Cadet boys defeat South Winn, lose to Waverly-SR
Wed, 06/21/2017 - 11:02am admin
CRESCO - Solid play at the plate and in the field helped the Crestwood varsity baseball team snap a four-game slide on June 13 as the Cadets downed the South Winn Warriors, 9-6.
Hosting Waverly-SR on June 14, the Cadets battled very hard against the Go-Hawks before Waverly-SR earned a 2-1 victory.
Crestwood’s doubleheader against Waukon Friday was suspended in the fourth inning with Crestwood leading 7-2 in game one. The conclusion was played June 20. Results will be in next week’s Times Plain Dealer.
The Cadets will host Decorah Wednesday, June 21; and they will host New Hampton Friday, June 23.
Cadets 9, S.W. 6
The Cadets got their revenge against South Winn on June 13 with a 9-6 win over the Warriors. South Winn defeated Crestwood 10-9 in Cresco on June 3.
Crestwood chalked up one run in the first, two in the second and four in the third to take a 7-0 lead. South Winn cut the lead to 7-2 in the fourth before the Cadets added two runs in the fifth to go ahead 9-2. The Warriors added two runs each in the fifth and sixth, but they couldn’t get any closer as the Cadets clinched the win.
“We came out strong and got a big lead early,” Cadet Coach Gary Steffen said. “It was nice to see our bats come alive. We also tacked on more runs later, which was big.
“South Winn came back late, but Colten Wiley made a nice catch in the bottom of the seventh for a big out. Frank Hrdlicka pitched well to get the win. Overall, we are a good team, but we still need to have more consistency,” Steffen said.
Austin McAllister had two hits, one run and one stolen base for the Cadets. Trae Pecinovsky had one double, one run and two runs batted in. Shane Vokaty scored one run.
Spencer Cuvelier had one hit, two runs and one RBI. Clayton Ollendieck had four hits, including one double, and he scored three runs. Jon Henry had two hits. Colten Wiley had one hit and three RBI. Kristian Szajna had one hit. Zack Lane had one run and one stolen base.
Frank Hrdlicka was the winning pitcher. He went four innings, allowed five hits, two runs (one earned), four walks and he struck out seven. Garret Ollendieck tossed two innings, allowed four hits, four runs, three walks and struck out two. Ethan Hoppe pitched one inning.
Score by innings
CW 1 2 4 0 2 0 0 - 9
SW 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 - 6
WSR 2, Cadets 1
Battling Waverly-Shell Rock in a pitcher’s duel on June 14, the Cadets gave the Go-Hawks a run for their money before Waverly-Shell Rock held off Crestwood for a 2-1 win.
Waverly-SR scored two runs in the top of the fourth to grab a 2-0 lead. The Cadets cut the lead in half in the sixth when Spencer Cuvelier ripped a solo home run.
“Clayton Ollendieck did an awesome job pitching against Waverly,” Steffen said. “Unfortunately, we shot ourselves in the foot a few times on offense, and we gave Waverly some extra outs on defense. Even with our mistakes, we still had a chance to win the game.
“The bottom line is that we are a team that is capable of beating anyone, but we need more consistency in all three phases of the game (pitching, hitting and defense),” Steffen said.
Cuvelier finished the game with one home run and one run batted in. Austin McAllister, Trae Pecinovsky, Clayton Ollendieck, Ethan Hoppe and Sawyer Peckham each had one single.
Clayton Ollendieck was the losing pitcher. He tossed six and two-thirds innings, allowed four hits, two runs (one earned), five walks and struck out nine. Kristian Szajna went one and one-third innings, allowed no hits and walked one.