By Jon Swisher-Sports Director:
The new season started off on a positive note in Dubuque for the West Delaware baseball team last night. The Hawks held on to beat Dubuque Wahlert, 5-4, giving new varsity head coach Nate Lahr his first career win. Coach Lahr was pleased with the way his team stepped up to the challenge late in the contest:
The Hawks took a 1-0 lead in the third then extended it with a huge 2-out 3RBI double in the 4th by senior outfielder Jake Voss:
The senior Demmer, had a solid first night start until a late game injury resulted in control issues in the Eagles’ half of the 6th. He allowed only 2 hits, struck out 3 and walked 1 batter thru 5 innings. Junior Ty Cassutt came in and closed the door on the Eagles offense retiring 4 of the 6 batters he faced.
Lahr talks about the feeling of picking up his first head coaching victory at his alma mater:
The class 3A 10th ranked Hawks will head right back on the road later on today, traveling to DeWitt. Taking on a Central team who is rated number 5. The Sabers look to be a favorite in conference play along with both WD’s, Mount Vernon and Beckman:
KMCH Sports will have all the action tonight of the varsity doubleheader from DeWitt with Sports Director Jon Swisher and Bill Logan starting shortly before 5:30pm.
Other area baseball scores from last night;
Monticello 4, Cascade, Western Dubuque 3
North Scott 11 Beckman 5
Springville 11 Ed-Co 1 5 innings
Waverly-Shell Rock 7 Western Dubuque 2 North Linn swept Bellevue Marquette at home, 8-4 and 17-13, the Lynx scored 8 runs in the final inning to get the comeback W.
Tonight around the area;
Cascade @ Dubuque, Senior
Lansing Kee @ Maquoketa Valley
In softball last night;
West Delaware opened up their season with a road victory in Oelwein, beating the Huskies 7-0.
Tonight, in area play;
Western Dubuque hosts Dubuque Hempstead