Diamonds upset Rebels for tourney title

Posted July 30, 2014 at 5:00 am

By Steve Peterson

The Akron Rebels baseball team will try and bounce back from a heartbreaking, 3-2 loss as Larchwood won the Stateline League tournament title and the district’s top spot in the South Dakota State Amateur Baseball Association Division B tournament.

Both teams had qualified for the state tournament in Mitchell, S.D., which runs Aug. 6 – 17.

After losing to the Rebels in two regular season games and watching the Rebels win the regular season title, it was Larchwood’s day in the league tournament title game July 27. Nick Meisinger’s home run to lead off the fifth inning was the difference. Larchwood added two runs in the seventh inning but the Rebels tried to rally with two runs in the eighth

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    Rebels earn tourney win in comeback

    by Steve Peterson

    While Akron was still abuzz over the Lady Westerners winning their sixth overall state softball title earlier in the day the Akron Rebels faced Beresford with a right to go to their state tournament up for grabs July 25.

    The Rebels rallied from a 3-1 deficit after four and one-half innings to post an 8-3 win. The Rebels moved on in play in the Stateline League baseball tournament at Sargent Field. The Rebels faced rival Larchwood Sunday

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    A-W State Champions by the numbers

    Akron-Westfield State Champions Softball team, 38-0 record, inside the numbers for 2014, included:

    Kayla Tindall, senior, 24-0 pitching record, 138 and one-third innings pitched, 11 earned runs, 0.56 earned run average, 17 walks, 4 hit by pitches, 202 strikeouts, 0.121 opponents batting average. Offense, 55-for-121 at-bats; 21 runs scored, 13 doubles, 5 home runs, 6 sacrifices, 17 walks, 3 strikeouts, 1-for-1 stolen base attempts, 3 hit by pitch, 0.540 on-base percentage, 0.697 slugging percentage and 0.462 batting average.


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    A-W nips Martensdale-St. Mary’s, 3-2

    By Hank Krause

    By golly, it was a nail-biter to the very end. Akron-Westfield softball players came through behind the pitching of Kayla Tindall to hand the Blue Devils of Martensdale-St. Mary’s a 3-2 loss in a real battle.

    The Westerners scored first as Kayla Tindall hit a sharp single. Danika Tindall ran for Kayla and later scored. Katie Johnson and Desi Oltmanns also singled but then we went into a bizarre situation. Oltmanns slid into second, and the second

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    Rebels on a roll: win league title

    By Steve Peterson

    The Akron Rebels used a seven-run second inning to beat Larchwood, 11-0, and claim the Stateline League regular season title July 18 before a large home crowd.

    The Rebels will host the Stateline League tournament starting at 7:30 p.m., Friday, July 25, (opponent to be determined) and the tournament at Sargent Field will run through July 29. The Rebels had a 12-2 record.


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    A-W’s young squad bows out to Jays

    By Steve Peterson

    Gehlen Catholic showed why it was a season-long power house as the Jays cruised to a 9-0 district tournament win over Akron-Westfield at the Riverview Sports Complex July 15, ending the Westerners’ season.

    It was 7-0 after two innings in favor of the Jays, who pounded out 10 hits and had three walks in raising their record to 26-3. Gehlen Catholic advanced to face South O’Brien, 4-0 winners over Central Lyon of Rock Rapids.

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    A-W: Back to State!

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield girls defeated Newell-Fonda, 6-2 on Monday July 14 for a berth in the state tourney.

    A-W improved its record to 35-0 with the win over the Mustangs.

    A huge crowd was on hand to witness this game. The field was decent except left field sloped downhill. It had virtually no seating except for some bleachers behind the plate. People were four, five, and six deep trying to get

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    A-W dominates All-WEC team

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield, for the 12th straight year, won the War Eagle Conference softball championship and the Lady Westerners had seven players on the All-WEC team.

    Senior Kayla Tindall was named Co-Offensive Player of the Year. Other Lady Westerners on the First Team were senior Dana Hedlund, freshman Bailey Davis and sophomore Kortney Hedlund.

    Senior Jordan Hansen and junior Desi Oltmanns were Second Team selections and junior Katie Johnson rounded out the

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    Akron-Westfield 2014 baseball

    Akron-Westfield baseball team members for 2014 are, (front row l to r) Jacob Neubrand, A.J. Nemesio, Conner Anderson, Skyler Briggs and Charlie Anderson. (Middle row) Aaron Allard, Caleb Colt, Riley Dennison, Dylan Irizarry, Cal Eskra, and Kyle Johnson. (Back row) Jess McMahon, Austin Allard, Skylar Otten, Tyler Waterbury, Montana Jackson, Brenden Hansen and Spenser Wardrip. Not pictured are Head Coach Gordy Johnson and Assistant Coaches Jim Frankl and Tyler Johnson.

    A-W softball squad’s magical ‘14, 35-0 season

    Akron-Westfield’s 2014 softball season scores to date, 35-0 record:

    Unity Christian, 14-0 win

    South O’Brien, 11-1 win

    Gehlen Catholic, 8-1 win

    West Lyon, 10-0 win

    Alta-Aurelia, 11-0 win

    Westwood Sloan, 10-1 win

    Neewll-Fonda, 4-3 win

    Remsen-St. Mary’s,

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