Baseball Roundup: West High Closes MVC Play With Sweep of Cedar Rapids Kennedy

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West High continued its late season surge with a sweep of Cedar Rapids Kennedy in a reschedule Mississippi Valley Conference doubleheader in Cedar Rapids.

Class 4A ninth-ranked West High won the opener 7-4 and took the nightcap 10-0 to push its winning streak to eight and improve to 28-9 on the season and 18-8 in MVC play.

Cedar Rapids Kennedy dropped to 12-23 and 10-16 with its 12th consecutive loss.

West High scored four runs in the second and third in the third to rally from a 2-0 hole in game one.

Austin West earned the win allowing two runs on seven hits while striking out four and walking five.

Ryan Cooper went 3-for-3 with a double, a home run, three RBI and two runs.

Alex Schwickerath went 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI while Ben Madden, Logan Trumbull and Lucas Karwall all had a hit and drove in a run.

Braden Houston and Jason Strunk each had a hit and scored a run in the win.

Freshman Marcus Morgan tossed a two-hit shutout and struck out six as West High won the nightcap 10-0 in five innings.

Cooper went 2-for-3 with a double and four RBI while Houston went 1-for-2 with two RBI and two runs scored.

Nick Biancuzzo went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs while Carter Johnson and Strunk each had a hit and drove in a run.

Game 1

West High      043  000  0  –  7  10

CR Kennedy 200  000  2  –  4  12

W – Austin West

2B – ICW: Lucas Karwal, Ryan Cooper, Logan Trumbull

HR – ICW: Ryan Cooper

Game 2

West High      000  46  –  10  8

CR Kennedy   000  00  –   0   2

W – Marcus Morgan

2B – ICW: Nick Biancuzzo, Ryan Cooper

City High Splits with Cedar Rapids Washington

City High concluded the conference season by splitting a Mississippi Valley Conference doubleheader with Cedar Rapids Washington on Saturday in Cedar Rapids.

The Little Hawks won the opener 6-2 and dropped game two 8-2 while moving to 21-15 on the season and finishing 13-13 in MVC play.

Cedar Rapids Washington (21-15) closed the MVC season 17-9.

Ry Threlkeld-Wiegand earned in the win in the opener allowing two runs on 10 hits while striking out six in a complete game.

DJ Heck and Jacob Dykes each had two hits for City High while Cade Hanrahan had a hit and drove in two runs.

Zach Kuepker, Sam Lewers and Cole Milder all had a hit and scored a run for City High.

Heck had two hits and Kuepker drove in two runs to lead City High in the nightcap.

Quenton Max and Travis Reyhons each had a hit and scored a run and Liam McComas added a hit.

JD Alberhasky took the loss in relief of starter Evan Jones who allowed two runs on four hits in two innings.

Albherhasky allowed a run on one hit in 2 2/3 strong innings of relief.

Game 1

City High                  000  500  1  –  6   9

CR Washington         000  101  0  –  2  10

W – Ry Threlkeld-Wiegand    L – Ben Skogman

2B – ICH: DJ Heck, Cade Hanrahan; CRW: Jacob Bockenstedt, Rimmy Nemickas

Game 2

City High                   101  000  0  –  2  5

CR Washington         110  015  x  –  8  7

W – Lincoln Riley                  L – JD Alberhasky

2B – CRW: Lincoln Riley