La Crescent tops Grasshoppers

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Grasshopper second baseman Aaron Neisius starts a double play Monday evening. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie's Dylan Coleman pitches with a La Crescent runner leading off of first base.

Shortstop Josh Lenzendorf scoops up the grounder and throws to first base for the out.

Third baseman Ryan McGrath throws to first base for the out Monday evening at the St. Feriole Island Ballpark.


Monday evening’s American Legion baseball game against visiting La Crescent was only the second defeat this season for the Prairie du Chien Grasshoppers as they lost 9-2.

La Crescent scored a run in the second and another in the third to take a 2-0 lead.

In the bottom of the fourth inning, Prairie du Chien tied things up at two. 

La Crescent scored three runs in the top of the fifth inning to take a 5-2 advantage.

La Crescent scored four runs in the seventh inning and held Prairie du Chien in the bottom half to earn the victory.

Dylan Coleman led things off on the pitcher’s mound for Prairie du Chien. He surrendered eight runs on 11 hits over six innings, striking out two and walking none. Clayton DuCharme threw one inning in relief.

The Hoppers had five hits in the game and committed eight errors. La Crescent racked up 13 hits and committed one error. 

Coleman and Jonathan Dyer each collected two hits to lead Prairie du Chien. Coleman had one RBI. Cory Check was 1x2.

Prairie du Chien is 7-2 on the season and will next travel to Westby on June 28 for a twinbill beginning at 5:30 p.m.

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