The West Delaware baseball team earned splits in a pair of doubleheaders last week. The Hawks began their week at Williamsburg June 1, defeating the Raiders 14-8 in the opener before losing the nightcap 9-8.
In the first game, the Hawks scored five runs in the first, only to see the Raiders respond with two in their half of the first and two more in the second to cut the Hawks’ lead to 5-4. Williamsburg took the lead with three in the fifth before the Hawks took control with five runs in the fifth. Williamsburg added a run in the bottom of the seventh.
Offensively, the game belonged to Luke Kehrli, who went 2-for-3 with two home runs and seven RBIs. Conner Funk added a home run and RBI, going 3-for-4. Logan Woellert was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Spencer Mullen was 1-for-5 with three RBIs, while Lukas Meyer went 1-for-3 with an RBI. Will Ward had a hit in four plate appearances.
Meyer earned the win on the mound, throwing 4.2 innings, allowing eight hits, seven runs and striking out five. Mullen tossed an inning, giving up two hits, a run and striking out one.
In the second game, Williamsburg scored a run in the bottom of the seventh to take the 9-8 win. The Hawks rallied for five runs in the top of the frame to tie the game 8-8.
The Hawks scored first with three runs in the top of the third, but Williamsburg responded with four in the fourth, two in the fifth and two in the sixth, setting up the dramatic seventh inning.
Kyle Cole led West Delaware with a triple and three RBIs. Funk also tripled and had a pair of RBIs. Ward was 1-for-3 with a double and RBI and Meyer was 1-for-2. Jaxson Woellert also drove in a run.
Kyle Cole started on the mound for the Hawks, allowing one hit in three innings and striking out four. Logan Woellert took the loss, tossing 3.2 innings, giving up five hits, nine runs (five earned) and striking out six.
In the Hawks’ 6-3 win over Beckman, West Delaware made the most of five hits.
Tied 2-2 after three innings, the Hawks added four runs in the fifth to take a 6-2 lead. The Blazers managed a run in the seventh for the final score.
Cole was 2-for-4 with a home run, RBI and two runs scored. Isaac Fettkether was 2-for-3 with a run scored. Mullen had a pair of RBIs, going 1-for-3. Ward was 1-for-4.
Kehrli pitched 6.2 innings to earn the win, allowing three hits and striking out eight. Robert Reeder tossed a third of an inning to earn the save.
In the second game, Beckman’ Owen Huenergarth’s two-out single in the top of the 10th was the difference, as the Blazers defeated the Hawks 5-3.
The Hawks led 1-0 in the first with an unearned run before the Blazers tied it in the fifth. Beckman grabbed a 3-1 lead with a pair of runs in the sixth.
In the bottom of the seventh, West Delaware tied the game courtesy of three walks and a two-out single by Kehrli.
Kehrli was 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs as the Hawks managed five hits. Funk, Mullen, Meyer and Tyrus Werner each had hits.