CANTON–With a very young roster, the Canton-Galva High School baseball team continued their struggles on Thursday when they dropped both ends of a home doubleheader to Little River, losing game one 10-2 before dropping game two 16-4.
For the season the Eagles are now 0-6, as they struggle with a roster that includes seven freshman, three sophomores, one junior and just one senior.
In game one, Little River pushed across three runs in the first and third innings, before scoring four more in the fourth, all before Canton-Galva had a chance to put two runs in the scorebook.
The Eagles did get some solid offense as freshmen Brandon Huff and Brayden Minson, plus junior Logan Miller each had two hits in the game. Another freshman, Brayden Collins provided some excitement on the base path in getting two stolen bases.
Two freshman, Andrew Prieb and Keaton Littrell shared duties on the mound, with Littrell taking the loss.
Canton-Galva scored three funs in the bottom of the first in game two and still was two runs behind as Little River had pushed across five in the top of the first. Little River poured across six runs in the third and another five in the fifth to gain the dominating 16-4 victory.
Huff continued to have a strong day at the plate as he collected two of the Eagles six hits, while also knocking in two of the four runs scored. It was by committee on the mound as Richard Peterson, Jonah Sargent, Brayden Collins and Nick Pearson all took turns pitching, with Sargent taking the loss.
Still looking for their first win of the season, the Eagles will return to the diamond on Tuesday, April 17, when they travel to Moundridge High School.