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July 18, 2014

Warhawks outlast Braves in district contest

NEW SHARON — North Mahaska has been almost unbeatable this season on its home field.

The Warhawks continued that dominance on the home field with an 8-4 victory in a Class 1A district semifinal against South Iowa Cedar League foe Montezuma Thursday night.

North Mahaska (19-7) will host Pekin (20-4) Satiurday night in the district final at 7 p.m.

The Warhawks captured their 11th win in 13 home games and hope to increase that by one more win against the Panthers, who beat IMS 2-1.

It looked like it would be an easy win for North Mahaska, which had outscored the Braves (11-16) 33-5 in a pair of lopsided contests.

"I knew it wouldn't be anything like the first two ball games we played against them," said Warhawks coach Kevin Kelderman, who won his 301st game at North Mahaska. "You have to give your hats off to Montezuma for battling back. We were up 5-0 and they're a young team. They stayed right in it and battled back like they should."

North Mahaska got off to a 2-0 lead after the first inning as Troy Roose reached on a fielder's choice and Taylor Legvold doubled to left to score Roose. After a walk to Connor Hehli, Chase Koehler singled in courtesy runner Milan DeJong for the two-run cushion.

The Warhawks upped the lead to five runs the next inning as Clay Gleason singled, but was forced out at second for the first out of the inning. Trent Roose ripped a triple to right-center to bring home A.J. Hibler. Troy Roose struck out, but the Montezuma catcher dropped the ball and threw to first base to get Troy Roose. That allowed Trent Roose to cross home plate for a 4-0 lead. Legvold reached on an error and Hehli singled to right to bring home DeJong.

Both Hibler and Montezuma starter Mitch Gibson had trouble with Gibson not lasting more than two innings and Hibler was touched for four runs in the third.

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