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Wed
08
Jul

Warrior softball sweeps Central

Warrior sophomore DH Ruthie Frana slides home well before the Central pitcher can apply the tag after a wild pitch in the first inning of game one Wednesday in Elkader. SW swept both games by 8-5 scores. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Warrior softball sweeps Central

 

Jerry Wadian
Contributing Writer

 

After losing to Kee and MFL/MM earlier in the week, South Winn came back to sweep Central by identical 8-5 scores, Wednesday, in Elkader.

In the opener, the first five Warrior outs came on strikeouts. Not that it mattered because they already had a 3-0 lead. Three singles scored a run and two more rode home on an error and a wild pitch in the first inning. 

Wed
08
Jul

Warrior BB wins third straight UIC title

Briar Tigges fires another strike to the plate Saturday morning in West Union. Tigges became the third Warrior pitcher this week to win in their first varsity start. Tigges beat NFV, 14-2. Earlier in the week, Jordan Buchheit won his first start, 13-1 over TV and Cael Kuboushek beat Sumner-Fredericksburg-Tripoli, 8-0. The three combined for 21 innings, and three runs. The trio allowed just 15 hits while ringing up 14K’s and just two walks. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Warrior BB wins third straight UIC title

Jerry Wadian

Contributing Writer

 

South Winn continued to waltz through the Upper Iowa Conference last week as the fourth-ranked Warriors won three more in the UIC to capture its third consecutive UIC championship. SW also won a pair of non-conference games, including a 5-4 thriller over Waverly-Shell Rock.

The week started Monday in Jackson Junction with a 13-1 win over Turkey Valley.

It was a 1-1 dogfight until the fifth when the Warriors struck for six runs; three more in the sixth put the game away.

Freshman Jordan Buchheit started his first varsity game, tossing a five-hit gem with 10 strikeouts and no walks.

Wed
08
Jul

West Central: master of the comeback

 

Emma Michaels stretches at first base to snare this throw for an out in recent action at Suckow field in Maynard. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

West Central: master of the comeback

Jerry Wadian
Contributing Writer

If you attend a West Central softball game, don’t leave early because the gals are behind because the Blue Devils are proving to be Comeback Kids!

The girls won three of four road games last week with all three victories coming after falling behind early.

The week started in Monona with the Bulldogs taking game one, 9-4. The home team broke on top early and used seven hits and five walks to keep the Devils at bay.

Wed
08
Jul

TigerHawks swept by TV

Miss West Union of 2020, Taylor Ney, is also a very good softball player. Here, the senior settles under a fly ball for the catch in left field during recent action.  (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

TigerHawks swept by TV

Jerry Wadian

Contributing Writer

NFV was swept by UIC-leading Turkey Valley, Monday, June 30 in West Union. 

The TigerHawks led the visitors by virtue of a four-run burst in the second inning. 

Wed
08
Jul

NFV baseball downs Eagles

Trey Darnall gets ready to rifle the ball to first after making a nice pick-up of a grounder to deep short Saturday in West Union. The senior has been a steady performer in the field and at the plate for NFV throughout his four years of varsity ball. The senior had hits in both ends of the doubleheader against fourth-ranked South Winn. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

NFV baseball downs Eagles

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

The young TigerHawk baseball team notched its third win of the season, 11-5, Wednesday, over visiting Clayton Ridge.

The War Eagles struck first with two runs in he opening inning.

NFV came right back to score five runs in the second, three more in both the third and fourth innings to cruise to the win.

Wed
01
Jul

Warriors take out #10 Wapsie

Sam Conway (24) eats a little dirt as he makes the head first slide into third during Wednesday’s victory over NFV.  (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Warriors take out #10 Wapsie

 

By Jerry Wadian
Contributing Writer

 

The fourth-ranked South Winn baseball team made it another winning week with a five-game sweep.

The highlight came Friday in a clash against 10th-ranked Wapsie Valley in Calmar.

SW had a 3-0 lead in the third when WV scored all five of its runs. 

Undaunted the Warriors retaliated with a run in the bottom of the inning and won the game with a two-run fourth. The big blow was Kody Kleve’s two-out double that scored the tying and winning runs.

Wed
01
Jul

Warrior gals struggle

Liz Tieskoetter makes a spectacular diving catch in recent action. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Warrior gals struggle

 

By Jerry Wadian
Contributing Writer

 

The South Winn softball team struggled against some very good opponents last week. 

Thursday, the girls dropped a double header to UIC leading Turkey Valley, 10-3 and 16-2.

Friday, the Warriors moved up to face Class 3A Decorah on the Vikings home diamond. The game was all Decorah as the home team rag up eight runs in the first inning to win, 9-2.

Wednesday’s games against North Fayette Valley were postponed until Thursday, July 9, due to rain.

Wed
01
Jul

Blue Devils sweep Pirates

WC shortstop Marlee Squires (4) had to come in to take a short hop, but was still able to get back intake for the hard tag on a Postville runner Wednesday night in Maynard. The Blue Devils swept the twin bill, 11-1, and 20-19 to go 4-4 on the season. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Blue Devils sweep Pirates

 

By Jerry Wadian
Contributing Writer

 

West Central enjoyed a successful home stand Wednesday as it swept Postville 11-1 and 20-19 at Suckow Field in Maynard.

Game one saw the Devils down a run in the first, but rallied to hit the visitors with four in the first and put the game out of reach with seven runs over innings three and four.

 Freshman Abby Squires spun a one-hitter for the W.

Marlee Squires drove in two runs with her two singles. Isabell Eitel also drove in a pair of runs on two hits. 

The nightcap was a real slugfest. 

Wed
01
Jul

Boys drop three baseball games

Kale Rodgers makes the long throw from third base in recent action. The TigerHawk junior had a couple of hits and an RBI in games last week. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Boys drop three baseball games

 

By Jerry Wadian
Contributing Writer

 

It was a tough week for NFV baseball, dropping three games.

Tuesday, the TigerHawks faced South Winn, fourth-ranked in Class 1A. The game in Calmar was never close as the Warriors hit NFV with a four-run first on the way to an 11-0 win.

Kale Rodgers single was the only hit for NFV. Meanwhile, SW battered three TigerHawk pitchers for nine hits and nine earned runs.

Wednesday’s gameagainst MFL/MM was set for West Union but heavy afternoon rains caused the contest to be moved to Monona.

The Bulldogs swept NFV, 15-3 and 4-2.

Wed
01
Jul

NFV SB loses to weather and S-F

NFV first baseman Tessa Halverson reaches for the throw from pitcher Lynzee West as Cougar assistant softball coach added just enough body English to help his runner beat the toss during Friday’s game in Sumner. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

NFV SB loses to weather and S-F

 

By Jerry Wadian
Contributing Writer

 

 

NFV softball lost the three games it managed to get in last week. Wednesday’s contest against South Winn was rained out and will be played in Calmar on Thursday, July 9.

Last week’s action began Tuesday, June 23 with a twin bill in West Union against Clayton Ridge. The Eagles swept the TigerHawks, 10-5 and 15-12.

Game one was never close as the visitors scored three runs in each of the first three innings.

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