GHV baseball struggles to find offensive support for its pitchers

GHV's Anthony Sherwood slides safely into home during the Cards 5-4 win over Belmond-Klemme in 10 innings.

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            Since their first win at home against Northwood-Kensett, the Cardinals haven’t had such luck in its following four games.

            The stretch started off with a visit from powerhouse Newman Catholic on May 25 which ended with Garner-Hayfield-Ventura bloodied in a 0-15 defeat.

            On May 28 the team experienced its first tournament play this year going against St. Edmond of Fort Dodge and Newell-Fonda.

            GHV put up a good effort against Newell-Fonda, falling 8-9; the cardinals also lost to St. Edmond 2-9.

           The May 29  game at North Iowa was cancelled due to rain.

Finally, on Wednesday Forest City out lasted a tough first half in Garner to beat the Cardinals 8-1.

            GHV struggled greatly against Newman Catholic, who busted the game open in the second inning with nine runs.

            The Knights recorded 11 hits against the Cardinal pitchers.

            “Historically they’re the cream of the crop,” coach Shawn Schlecter said. “There’s a reason why they’re ranked No. 1 in the state right now.”

Read the complete story in the June 6 Leader.