The Mustangs of Prairie City-Monroe advanced to 18-11 with their 10-4 victory at home over Bondurant-Farrar on Tuesday. The win for the Mustangs marks their sixth in the last seven games.
Freshman lefthander Austin Brown started the game on the hill for PCM. He pitched the first five innings, surrendering three unearned runs on three hits and four walks. Brown also struck out two batters.
Unfortunately for Brown, the offensive explosion came after he had exited the game. The Mustangs scored six timed in the bottom of the sixth inning to pull away.
Senior Nathan VandeWall got the win in relief. He pitched the final two frames of action, giving up one unearned run and striking out three in the process.
Senior first baseman Alex DeWitte led the team with three hits. He also scored two runs. Ethan Kain was 2-for-3 with a double and a home run. He scored three times and drove in two. VandeWall had two hits in five at-bats, including a triple that drove in a run. Alek Breckenridge was 1-for-2 with two RBI. Ron Marshall and Clay Cooper both chipped in RBI singles.
Hawks baseball blown out by Iowa Valley
The Lynnville-Sully baseball season has been a tumultuous one to say the least, and a 10-run loss at Iowa Valley did nothing to soothe the Hawks' egos. The Hawks fell to 4-17 on the year with the 15-5 loss.
Sophomore Jake Brand took the loss for the Hawks. He pitched 2.2 innings, surrendering six earned runs on eight hits. He gave way to Ross Van Wyk, who pitched just one inning and gave up three earned runs. Brandon Dunsbergen and Austin Newell combined to pitch one innings, giving up a combined four runs on six hits.
The Hawks started the game hot by jumping out to a 4-0 lead after the top of the first. Iowa Valley answered with four in its half to tie the game. Then the Tigers dropped the hammer, scoring 10 runs in the next three innings.
Dunsbergen led the team at the plate with two hits, including a double. Daniel Zimmerman was 1-for-3 with two RBI and a stolen base. Valeb VanderMolen had an RBI single and a run scored. Lucas Smith had an RBI single in two at-bats.