IMS completed the season sweep of Winfield-Mt. Union/WACO Friday night with a 12-2 win in six innings in Kalona. Both teams had prime scoring chances in the first inning with each loading the bases with one out but each only able to score one run. Wolves Head Coach Mark Beegee spoke after the game about his teams early scoring chances.
“We definitely had an opportunity to get more, it is a little bit frustrating, we were disappointed that we didn’t come through in that [first inning] because last night against Danville we had those opportunities and we did that,” Beegee said. “You have to credit IMS a little bit, their pitcher did a nice job tonight he came right after us.”
“We know we have to focus a little bit more, and actually that is something that we have been working on, we put guys out on base and throw [batting practice] to the kid so we can focus on driving in runs, but Baseball is a game of failure and and once in awhile your going to come up short, and unfortunately that happen to us in the first inning.”
IMS got some breathing room in the 2nd on a bases loaded triple from Cameron Gingerich, in all IMS would score four in the frame taking the score to 5-1. IMS scored at least one run in each at bat in the game, stretching things out to a 10-2 lead after the fourth and finished it with a run in the 6th. Dallas Nye recorded the win on the hill for IMS, going all six striking out seven and allowing just two runs. Eric Spencer took the loss for WMU/WACO. The Wolves were led at the plate by Jon Klopfenstein with two hits and an RBI. IMS was led by Cameron Gingerich with two hits, two runs scored and four RBI and three hits and two runs scored from Zeke Nebel in the seven spot. Following the game Coach Danny Hershberger talked about his teams production from the bottom of the order.
“The bottom three guys did a great job having really good at bats,” Hershberger said. “They didn’t swing at any bad pitches, if it wasn’t there they took their walk and if it was they hit the ball hard.”
Following the loss WMU/WACO is now 4-13 on the year and 4-10 in the SEISC. IMS is 9-8 on the season and 7-5 in conference play.