The Waukee Warriors baseball team began their season with a game against the Norwalk Warriors on Friday, May 26. Waukee won the game 8-1.


The game started slow with neither team getting a run in the first inning. Norwalk didn’t get a run in the second inning either. In the bottom of the second, Waukee had four runs to put them ahead of Norwalk.


Zach Pierson began the inning with a single, but after a wild throw by Norwalk, Pierson was able to make it to second base. Dillon Flynn then hit another single for Waukee. His single turned into a double when he was able to steal second which pushed Pierson to third.


Waukee’s Bubba Woods was up to bat next, he hit a double. His double sent Pierson and Flynn home and put Waukee up 2-0. After his hit to center field, Tyrese Moore’s single put Waukee up 3-0 when Woods was able to make it home.


The final run of the inning came after Fischer Henderson and AJ Shaw walked to first base. When Henderson walked, the bases were loaded and Shaw’s walk to first put Moore back at home.


Waukee continued to stop Norwalk from scoring, but they were still able to get a couple hits in.


Waukee’s only run of the inning came after a few hits. Nolan Roethler led with a single which was followed by another single from Moore. Calvin Smith then hit a double that allowed Roethler to run home.


The fourth inning was another slow one. Both teams had a couple of hits, but neither scored. Waukee remained ahead 5-0.


Norwalk was able to get a few hit in the top of the fifth inning, but the three batter were all thrown out.


Flynn started batting for Waukee. He started the inning with a double to left field. Moore was up next, he hit a single, but was able to make it to second base.


With a single by Jake Morrison, both Flynn and Moore were able to make it back over the home plate and score two more runs.


Henderson was then up to bat. He hit the ball deep into the outfield, allowing him to run to third and letting Morrison make it back home. At the end of the fifth inning, Waukee was up 8-0.


Norwalk finally got a run in the sixth inning. Caleb Seymour started out the inning with a single that got him on first base. Orin Waters then followed with another single over to right field.


While Kolten Arnold was up to bat, Seymour tried to steal third. Seymour was thrown out, leaving Waters the only one on base. Arnold then hit a double to center field which allowed Water to score. The score was now 8-1.


In the bottom of the sixth Waukee was not able to score anymore runs. The same went for the seventh inning.


The game ended 8-1 with Waukee taking the victory. Waukee’s next game is today, May 30, against Valley at 5:00 p.m.