Cadet boys sweep Waukon; lose to Charles City, Decorah, No.1 New Hampton


CRESCO - The bats came alive for the Crestwood baseball team on June 20 against Waukon as the Cadets swept a doubleheader against the Indians, 9-3 and 17-3. On June 19, the Cadets lost a road game to Charles City, 5-11.
Playing Decorah at home on June 21, Crestwood struggled on defense as the Vikes took advantage of three Cadet errors to beat Crestwood, 5-2. Taking on No.1 New Hampton at home June 23, the Cadets gave the Chickasaws a tough battle before New Hampton came out on top, 5-3.
Crestwood will host Turkey Valley on Wednesday, June 28.
C. City 11, Cadets 5
Playing at Charles City on June 19, the Cadets were defeated by the Comets, 5-11.
Charles City took a 6-1 lead in the second. Crestwood scored two runs in the fourth to cut the lead to 6-3, but the Comets came back with two runs each in the fourth and fifth innings.
“This was an ugly game for us,” Cadet Coach Gary Steffen said. “It was not Ethan Hoppe’s night on the mound. We got down early in the game, and we couldn’t get on track with our pitching or hitting. We had some opportunities on offense, but we couldn’t take advantage of them.”
Austin McAllister had one hit, two runs and three stolen bases. Spencer Cuvelier had two doubles, two runs and one run batted in. Clayton Ollendieck had one RBI.
Trae Pecinovsky had two hits, including one double, and two RBI. Jon Henry had two hits. Colten Wiley had one hit. Zack Lane had one RBI.
Ethan Hoppe was the losing pitcher. He went one and one-third innings, allowed three hits, six runs (four earned), three walks and struck out one. Zack Lane went two and two-thirds innings, allowed two hits, two runs (no earned runs), walked four and struck out one. Garret Ollendieck pitched two innings, allowed two hits, three runs (no earned) and walked one.
Score by innings
CW  1 0 0 2 1 0 1 - 5
CC   5 1 0 2 2 1 x - 11
Cadets 9, Waukon 5
In game one, Crestwood raced to a 5-0 lead after two innings and broke a tie game with four runs in the seventh to earn a 9-5 win over the Indians.
The Cadets scored three runs in the first, two in the second to go up 5-0. Waukon tallied two runs in the third and three in the sixth to tie the game before the Cadets scored four runs in the seventh.
“Frank Hrdlicka finished the game on the mound, and he did a great job of throwing strikes,” Steffen said. “Our guys pulled away late, and we got the job done.”
Shane Vokaty had two hits and one run. Kristian Szajna scored two runs. Spencer Cuvelier had one home run, two runs and two RBI.
Trae Pecinovsky had three hits, one run and one RBI. Jon Henry had one hit and two RBI. Austin McAllister, Matthew Slifka and Frank Hrdlicka each scored one run. Sawyer Peckham had one double. Ethan Hoppe had one single.
Hrdlicka earned the win. He pitched four innings in relief, allowed four hits, three runs (two earned), three walks and struck out six. Ethan Hoppe pitched three innings, allowed four hits, two unearned runs, one walk and struck out one.
Score by innings
CW   3 2 0 0 0 0 4 - 9
Wak  0 0 2 0 0 3 0 - 5
Cadets 17, Waukon 3
In game two, the Cadets broke open a close game with five runs in the sixth and six runs in the seventh en route to an impressive 17-3 win.
Crestwood took a 6-0 lead in the third before Waukon cut the gap to 6-3 in the fifth inning.
“We did a good job of pulling away late after Waukon cut the lead to 6-3,” Steffen said. “Carter Henry and Trae Pecinovsky both did a great job pitching.”
Jon Henry tallied two singles. Matthew Slifka had two hits and three runs scored. Austin McAllister scored three runs and had two RBI.
Shane Vokaty and Spencer Cuvelier each had one hit and two RBI. Clayton Ollendieck had one hit and three RBI. Colten Wiley had one hit and three runs.
Kristian Szajna had one hit, three runs and three RBI. Zack Lane had one double, four runs and two RBI. Frank Hrdlicka had one RBI. Garret Ollendieck tallied one run and one RBI.
Carter Henry was the winning pitcher. He went four innings, allowed nine hits, three earned runs, two walks and he struck out two. Trae Pecinovsky went three innings, allowed one hit, two walks and struck out four.
Score by innings
CW   0 4 2 0 0 5 6 - 17
Wak  0 0 2 0 1 0 0 - 3
Decorah 5, Cadets 2
Despite collecting only two hits, the Decorah Vikings took advantage of three Cadet errors and five walks to edge Crestwood, 5-2, on June 21.
The Cadets took a 1-0 lead in the first on an RBI single by Trae Pecinovsky, and they added one run in the second on an RBI single by Kristian Szajna to take a 2-0 lead.
Decorah tied the game at two in the fourth without recording a hit. Brannan Hogan hit a sacrifice fly to drive in one run, and Jace Johnson scored on a Cadet throwing error.
In the sixth, the Vikings added three runs to take a 5-2 lead. With runners on second and third, Ian Smith laid down a squeeze bunt to score Jackson Varney to give the Vikes a 3-2 lead. Dawson Holkesvik singled to drive in one run, and Cael Luzum drew a bases loaded walk.
In the bottom of the seventh, Ethan Hoppe singled and Austin McAllister reached base on an error with one out. However, the Vikings retired the next two batters to clinch the win.
“Clayton Ollendieck threw a great game for us,” Steffen said. “It was a frustrating game because we had an early lead, but we had a series of mistakes which led to Decorah scoring their runs. After the game, we talked to the guys about being more mentally tough during games.”
Clayton Ollendieck was the losing pitcher. He pitched five and one-third innings, allowed only two hits, five runs (three earned), walked four and struck out nine batters. Kristian Szajna pitched one and two-thirds innings, allowed no hits, no runs and walked one.
At the plate, Ollendieck and Ethan Hoppe each had two singles. Trae Pecinovsky tallied one single and one RBI. Kristian Szajna had one single and one RBI. Colten Wiley had one single and one run scored. Austin McAllister scored one run and had one stolen base. Colter Bye had one stolen base.
Score by innings
Dec  0 0 0 2 0 3 0 - 5
CW  1 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 2
NH 5, Cadets 3
Facing No. 1 New Hampton on Friday at home, the Cadets competed hard before the Chickasaws chalked up the 5-3 win.
Crestwood tallied one run each in the first and third innings to take a 2-1 lead over the Chickasaws. However, New Hampton tied the game at two in the fourth before adding two runs in the fifth and one more in the seventh.
“We fought and battled hard during the entire game,” Steffen said. “Unfortunately, we had a few minor miscues (on defense) which hurt us. Ethan Hoppe and Kristian Szajna both threw the ball well.
“We were right there against some of the toughest teams in our conference (New Hampton, Decorah and Charles City),” Steffen said.
Austin McAllister, Jon Henry, Spencer Cuvelier and Trae Pecinovsky each had one single. Cuvelier and Kristian Szajna each scored one run.
Ethan Hoppe was the losing pitcher. He pitched four innings, allowed three hits, four walks and two runs (no earned runs).

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