Baseball Struggled in Council Bluffs to Drop the Series Versus Iowa Western
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DCTC stayed in it until the end, but Iowa Western CC pulled away late in a 2-1 victory on Friday. The game was tied at one with Iowa Western CC batting in the bottom of the fifth when J Rolffs singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run. The pitching was strong on both sides. Iowa Western CC pitchers struck out 14, while Blue Knights sat down one. Alex Winslow took the loss for Blue Knights. He went six innings, allowing two runs on eight hits and striking out one. Blue Knights hit one home run on the day. Trent Fredenburg had a homer in the fifth inning. Fredenburg went 1-for-2 at the plate to lead DCTC in hits.
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The Blue Knights fell behind early and couldn't come back in a 17-0 loss to Iowa Western CC on Friday.The Blue Knights struggled to contain the high-powered offense of Iowa Western CC, giving up 17 runs. Jake Wensmann took the loss for Blue Knights. He lasted one and one-third innings, allowing five hits and eight runs while striking out two. Laue went 2-for-2 at the plate to lead the Blue Knights in hits.
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DCTC lost the lead late in a 4-3 defeat to Iowa Western CC on Saturday. Iowa Western CC trailed 3-2 in the bottom of the fifth inning when S Parker doubled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring two runs. In the top of the third inning, the Blue Knights tied things up at two when J Simpson induced Trent Fredenburg to hit into a fielder's choice, but one run scored. Mall was the winning pitcher for Iowa Western CC. He allowed one hit and one run over two and a third innings, striking out six. T Kimmel threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen. Kimmel recorded the last six outs to earn the save for Iowa Western CC. John McCaustlin took the loss for DCTC. He allowed three hits and four runs over four and two-thirds innings, striking out three. Fredenburg and Caleb Ditmarson each collected one hit to lead Blue Knights.
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Iowa Western CC captured the lead in the second inning when an error scored one run for Iowa Western CC. Iowa Western CC took the lead for good with three runs in the fourth inning. In the fourth G Olson singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run, C Bowman singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run, and an error scored one run for Iowa Western CC. C Albers was the winning pitcher for Iowa Western CC. He surrendered zero runs on zero hits over one and two-thirds innings, striking out three and walking zero. T Kimmel and B Doty entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief. Kimmel recorded the last five outs to earn the save for Iowa Western CC. Dalton Hoffman took the loss for Blue Knights. He allowed eight hits and five runs over five innings, striking out one. Henry Laue went 2-for-2 at the plate to lead Blue Knights in hits.