THORNBURG – Tri-County’s fortunes could not change for the better on their home diamond Wednesday night in their third-straight South Iowa Cedar League contest in as many nights. Instead, the Trojans gave up eight unearned runs as six errors helped Iowa Valley pull away for a 13-2, six-inning victory in Thornburg.
Josh Edmundson and Tyler Lally each came up with two hits with Edmundson driving in one of two runs in the opening inning as Tri-County answered a three-run first by Iowa Valley. The Tigers kept their 3-2 lead into the third, then scored five runs off Trojan starting pitcher Jake Brumbaugh to open their lead out to 8-2.
Tri-County (4-9, 4-6) is back on the diamond tonight in an SICL matchup on the road at Keota.
Iowa Valley 13, Tri-County 2 (6)
I.V. 3 0 5 1 2 2 — 13 10 3
T-C 2 0 0 0 0 0 — 2 6 6
Tri-County battery — Jake Brumbaugh (L, 2-6) (5IP, 10H, 11R, 5ER, 6K, 3BB) and Tyler Lally (IP, 2R, K), Trenton Steinke catching.
Hits — Josh Edmundson 2-3, Lally 2-3, Austin Blythe 1-3, Zach Kitzman 1-3.
RBI — Edmundson.
Runs — Austin Blythe, Nick Watts.