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Iowa Mennonite Looks For Revenge in Rematch With Top Ten Tigers

Posted: Thursday, July 12th, 2018 at 7:00 am

The Iowa Mennonite School baseball team continues on the tournament trail Thursday night when they travel to New London to take on the Tigers.

IMS enters play with a 14-9 record after a 16-7 first round playoff win over Keota on Tuesday. IMS is hitting .263 on the season, led by Eli Ours with a .390 average. On the mound IMS has a team ERA of 3.37, led by Drew Blauvelt with a 3-1 overall record and 2.24 ERA in 25 innings pitched.

New London comes into the contest with an overall record of 21-2 on the year. The Tigers are currently ranked No. 8 in class 1A in the latest poll from the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association. New London opened district play with a 5-3 win over Danville on Tuesday. For the year the Tigers are hitting .319 as a team, led by Sam Loyd with a .418 average. On the mound New London has a team ERA of 2.02 led by Isaac McSorely with an 8-0 record and 1.85 ERA. Loyd is the team leader in ERA at 0.49 and a 4-0 record in 28 innings.

These two teams met in June with New London scoring an 11-1 win in five innings. the winner advances to the district championship game on Saturday. You can hear all of the action tonight between IMS and New London live on AM 1380, FM 102.5 and, beginning with the Washington HyVee pregame show at 6:30 and first pitch at 7p.m.