Twin Cedars Beats Ottumwa, Moving To 27-0 On Season
By Matt Saville
Summer time in Bussey, Iowa means two thing over the last two years, lots of cheers coming from Twin Cedars High School and lots of wins on the baseball diamond. Tuesday night was no different as the big boys from class 4A, the Ottumwa Bulldogs, came a calling and went home like the other opponents this season, with a 5-1 loss. This win moved the Sabers record to 27-0 and cementing Twin Cedars lock on the #1 ranking in class 1A.
Twin Cedars turned to junior Otis Roby and his microscopic ERA to try to hold down a fine Ottumwa team, who beat the #3 ranked 4A team Waukee this season. The Bulldogs had 19 wins coming into the contest they jumped out early on an rbi single to take a 1-0 lead after 1 inning.
That lead was short lived as the Sabers struck in the second inning after leaving the bases loaded in the first as they scored twice to give Roby the support that he was looking for. Through the next three innings it was the Roby show as he was striking out Bulldog batters left and right his pitch count was building during the 5 innings of work that’s when the Sabers turned to senior Coy Moore who had quite the night himself at bat going 3-4 with 2 steals . Moore was up to the challenge as he shut the door in the 6th. The Sabers responded with their bats and added insurance by tacking on 3 runs in the bottom of the 6th. Moore got the Bulldogs to bite on that nasty curve and Twin Cedars was a 5-1 winner.
Helping the cause for the Sabers on the offensive side were senior Drew Carlson going 2-3, senior Garret Petteyjohn with a single and rbi., and Roby with a single and rbi. ‘Mr. Video Game Stats’ senior Corey Harrell got a single and 2 rbi., taking him to 10 homeruns and 53 rbi’s., along with Roby who now has 50 rbi’s, not to mention the slew of other Sabers with video game stats.
Twin Cedars will be in action again Wednesday night at Davis County and Friday night they host Oskaloosa.