The Waukee Warriors baseball team dominated the Hoover Huskies in a double header on Monday, July 10. The Warriors won both games in just five innings.
The Warriors won the first game 14-0. They scored their first two runs in the first inning and continued to scored three more in the second inning. The Huskies were able to stop the Warriors from scoring in the third, but the Warriors came back even stronger with eight runs in the fourth inning.
The Warriors started off immediately dominating the game. Calvin Smith, the Warriors’ second batter of the game, hit a home run. Not only did he score, he was able to get Dillon Flynn home who had started the game with a double. The Warriors were already up 2-0.
The next three batters’ hits were caught keeping the Warriors scoring the rest of the first inning.
The Warriors were able to hold the Huskies from scoring in the second inning, while they continued to score three runs.
The Warriors’ half of the inning started with another hit being caught in the out field, but was followed by three doubles.
Zach Pierson hit the first double, he ran back home after Drew Irvine hit the second double of the inning. Irvine’s courtesy runner, Nolan Roethler, scored the fourth run of the game when Bubba Woods hit the third double in a row.
The Warriors’ scoring streak didn’t stop there. Brock Sailer (Woods’ runner) made it back over home plate with Flynn’s single. After Sailer scored, the inning ended with two outs for the Warriors. The score was now 5-0.
The Warriors allowed the Huskies one hit in the third inning. Ethan Evers was able to hit a single to make it to base, but was then tagged out at second while trying to steal.
The Huskies stopped the Warriors from scoring in the third inning and only allowed Jake Morrison to walk to base. The Warriors still leading 5-0.
Archie Powders was the only Husky to make it to base in the fourth inning. The Warriors were able to strikeout and catch the other Huskies’ hits.
Roethler and Flynn began the fourth inning for the Warriors with singles. After a third single from Smith, the bases were loaded.
Fischer Henderson followed the three hits with a triple allowing Roethler, Flynn and Smith to make it back home. The Warriors now led by eight.
With another hit from Morrison and Henderson was back home to score the fourth run of the inning.
The Warriors’ second out of the inning came after Moore hit a single and Morrison was tagged out at second base. This didn’t stop them and with two more hits, the bases were loaded again.
Roethler hit the fourth single to get to first. His hit allowed both Moore and Ross Hingst to get back to home. Roethler’s hit was followed by another from Ethan Rose, which allowed Alex Barton to run back home. The Warriors now led 12-0.
Caden Ferguson was walked to base after Barton scored, but was followed by a double hit by Minshall. Roethler and Rose then scored the last two runs of the game.
The Warriors ended the first game 14-0 and moved on to win the second game 12-0.
Pierson led the second game for the Warriors. He finished the game with two hits, one of which was a home run and had two RBIs.
The 12 runs of the second game were spread out among the Warriors. Along with Pierson, Smith, Morrison, Moore, Hingst, Kyle Sorenson, Barton, Ferguson, Minshall and Garrett Tigges each scored once against the Huskies.
Hingst and Sorenson were the Warriors’ pitchers for the second game. Both gave up one hit, Hingst walked two batters and struck out seven and Sorenson struck out two batters. Both pitchers had an ERA of 0.00.
The Warriors have a 26-12 record on the season, they will be playing in Johnston tonight, July 11, at 7:30 p.m.