The Ottumwa Courier


April 29, 2013

Falcons take three of four from Marshalltown


With the Reivers sweeping Muscatine over the weekend, IHCC kept its hopes for winning the outright regular season regional title alive by striking early and often behind Ostrich. A bases-clearing double highlighted a five-run second inning that put the Falcons on top for good in Sunday's second game, one of two such hits Ostrich would have with the second coming in a 10-run fourth that would cap weekend in which the sophomore went 8-13 with five doubles, a triple, a homer, 14 RBI and six runs scored.

Indian Hills (26-17, 13-7) head to North Central Missouri for a doubleheader on Tuesday at 2 p.m. before hosting Maple Woods Thursday at 3. The Falcons then begin the huge final four regular season games with Iowa Western starting with a Saturday afternoon doubleheader at Pat Daugherty Field in Centerville at 3 p.m. Sunday's games will begin at 1.


Saturday's Games

Indian Hills 8, Marshalltown 3

Indian Hills 110 023 1 — 8 11 3

Marshalltown 100 001 1 — 3 9 1

IHCC battery — Jacob Stalzer (W, 4-2) (5 2/3IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, 5K, 3BB) and Matt Lashlee (1 1/3IP, 3H, R, ER), Colten Christensen catching.

2B — Taylor Ostrich, Valera.

Hits — Dario Polanco 3-4, Joel Booker 2-3, Taylor Ostrich 1-2, Caleb Ratzman 1-2, Edgar Lebron 1-3, Junior Santos 1-4, Valera 1-4, Darryl Velez 1-4.

RBI — Ostrich 2, Booker, Lebron, Polanco, Ratzman, Santos, Valera.

Runs — Booker 2, Ratzman 2, Ostrich, Polanco, Santos, Velez.

Indian Hills 14, Marshalltown 3

Indian Hills 303 024 2 — 14 11 0

Marshalltown 002 010 0 — 3 4 5

IHCC battery — Sam Ross (W, 3-2) (7IP, 4H, 3R,

3ER, 9K, 2BB), Kevin Valera catching.

2B — Taylor Ostrich 2, Joel Booker, Junior Santos.

3B — Ostrich.

HR — Jordan Berry, Ostrich.

Hits — Ostrich 4-5, Berry 2-4, Caleb Ratzman 2-4, Santos 2-4, Booker 1-4.

RBI — Ostrich 6, Berry 2, Booker 2, Santos.

Runs — Santos 4, Ostrich 3, Ratzman 3, Berry, Booker, Nicholas Perez, Valera.

Sunday's Games

Marshalltown 4, Indian Hills 3

Indian Hills 200 001 0 — 3 3 3

Marshalltown 200 002 x — 4 7 0

IHCC battery — Christian Torres (5IP, 6H, 3R, 3K) and Derek Kawlewski (L, 1-3) (IP, H, R, 2K), Kevin Valera catching.

HR — Tyler Hermann, Darryl Velez.

Hits — Velez 1-2, Hermann 1-3, Taylor Ostrich 1-3.

RBI — Hermann 2, Velez.

Runs — Hermann, Ostrich, Velez.

Indian Hills 20, Marshalltown 3

Indian Hills 055 (10)0 — 20 11 3

Marshalltown 102 00 — 3 5 4

IHCC battery — Adam Deneke (W, 4-2) (4IP, 5H, 2R, ER, 4K, 2BB) and Jose Marin (IP, 2K), Colten Christensen catching.

2B — Taylor Ostrich 2, Joel Booker, Dario Polanco, Junior Santos.

Hits — Tyler Hermann 2-3, Ostrich 2-3, Polanco 2-3, Santos 2-3, Booker 2-4, Jordan Berry 1-4.

RBI — Ostrich 6, Polanco 4, Kevin Valera 3, Caleb Ratzman 2, Santos 2, Berry, Booker.

Runs — Booker 3, Hermann 3, Lebron 3, Valera 3, Polanco 2, Ratzman 2, Santos 2, Berry, Ostrich.

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