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Warriors 15-game winning streak comes to an end

Merle Laswell - DCN: Levi Schriener of Waukee (left) bats against Dallas Center-Grimes in Waukee on June 17. He has a .279 batting average this year and 12 RBIs in 20 starts.
Merle Laswell - DCN: Levi Schriener of Waukee (left) bats against Dallas Center-Grimes in Waukee on June 17. He has a .279 batting average this year and 12 RBIs in 20 starts.

After winning 15-straight games since June 9, the Waukee baseball team finally lost in the second game of a double header at Ankeny. After winning the first game against the Hawks by a score of 5-2, the Warriors lost game two 2-0.

In game one, Robert Primrose only struck out two batters, but the defense helped him only allow three hits and two runs as he got the win. The Warriors scored all five of their runs in the fifth inning.

The win brought Primrose’s record to a perfect 5-0 on the season. He’s carrying a 1.04 ERA.

The Hawks scored one run in the second inning and one in the sixth, going on to win the game.

The Warriors had a record of 21-3 going into Wednesday night’s games at Fort Dodge.

Johnston

On June 18, the Warriors showed why they only have two losses on the season as they swept the defending Class 4A state champions in two games in Johnston. The Warriors defeated the Dragons in the first game by a score of 7-5 and then dominated the second game, winning by a score of 12-1.

In the first game, the Dragons took a 5-4 lead over the Warriors in the bottom of the sixth inning with three runs, but Waukee came back in the top of the seventh and scored three runs of their own, taking a 7-5 lead which could not be overcome by the Dragons.

Malik Moore pitched six innings and got credit for the win on the mound.

The Warriors won game two by 11 runs, but the game still lasted seven innings as the Warriors were up on the Dragons 10-1 going into the seventh inning before scoring two more runs.

The Warriors only allowed three hits all game. Matt Hoeg went 2-for-3 at the plate with two doubles, three RBIs and two runs scored himself.

Indianola

The Warriors scored once in the first inning and once in the second inning, but that’s all they needed against Indianola as they went on to win 2-0. Matt Mullenback surrendered only three hits in seven innings en route to picking up the win.

Nick Moffit and Carter Bothwell scored one run each in the game.

Linn-Mar

The Warriors swept Linn-Mar on June 21 in two very different games in Waukee. The Tigers beat Linn-Mar 2-1 in game one before winning 11-1 in game two.

Matt Corbett went 3-for-3 at the plate in game one with a double and a run scored. Corbett also picked up the win on the mound in five innings of work.

Three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning put the Warriors up by 10 and ended the game. Moffit and Matt Hoeg scored three runs each in the game.

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