(By Jon Swisher-Sports Director)
The West Delaware Hawks Baseball team improved their record to 10-15 with a 4-1 victory over Class 3A 8th-ranked Central DeWitt last night in a non-conference match-up on Exide Field. It was a quicker paced contest that only lasted 1 hour and 34 minutes. Both teams had 5 hits, as the Sabers scored first in the top of the second inning but the Hawks struck for two in the bottom half then added 2 more runs in the 6th. Luke Kehrli went the distance and picked up his 2nd win on the mound striking out 7 Saber batters, stranding 5 runners and issuing only 2 free passes. The Hawks ended a 3 game losing streak against Central and with the W tied the series at 11 wins a piece dating back to 2009. They also held their annual senior night and honored their four seniors, Joey Chizek, Logan Woellert, Spencer Mullen and Jared Voss. WD will have a day off today and return to action on the road in Vinton on Thursday.
Elsewhere in coverage area baseball last night-
North Linn 10-runned Belle Plaine on the road winning 12-2 in 5 innings.
Beckman lost twice to CP-U 8-0 and 9-6
Monticello topped Ed-Co 10-1
Anamosa swept Cascade 3-0 and 12-2
Tonight KMCH Sports Director Jon Swisher and West Delaware AD Matt Weis will have Hawks Softball on Mix 94.7, kmch.com and the KMCH App starting around 5:30 with a WaMaC Conference cross division doubleheader in Vinton against Vinton-Shellsburg.