GRANGER — Southwest Valley faced the full brunt of a frustrated Woodward-Granger baseball team Friday, with the Hawks scoring a 12-1 win in non-conference play after a bitter 4-3 loss to WCC foe Des Moines Christian Thursday.
W-G scored twice in the first inning and six times in their second at-bat Friday to race to an 8-0 lead. Valley plated a run in the top of the third, but a W-G tally in their half of the frame and three more runs for the hosts helped end the game after 4-1/2 innings.
Head coach Eric Evans was able to get all 10 of his seniors into Friday’s game as the host smacked 10 hits and swiped 11 bases while drawing seven walks.
Race Brant had a double and Michael Connor and Tre Loge triples, with Alex Bodermann, Dylan Garland, Logan Lande, Jackson Larson and Marcus McConahay adding singles while Brady Aunspach provided two base hits in three at-bats.
Brant walked twice, swiped three bags and scored three times, with Connor stealing two bases and Aunspach two. Aunspach had three RBIs to help the hosts to the easy win.
Senior Ryan Renshaw earned the win on the hill in his first varsity start. He tossed five frames, allowing one runs on four hits and two walks while striking out five.
W-G was coming off a tough home loss Thursday.
The hosts had tied the game at 3-all with a run in the bottom of the third only to see the Lions take a 4-3 lead with a tally in the fourth.
The Hawk loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the seventh when a fly ball was hit deep enough into right field to sacrifice the tying run home. Unfortunately, the runner on third broke on contact, and while the runner on second had tagged up, was caught in a rundown as the lead runner scampered back to third, with the odd double-play ending the game.
Bodermann started for W-G and lasted 2.1 innings, yielding three runs (two earned) on just one hit. He struck out one but walked five. Aunspach was the tough-luck loser, allowing an unearned run on two hits and a walk in 4.2 frames of relief in which he recorded two strikeouts.
Connor had three hits, Aunspach and Garland two apiece and Austin Scharlau and McConahay one each for W-G, with Connor and McConahay driving in runs. Bodermann walked twice, stole two bases and scored twice, with Connor, Garland and McConahay stealing one base each.
W-G visits Eddyville-Blakesburg today before hosting the Woodward Academy Monday and traveling to Van Meter Tuesday.
WOODWARD-GRANGER 12, SOUTHWEST VALLEY 1 (5)
at Granger, May 29
Team R H E
SWV 001 00 — 0 4 x
W-G 261 3X — 12 10 x
SWV: Frederick (2), Peterson (2) and Allison. W-G: Renshaw and Connor. WP’ Renshaw. LP: Frederick. 2B –W-G: Brant. 3B — W-G: Connor, Loge.
DES MOINES CHRISTIAN 4, WOODWARD-GRANGER 3
at Granger, May 28
Team R H E
DMC 003 100 0 — 4 3 x
W-G 111 000 0 — 3 9 x
W-G: Bodermann (2.1), Aunspach (4.2) and Connor. LP: Aunspach.