Arlington Seniors fall to Pender in 6 innings

Home team drops 11-3 game


Wednesday wasn't the Arlington Senior Legion baseball team's night at the Washington County Fairgrounds.
Already trailing Pender 7-1 during the sixth inning, Post 71 Eagle outfielders lost back-to-back fly balls in the sky, resulting in three more runs. The home team eventually got out of the inning, but, ultimately, coach Ed Menking's squad fell to 2-4 this season with a 11-3 loss.
Arlington fell behind 6-0 during the first inning before scoring its first run in the third. Wesley Martens earned his way onto base and later scored on a Nick Smith sacrifice.
From there, Pender scored five-straight runs, including four during the aforementioned sixth inning. After two misses by his fellow outfielders, Martens hauled in a sacrifice fly for the first out before Josh Iossi snagged a second fly ball in right field. A ground ball ended the inning with the Eagles down 10, 11-1.
Post 71 tried to extend the game into the seventh, but scored just two runs instead of the four it needed to avoid a run-rule defeat. Smith, Josh Miller and Trevor Denker loaded the bases for Braden Monke's two-RBI single, but it wasn't enough.
The Senior Legion team's next game is Wednesday at Wakefield before the Wakefield Wood Bat Tournament over the weekend.
The Arlington Juniors — who also lost last Wednesday night to Pender — played Friday, Saturday and Sunday in a Waterloo/Valley tournament. They'll start Wednesday's doubleheader in Wakefield with first pitch set for 5:30 p.m.


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