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Waukee baseball nearing regular season’s end

The Waukee baseball team has won four out of its last five games as the regular season nears its end.

In its most recent double header against West Des Moines Dowling Catholic the Warriors split the series losing the first game 2-1 in eight innings but winning the second game 4-3.

In the first game the Warriors were held to just four hits all game. Junior Luke Fegen scored the only run for the Warriors in game one. Sophomore Malik Moore and senior Austin Battaglia gave up one run apiece, but Battaglia was credited with the loss after giving up the game winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning.

In game two, junior Matt Corbett picked up the win on the mound behind just one strikeout. He gave up nine hits but held Dowling Catholic to just two runs in five innings pitched and was helped by a three-run second inning by the Warriors.

Fegen came in and allowed just one more run to help the Warriors hang on for the win.

Junior Matt Hoeg went just 1-for-4 at the plate but had a homerun and two RBIs. Senior Tyler Johnson, junior Addison Meyers and senior Colby Siebersma also scored runs in the 4-3 win for the Warriors.

Last Thursday, a 10-run second inning powered the Warriors to a 13-1 win over Des Moines North.

Fegen pitched five innings for the Warriors and gave up just one run on one hit and struck out four batters en route to getting the win.

Hoeg went 2-for-3 with a homerun and four RBIs. Corbett and Meyers and senior Andy Rushenberg had two RBIs apiece.

Fegen went 3-for-4 at the plate with a double and scored three runs. Senior Jordan Niehaus went 4-for-4 and senior Kyle Kubiak went 3-for-3 three at the plate and scored two runs.

The Warriors on July 10 swept Marshalltown on the road in two straight games. In the first game Moore pitched a shutout for the Warriors behind ten strikeouts and allowing five hits.

Hoeg went 1-for-3 in the first game with a homerun. Rushenberg went 2-for-2 with two doubles, three RBIs and was walked once.

The Warriors won game two by a score of 12-6. Meyers pitched four innings and struck out six batters while giving up three runs and being credited with the win.

Kubiak pitched three innings and also gave up three runs. Meyers was 2-for-3 at the plate in game two with a double and three RBIs.

Niehaus and senior Mick Price had two RBIs apiece and Fegen, Hoeg, Kubiak and Moore scored two runs apiece. Niehaus also had a triple.

The Warriors got a run in the ninth inning on Tuesday to edge past Indianola 5-4. Hoeg homered and scored twice, Niehaus was 3-for-4 with an RBI and Price had two hits and knocked in two. He iptched 6 1/3 innings, striking out five and allowing four runs on nine hits. Battaglia picked up the win in relief, pitching 2 2/3 innings of scoreless ball and striking out two.

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