The Aurelia Bulldog baseball squad has been very busy this week.
On Friday June 6, Aurelia played a "lackluster game, with many defensive errors," according to Bulldog coach Bob Mikos, and they lost, 11-0, to Laurens-Marathon in a five-inning Northwest Conference game.
Angelo Mikos pitched all seven innings for the Bulldogs, striking out one and walking three.
On June 10th, the 'Dogs traveled to Westside to take on Ar-We-Va in a non-conference game. Camrin Meyer started for Aurelia and gave up five hits, struck out one and walked four, before giving way to Dalton Jones, who gave up three hits, struck out three and walked one.
Angelo Mikos, Jason Glienke, and Aaron Bruce each went 1 for 2 at the plate for the Bulldogs.
Coach Mikos commented, "The Bulldogs are starting to make better contact at the plate, but not finding the holes when we need to. Errors are still a major concern. Playing on a wet, soggy field didn't help matters. Ar-We-Va's outfield was under water the night before the game, giving less-than-desired traction."
Kody Pinkerton took the mound for Aurelia in a conference battle with St.
Mary's at Storm Lake on June 11th, in a game that was called due to the approaching severe weather. Pinkerton kept St. Mary's in check the first two innings, having complete control against the conference leader. Aurelia held a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning,before St. Mary's found some rhythm.
Camrin Meyer and Kody Pinkerton each went 1 for 3 at the plate, and Aaron Bruce and Angelo Mikos each went 1 for 2, with Mikos driving in a run.
"Our boys played an excellent game against the conference-leading Panthers," said Mikos. "Our focus, reaction and enthusiasm were excellent."
On Thursday, the Bulldogs hosted Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn in a non-conference matchup, and the Bulldogs were on the short end of a 14-4 loss to the Hawks.
"We continue to be plagued with errors," said Coach Mikos. Our inability to play consistently has really hurt us. At times the kids look great, but we need to put it together for seven innings."