Baseball Roundup: Morgan Tosses 5 Strong Innings in West High Win

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Freshman Marcus Morgan tossed five strong innings to lift Class 4A second-ranked West High to a 7-2 win over Pleasant Valley in a non-conference matchup in Iowa City.

Morgan allowed two runs on two hits and fanned seven to earn the win as West High improved to 7-2 on the season.

West High overcame a 2-1 deficit with two runs in the fourth and broke the game open with a four-run fifth.

The Trojans managed just four hits on Wednesday but took advantage of six walks while putting up seven runs.

Alex Granner had a hit and drove in two runs while Lucas Karwal singled and drove in a run and Jason Strunk had an RBI.

Nick Biancuzzo doubled and scored a run and Braden Houston had a hit and scored a run for West High.

Pleasant Valley dropped to 4-3 with the loss.

Pleasant Valley          002  000  0  –  2

West High                  001  240  x  –  7  4

W – Marcus Morgan

2B – ICW: Nick Biancuzzo

City High Edges Bettendorf

City High defeated Bettendorf 2-1 in a pitchers’ duel on Wednesday in a non-conference contest at Mercer Park in Iowa City.

City High improved to 4-3 with the win while Bettedorf dropped to 1-4 with its fourth consecutive loss.