The Ottumwa Courier


April 14, 2014

Falcons finish off series win over Marshalltown

CENTERVILLE — The Indian Hills Falcons picked up another ICCAC series win on Friday and Saturday, besting the Marshalltown Tigers in three out of the four games played at Pat Daugherty Field.

Indian Hills swept Marshalltown in Friday’s twin bill before recording a split with the Tigers in Saturday’s doubleheader.

To open the series, the Falcons came back from a 7-4 deficit to win 16-8 on Friday. Joel Booker and Mitch Langer each had home runs in that game.

Christian Torres and Jose Marin combined for a three-hit shutout over the Tigers in Friday’s nightcap. The Falcons would win the game 5-0.

To open Sunday’s doubleheader, Marshalltown jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead after the first two innings.

Indian Hills’ offense would really heat up in the bottom of the fourth inning. Marshalltown entered the half inning with a 7-1 lead. They would leave exit that inning with a 13-7 deficit.

A quick out would start the inning for the Falcons. Then, Mike Levar would reach base on a fielder’s choice before Joel Fuentes would reach on an error by the first baseman. With runners at first and second base, Edgar Lebron would launch a three-run home run to left-centerfield.

After Ratzman would fly-out in the next at-bat, Joel Booker hit a triple down the third base line. After a single by Paulo Montezuma, the Falcons had runners on the corners. Dario Polanco would then hit the Falcons’ second three-run home run of the inning, putting Indian Hills up 8-7.

At the next at-bat, Jake Lewis would connect for a solo-shot to leftfield, giving Indian Hills a 9-8 lead.

The Falcons would manufacture four more runs around before ending the inning, with Levar, Fuentes, Lebron and Ratzman all coming around to score.

Marshalltown would score one more run in the top of the fifth inning, however, both sides would go quietly for the rest of the game, with Indian Hills coming out on top 13-8.

Text Only
  • 0730 OTT Sports Ottumwa Babe Ruth 14 All Stars Ottumwa Babe Ruth team dominates at state OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa 14 Babe Ruth All-Stars team bore a striking resemblance to absolute domination at the state tournament in Ottumwa this season."The longest game we had was six innings," Conner Sheehan said. "We still 10-run ruled that team it ju

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0731 OTT Sports Fairfield baseball Hietpas photo Fairfield falls in nine to DCG in state quarterfinals DES MOINES – Becoming the first Fairfield pitcher to start a state tournament game in 35 years didn’t seem to faze Trojan senior pitcher Joseph Hietpas. Neither did the zeroes on the scoreboard that were being posted by his counterpart. Hietpas and D

    July 29, 2014 2 Photos

  • 0730 OTT Sports Shrine Bowl photo Bulldogs have fun at Shrine Bowl CEDAR FALLS — Ottumwa football coach Zach Pfantz had a blast serving as one of the coaches of the South team at the 42nd Annual Iowa Shrine Bowl at the UNI Dome Saturday. "It was a really awesome and wonderful experience and I was very thankful to ha

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0729 OTT Sports Brok Hopwood mug Three Bulldogs chosen for all-district team OTTUMWA — Three Ottumwa Bulldogs and a slew of Twin Cedars players were selected for their respective Iowa High School All-District teams. The players named to all-district squads were chosen by the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association. Th

    July 29, 2014 3 Photos

  • 0730 OTT Sports Albia baseball photo Baseball run wraps up a great year for Albia INDIANOLA — Brett Leshen walked into the dugout at Indianola High School’s baseball diamond, took off his Albia baseball jersey and headed up the hill to receive hugs from his family and friends, thus marking the end of a remarkable senior year, and

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0730 OTT Sports EBF softball trophy celebration photo EBF softball team brings trophy back from Fort Dodge EDDYVILLE — It may not have been the hardware the Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont softball team intended to come home with. But it was hardware. A trophy. An accomplishment no Rocket softball team had ever accomplished. That’s a feat that’s worth celebr

    July 29, 2014 2 Photos

  • Iowa High School State Baseball Tournament CLASS 1A Friday, July 25 Quarterfinals No. 2 Newman Catholic 7, No. 7 BGM 1 No. 6 Don Bosco 2, No. 8 Martensdale-St. Marys 1 Saturday, July 26 Quarterfinals No. 1 Twin Cedars 7, Underwood 0 No. 5 Gehlen Catholic 3, Lone Tree 0 Thursday, July 31 Semif

    July 29, 2014

  • 0729 OTT Sports Ottumwa Babe Ruth State Champs Ottumwa All-Star team advances to Midwest Regional OTTUMWA – The Ottumwa 15-year-old baseball all-star team captured the state championship thanks to an unbelievable pitching staff and near flawless defense. "Pitchers are really the strength of this team," Ottumwa coach Mike Budan said. "We have som

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0729 OTT Sports Rylee Eakins photo New recruits bolster hopes for IHCC volleyball OTTUMWA — Indian Hills Community College volleyball coach Lyndsey Lyon feels confident she has an incoming recruiting class that will shore up some of the deficiencies of last year’s squad. Lyon has announced the addition of eight former Iowa high s

    July 28, 2014 2 Photos

  • 0729 OTT Sports Scott Watson mug Sprint Speedweek starts Thursday on Knoxville

    Hello race fans and welcome to The Pit Stop. Thursday night kicks off the 13th Annual Cox Design Iowa Speedweek for Sprint Cars, where there are nine nights of Sprint Car racing over 10 days scheduled between The Knoxville Raceway and The Southern Io

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

Sports photo reprints