In baseball games around the area Thursday and Friday, the 10th-ranked (Class 2A) Mid-Prairie High School Golden Hawks scored two early victories over league opponents.
No. 10 Golden Hawks soar in 2 large wins
Mid-Prairie, ranked 10th in Class 2A, took two road baseball wins last week against River Valley Conference opponents, blanking Iowa City Regina 15-0 and Cascade 12-2.
Thursday, the Golden Hawks (6-2) put up 11 runs in the first inning of the five-inning win over the Regals (5-4). Aidan Rath and Monte Slaubaugh each had three hits and Rath knocked in three runs.
Friday, it was six runs in the third and five runs in the fifth of the five-inng win over the Cougars (3-3).
Keegan Gingerich started and got an out in the fifth before being pulled for Collin Miller, who got the last two outs. Gingerich gave up five hits, a walk and six strikeouts. Both runs were earned.
Rath had two doubles and two RBI. Slaubaugh went 2-for-4. Demons, Grayhounds get 1 each
BURLINGTON — In a Southeast Conference doubleheader, Washington took a 5-3 win then dropped an 11-7 decision Thursday.
Pekin’s 7th inning dooms Hillcrest
Kalona — Tha Panthers (3-2) put four runs on the board in the top of the last inning to defeat the Ravens (2-5) Thursday in a Southeast Iowa Super Conference North Division game.
Kennan Winn went 2-for-4 with a double and batted in two runs while winning pitcher Brady Latcham threw a complete game win with 10 strikeouts, no walks and four hits. No runs were earned.
Eli Ours and Kobe Borntragerhad two hits apiece in the loss. Drew Blauveldt took the loss in 6 1/3 innings pitched.
Schultz, McFarland lead Huskies
RIVERSIDE — In a North game Thursday, a nine-run third inning was the difference in a 12-1 Huskies win over Wapello.
Chase Schultz threw all five innings for the win, allowing a single hit, a single walk, a single earned run and fanning seven. Trevor McFarland went 2-for-3 while Connor Grinstead, Bill Laughlin and Schultz had two RBI apiece.
KEOTA — In a close South Iowa Cedar League game, the visiting Iowa Valley Tigers (3-2) scored twice in the first inning and an insurance run in the seventh that was the difference in a 3-2 win over Keota.
The Eagles plated a run in the sixth and a run in the seventh but couldn’t get the tying run home.
Carson Sprouse tossed a complete game, suffering the hard-luck loss with no earned runs, three hits and three walks allowed while striking out 13. Bryce Greiner and Patrick Clarahan each went 2-for-3 for the Eagles (2-4).