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A-W boys topple Central Lyon

Posted July 18, 2018 at 5:40 pm

By Hank Krause

The Akron-Westfield boys played in the second game of the Regional Tournament on Saturday, July 14. A-W got by Central Lyon 3-1.

This game followed the debacle of Le Mars Gehlen and Trinity Christian. Gehlen snuck by Trinity by the score of 24-21. It was just awful but Le Mars Gehlen advanced to the next round.

Central Lyon jumped out on top of A-W by scoring a lone run in the first to lead 1-0 on Thursday, July 12. The game was suspended at the end of two because of lightning, later to be followed by more lightning plus a needed rain.

Two nights later, A-W

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    A-W boys get by Kingsley-Pierson

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield boys played at Kingsley on July 7 and edged the Kingsley- Pierson Panthers, 6-5.

    A-W took a two-nothing lead to the third before K-P scored to get close. A-W plated three runs in the first as Reagan Frankl and Leighton Blake both singled to get two on. Conner Anderson got on by an error. With two outs, Nick Jacobs singled. Damien Ericson walked, Aaron Hartman and Sam Mullinix

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    Rebels beat Larchwood

    The Akron Rebels beat Larchwood, 13-6, July 6 in Akron.

    Austin Allard got the win and pitched a complete game, giving up six hits and striking out three.

    The leading hitters for the Rebels were Randall Waterbury going 2-for-4 with a home run, Tanner Bundy 3-for-5, Brett Stolpe 2-for-4, and Dan Smith 2-for-4.

    VS Harrisburg

    The Rebels lost

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    A-W outlasts Westwood Rebels

    By Hank Krause

    The 15th ranked Westwood Rebels of Sloan came to visit for a regional semi-final game June 6. Westwood, a very good team, battled hard to the very end before the 3rd ranked Akron-Westfield girls won it, 6-4. A-W’s record is 25-4

    A-W trailed one-to-nothing going into the fourth inning before A-W came alive to score five runs to take a 5-1 lead.

    A-W

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    A-W boys win against LGC

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield Westerner boys handled the Le Mars Gehlen Catholic Jays with ease.

    Behind the pitching of Jack Anderson and Nick Jacobs, the Jays were held to six spaced hits and they struck out 10. A-W opened by scoring three runs in the first then adding single runs in every inning there after. A-W just sort of packed away to keep adding a run but the big run was in

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    A-W boys rout S.O. Wolverines

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield boys routed the South O’Brien Wolverines 14-1 at Akron-Westfield on July 2.

    A-W scored seven runs in the first inning as A-W banged out four hits. The big hit was a triple by Leighton Blake. A-W put together two hit batters and a Wolverine error before A-W added three bloop hits to get A-W on the board.

    A-W scored three runs in the second plus four in the

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    A-W shuts out Le Mars Gehlen Catholic

    By Hank Krause

    In the final regular home season game for the Akron-Westfield softball team, A-W did the Jays in, 10-0.

    Natalie Nielsen, pitching for A-W, gave up two Jay hits while striking out 9.

    Nielsen struck out seven of the first nine Jay hitters.

    Brynn Van Eldik opened for A-W with a two-bagger. Jaden Harris got on base. Courtney

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    A-W boys beat HMS

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield boys played at home against the Hawks of Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn on Thursday, June 26 and broke a tie in the fourth to win, 4-1.

    AJ Nemesio pitched a complete game for A-W, giving up six hits and striking out 11. HMS scored an earned run in the fourth to tie the game after Sam Mullinix, A-W’s designated hitter, homered over the right field fence. Nick Jacobs later homered for

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    A-W girls get by H-LP

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield girls pushed their record to 22-4 for the season on June 28 as they beat Harris-Lake Park 7-0 in Orange City. The game was moved to Orange City due to the weather that we’ve endured.

    A-W got their third consecutive shutout as they handled the Wolves but they did not do it without a challenge.

    A-W was led by Lily Kenny,

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    Rebels fall to Harrisburg

    The Akron Rebels faced a tough Harrisburg, S.D., team at home June 17, losing 8-3.

    Aaron Allard led the Rebels with a home run and a walk. Scott Jacobs, Chad Brown, and Tanner Bundy each had a double; and rounding out the Rebel hitting were Brett Stolpe and Tyler Candor who each had singles.

    Derek Appley started pitching duties and went 2 2/3 innings, giving up five runs. Brett Stolpe relieved him

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