Front row L-R
William Kiburis, Brody Blaylock, Bo Gerbracht, Gage Mills, Dallas Westhoff, and Connor McCartan
Back Row L-R
Chance Key, Brady Sauerbrei, Payton Marsh, Braden Sawyer, Jacob Michael, and Caleb Raisty
Overall record 39-15
We made 9 championship games this year winning 5 of them.
Coaching staff: Jason Raisty, Jeff Marsh, Jeff Westhoff
We finished the year very strong going 20-4 down the stretch and won 4 of the last 5 tournaments we played in. This included the Line Drive Super NIT with teams from IA, NE, KS and SD and the Iowa AAA State Tournament.
State Tournament results and comments
1-1 in pool play
4-0 in Bracket Play
We beat the Iowa Crew in the championship 8-7 in extra innings.
Caleb Raisty had 9 hits and Chance Key had 8 hits over the weekend to lead the offense.
Pitching staff and defense only allowed 3.5 runs per game!
Highlight was the final game.
We fell behind 1-4 after 3 innings, we scored 5 in the 5th to take a 6-4 lead, Iowa Crew scored 1 in the 5th and 1 in the 6th to tie the game.
In extra innings Iowa Crew scored 1 in the top of the 7th.
Bottom of the 7th, Jacob Michael lead off the inning with a hit, Chance Key hit a 1 out double down the right field line to have runners on 2nd and 3rd. Brody Blaylock went to the plate with 2 outs and runners on 2nd and 3rd.
With 2 strikes and 2 outs Blaylock got a base hit to right center and Chance Key slid home and was safe by a foot.
Payton Marsh held the Iowa Crew to 2 runs over 3 innings with 4 k’s giving us the opportunity to come from behind.
Brayden Sawyer and Caleb Raisty were the other pitchers in the game.
It was an amazing game!