Washington Evening Journal
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NEW LONDON — New London stayed unbeaten with a couple of wins by the mercy rule Wednesday.
The Tigers defeated Iowa City Regina (6-8) with four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning for a 13-3 win. It was 20-0 in four innings for a Super Conference win over Winfield-Mount Union.
In the Super Conference win over the Wolves, Kooper Schulte clubbed two home runs with seven runs batted in. Camden Kasel had a triple and Tuckar Gibbar a double for the other extra-base hits. Drew Benz gave up five hits, a walk and struck out three for the four-inning win.
The Regals scored three runs in the first inning, but Seth Bailey locked in to produce six strikeouts, two walks and seven hits in the complete game win. Tigers teammate Hecniel Rodriguez connected on a triple and had three RBI. Gibbar again hit a double as did Ryan Richey. Kasel and Schulte both went 3-for-4.
5-2 loss twice for Mid-Prairie
EDDYVILLE — Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont was the first team listed after the Top 10 in the Class 2A Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association rankings this week while Mid-Prairie was ranked third.
The coaches may switch the teams after nonconference doubleheader although winning on the road is always a tall task. EBF swept the Golden Hawks 5-2 and 5-2. The home team scored the three runs in the first inning of the opener and added two more in the third while the Hawks scored one in the third and one in the fifth. Mid-Prairie scored first in the night cap and added a runs in the third while EBF had a second-inning score, then four in the sixth.
Rath connected on his eighth home run, a total that leads the state, and took the loss in Game 1. In 3.2 innings, Roth fanned six, walked four, gave up four hits, five runs and only two earned. Jake Swartzentruber struck out five in 2.1 innings with no walks, no hits. Cain Brown was 3-for-4.
In taking the Game 2 loss, Karson Grout fanned six, walked three, with four hits, five runs and only two were earned. Brown threw the last two outs. Kayden Reinier went 2-for-4. Vinny Bowlin was a combined 3-for-7 on the night. The Hawks had a combined five errors in the doubleheader, the Rockets none.
EBF is 13-4 and Mid-Prairie 10-4.
Duwa homer not enough for Keota
NEW SHARON — The home team Warhawks pushed two runs across in the bottom of the seventh inning to give North Mahaska (5-3 SICL, 7-4) a the South Iowa Cedar League game win over Keota, 6-5.
Brady Duwa cracked a shot over the fence for a three-run homer to tie the game at 4-4 in the top of the third inning for Keota (6-3 SICL, 7-3). Carson Sprouse took the loss with three Ks, a walk and seven hits. Two of the six runs were earned.