Crestwood boys lose to Vikings, Indians; drop two versus Oelwein


CRESCO - A rough start to the game against Decorah on June 11 hurt the Crestwood baseball team as the Cadets lost to the Vikings, 0-10, in six innings.
Playing a home doubleheader against Waukon on June 13, the Cadets were gamers in both contests, but they came up short, 4-5 and 0-2.
Facing off against Oelwein on June 15, the Cadets lost 3-7 in a game that was suspended from May 25, and they fell to Oelwein, 0-10, in five innings in the second game.
Decorah 10, Cadets 0
Decorah jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning on its way to a 10-0 win over the Cadets in six innings on June 11.
The Vikings plated four runs in the first, four in the second and added two runs in the sixth.
“Decorah has a solid team,” Cadet Coach Gary Steffen said. “We were a little bit out-matched against them. Decorah pounded the ball at the plate. It’s tough to come back after you get down by eight runs after two innings.
“On the positive side, we settled down after the second inning. Our guys are getting more game experience, which will pay off in the long run,” Steffen said.
Crestwood tallied only two hits. Frank Hrdlicka and Reid Wiley both had one single. Colter Bye had one stolen base.
Gabe Grabau was the losing pitcher. He went one and one-third innings, allowed nine hits, eight earned runs and two walks. Matthew Slifka went four and one-third innings, allowed three hits, two earned runs and struck out three.
Score by innings
Dec   4 4 0 0 0 2 - 10
CW   0 0 0 0 0 0 -  0
Waukon 5, Cadets 4 (G1)
In game one, Crestwood held a 4-0 lead after six innings before Waukon rallied for five runs in the seventh to beat the Cadets, 5-4.
Crestwood plated three runs in the third to take a 3-0 lead. Colter Bye ripped a double to drive in Shane Vokaty and Carter Henry. Frank Hrdlicka singled to drive in Hunter Bye.
The Cadets added one run in the fifth to push the lead to 4-0. Kade Munkel doubled, and he scored on a single by Colter Bye.
In the top of the seventh, Cadet pitcher Frank Hrdlicka struck out the first batter before he allowed two walks and a single to load the bases. Reid Wiley came in to pitch for Crestwood. Levi McGeough and Abe Schwartz both doubled and drove in two runs. Michael Headington drew a bases loaded walk to drive in the go-ahead run.
“We had control of the game until the seventh inning, but then we couldn’t find the strike zone,” Steffen said. “This was a tough game, and our guys took the loss hard. We need to learn how to finish a game. We hope this kind of game will be a good learning experience for the guys.”
Colter Bye finished with one double, one single and three runs batted in. Matthew Slifka, Carter Henry and Reid Wiley each had one single. Kade Munkel had one double and one run. Shane Vokaty, Hunter Bye and Carter Henry each scored one run. Jon Henry drew four walks.
Reid Wiley was the losing pitcher. He pitched two-thirds of an inning in relief, allowed two hits, two runs (one earned) and walked two. Starter Frank Hrdlicka tossed six and one-third innings, allowed five hits, three earned runs, seven walks and struck out five.
Score by innings
Wak  0 0 0 0 0 0 5 - 5
CW   0 0 3 0 1 0 0 - 4
Waukon 2, Cadets 0 (G2)
In game two, the Indians scored two runs in the top of the fifth and held on to beat the Cadets, 2-0.
“This game was there for us take, but we struggled at the plate,” Steffen said. “We swung at too many pitches, and we made it easy for Waukon. When we did hit the ball, we hit it right at Waukon. 
“One of the positives from this game was the pitching of Carter Henry. He tossed one of his best games of the year. In both games, if we had one or two plays go our way, we could have won both games. After both games, I told our guys we need to put the losses behind us and move on to the next game,” Steffen said.
Crestwood had a rough time at the plate as it tallied only three hits. Carter Henry, Jon Henry and Frank Hrdlicka each had one single. Shane Vokaty drew one walk.
Carter Henry was the losing pitcher. He went six and two-thirds innings, allowed four hits, two runs (no earned runs), two walks and struck out four. Jon Henry pitched one-third of an inning.
Score by innings
Wak  0 0 0 0 2 0 0 - 2
CW   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0
Oelwein 7, Cadets 3
Resuming a game that was suspended from May 25 with the Cadets losing, 0-6, in the fifth inning, Crestwood rallied for three runs in the sixth before losing, 3-7.
Colter Bye had one double and three RBI. Matthew Slifka and Reid Wiley each tallied one hit and one run. Frank Hrdlicka had two hits. Bryden Juelsgaard scored one run.
Carter Henry took the loss. He went one inning, allowed four hits, four runs (three earned) and walked three. Gabe Grabau went six innings, allowed seven hits, three earned runs, two walks and struck out three.
Score by innings
CW   0 0 0 0 0 3 0 - 3
Oel   4 0 2 0 0 1 x - 7
Oelwein 10, Cadets 0
In game two, Oelwein raced to a 7-0 lead after one inning on its way to a 10-0 win in five innings.
Frank Hrdlicka had two hits, including one double. Shane Vokaty posted one hit and one stolen base. Matthew Slifka drew one walk.
Jon Henry was the losing pitcher. He pitched one-third of an inning, allowed four hits, six earned runs and walked one. Slifka tossed two and two-thirds innings, allowed six hits, four earned runs and struck out two. Gabe Grabau went one inning, allowed one hit, one walk and struck out one.
Score by innings
CW   0  0  0  0  0  - 0
Oel   7  0  3  0  x  -  10

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