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A-W puts kibosh on K-P — advances to sub state

Posted July 21, 2017 at 8:43 pm

By Hank Krause

The Akron-Westfield Westerners won the district tournament with a convincing 10-1 win.

Kingsley-Pierson started out with two hits in the first but both runners were stranded at first and second.

A-W came alive in the second by scoring four runs. Montana Jackson, who went four-for-four in the game, started things off. Conner Anderson got plunked, Nick Jacobs singled, and Dylan Irizarry walked before Aaron Allard came through with a double to the fence.

A-W scored one in the fourth but again Jackson started things off with a double. A-W had three hitters walk before Jacobs singled, and A-W put four more runs on the

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    A-W wins in Eleven!!

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield Westerners, in their first appearance in the State Class 1A Tourney, on Saturday, July 22, made it interesting.

    A-W had to overcome seven fielding errors plus come from behind twice to win the game, 5-4, over Lisbon.

    Westerner Austin Allard never lost faith as he pitched a real gem. Allard pitched for seven-and-two-thirds before the pitch count took

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    A-W girls return to State!!

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield fans had their vacation plans set but the Lady Westerners had those plans altered by securing their return to Fort Dodge.

    This will be the A-W softball team’s 13th trip in 16 years, following their win against Woodbury Central, 4-0.

    On July 10, a huge crowd circled the A-W field to witness the game. The three parking attendants,

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    A-W shuts out Clay Central-Everly

    By Hank Krause

    The Clay Central-Everly Mavericks came to A-W on June 28 for a short visit. Bailey Davis tossed a one-hit game while striking out 12 to give A-W a 10 to nothing game.

    CCE’s one hit was a solid hit but the girl was erased trying to steal by Danika Smith’s throw to Brynn Van Eldik.

    Jessica Hansen had three sharp

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    A-W makes quick work of CCE

    By Hank Krause

    The Clay Central-Everly Mavericks made a long trip to Akron-Westfield to get mauled 16-1 on June 28.

    A-W scored 11 runs in the first two innings before coach Gordy Johnson again let a number of JVs play.

    Conner Anderson started on the hill for A-W, surrendering no hits and striking out five. Damien Ericson finished up for A-W, giving up a

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    Oops!! A-W upset, 3-1

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield boys got into a real duel with the Le Mars Gehlen Catholic Jays in Le Mars on June 30.

    Jays pitcher Colin Wise kept A-W off-balance all night. Wise gave up three hits and only struck out two Westerners. He was always around the strike zone. The amazing thing was that he forced A-W to seven pop-up outs.

    Gehlen scored two runs in the first inning. The Jays,

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    A-W girls win War Eagle Conference

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield girls won the final game of the War Eagle Conference and did it convincingly on June 30. A-W used three innings to score 16 runs to shutout the Le Mars Gehlen Catholic 16-0.

    A-W used six hits to score six runs in the first inning. With two runners on, Danika Smith hit one over the left field fence to make it 3-0. A-W put together four more hits after a walk to score three more

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    A-W puts it on HLP

    By Hank Krause

    The visiting Harris-Lake Park Wolves tried but were no match for the Akron-Westfield Westerners on June 22.

    The A-W girls pounded out 13 hits to overwhelm the Wolves. A-W scored four runs in their half of the first. They went quietly in the second but erupted for seven in the third. Using seven hits to score seven runs, A-W sent 12 hitters to the plate. Coach Todd Colt used every player on his roster as defensive players,

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    A-W boys top HLP Wolves

    By Hank Krause

    The Harris-Lake Park Wolves were the visitors on June 23 and fell to the Akron-Westfield Westerners by the score of 6-1.

    Aaron Allard pitched the first five innings, giving up three hits and walking three.

    AJ Nemesio pitched the last two frames giving up four hits. I’m impressed in the strike ratio of the A-W pitchers. In this game, A-W threw 100 pitches of which 70 were strikes. They’re getting

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    A-W girls blank Hinton

    By Hank Krause

    Ann Hedlund faced the Hinton Blackhawks at Akron-Westfield on June 21 winning 6-0. Hedlund turned in a fine performance as she tossed a five hit shutout at the opponents and struck out nine.

    A-W struck early as the Westerners scored two in the first. Brynn Van Eldik doubled, Kiana Appley scratched out a hit. With two out, Jessica Hansen came through with a sharp single to score

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