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March 18, 2013

Falcons finish Arizona trip strong

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Putting runs on the board wasn’t a problem for the Indian Hills baseball team on their season-opening Arizona road trip. Keeping other teams from scoring more was.

The Falcons found a perfect time to solve that problem, giving up just five runs in their final three games to ride home on a winning streak. IHCC swept two wins on Friday, beating Chandler-Gilbert 5-2 and Pro Train in eight innings 11-0 before closing the trip Saturday with an 11-3 win at Phoenix College.

Unlike many of their games in Arizona, IHCC found themselves in a pitchers duel Friday against Chandler-Gilbert. The Falcons and Coyotes battled through six scoreless innings before both teams scored a pair of seventh-inning runs. Indian Hills snapped the tie in the eighth with a run and added two insurance scores in the ninth to snap a five-game losing streak.

Taylor Ostrich had three hits against Chandler-Gilbert and was one of five different Falcon hitters to drive in a run. Former Albia pitcher Jake Stalzer kept the game scoreless into the sixth, striking out six batters in a tough no-decision.

Adam Deneke and Brennan Floss kept the solid IHCC pitching going in game two on Friday, tossing a combined two-hit shutout against Pro Train. Freshman outfielder Caleb Ratzman went 3-3 at the plate while joining sophomore Zach Sims in drilling a triple and scoring three runs.

Another 11-run effort gave IHCC a final win in Arizona on Saturday as an 18-hit attack led the way to an 11-3 win at Phoenix. Deneke crushed a homer as part of a three-hit, three-RBI attack with two runs scored. Joel Booker added three hits while Jordan Berry added two hits, including a triple, drove in two runs and scored once against the Bears.

Indian Hills (4-6) returns home for the 10 straight games at Pat Daugherty Field in Centerville. The Falcons take on Ellsworth in their home opener Thursday afternoon starting at 3 p.m.

Saturday’s Games

Indian Hills 11, Phoenix 3

IHCC    010    052    300    —    11    18    0         

Pho.     000    101    001    —     3    10    0

Indian Hills battery — Christian Torres (W, 1-0) (5 2/3IP, 8H, 2R, 2ER, 3K, 3BB) and Derek Kawlewski (3 1/3IP, 2H, R, ER, 3K), Kevin Cicali catching.

2B — Taylor Ostrich, Dario Polanco.

3B — Jordan Berry.

HR — Adam Deneke.

Hits — Joel Booker 3-4, Deneke 3-5, Cicali 2-3, Berry 2-4, Caleb Ratzman 2-4, Joel Figueroa 2-5, Ostrich 2-5, Tyler Hermann 1-5, Polanco 1-5.

RBI — Deneke 3, Beery 2, Figueroa 2, Polanco 2, Cicali, Ratzman.

Runs — Deneke 2, Berry, Hermann, Edger Lebron, Jose Marin, Ostrich, Polanco.

Friday’s Games

Indian Hills 11, Pro Train 0 (8)

IHCC    004    301    30    —    11    13    1         

P.T.     000    000    0x    —     0     2    0

Indian Hills battery — Adam Deneke (W, 1-0) (5IP, 2H, 4K) and Brennan Floss (2IP, 3K, BB), Cicali catching.

3B — Caleb Ratzman, Zach Sims.

Hits — Ratzman 3-3, Sims 2-3, Joel Booker 2-4, Felix DeJesus 2-5, Jose Marin 2-5, Hermann 1-2, Deneke 1-5.

RBI — Booker 3, DeJesus 2, Marin 2, Deneke, Hermann, Sims.

Runs — Ratzman 3, Sims 3, Cicali 2, DeJesus 2, Hermann.

Indian Hills 5, Chandler-Gilbert 2

IHCC    000    000    212    —    5    14    1         

C-G     000    000    200    —    2    7    2

Indian Hills battery — Jake Stalzer (5 2/3IP, 4H, 6K, 2BB) and Matt Lashlee (W, 1-0) (3 1/3IP, 3H, 2R, K, 2BB), Kevin Valera and Kevin Cicali catching.

2B — Dario Polanco.

Hits — Taylor Ostrich 3-5, Cicali 2-2, Jordan Berry 2-4, Adam Deneke 2-4, Polanco 2-4, Valera 1-3, Edgar Lebron 1-4, Tyler Hermann 1-5.

RBI — Berry, Cicali, Lebron, Ostrich, Polanco.

Runs — Lebron 2, Hermann, Caleb Ratzman, Darryl Velez.

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