Gladstone Indians down Menominee

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Indians scored four times in the sixth inning Wednesday night, ending their regular season with a 6-1 American Legion baseball victory over the Menominee Red Wave.

Gladstone, winner of 11 straight, opened the scoring in the first inning before Menominee tied the game in the fourth.

Kaden Alworden’s suicide squeeze bunt put Gladstone ahead in the fifth before it took advantage of two walks and a hit batsman in the sixth.

“This was a quality win for sure,” said Gladstone manager Justin Jurek. “We finally strung together a few hits and got a few people on base. Kaden’s bunt gave us some momentum. Anytime you take the lead, you play a little more relaxed. We applied a little more pressure on them, which gave us more confidence. It’s always easier for a pitcher when he has a cushion to work with.”

Tyson Seymour struck out three, walked one and scattered five hits in the complete game victory.

“Tyson threw strikes and kept his pitch count low,” said Jurek.

“He averaged just over 10 pitches an inning, which was even better than we hoped. It was nice to play them before seeing them in the zone tournament. We got a chance to see what they have on their team.”

The Indians (18-4) host Menominee in their zone opener July 26 at 4 p.m.