By Jon Swisher-Sports Director:
In baseball last night;
The West Delaware Hawks split a WaMaC east division doubleheader with Maquoketa at Exide Field in Manchester. The Hawks offensive struggles continued in game one falling 5-2. The bats came alive in the 2nd contest beating the Cardinals 8-0 to notch the first home win for 1st-year head coach Nate Lahr. Senior pitcher Jake Voss stepped and hurled a great effort holding Maquoketa’s offense in check, giving up only 3 hits and striking out 13 batters. The Hawks improved their overall mark to 3-2 and 2-2 in conference play. A non-conference home doubleheader is slated for tonight with Oelwein coming to town.
Elsewhere last night;
Central City 12, Lisbon 11
Central City 1, Lisbon 0 (Suspended top of 2nd)
Monticello 6, West Branch 0 (Suspended in the top of 2nd inning)
Also tonight in area baseball;
North Fayette Valley @ Maquoketa Valley in Delhi
In area softball last night;
Bellevue Marquette 6, North Linn 1
West Liberty 10, Cascade 3
Tonight the class 4A 11th ranked 6-0 West Delaware Hawks return to road play traveling to Oxford taking on WaMaC west division opponent Clear Creek-Amana. The perennial power Clippers started off the season 2-0 after not being ranked by the girls Union for the first time in many years. Since then they have lost three in a row and are 2-3 including 0-2 in conference play. Hawks head coach Kevin Schuchmann talks about the mindset his team will take heading into the match-up with CC-A:
All the action from Oxford tonight can be heard here from KMCH Sports with Sports Director Jon Swisher and West Delaware AD Mike Morrison starting at 5:55pm.
In other area softball;
Cascade @ Maquoketa Valley West Central @ East Buchanan