The Ottumwa Courier

May 2, 2013

Big bats propel IHCC to two wins

Courier sports staff
Ottumwa Courier

---- — TRENTON, Mo. – The Indian Hills baseball team put on a hitting clinic Tuesday against the North Central Missouri Pirates, scoring a combined 33 runs on its way to two victories over the Pirates.

The Falcons won by an astounding total of 22-8 in game one, and they shut out North Central Missouri 11-0 in the nightcap. Junior Santos and Joel Booker combined for five home runs and 10 RBI in the first game. The two Falcon players, however, had plenty of company in the hitting department. Tyler Hermann went 4-5 with 5 RBI, Edgar Lebron went 2-3 and Jordan Berry drove in 4 runs.

Falcon Marcco Lovato put in four strong innings of work on the mound to get the victory in game one. Lovato gave up one unearned run, struck out three and surrendered three hits.

Even though the Falcons didn’t match their first game performance in a nightcap that only lasted 5 1/2 innings, they still remained extremely proficient at the plate. Indian Hills’ offensive production came from a variety of sources, as five of its players finished with two or more hits. Juan Figueroa went 2-3 at the plate and drove home five runs and Nicolas Perez, Lebron, Kevin Valera and Zach Sims also went 2-3.

Luke Schneider matched the prodigies Indian Hills performed at the plate with his own prowess on the pitching mound. The Falcon pitcher surrendered no runs while giving up five hits and striking out seven in five innings of work.

Indian Hills (28-17, 13-7) plays Maple Woods today at home.

Indian Hills 22, North Central 8

IHCC 360 1318 — 22

NORT 000 170 0 — 8

Indian Hills battery — Marcco Lovato (W) (4IP, 3H, 1R, 3K, 2BB), Brennan Floss (2/3 IP, 5, 7R, 7 ER, 1BB) Joelfi Arias (2 1/3 IP, 3K, 2BB).

2B — Junior Santos, Tyler Hermann, Rocky Fermin, Tyler Rathmann, Tyler Marion.

HR — Joel Booker 2, Santos 3, Silas Bohannan, Rathmann.

Hits — Caleb Ratzman 1-for-4, Santos 6-for-6, Hermann 4-for-5, Booker 3-for-5, Dario Polanco 3-for-6, Jordan Berry 1-for-3.

RBI — Ratzman, Santos 6, Ostrich, Herman 5, Booker 4, Polanco, Berry 4. Runs — Ratzman 2, Santos 5, Ostrich 4, Hermann 3, Booker 3, Polanco, Edgar Lebron 2, Colten Christensen 2.

North Central Missouri battery — Alex Cross (L) (1 2/3IP, 8H, 9R, 4ER, 1K, 2BB), Cody Lee (3 2/3IP, 6H, 5R, 2ER, 2K, 2BB), Michael Jones (1 1/3IP, 5H, 8R, 8ER, 3BB), Kyle Watt (1/3IP).

Hits — Tyler Marion 1-for-3, Javier Ledesma 1-for-3, Silas Bohannan 2-for-3, Rocky Fermin 2-for-4, Tyler Rathman 2-for-4.

RBI — Marion, Bohannan 4, Fermin, Mackenzie Roach, Rathmann. Runs — Michael Babbitt, Marion, Ledesma, Bohannan 2, Fermin 2, Rathmann 2.

Indian Hills 11, North Central 0

IHCC 143 030 — 11

Home 000 00x — 0

Indian Hills battery — Schneider (W) (5IP, 5H, 7K, 1BB).

Hits — Santos 1-for-4, Ostrich 1-for-3, Perez 2-for-3, Lebron 2-for-3, Juan Figueroa 2-for-3, Kevin Valera 2-for-3, Zach Sims 2-for-3.

RBI — Figueroa 5, Valera 2, Lebron, Perez, Ostrich. Runs — Santos, Ostrich, Perez 2, Lebron 3, Figueroa, Valera 2, Sims.

North Central battery — Eddie Pena (L) (4IP, 10H, 11R, 8ER, 3K, 1BB), Zach Cross (1IP, 2H, 1BB).

Hits — Babbitt 1-for-3, Tyler Cantrell 1-for-2, Bohannan 1-for-2, Trey Barger 1-for-2, Tyler Hudlow 1-for-2.