Indians Split With The Warriors

by Jamie Brockman

The Oskaloosa baseball team split an LHC doubleheader at home with Norwalk Monday dropping game one 9-6 but took the nightcap 2-1 to improve to 6-4 overall and 3-3 in LHC play.

The Indians dropped a heartbreaker in the first game. Tied at 6-6 Norwalk scored three runs in the sixth inning to take the lead while holding the Indians scoreless to get the win. The Warriors got a quick start when Sebastian Hutson ripped a two-RBI double in the first inning. They added another run in the second before Osky answered with two runs in the bottom of the second on a two-run home run from Noah Van Veldhuizen to pull within 3-2.

Norwalk added a run in the fourth and two runs in the fifth before Osky erupted for a four-run fifth inning to tie the game at 6-6, led by Rian Yates, Charlie North and Tyler Miller who each drove in runs. The Indians weren’t able to answer a three-run sixth inning from the Warriors and suffered the 9-6 loss. Noah Van Veldhuizen started on the mound and lasted three and two-thirds innings allowing five hits and four runs, (2 earned runs) while striking out eight and walking two. Cole Kraber threw one and two-thirds innings, allowing no runs on one hit and struck out two with no walks. Wyatt Krier threw the final 1.2 innings and suffered the loss allowing five runs, all earned, on four hits while striking out four and walking one. At the plate, Oskaloosa totaled six hits led by Van Veldhuizen who went 2-3 including the home run. Krier, Miller, Butler, and North each had one hit in the loss.

The nightcap was a bit different story as runs were at a premium with Oskaloosa winning 2-1. Wyatt Krier went 2-3 at the plate to lead the Indians offense. Rian Yates had a hit and RBI, Cole Kraber, Colton Butler, Noah Van Veldhuizen, Charlie North, and Will Schultz each added a hit. Yates got the win throwing six innings, allowing just one run on four hits while striking out 11 and walking two. Colton Butler finished the deal for the Indians pitching the seventh inning allowing no hits, no runs with one walk. Oskaloosa returns to action at home Wednesday night hosting Pella.

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