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Falcons gain state Semi-Final!

Posted July 26, 2016 at 4:19 pm

By Steve Peterson

It’s on to the Class 1A State Semifinals for the West Sioux baseball team.

West Sioux joined War Eagle Conference member Remsen-St. Mary’s in the Class 1A State Tournament semifinals with a 3-2 win over Edgewood-Colesburg (E-C) July 23 at Principal Park in Des Moines. A third state qualifier, Hinton, was in a Class 2A quarterfinal July 26.

The Falcons, 26-2 record, face Don Bosco of Gilbertville, 36-4 in the 1:30 p.m. semifinal game Thursday, July 28 at Principal Park.

Remsen-St. Mary’s of the WEC, which beat Highland 10-5 in the quarterfinals, plays Newman Catholic of Mason City at 11 a.m. semifinal Thursday.

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    Falcons gain second straight District Final win

    By Steve Peterson

    When the 2016 baseball season started, West Sioux Head Coach Brian Engleman listed the upperclassmen who were expected to contribute after a state tournament berth in 2015.

    A few minutes later, he mentioned that one of the eighth graders, is someone to keep an eye out on. That someone, Hunter Dekkers, came through in the bottom of the seventh inning to pace West Sioux to a 6-5 comeback win over Central Lyon of Rock Rapids in the

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    WS beats SOS, 11-1

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux’s baseball team and fans saluted seniors Kezden Blankenship, Porter Hummel, Justin Negaard, Jett Boyer and Jordan Monsma, July 7 before finishing off South O’Brien, 11-1, in a four-and-one-half inning game.

    Sophomore pitcher Jake Lynott struck out nine Wolverines and walked just one in a two-hit shutout. He improved his season mark to 6-1 with a team-best Earned Run Average of 0.68. He has 63 strikeouts on the season.

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    Falcons host District games

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux will host the first three rounds of the Class 1A District No. 3 baseball tournament.

    The Falcons will play Clay Central-Everly at 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 12 in the first round. Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire will battle Trinity Christian at 5 p.m., Tuesday, July 12 at Harris-Lake Park. Winners will clash in the second round at 7 p.m., Thursday, July 14 at West Sioux.

    The Falcons had a 16-2 record when

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