It was the final full weekend of the Iowa high school regular season and plenty of area teams were in action. Here are some recaps from area baseball games over Thursday and Friday.
Winn’s heroics lead Pekin to fifth straight
PACKWOOD — Pekin senior Kennan Winn had an unbelivable game in a 9-7 win over Mediapolis on Thursday. Winn launcched three home runs on the night, including a two-run walk-off shot in the eighth.
Winn finished the game 3-for-4 with three dingers and seven of the team’s eight RBIs on the night. Chandler Stull was 1-for-3 with an RBI. Mason Juhl and Brady Latcham each collected two hits.
If that wasn’t enough, Winn also picked up a win on the mound after coming in to pitch a shutout top of the eighth. He gave up one hit and struck out three to set up his game-winning bomb.
Gage Gillam started the game and pitched two shutout innings. Latchem threw five innings and gave up seven runs (four earned).
No. 8 Mid-Prairie takes 2
The Mid-Prairie High School team, ranked eighth in Class 2A, won a pair of River Valley Conference games last week, breaking West Branch (3-8) 9-1 and edging Wilton (4-5-1) 7-6.
Hillcrest shuts down Columbus
KALONA — Hillcrest Academy starter London Schrock threw a five-inning, three-hit shutout to lead the Ravens past Columbus in Southeast Iowa Super Conference North Division play. The Ravens scored four runs each in the first and second innings and tacked one one more each in the third and fourth.
Schrock struck out seven Wildcats on the night. He also had a big game at the plate, going 2-for-3 with two triples.
Drew Blauvelt was 3-for-3 with a double and three RBIs. Jace Rempel went 2-for-2 with three RBIs. Luke Schrock was 2-for-2 with two RBIs, and Josiah Beachy went 1-for-3 with an RBI.
New London heating up
The New London baseball team ran their winning streak to four after beating West Burlington Thursday and Sigourney Friday. The Tigers defeated West Burlington 1-0 and blasted Sigourney 10-1.
Holvin Catala’s solo home run in the sixth inning was the only run scored in the West Burlington game. Brother Josh Catala threw a complete-game shutout, giving up just three hits and one walk, while striking out nine batters.
New London scored the first nine runs of the game against Sigourney. The Tigers led 9-0 after five innings and both teams scored one in the sixth.
H. Catala went 1-for-3 with a double and two RBIs. Tucker Gibbar went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Kooper Schulte was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Carter Allen and Jaxon Allen each knocked in one run.
Seth Bailey picked up the win on the mound, throwing five shutout innings. He gave up two hits and one walk, hit a better, and struck out five.
Comets explode in sixth
ELDON — The Cardinal baseball team went into the final two innings with Danville tied 4-4, but a seven-run bottom of the sixth helped the Comets run away with a conference victory and their third overall win in a row.
Logan Chickering went 1-for-2 with a home run and four RBIs. Landon Becker went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs, and Dawson Lewis finished 1-for-4 with two RBIs.
Jentry Arbogast picked up a win on the mound, throwing one and two-thirds shutout tinnings. He gave up no hits and one walk while striking out four. Ryan Clark gave up four runs (one earned) over four and one-third innings, striking out eight batters in the process. Hunter Dossey pitched one shutout inning.
Van Buren gives up late lead
KEOSAUQUA — Van Buren County nearly handed Notre Dame its second loss of the season on Thursday night, but the Nikes rallied back to beat the Warriors 6-2.
VBC scored two runs in the second inning and held a 2-0 lead untiil the final two frames. Notre Dame scored three runs in the sixth inning and three more in the seventh to pull out the victory.
Winfield-Mt. Union drops pair
WINFIELD — The Winfield-Mt. Union baseball team lost two SEISC home games over the weekend. W-MU lost 14-4 against Lone Tree and 9-2 against Wapello.
The Lone Tree game was scoreless until the fourth inning when Lone Tree put up six runs. W-MU scored four runs over their next three at bats but never evened the game back up.
Nathan Crow took the loss, giving up six runs (one earned) on three hits and two walks. He also hit four batters and struck out two. Ander Brown and Collin Simmons also saw time on the mound.
W-MU stayed in the Wapello game until the final three innings. It was 3-2 Wapello going into the fifth inning, but the Indians put up two in the fifth and four in the sixth.
Jacob Ford took the loss against Wapello, giving up nine runs (three earned) on 12 hits over five and two-thirds innings. He struck out two batters, and was eventually relieved by Dawson Bergthold in the sixth.