The Zimmerman Thunder managed just one hit off Little Falls pitcher Adam Hallberg while losing to the Flyers 1-0 on Friday in Little Falls.
Mitch Mossman kept the Thunder (3-3) in the game by throwing a five-hitter with no walks. He struck out one. The Flyers scored on back-to-back hits in the fifth.
“We only had four runners on base. The Little Falls pitcher was tough,” said Thunder coach Chris Riley.
The Thunder averted a no-hitter when Ryan Wystepik knocked a single in the sixth inning.
Zimmerman (1-3 conference) beat Little Falls earlier, 4-2.
Except for a 13-5 win over Spectrum, the Thunder have generated little offense, scoring just nine runs in the other five games. Meanwhile, they’ve given up only 10 runs in those give games.
“I keep praising the kids for our pitching and defense,” said Riley, “but we need to start stepping it up in the batter’s box to help out our pitchers. It’s tough to watch our pitchers go seven innings and only give up a few hits and a run or two, and not come out with a win.”
Zimmerman will play at Princeton on Monday.