little bit better and make a couple of more plays, and we’ll be right there.”

Johnsburg, 3-0 against Howards Grove this season, scored its first two runs in the sixth as a result of a bases loaded walk and a wild pitch. The team added its final run in the eighth.

Howards Grove had several chances to score, including in the first after Zach Fritz led off with a single. He went to second after a bunt and advanced to third on a ground out, but was stranded.

In the second, Alex Feudner doubled. His courtesy runner, however, was thrown out trying to advance to third on Holzman’s ground ball to the pitcher. Holzman took second on the play but was stranded.

Fritz was walked with one out in the third and he stole second. He got to third on a ground out but could not advance.

And in the fifth, Holzman collected a lead-off single and moved to second on a bunt. But he was stuck there after two ground outs ended the rally.

“Obviously their pitcher did a nice job of mixing and scattering,” Holzman said.

Game 2 will have a different look, as several players have moved on to college, including Riverdogs’ pitcher Isaac Dirker.

“Both of the pitchers who threw Sunday are college kids, so they’ll be gone,” Holzman said. “We’ll be missing a couple of college guys, and that happens at this time. It happened last season for us as well. I feel like we still have three good pitchers left. I feel good about our chances. We have to do the job at home and see what happens after that.”


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