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Higher Seeds All Advance in Hiawatha Regional Tournament
By Brandon Tadtman
Copyright: MSC Sports

The Hiawatha 3A Regional baseball tournament was moved to Ozawkie due to weather with all four first round games being played on Tuesday. 

All of the higher seeds won and advanced to the semi-finals which will be played on Wednesday with the championship game to follow. 

(6) Royal Valley 0 vs. (3) Perry Lecompton 5

The Kaws were able to take this game from the Panthers with a stellar pitching performance from Tristan Norwood. 

Norwood pitched all seven innings and allowed just six hits with two strikeouts. 

The Kaws got two runs in the second inning, two runs in the fifth inning and one more run in the sixth inning. Eli Dean, Wyatt Spencer, Ty Williams and Tristan Norwood all collected RBI's in the win. 

Preston Golden had seven strikeouts as he was the starting pitcher for the Panthers but the defense had five errors which led to four unearned run. 

Royal Valley's season ends with a record of 8-12 while the Kaws improved to 13-7 with the win. 

(7) ACCHS 1 vs. (2) Jefferson West 8

Jefferson West scored three runs in the second inning and never looked back on their way to the first round win. The three run second inning was highlighted by a two-run home run from Brodie Thelen. 

Brodie Boyer added a two-run double in the fourth inning and an RBI double in the sixth as he finished the afternoon 3 for 3 with three RBI's. 

ACCHS was led by Bricen Lee as he had three of the teams four hits in the game. He scored the lone run of the game on an error at third base which allowed him to score. 

ACCHS finishes their season with a record of 6-12 while Jefferson West got to 14-7 with the victory. 

(8) Riverside 2 vs. (1) Bishop Ward 12

In the battle of the Cyclones it was the top-seed in Bishop Ward with the 10-run five inning victory. 

The game turned on its side in the third inning when Bishop Ward turned a 3-2 lead into a 9-2 advantage with a six run frame. The highlight in that inning for Bishop Ward was a grand slam by Manny Dunn. 

Riverside got their lone two runs in the game in the third inning on a wild pitch and an RBI groundout from Beckam Griffin. 

Bishop Ward improved to 15-6 with the win while Riverside had their season come to an end with a record of 5-16. 

(5) Hiawatha 2 vs. (4) Maur Hill-Mount Academy 10

In the final game of the day it was the Ravens who pulled away with six runs in the fifth inning to get the win over the Redhawks. 

Mark Harris was the starting pitcher for the Ravens and he was solid throughout at one point retiring 11 straight Hiawatha batters with seven strikeouts in that mix. 

Harris, Adam Caudle and Tim Kilcoyne-Ball all drove in runs in the six run fifth inning. 

Hiawatha was held down offensively until the later innings when they were able to add one in the fifth and one more in the sixth. 

Carter Peters drove in a run for the Redhawks with their other run being scored via an error. 

Maur Hill-Mount Academy improved to 12-9 overall with the win while Hiawatha had their season come to an end with a record of 10-11. 


(4) Maur Hill-Mount Academy vs. (1) Bishop Ward @ 2:00 PM 
(3) Perry Lecompton vs. (2) Jefferson West (25 minutes after GM 1) 

Championship Game will played in the third game of the day with the winner of that game earning a spot in the Class 3A State Tournament next week. 

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