When Joel Sampson laced a three-run triple in the top of the first for AHSTW, it got Council Bluffs St. Albert’s attention. The Falcons responded with an offensive onslaught, and they needed it, because the Vikings kept swinging away.
Kevin is The World-Herald's lead western Iowa sportswriter, covering about 60 high schools. He's also in charge of the sports department at The Daily Nonpareil in Council Bluffs.
With one strike to go, all the hours of practice in the basement and all of the near misses started to hit Sydni Huisman.
It’s probably not surprising that Red Oak sophomore Garrett Couse on Saturday missed an important part of baseball protocol.
Glenwood recovered from a 2-1, fourth-inning deficit to beat Council Bluffs Lewis Central 10-3 in a Class 4-A regional softball opener on its home field.
Kailey Jones is nothing if not in control. In 66 innings pitched entering Wednesday, the AHSTW sophomore had issued only three walks.
It was one of those coaching decisions with no great option.
Council Bluffs Lewis Central finished 18-2 after Friday’s 9-1 and 10-7 sweep of Creston, and claimed the outright league crown.
AJ Schiltz expected to be the first pitcher to enter in relief for Treynor on Friday night. He just didn’t expect it to be with no outs and runners at first and second in the third inning.
When you’ve got a pitcher as battle-tested and talented as Treynor’s Sydni Huisman along with five other senior starters, it’s a winning recipe for success.
In two of Tri-Center’s previous four games, it managed just one and three hits, respectively. That made Wednesday’s outburst even more meaningful.