Home

Search Archive WMFD.com News

WMFD.com - Galion-Mansfield and Ashland Post 88 are off to slow starts this season and are well aware why.

   
 
 
Legion Baseball Teams Look To Correct Deficiencies

Story By: Brian Skowronski

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
 

Galion-Mansfield and Ashland Post 88 are both off to shaky starts to their seasons in the Buckeye American Legion League, but are well aware of their deficiencies.

At 2-6-1, Galion-Mansfield head coach Ray Peterson says that defense has clearly been the biggest challenge for his squad.

"We haven't been fielding well," Peterson says. "It's been killing us so far this year."

Galion-Mansfield committed seven errors in a loss to Bucyrus Tuesday evening and Peterson says that's around the teams average per game so far this season. For Ashland Post 88 (3-7), head coach Rob Oberecht says he "can't complain about the defense," but the team has another issue that's been holding them back.

"The big things been our pitching," says Oberecht. "We have a tendency to get behind and throw it down the middle and they get the hit."

This would transpire in Wednesday's game against Galion-Mansfield, as Ashland starting pitcher T.J. Eden gave up 8 hits and 4 runs in just 3 innings of play. Peterson says his offense has consistently put runs on the board all season, but the defense has struggled to hold on to leads.

Oberecht, on the other hand, says his team has been unable to respond offensively in key moments.

"We haven't got the hit when we've needed it," says Oberecht.

His bunch would not respond to Galion-Mansfield's offensive output either, after taking a 2-0 lead in the top of the 1st inning on a 2-run blast by catcher Jake Armstrong.

The game would be cancelled after just 3 innings with Galion-Mansfield out in front 4-2, before thunder storms moved into the area.

   
  MORE RECENT SPORTS
 
Image1 After a rough 2-6 start, Galion- Mansfield is now one of the hottest legion baseball teams in the state. Full Story
Image1 Browns first round pick Justin Gilbert agrees to rookie contract. Full Story
 
Image1 Ashland hosts five team 7-on-7. Full Story
Image1 A dozen members of the Mansfield Urban Youth Track Team prepare for the national stage. Full Story
  MORE SPORTS
 

Local athletes expect national success

Hayes, Beaubier Split AMA Weekend at Mid-Ohio

GMAC Meet Held Saturday

Ohioan Looks to Do Well At Mid-Ohio

Nowlin Wins Ladies Side Of PGA Jr. Series

Teams Tuning Up For August

PGA Jr. Series At Westbrook

Local Football Teams Gearing Up For August

Indian Motorcycles Branch The Old With The New

LeBron James Heads Back To The Cavaliers

Passing Scrimmages Start Up

Local Track Team Prepping For Nationals

Cycles At Mid-Ohio This Week And Next

Startek Stadium At Ram Field Just About Ready

Local Mudhens Continue Winning Ways

Wifflefest 15 Going On In Ashland At Southview GBC

New Flames Coach Wants To Keep Up Programs Success

Eagles Look At The Next Man Up

AU Looking For New Starting QB

Vintage Drivers Open Mid-Ohio

Wiggins Newest Cavalier

Vintage Cars Open Mid-Ohio Season

Rider Steps Down

More Sports