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KEOKUK — Fairfield took two Southeast Conference baseball games Thursday from Keokuk 19-4 and 10-4.
In the 10-4 win, Nate Woodburn went 3-for-5 while Brody Angstead and Dylan Harris each had two hits. Harris had three runs batted in and the only extra-base hit, cranking out a double.
Winning pitcher Nate Smithburg walked six in six innings with five hits, two runs and eight strikeouts. Brad Woodburn gave up three hits, two runs and hit two batters in an inning.
Isaac Harris and Tate Allen combined on a two-hitter in the five-inning win. Harris allowed a hit, fanned six, walked eight for two earned runs and an unearned one in three innings. Allen gave up a hit, no walks, an unearned run with a strikeout.
Angstead batted in four runs with two singles and a double. Hunter brought in three scores with three singles. Brad Smithburg and Brad Woodburn each connected on a double. Fairfield is 7-10 overall, 5-5 in the SEC. Keokuk is 1-14, 1-9. Fairfield plays at Burlington (12-4, 9-1) Monday.
Bean fans 17 Comets
CEDAR RAPIDS — Alex Bean was in the zone, the strike zone. He set down 17 of the 21 outs with strikeouts in Mid-Prairie’s 12-3 River Valley Conference road win over Bellevue. Bean gave up four hits, no earned runs and a single walk.
The Golden Hawks scored nine runs over the first three innings but didn’t add three more until the seventh. Kayden Reinier and Karson Grout each had a triple and a single. Grout had three RBIs. Aidan Rath had a single and a double which gives him a slugging percentage of 1.170, third in Class 2A.
Mid-Prairie is in first at 8-2 in the RVC South Division, 11-4 overall.
Schultz keeps Highland atop North
RIVERSIDE — Chase Schultz gave up three hits without a walk and struck out 13 Falcons as the Huskies (11-4 overall, 9-1 division) stayed atop the Super Conference North Division with a 5-4 win over Louisa-Muscatine (6-8, 6-6).
Schultz and Kaige Vonnahme each went 2-for-3. Schultz batted in two runs. Connor Grinstead got the last two outs of the game for Highland.
Pekin tops WMU
WINFIELD — The Panthers (9-7, 6-3) 13 fourth-inning runs ended the Super Conference North Division game early with a 17-0(4) win over Winfield-Mount Union.
Chandler Stull led Pekin’s offense with three RBI on 3-of-4 at-bats. Brady Latcham had two doubles and three RBI.
Nick Crow had two of the five hits winning pitcher Brady Millikin gave up. Millikin walked one and fanned eight of the 12 outs.
Wolf, Yochum lead Warriors’ wallop of Wapello
WAPELLO — Van Buren County (8-7) romped to a 14-2 win at Wapello (4-9).
Ryan Wolf hit his 2A- leading 12th double while Jackson Manning and Casey Yochum each went 3-for-4 in the batter’s box. Yochum took the mound for all five innings with three walks, three hits, three hit batters, a strikeout and an earned run.
Ours helps Hillcrest
KALONA — Eli Ours fired 11 strikeouts with a walk, two hit batters, five hits and two earned runs and the Ravens (5-5, 5-3) scored eight runs in the third inning to win the North game 12-5 over Lone Tree (7-8, 5-5).
Josiah Beachy batted in three Ravens runs, going 4-for-5 at the plate. Luke Schrock was 3-for-4. Ours and Noah Miller each went 3-for-5.
New London at 14-0
DONNELLSON — The Tigers remain unbeaten at 14-0, 9-0 in the South with a 9-1 home win over Central Lee (7-6, 4-5).
Josh Catala, whose two hits were half the New London’s total, gave up two hits, four walks and struck out seven in pitching a complete game win. Carter Allen clubbed a solo home run for the Tigers.
Comets crunch Nikes
ELDON — Cardinal (7-6, 4-4) ended the home South game early against Notre Dame (6-6, 3-4), with eight runs in the bottom of the fifth inning for an 11-1 win.
Dawson Lewis went 4-for-4 with a double, batting in three Comets. Drake Durflinger had three RBIs and Kaleb Figueroa hit a double. Landon Becker threw five strikeouts without a walk and scattered three hits for an earned run in five innings on the mound.
5th inning haunts VBC
MEDIAPOLIS — A seven-run Mediapolis fifth doomed Van Buren County in an SEISC crossover game. The Bulldogs knocked off the Warriors 11-5.
Mediapolis scored three runs in the first to lead the Warriors early. Van Buren plated two in the third and three in the fourth to take a 5-3 lead but didn’t score for the rest of the night.
Cardinal comes up short
ELDON — Cardinal hung tight with future South Central Conference foe Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont, but the Rockets held on for a 2-0 victory.
Dawson Lewis gave up just two runs (one earned) on six hits in a six-inning start but Cardinal could only muster three hits. Landon Becker went 1-for-2 with a hit-by-pitch to lead Cardinal in the loss.
HLV too much for Keota
KEOTA — It was a rough night for the Keota defense as HLV ran out to a 16-1 win in South Iowa Cedar League play.
HLV scored six runs in the first inning, two in the second and three in the third to take an 11-0 lead. Keota plated one in the third but didn’t score again.