The Larks opened up their second homestand of the 2021 season with a commanding 4-0 loss to the La Crosse Loggers, in a game presented by Townsquare Media.
Loggers’ pitching was dominant the entire night, shutting out the Larks. La Crosse starter, Cole Colleran gave the Loggers an impressive performance, tossing five shutout innings while striking out six.
Following Cole Colleran, right-handed reliever Nathan Hansen, made his presence known on the mound. Hansen struck-out the first six Larks batters he faced. His fastball was lively, hitting 91 on the gun for the Metro-Area Ambulance Fastest Pitch. Hansen finished the night with eight strikeouts, and only allowed one hit in his four innings of work, while picking up his first save of the season.
Despite the loss Ethan Kleinheider has continued to be a bright spot for the Larks at third base. Kleinheider made the Fetzer Electric Play of the Game when he robbed Loggers infielder Cade Clemmons of an infield single making a charging play and running throw to first in the ninth inning.
The Larks (6-5) continue their six-game homestand against the Loggers (6-5) tomorrow night for a 7:05 first pitch followed by a Fetzer Electric Fireworks Show.