Oops!! A-W upset, 3-1

Posted July 6, 2017 at 5:00 am

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, using two walks and base hits, put the Jays on the board. Gehlen scored one in the sixth on two hits to give the Jays a 3-1 lead.

Austin Allard pitched for A-W and pitched well enough. Allard gave up six hits while

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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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    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 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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    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 boys shutout Hinton

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield boys, behind the pitching of Austin Allard, beat the Hinton Blackhawks 6-0 on June 21. Allard pitched six and a third innings before giving away to AJ Nemesio who finished it off.

    The two teams went tooth and claw until the fifth when A-W pushed a run across. Aaron Allard singled and Austin Allard doubled to give A-W a 1-0 lead.

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    A-W boys take down Trinity Christian

    The Akron-Westfield baseball team took on Trinity Christian of Hull June 12 at home, coming away with a 10-0 win in six innings.

    Austin Allard was winning pitcher for A-W. He pitched 4 1/3 innings giving up two hits, no runs, and striking out nine. AJ Nemesio took over pitching duties for the last 1 2/3 innings.

    The team had 11 hits with 10 runs including a home run by

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    Akron Rebels split games with Lennox Reds

    The Akron Rebels played two seven-inning games against the Lennox Reds at Sargent Field in Akron on June 18.

    In game one, the Rebels won 4-0 and in game two, Lennox won 3-0.

    The Rebels face Beresford June 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Beresford, S.D.; and June 23 they face Canton at 7:30 p.m. in Canton, S.D. The next home game is June 26 at 7:30 p.m. against Harrisburg, S.D.

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    A-W girls tame the Tigers

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield girls pushed their record to 16-0 with an easy win over the Tigers of Trinity Christian of Hull on June 12.

    A-W scored four runs in each of the first three innings for a 12-0 win. A-W used nine hits which were aided by four base-on balls, seven wild pitches, six passed balls, and six stolen bases.

    A-W scored

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