Spirit Lake wrapped up its regular season playing all three of the other teams in Class 3A District 1 and finished up with a 1-2 record against Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley, MOC-Floyd Valley and Bishop Heelan. The Indians entered tournament play Friday with a 15-8 record.
Heelan rallies in seventh inning
SIOUX CITY - For the second night in a row, Spirit Lake couldn't hold onto a lead. Bishop Heelan scored three runs in the seventh inning to pull out a 7-6 victory on Thursday.
Cole Thate took the loss for the Indians as he gave up seven runs (six earned) on nine hits with six strikeouts and no walks.
The Indians hit the ball well with 12 hits including four doubles and a home run by Thate.
Thate finished 3-3 with a double, a home run and three RBIs. Keaton Leach was 3-4 with a double and an RBI while Tony Eckert was 2-3 with a double and an RBI. Also Logan Backhaus was 1-3 with a double and an RBI, Corey Meschede was 1-2, Gavin Kramer was 1-3 and Gavin DeVos was 1-4.
Indians fall to Dutch, 7-2
ORANGE CITY - After taking a 2-1 lead against MOC-Floyd Valley in the top of the fourth inning, Spirit Lake couldn't hang on against the Dutch, who put up two runs in the fifth and four insurance runs in the sixth for a 7-2 victory.
Gavin Kramer pitched all six innings in the loss, giving up seven earned runs on 12 hits with three strikeouts and two walks.
The Indians finished with five hits as Gavin DeVos went 2-4, Corey Meschede was 1-3 with a double and two RBIs, Keaton Leach was 1-2 and Kramer was 1-3.
Spirit Lake wins seventh straight
BOYDEN - Spirit Lake picked up its seventh straight victory with a 9-3 win over Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley on Friday, July 11.
The Indians trailed 2-1 until plating three runs in the fourth inning. Three in the fifth and two in the seventh secured the victory.
Freshman Gavin DeVos went the distance on the mound. He gave up three runs (one earned) on four hits with two strikeouts and four walks.
The Indians finished with seven hits with Nile Skoberboe going 1-4 with a double and four RBIs. DeVos, Tony Eckert, Keaton Leach, Gavin Kramer, Logan Backhaus and Jeremiah Eldridge each had one hit. Leach and Eldridge each had an RBI.
The Nighthawks pitchers-Ryan Dolieslager and Bradyn VanVoorst-combined for one strikeout and eight walks.