No. 3 Wilton used a big sixth inning to end their Cedar Valley Conference game early at Mid-Prairie Monday night, beating the Golden Hawks 12-1. Wilton jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the first inning, 5-0 after the third where they chased Mid-Prairie starter Jonas Coblentz and it was 6-0 Beavers after four. Wilton put the game out of reach by pushing across six runs in the sixth with four hits. Mid-Prairie couldn’t get much going offensively against Wilton pitcher Cole Crawford. Crawford, an all-state selection a season ago was 5-0 entering play Monday night and had not allowed an earned run to this point in the season. Mid-Prairie did break that string in the fourth when Seth Eash walked, Spencer Shalla followed that with a double and Jackson Yoder drove in courtesy runner Jacob Kukavsky with an RBI ground out.
Crawford posted the win for Wilton going the distance while striking out 11, allowing three hits and the one Mid-Prairie run. Coblentz took the loss for the Hawks going three innings, giving up five runs, all earned, walking one and striking out four. At the plate the Golden Hawks got hits from Nick Stimson, Shalla and Eash. Wilton is now 12-2, still perfect in the Cedar Valley Conference at 10-0. Mid-Prairie is 3-11 overall and 1-4 in the CVC. The Golden Hawks will next be in action tonight when they host the Washington Demons for strike out cancer night at Mid-Prairie High School. We will have all of the action for you on AM and FM KCII and KCIIradio.com with pregame at 7 and first pitch at 7:30.
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