Park baseball: Wolfpack stuck in six-game losing streakSince winning the second game of the season 1-0 over Forest Lake, Park has lost six straight games — all in the Suburban East Conference — to fall to 1-7 overall and 1-6 in the SEC.
By: Patrick Johnson, Sports Editor, South Washington County Bulletin
The Park baseball team is mired in a slump.
Since winning the second game of the season 1-0 over Forest Lake, Park has lost six straight games — all in the Suburban East Conference — to fall to 1-7 overall and 1-6 in the SEC.
Most recently, Park fell 3-2 to intra-district rival East Ridge on Monday, April 23, at East Ridge. In addition, last week, Park lost 10-4 to Hastings at home, 2-0 at White Bear Lake and 9-2 to longtime rival Woodbury.
To start last week, Park was outdueled by Woodbury (4-3; 3-3 SEC) on Tuesday, April 17, at Granville Smith Field.Park mustered only six hits and one earned run off of Woodbury starter Nate Wallgren, who collected the complete-game win.
Park’s Drew Flack and Russ Damsgard each had doubles and Spencer Diedrich and Max Stedt scored the lone runs. Marshall Freeman had the only RBI for the Wolfpack in the loss, while going 1-for-3.
Park starting pitcher Kyle Fritz got touched up in the defeat, allowing eight hits and seven earned runs in four innings of work.
After falling to the Royals, Park was shutout by White Bear Lake (3-5; 3-3 SEC) and pitcher Pat Mulvaney. The junior held the Wolfpack to five hits and no runs in the 2-0 loss on the road. Jake Carrigan had two of Park’s five hits in the game. Flack was the hard-luck loser on the hill for the Wolfpack, although he went the distance, allowing five hits and two earned runs while striking out five.
Next, Park hopes to right the ship on Wednesday, April 25, against Mounds View (2-4; 2-4 SEC) at Park High School before heading to St. Paul to face Cretin-Derham Hall (6-0; 6-0 SEC) on Friday.