Trojans hold off Muskies 8-5

Trojans hold off Muskies 8-5

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Trojans hold off Muskies 8-5

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No. 7 West High topped No. 9 Muscatine 8-5 on Wednesday in Muscatine.

Sophomore Collins Marine got his first start and earned the win. Ryan Aller pitched two innings of relief for West.

“He did a good job against a team that has been scoring a lot of runs,” West coach Charlie Stumpff said.

Tanner Wilson hit 4-for-4 with three runs scored.

Reid Bonner had a double and two singles, Declan Doyle had two singles and three RBIs, and Devin Raffensberger had a single, double and scored two runs.

The 2-3-4-5 hitters for West (18-7) had 11 hits.

* CITY 13-7, PLEASANT VALLEY 11-0: The Little Hawks swept Pleasant Valley Wednesday .

City High went up 8-0 in the first game and managed to hold onto the lead in a slugfest. Ryan Duncan led City with a triple, two singles and three runs scored.

Jack Frakes had a double and two RBIs, Josh Crosy had a 2-run home run and a single. Grant Simpson got the win, and Tyler Stika the save.

In the second game, Eric Kenney got the pitching win to move to 7-0 on the season and Frakes pitched in relief.

Mitch Wieland, Crosby and Simpson each had two hits for City (18-7).

* WEST BRANCH 17, IMS 7 (5): West Branch won an afternoon battle under the scorching sun.

Brandon Young got the pitching win, and hit 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs.

Braden Dlhy hit 2-for-3, Bo Bower hit 3-for-4 with a double, home run and four RBIs, Cody Brandt was 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI, and Nevin Tucker hit 2-for-5 with three RBIs for West Branch (14-7).

Dallas Nye hit a grand slam and Nathan Peterson pitched well in relief for IMS (8-7).

* C.R. JEFFERSON 10, SOLON 9 (10): The Spartans were down 9-4 but rallied to tie the game in the top of the seventh Wednesday in Cedar Rapids.

But Solon (6-18) couldn’t get that final run to seal the win, leaving a runner on second in the top of the ninth, and third in the top of the 10th.

“We had our oppurtunities,” Solon coach Keith McSweeney said.

Austin Dall hit 3-for-6 with a double, Chris McNutt hit 3-for-5 with two RBIs, and Elijah Kane hit 3-for-5 with two RBIs.

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