Farming lost a tough game at Spring Hill on Sunday afternoon, falling to the Chargers by a 7-6 score.
After spotting Spring Hill an unearned run in the first, Farming came back with several strong innings resulting in runs. In the second, Cody Fourre led off with a single to left, took second on a walk to Aaron Einyck, went to third on Zach Kaltes single to center, and scored on a double play. The Flames added two more in the third as Taylor Fourre scored on a single from Chris Weheseler, and Tylor Schroeder scored on an error by the second basemen.
Farming took a 4-1 lead in the fourth on an RBI groundout by Eric Schmitt, scoring Dylan Panek, and extended to 5-1 an inning later on Taylor Fourre's RBI single to right, scoring Kyle Zierden.
After Spring Hill scored three in the bottom of the seventh to narrow the lead to 5-4, the Flames picked up another run in the top of the eighth. After two men were out, Tylor Schroeder hit a long double to left center, and scored on an error by the third basemen. However, the Chargers scored three more in the bottom of the eighth to take a 7-6 lead.
Farming put together a rally in the ninth on an infield single by Aaron Einyck, a force out, and a single by Kyle Zierden, putting runners on first and second. However, the next two batters were unable to get either runner home.
Tylor Schroeder started for Farming, going three innings and giving up just one unearned run. However, due to the pitch count rules for higher school players, Tylor had to leave the game at that point. He was relieved by Zach Kaltes, Cody Fourre, and Taylor Fourre with Taylor taking the loss.
The Flames now stand 0-3 in the Stearns County League South. Next week, the boys travel to New Munich on Saturday, and to Greenwald on Sunday. Both games start at 1:30pm.