The Ottumwa Courier

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June 18, 2013

Strong sweep at D.M. North

DES MOINES — The Ottumwa baseball team got a brand new week off to an incredible start, using just nine innings to complete a CIML Metro Conference sweep on the road Monday afternoon in Des Moines.

The Bulldogs dominanted North High in all facets of the game, sweeping the Polar Bears with a 20-0 win in five innings in game one and a 17-1 triumph in a four-inning nightcap. The wins lifted Ottumwa to 8-9 overall on the season, 6-4 in the CIML Metro, and left first-year head coach John Jaeger feeling very good about the mentality of his team coming off an unusual split last week against Waukee to cap last week.

“Getting two wins was big. We got that big win in the second game against Waukee and played really well in both games,” Jaeger said. “Two wins here gets us right back on the right track.”

Ironically, Ottumwa’s only two scoreless innings came in the game in their highest scoring game of the year. Despite not scoring in the first or the fourth, the Bulldogs had plenty for the rest of the night with a 10-run outburst in the third inning and eight more runs in the fifth to cement a mercy-rule win.

“The last couple of days, we’ve been talking about putting teams away like this early on,” Jaeger said. “We came out and our pitchers threw strikes. When we had the opportunity to hit and score, our guys did that too.”

Collin Schulz had a pair of doubles in the opener, driving in four runs while scoring three times. Junior Spencer Fuller also came up with a pair of triples, leading to a pair of runs scored in game one.

Senior Cody Miller had pair of triples in the nightcap as Ottumwa scored in every inning against the Polar Bears, driving in four RBI while scoring three of Ottumwa’s 17 runs. Schulz added three more hits and two more runs while Seth Staton went 2-2 in game two with two RBI.

“We definitely took full advantage of the opportunities we were given,” Jaeger said. “We had numerous extra base hits. You can’t just show up against a team like Des Moines North.”

Ottumwa (8-9, 6-4) is back in Des Moines Wednesday for a second CIML Metro doubleheader. The Bulldogs will take on Roosevelt starting at 3:30 p.m.

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