A-W baseball team’s offense on display at Kinglsey-Pierson

Posted June 4, 2015 at 9:30 pm

By Steve Peterson

Akron-Westfield’s baseball team earned a split at the Kingsley-Pierson tournament in Kingsley May 30.

A-W finished the first week of the season with a 2-3 record.

Central Lyon – Rock Rapids 10, A-W 9

Central Lyon scored the winning run in the seventh inning Saturday.

A-W gained a 9-9 tie after five innings of play.

Kyle Johnson was 2-for-5 with one run scored and one RBI.

Caleb Colt was 2-for-3 with one run scored, two RBIs and one walk.

Dylan Irizarry was 1-for-4 with one

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    A-W bats start well in shutout win at CC-E

    By Steve Peterson

    A seven-run first inning sent Akron-Westfield to a successful start to the 2015 baseball season with a 16-0 four inning mercy rule win against Clay Central-Everly May 26.

    Riley Dennison sent the first pitch from the Mavericks’ pitcher over the left-field fence for a two-run homer, the first of his career and gave A-W a 5-0 lead. It was definitely a highlight hit as players were still talking about it innings later.

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    Ann Hedlund tosses two hitter

    By Hank Krause

    Ann Hedlund fired a two-hit shutout at the Clay Central-Everly Mavericks on Thursday night. A-W pounded the Mavericks 12-0 in a mercy four-inning game.

    Hedlund gave up two hits in the contest and ironically both hits were by Josie McCarty of CCE. Hedlund walked one and struck out six. The Mavericks never got a base runner past second base.

    Katie Johnson had three hits to lead A-W’s 13-hit attack and

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    A-W girls open with 6-1 win!

    By Hank Krause

    The A-W girls opened the 2015 softball season at Remsen-St. Mary’s on Wednesday, May 27. The Westerners prevailed with a 6-1 win.

    A-W jumped on the Hawks in the third inning by scoring four times. Using three hits and two Hawk errors, A-W sent eight batters to the plate. Katie Johnson led off with a single. Desi Oltmanns followed with a line drive to center which was misplayed to put A-W on the board. Trisha Frerichs got

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    A-W baseball statistics, first 3 games

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield baseball statistics against Clay-Central Everly in Everly May 26:

    Dylan Irizarry was 1-for-4 with two runs scored, one RBI and two stolen bases.

    Kyle Johnson was 1-for-3 with three runs scored, one RBI and two stolen bases.

    Austin Allard was 1-for-2 with two runs scored, one RBI, one stolen base and one walk.

    Caleb Colt

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    A-W softball: looks back at title in 2014

    by Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield’s State Champion Softball squad of 2014 had one final chance to take a bow at the school’s athletic banquet May 6. A-W claimed its sixth title overall with a 12-1 win against Kee (Lansing) for the Class 1A title July 25, 2014. A-W has made state 11 times since 2003.

    “It seems like a long time since we’ve played our last game and which team do I talk about, this year (2015) or last year (2014).

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    A-W boys’ golf concludes at district

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield boys’ golf season came to an end at the Spencer Class 1A District meet May 21.

    The Westerners finished in sixth place at Spencer Country Club with a score of 353 strokes.

    Tavian Banks turned in the low score for A-W as he shot 40 on the first nine holes and 44 on the second for an 84 score. Jordan Neubrand shot a 45 and 43 for an 88

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    Tindall finishes season at state 1,500 Meters

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield sophomore Danika Tindall competed in the Class 1A girls 1,500-Meter Run, one of the last events at the state coed track and field meet, which concluded May 23 at Drake University in Des Moines.

    Tindall had a time of 5:44.28 for 24th place of 24 runners Saturday.

    “It was a great experience for her; a great opportunity,” said A-W Head Coach Eric Walkingstick.

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    A-W advances to second round of regional

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield girls’ golf team moved on to the second round of regional play by winning their own event May 18 at Akron Golf Course.

    A-W turned in a combined score of 415 to top the next team, Central Lyon’s 438 score. Both teams advanced to the Newell-Fonda hosted round Tuesday, May 26 at Newell Municipal Golf Course.

    “It was a brutal day out there.

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    A-W boys’ golf qualifies for district meet

    By Steve Peterson

    The Akron-Westfield boys’ golf season continued to the Class 1A district round at Spencer Thursday, May 21. The meet begins at 10 a.m.

    The Westerners shot a team score of 354 strokes to win the second district qualifying spot at the Class 1A Sectional meet at Rolling Hills Golf Course in Hull May 15.

    Host Boyden-Hull won the meet with a score of 335 strokes. Central Lyon got the third

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