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five-run inning past Mid- the 8th baseball in the nd up :to Tri- game. errors carried game in runs Past M-P's two runs in the finals came in the third and fifth innings. In the third, Torrey Gingerich opened with a single, went to third on two wild pitches and scored on a sacrifice fly up by Chad Hamrick. In the fifth, Wayne Norman walked and Josh Trotter later scored tbr him after a Cameron Driscoll single and a wild pitch. Washington's other two runs in the final game came in the second after Jamey Kerr walked and scored on a Chad Schneider sacrifice fly and in the third inning when Pfeiffer singled and later scored when Jake and Ryan Keller had back-to-back singles. Earlier in the day, the Hawks s opened with a 7-3 win over Tri- and County. Joe Roth hit a two-run home run and Anthony Kos drove in Golden Hawks roll to EIHC sweep ' Thursday a 6-4 lead !eventh of Inst Waco to get two t Kron's three of the ayland. ust Win as better Curtis p, ervous :after two nd Mike and a e runs in led by the tnd also with Ryan and Eric SCored elped vo hits. rong just Stance. better have this is ve COuld Major will qature for fourth game the home two runs to back up Canleron Driscoll's seven-inning, three-hit. one walk pcrforunance. Washington advanced with an II-I win over the Eagles as Chad Chalupa struck ot,t II and Shawn Hafley scored the lone run in the first inning after he doubled and an crmr pushed him across. Jeremy Gcil took the loss as he walked three batters in the first inning to help Washington to a five- run first. In the consolation final, the Eagles ran into more trouble as M-P's Cameron Shane Ridgcway and the Trojans apply a tag downed them 13-4 lor the third-place chanipionship title. Chad Sheetz went the distance Washington. for the Eagles on the hill. Driscoll tries to in Saturday's against Hiuhland downs Washington, LT upends NI, H|ghland, Lone Tree both capture wins last week Highland-Riverside rebounded hosted West Burlington Tuesday. from a tough opening night loss tit Lone Tree Mid-Prairie used some strong Waco last Tuesday nigh! for a big 6- offense and some great pitching out of 1 win at Washington Thursday juniors Larry Driscoll and Eric night. The Huskies, behind the Fischer Thursday night enroute to a 7- pitching of junior Mike Paisley, 3 and I 1- I sweep of West Liberty to scored three runs in the third inning to salt away the win Thursday. "We played very well," coach Gary Curtis said. "We executed when we had to and we didn't get flustered. Our defense was very tough as well Thursday night." Highland used wild pitches to kick in two of the three runs in the third inning. Brandon McFarland also added two hits and an RBI and Brad Becker also had a single in the win. Cullen Kron executed a suicide squeeze play in the seventh inning to push across a big insurance run. Paisley's pitching line included nine strikeouts and only two walks. The Huskie junior gave up just seven hits as Chad Schneider took the loss for Washington as he gave up five hits. The junior varsity game went the way (51" the Demons as Travis Schultz pitched a strong game for Highland in a 4-1 loss. Highland At Lone Tree Friday night, the Lions used Tools Gordon's 15, strikeouts enroutc to an 8-1 win over New London in their season opener. "Toots did a superb job on the mound," coach Steve Ratzlaff said. "He really kept the ball where he needed to." l.onc Tree broke open a 1-1 tie in the fifth inning with seven runs. Andy Loan had Iwo hits and two RBI's, Anthony Noble added two hits and Andy Bell and Gordon caused the Tigers no end of trouble on the basepalhs for most. of the ballgame. "That was our gameplan Friday night," Ratzlaff said. "We wanted to get Andy and Toots running and wc did. They couldn't do much with those guys and their speed." Gordon's line also included just four hits and one walk. Sclby took the loss lot New London. In the junior varsity contest, the Lions dropped a 4-3 contest. Lone Tree was scheduled to go to Van Buren Tuesday night. Below arc three scenes from week one of the high school baseball season. At left: Jercmy Pickard of Iowa Mennonite beats out a throw to second base as two HLV infielders try and make the play. Middle: Mid-Prairie's Joe Roth tags out Ryan Keller of Washington at home in Tuesday night's season opener. Right: Lone Tree's Tony Hazen tries to beat out a pop fly in Lone Tree's opener Friday night against New London as the Tiger first baseman tries to make the play. open the 1994 Eastern Iowa Hawkeye conference schedule. In the opener, Driscoll struck out five and didn't walk any as the Hawks won 7-3. M-P scored five runs in the third inning of the opener as Anthony Kos hit a two-run home run and Cameron Driscoll and Joe Roth also doubled in that inning. Kos made it three RBI's in the opener with a double in the fifth and Andrew Wiles added an RBI double in the fifth. Roth and Chad Hamrick added doubles in that fifth inning also. In the nightcap, Fischer was in control from the beginning as he struck out 12 and gave up just five hits. Kos again was the man of the hour as he hit a two-run home run. Kos had four RBI's in the second game as he also had a triple. "I just got two pitches to hit," Kos said. "They both seemed to be fastballs right down the middle." "The second ball he lilt tor a Ilome run was around 390 feet," coach Tim Sauer said. "He just ripped it." Hamrick also had a big second game as he was three for five with two RBI's and two runs scored. "We have a long to go yet," Sauer said. "However, it is nice to start the conference season with a sweep. Our defense was a big key Thursday. They r s" really made some g eat play.'. M-P, after going 3-3 in week one, took on Highland-Riverside Wednesday night and hosts Clear Crcek-Amana in a conference twinbill beginning at 6 p.m. Friday night at Bailey Field. Demons sweep Hawks Ryan Keller and Travis Carter were more than up to the task of the Mid-Prairie Golden Hawk baseball team last Tuesday night in the season opener at Bailey Field. The DelllOn IwOSOllle gave up just one hit between Ihcnl in two games ;is the l)cmons took two over the Hawks 10-0 in five innings and 7-2 to spoil Mid-Pnfirie's 1994 season' opener. In the nightcap, Carter pulled through with a fabulous seven inning, no-hit, 1 5-strikeout performance. The Demon starter even ulan;iged to work through six walks to capture the no-hitter and victory. Washington got on M-P starter Joc Roth early in the nightcap ;is they put across one in the first and five in the second, with the key blow being Ryan Keller's three-run double in the second inning. Roth did settle down and shut out the Demons before giving way to Larry Driscoll in the sevcnlh. Mid-Prairie's two runs came by way of Carlcr's wildness. In the fifth itming, Carter loaded the bases with walks and forced in (?had Hamrick with a free pass to Justin Redigcr. However, he did remain in control ;is he struck out the side.Finally, in the seventh, the Hawks put across another run after Jeff Driscoll was hit, Aaron Powell reached on a two- base error and Rediger drove in his second run (51" the game with a ground ()tit. In the opener, Keller's fastball and frequent change of pace kept the Hawks off balance. Rcdigcr's single in the third was the only hit (51" the game and later turned out to be the only safety of the twinbill lot M-P. IMS rallies past HLV 6-3 for season opening win Iowa Mennonite staved off Heath Brandt's two-run honle run in the firsl inning Friday afternoon and rallied past lll.V of Victor 6-3 1(5 open their 1994 baseball season with a win. IMS took their I-() record into a doubleheader nexl Monday at Clear Creek-Amana. IMS trailed 3-2 going into the fifth inning when lotn" runs came pouring Ihrough for a 6-3 lead which was all the Maroon and White needed for relief pitcher Aaron Swartzendrubcr. Swartzendruber picked up the win even though hc pitched out of trouble in the final Ihree innings. In the fifth, he wriggled out of bases loaded jam, in the sixth, he did the same and in the seventh, he left a rtmner on first to end the game. IMS's offensive rally in the l'ifih canle with walks i,, Stephen Bender and Natc Miller Io starl the inning. Adam Yoder singled home Bender, Swarlzendruber drove in a run with a sacri ficc fly, Aaron Schrock drove in a run with a sacrifice fly and Kevin Oswakl ripped a double t(5 left field for another run. Jcremy Pickard alsb singled and scored in the inning. IMS's first two runs came in th'e third inning when Yodcr drove home Bender for the second time with a ground (,tit and in the fourth innin;g when Schrock drove in Pickard with a single. IMS tagged the loss on relief pitcher Pete Schafbuch who entered the game in the Rsurth inning. IMS's junior varsity was also a 7- 4 winner l:riday night. IMS broke a 4-4 tic in the bottom of the fourth inning with three runs. Steven Rhodes had two hits and two RBI's and Bender also had tllree hits in the win. IMS's regularly scheduled junior varsity doubleheader with CC- A was cancelled due to scheduling I~ conllicis. Follow high school baseball and softball all season long in the News!!! 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They are: Anthony Kos (M-P baseball), Kos slammed two home runs in a sweep (,f West Liberty to ()pen the conference; season Thursday night; Aaron Swartzendruber (IMS baseball), Aaron took the pitching win as hc came in with his team trailing Friday and they wound up beating HI.V 6-3; Chad Harland (M-P boys golf), Harhmd wound up ninth at the boys state meet this past weekend; Jenny Jones (M-P girls golf), Jones was at the girls state meet this week. Softballers will join the baseball players next week. Farmers Savings Bank KALONA, IOWA 52247 FDIC