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Iowa Mennonite baseball dominated the Winfield-Mount Union Wolves in Tuesday night’s game, ending with a 9-5 win.
Trevor Leyden led the team in the batter’s box with two hits on the night that brought in one runner and scored two runs of his own. Leyden also closed out the game on the mound, subbing in for freshman Eli Ours. Ours and Leyden had six strikeouts each.
Jacob Boller and Isaiah Swantz were aggressive on the basepaths with two stolen bases each and scored twice.
The Wolves scored two runs in the first and the third innings. Iowa Mennonite could not answer until the fourth with a single run which was enough to turn the momentum to their side. Iowa Mennonite went on to score eight more runs to end the game on top 9-5.
Winfield-Mount Union: 202 010 0 — 5
Iowa Mennonite: 000 141 3 — 9
Iowa Mennonite downs Columbus
It was clear from the first inning Iowa Mennonite would not have a difficult job in shutting out Columbus Junction Thursday evening.
Leadoff batter Cole Ours scored after turn at the plate. Cole Ours led the team with five runs and four RBIs. Iowa Mennonite scored 10 runs in the first inning.
Columbus Junction had only one hit against sophomore pitcher Drew Blauvelt. Blauvelt had three strikeouts and walked one batter.
Iowa Mennonite went on to bat around the lineup twice before the game ended 25-0 after four innings.
Columbus Junction: 000 0 — 0
Iowa Mennonite: 1069 0 — 25
Iowa Mennonite bats get to work
The Iowa Mennonite baseball team quickly took down the West Burlington Falcons in a five-inning afternoon game on their home field.
Senior Reggie Borntrager was on the mound for Iowa Mennonite, striking out four batters and allowing only one hit.
West Burlington: 000 000 0 — 0
Iowa Mennonite: 541 000 0 — 10