GRISWOLD – Eli Drennen went the distance on the mound for Essex/South Page, but the Trojan bats managed just three hits in a 5-2 loss to Griswold, Tuesday, June 10.
Griswold picked up its first win of the season, denying the Trojans a chance at theirs. Essex/South Page fell to 0-5 overall and 0-3 in the Corner Conference.
Drennen gave up just three hits and five runs, three earned. He walked two and struck out four in six innings.
A leadoff single turned into a run for the Tigers in the first inning. An error opened up a two-run third to give Griswold a 3-0 lead.
The Trojans picked up their first run, without a hit, in the fourth inning. With two outs, Wesley Johnson walked, Mason McClarnon was hit by a pitch and then Caden Henderson and Daniel Ohnmacht walked to force in a run.
The Trojans didn’t score again until the seventh when a Quentin Thornburg single scored Ohnmacht, who had reached on a walk.
Thornburg had two of the three Essex/South Page hits with McClarnon adding the other.
The Trojans took six walks and left the bases loaded twice.
Josh Brownlee reached the pitch limit in 5.2 innings for Griswold. Evan Kelly, who had two hits offensively, recorded the last four outs.