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There was plenty of action on the Union area baseball scene Monday as Iowa High School baseball hit its second week of play.
Washington swept in Burlington
The Demons were tagged with a pair of Southeast Conference losses against Burlington. The Grayhounds hung on for an 8-5 win in Game 1, and ran away with Game 2, winning 15-1.
Washington had a 2-0 lead in the top of the third, but Burlington scored the next eight runs of the ballgame. The Demons had three in the seventh to cut the Grayhound lead from six runs to three.
Jacob Miller was 2-for-4 with a triple and three RBIs in the loss. Kole Williams and Wilx Witthoft each had an RBI, and Reece Mayer took the loss on the mound, giving up seven runs over five innings.
The Demons were held to two hits in Game 2, one off the bat of Lucas Kroll and one from Avery Six, who wound up 1-for-1 on the day. Aden Six, Isaac Vetter and Grant Sobaski all saw time on the mound.
New London doubles up Notre Dame
The undefeated Tigers picked up perhaps their biggest win of the season, beating defending Southeast Iowa Super Confernence champion and 2020 state tournament qualifier Notre Dame 10-5 on the road.
The two teams were tied at 3-3 going into the top of the fifth, but New London scored eight over the final three frames to run away with the game.
Tucker Gibbar was 2-for-5 with a double and three RBIs to lead the Tigers. Josh Catala and Kooper Schulte each had two hits and two RBIs.
New London threw four pitchers in the win. Hecniel Rodriguez picked up the win, giving up four runs (two earned) on three hits and six walks, while striking out eight.
Hillcrest busts out 24 runs
Hillcrest Academy trailed 6-0 after two innings in Wapello, but the next two frames would see 24 runs cross the plate in a 24-9 four-inning victory.
The Ravens scored 13 runs in the top of the third. After Wapello cut the lead to 13-9 in the bottom half, Hillcrest busted the game open with 11 more in the fourth.
Eli Ours went 2-for-3 with five RBIs in the win. London Schrock was 3-for-5 with four RBIs. Noah Miller, Luke Schrock and Jace Rempel each had three RBIs.
Four different pitchers saw time for the Ravens. Liam Schrock was in for just four outs but walked out with a win, giving up three runs (two earned).
Highland rolls past WMU
WINFIELD — The Huskies stayed atop the SEISC North Division with a 14-0 win over Winfield-Mount Union. The game lasted just five innings before the game was called due to the 10-run mercy rule.
Highland’s Luke Miller had a monster game, going 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs. Trevor McFarland and Kaige Vonnahme each knocked in three runs, and Luke Miller knocked in a pair.
Highland’s Chase Schultz pitched four innings and gave up just one hit to earn the win.
WMU had just one hit on the day. Nick Crow finished the contest 1-for-2 with a double.
Comets cruise past Columbus in 4
Cardinal needed just four innings to get past Columbus 16-0 in an SEISC crossover game. The Comets scored four in the first, 10 in the second and three in the third.
Dawson Lewis was 1-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs for the Comets. Blaine Bryant, Drake Durflinger, Tristan Cloke and Morgan Rupe each had two RBIs.
The Comet duo of Corbin Humble and Beau LaRue combined for a four-inning one-hitter. Humble struck out five batters, and LaRue struck out one.
Pekin runs away from Lone Tree
Pekin used a three-run bottom of the sixth to skip away from Lone Tree 7-3 in SEISC North Division action.
Chase Stansberry went 1-for-3 with a double and two RBIs. Colton Comstock was 1-for-3 with two RBIs. Brady Latcham went 2-for-4 with an RBI and Brady Millikin knocked in one.
Jeadon Wolver scooped up a win on the mound for the Panthers. He gave up two earned runs over 4⅔ innings.
Keota loses tough road game
Keota held an early one-run lead but couldn’t hold on in a road game at Belle Plaine. The Plainsmen tied the game up at 1-1 in the third inning and scored two in the fourth. Keota cut the lead in half in the top of the sixth with one more run.
Brady Duwa went 2-for-4 in the loss. Colten Clarahan was 1-for-3 with an RBI and Caden Clarahan finished with one RBI as well.
Carson Sprouse was tagged with the loss on the mound. He went four innings and gave up three runs (one earned).