A-W outlasts weather, Wolverines for 13th win

Posted June 24, 2016 at 8:33 pm

By Steve Peterson

Some unusual circumstances came into play but eventually Akron-Westfield’s baseball team gained its 13th win of the season in a 4-2 War Eagle Conference victory over South O’Brien June 17.

Stormy weather was on its way so the junior varsity game ended an inning early.

The three-win Wolverines proved to be a worthy opponent as they jumped out to a 2-0 lead with one run in the first inning and one in the second. They still had one runner on base and one out but reliever senior Spenser Wardrip saved A-W in the inning and pitched the final four frames.

“We were in a tough situation early

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    A-W baseball post-season

    By Steve Peterson

    The Iowa High School Athletic Association has announced districts for the Class 1A baseball tournament.

    Akron-Westfield will be in District No. 2. Other teams are: Gehlen Catholic, Kingsley-Pierson, Ridge View, River Valley, South O’Brien, Remsen-St. Mary’s and Woodbury Central.

    Playoff games are July 9, 12, 14 and 16. Pairings will be announced at a later date.

    Hinton hands A-W second straight close loss

    By Steve Peterson

    After seeing its eight-game winning streak snapped by Remsen-St. Mary’s in the seventh inning in a 5-4 loss, Hinton was the next War Eagle Conference (WEC) squad challenge for Akron-Westfield.

    The Blackhawks emerged with a 2-1 win in another heartbreaker for the Westerners June 15 in a non-league contest.

    It was a contest of two ranked teams as Hinton was 11-1 and ranked fourth in Class 2A and A-W was

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    A-W girls take two from Hinton

    By Hank Krause

    Akron-Westfield softball was on the road to Hinton to face the Blackhawks in a double hitter June 15. Game No. 1 was actually a rain-out makeup and Game No. 2 was a regularly scheduled game.

    Game No. 1

    A-W came out on top in the first game, 6-2. A-W used four walks but could only muster up five hits to get the advantage.

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    A-W blasts OABCIG

    By Hank Krause

    In the first game of the Akron-Westfield Invite June 18 the Westerners annihilated the OABCIG Falcons, 18-0. OABCIG consists of the towns of Odebolt, Arthur, Battle Creek and Ida Grove. It’s one big school district but still is a Class 2A.

    A-W went quietly in the first two innings, but the roof fell in on the Falcons in the third. A-W sent 15 hitters to the plate scoring nine runs on

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    A-W defeats MMCRU

    By Hank Krause

    In the second game of the Akron-Westfield Invite, the A-W Westerners ran by the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn/Remsen Union ladies with a score of 15-2.

    Bailey Davis gave up three hits in the semi-final game.

    In the first inning, A-W scored five runs on five hits. They also scored five runs in the third and five more in the fifth with only four hits in the fifth.

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    By Hank Krause

    In the third game of the Akron-Westfield Invite, A-W dropped their first game of the year to BHRV, 6-5. That’s Rock Valley, Boyden, Hull (BHRV) — one more of the ever growing conglomerates of the state education system.

    A-W took a scant 5-3 lead into the bottom of the seventh only to see it destroyed for a 6-5 loss. A-W’s record drops to 19-1 for the season.

    BHRV, a fifth-ranked

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    A-W improves to 11-2 with win at Gehlen

    By Steve Peterson

    After defeating West Sioux handily (9-0) the previous game could Akron-Westfield’s baseball team keep it up against Gehlen Catholic in Le Mars on a hot June 9?

    The answer simply was yes as the Westerners posted a 6-0 win, for an 11-2 record and their seventh win in a row.

    Austin Allard came within one “lost it in the dark” double of a no-hitter as he one-hit the Jays. Allard

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    A-W nine defeats HMS

    by Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield’s baseball team improved to a 9-2 record to start the season with a 6-2 War Eagle Conference win against Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn at Sargent Field June 6.

    A-W led 3-0 after two innings before the Hawks closed the gap to 3-2 in the fourth inning. The Westerners scored three runs in their half of the fourth inning to take a four-run lead.

    Offensively, Caleb Colt was 2-for-3 with one run scored

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    A-W goes to 10-0!!

    By: Hank Krause

    The No. 1 ranked Akron-Westfield Westerner girls played at home against the rival West Sioux Falcons on June 6. A-W gained their tenth win of the season with a 7-1 victory.

    Ann Hedlund had a three-hit pitching performance before surrendering the circle to Bailey Davis in the seventh. Hedlund gave up three hits while striking out nine. Davis finished the job and struck out two.

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