A-W regains .500 mark

Posted July 18, 2013 at 5:00 am

by Steve Peterson

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Cole Oltmanns is up to bat for the Westerners in the game against Sioux Center.

Akron-Westfield’s baseball team snapped a five-game losing streak with an 8-3 win against Sioux Center July 10 at Sargent Field.

A-W climbed back to their .500 record, 12-12, with the non-conference win.

“It was a quality win against the second team in the Siouxland Conference. It was a big win. We can still play better,” said A-W Coach Gordy Johnson.

A-W took a 5-0 lead in its first inning and never looked back against the Warriors.

The Warriors (15-11 record) scored three runs in their second inning but the lead grew to 8-3 by the end of the fourth.

In the fourth, A-W’s Cory Eskra singled and pinch runner Spenser Wardrip scored on an RBI single by Gregg Taylor.

In the first inning Caleb Colt singled and later scored; Eskra singled and later scored; Taylor singled and later scored; Austin Allard reached on a fielder’s choice and scored; Jacob Neubrand walked and scored, and Spencer Frankl walked and scored.

Cole Oltmanns had two hits, one walk and one run and made a nice play in center field.

Eskra had two singles, was 2-for-4 and scored two runs.

Taylor had a single, double, and a two-RBIs hit.

Chet Willer was the winning pitcher.

A-W had dropped a 2-0 loss at Remsen Union in War Eagle Conference play July 8.

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