KEOSAUQUA, IA – For the first time this season, and the first time in program history, the Van Buren County Warriors (1-1, 0-1 SEISC – South) hosted a baseball game at their new home in Keosauqua, the Mildred & Eddie Ferguson Sports Complex. Attempting to ruin the housewarming party for the Warriors, the Central Lee Hawks (3-0, 2-0 SEISC – South) made the short trip up from Donnellson Tuesday night to face one of only three teams that bested them in a State Tournament 2019 season.
Both teams remained scoreless through the first two innings after Van Buren’s Treyton Bainbridge worked out of a one-out, bases loaded, jam in the top of the second versus the Hawks. However Central Lee broke through in the third plating three runs on three hits and one Warrior error to take the early advantage. As the game played out, it was clear that was all of the run support Hawks ace, Jadon Hawk, needed on the mound.
The senior pitched a complete game shutout, allowing just three Van Buren hits and striking out nine Warrior batters. Central Lee put the proverbial ‘cherry on top’ in the top of the seventh inning as Adam Boeck pulled a two-run home run down the right field line to push the lead to six, 6-0, which was the final score.
Van Buren County will look to bounce back tonight in a road meeting at Highland (3-1, 3-1, SEISC – North) in Riverside.
Albia 3 @ Oskaloosa 0
West Burlington 10 @ Cardinal 2
Fairfield 5 vs. Burlington 2 (Game 1)
Fairfield 11 vs. Burlington 4 (Game 2)
Moulton-Udell 13 vs. Lamoni 4
Fort Dodge 3 @ Ottumwa 2 (Game 1)
Ottumwa 4 vs. Fort Dodge 3 (Game 2)
Pekin 12 @ Highland 4
Sigourney 16 vs. Iowa Valley 2
Central Lee 6 vs. Van Buren County 1
Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 8 @ East Marshall 5
West Burlington 4 vs. Cardinal 1
Centerville 13 @ Pella 12
Davis County 6 vs. Albia 3
Mid-Prairie 12 vs. Fairfield 2
Lamoni 10 @ Moulton-Udell 0
Oskaloosa 5 @ Knoxville 3
Ames 2 vs. Ottumwa 1 (10 innings)
Highland 9 @ Pekin 5