The Ottumwa Courier

Sports

April 3, 2013

Falcons rally past Ellsworth, push above .500

CENTERVILLE —  Twice this past weekend, the Indian Hills baseball team had chances to their record to a winning mark for the first time this season. Twice, the Falcons let that opportunity slip away by losing leads against Muscatine.

Against Ellsworth, IHCC decided to try out the come-from-behind route themselves. It made the third time the charm for Cam Walker squad to move over .500 for the first time in 2013.

After spotting the Panthers a 3-0 lead in the second inning on Wednesday at Pat Daugherty Field, IHCC used a four-run fourth inning to start a comeback that didn’t end until a five-run eighth put away an 11-5 victory. The win gave the Falcons their 10th win of the season and moves Indian Hills to 10-9 on the season after a five-game losing streak in Arizona left IHCC at 1-6 to start the season.

Errors hurt the Falcons early as a pair of miscues opened the door to the Panthers’ three-run second inning. An opening error by Ellsworth in the fourth inning would come back to help IHCC as the extra out allowed Jordan Berry to connect on a two-out go-ahead double to score Junior Santos.

J.J. Reimer tied the game immediately for Ellsworth, scoring Hugo Allende with an RBI double in the top of the fifth before IHCC regained the lead in the bottom half as another Panther error allowed another unearned Falcon run to score. Ronald Barrios tied the score again for Ellsworth in the top of the sixth with an RBI single before a clutch two-out single by Tyler Hermann drove in Joel Booker in the seventh with the run that would give Indian Hills the lead for good.

After finally keeping Ellsworth from answering right back in the top of the eighth, IHCC finally put away the victory with four big hits. Berry had back-to-back RBI doubles while Hermann and Caleb Ratzman each had RBI singles in the five-run inning that put the Falcons up by six.

Indian Hills will be looking to improve to a season-best two games over .500 today as the Falcons host Southwestern today at Daugherty Field just two days after beating the Spartans in Creston 13-0 in seven innings. IHCC then hosts their second regional weekend series of the season as Indian Hills welcomes in Marshalltown for a pair of doubleheaders starting Saturday at 3 and Sunday at 1 p.m.

Indian Hills 11, Ellsworth 5

ECC    030    011    000    —    5    8    5          

IHCC     000    410    15x    —    11    14    4

Indian Hills battery — Jacob Stalzer (3IP, 2H, 3R, ER, 6K, BB), Joelfi Arias (3IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 4K) and Matt Lashlee (W, 2-1) (3IP, H, 4K), Kevin Cicali catching.

2B — Jordan Beery 2, Junior Santos 2, Dario Polanco.

Hits — Berry 3-5, Tyler Hermann 3-5, Santos 3-6, Caleb Ratzman 2-6, Taylor Ostrich 1-4, Joel Booker 1-5, Polanco 1-5.

RBI — Berry 2, Cicali 2, Hermann 2, Polanco 2, Ratzman 2, Ostrich.

Runs — Hermann 2, Edgar Lebron 2, Santos 2, Booker, Ostrich, Polanco, Ratzman, Darryl Velez.

1
Text Only
Sports
  • 0419 OTT Sports Hogue and McKay photo Big day for Hogue, McKay By KEVIN PINK IHCC Information Department Former IHCC teammates take part in ISU's big day at State Capitol Big day for Hogue, McKay

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0419 OTT Sports Ashley Salgado photo Former OHS star Salgado signs with Converse College OTTUMWA -- Former Ottumwa star athlete Ashley Salgado has signed her National Letter of Intent to play women's basketball at Converse College, a NCAA Division II institution in Spartansburg, SC. Salgado played two seasons at Marshalltown Community Co

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0419 OTT Sports IHCC baseball photo Falcons remain in first after sweep at Muscatine MUSCATINE — Friday provided the first-place Indian Hills baseball team with two very different games at Muscatine. Fortunately for the Falcons, the results were the same. IHCC remained tied atop the region with Iowa Western after sweeping the first t

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0419 OTT Sports IHCC golf photo Warrior golfers boast big lead at Illinois invite SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — After one round, the Indian Hills men's golf team boasts a 15-stroke lead in the Blue Boy Invitational Friday with a score of 296 strokes. Jakob Garstecki spearheaded the Warriors' success by firing the top score of the day at 72

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0419 OTT Sports softball color photo Warriors suffer sophomore day sweep to Southeastern OTTUMWA — Jim Overturf has been coaching junior college softball for over two decades. In that time, Overturf has seen over two decades worth of days dedicated to celebrating a departing class of sophomore players. In his experience, Overturf has see

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Albia boys have record-setting night at Waukee WAUKEE — Alex Schultz turned in a pair of outstanding performances at what ended up being a record-setting night for the Albia boys track and field team at the Waukee Invitational. Competing as the lone Class 2A school against some elite competition,

    April 18, 2014

  • 0419 OTT Sports Ottuwa Conference photo Ottumwa AD talks about possible conference change OTTUMWA — Tom Kopatich has plenty of experience with the Southeast Conference. Kopatich, the athletic director for Ottumwa High School, coached the Ottumwa football team when the Bulldogs belonged to the conference. So what does he think about a pos

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • On Tap Saturday Boys Soccer Ottumwa at Waterloo West Invitational, 9 a.m. Oskaloosa at Winterset Tournament, 10 a.m. College Golf Indian Hills at Buena Vista Spring Invitational (Storm Lake) College Baseball Indian Hills at Muscatine (DH), Noon College Softball Indi

    April 18, 2014

  • Ottumwa boys track ties for seventh in Urbandale URBANDALE — The Ottumwa boys track and field team tied for seventh place with Des Moines North at the Chuck Silvey Invitational at Urbandale Thursday with 11 points. The Bulldog boys 4x400 team of Roger Cruz, Matt Moreland, Jalen Strunk and Osha Wyl

    April 18, 2014

  • Clarification Clarification: The Ottumwa boys tennis team competes at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Dan Staggs Courts against Ankeny.

    April 18, 2014

NCAA Tournament Scoreboard
Sports photo reprints


Obituaries

Facebook