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Glenwood splits twinbill with Storm Lake

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By Joel Stevens, Associate Editor

The No. 5-ranked Glenwood baseball team split a non-conference road double-header with Class 3A, No. 9 Storm Lake on Friday.

The Rams (25-7 overall, 16-2 in the Hawkeye 10 Conference)  won game one 9-6 behind a complete-game pitching performance by Tyler Jensen. The senior lefty struck out nine, scattered nine hits and walked just one.

In the nightcap, Justin Fisher suffered his first loss of the season on the mound going the distance in a 6-2 loss to the Tornados. Fisher allowed six hits and struck out two with four of his six runs allowed being unearned.

Mitch Bowden went 3-for-4 for the Rams in game one, finishing a home run short of a cycle and driving in three runs.

Glenwood finished with just four hits in game two, all singles.

Glenwood 15,
C.B. Abraham Lincoln 5

Cob Baker overcame a rocky start on the mound and Glenwood pounded out 15 hits at the plate in a 15-5 victory over C.B. Abraham Lincoln last Wednesday.

Baker, after surrendering four runs in the opening inning and one more in the second, settled down to shutout the Lynx the rest of the way to improve his record to 4-2 on the season. Baker allowed nine hits, walked two and struck out one.

The Ram offense plated four runs in both the third and fourth innings and put a five spot on the scoreboard in the fifth to pull away. Brady Douma was 4-for-5 and drove in five runs. Justin Fisher added three hits and drove in two runs.

Baker, Corey Bertini and Mitch Bowden each had two hits.

Glenwood 7,
C.B. Lewis Central 1

The Glenwood baseball team got a complete-game victory from Wyatt Schulz to wrap up a share of the Hawkeye 10 Conference title with a 7-1 win over Council Bluffs Lewis Central last Monday.

The title is the Rams’ second straight after splitting the conference crown with Harlan last season.

After a scoreless opening inning the Rams got on the board in the top of the second. Back-to-back walks to open the frame set the table for the big inning. Back-to-back singles by Nolan Robinson and Sam Jameson, a double by Tyler Jensen and another pair of back-to-back singles by Brady Wheeler and Corey Bertini plated five runs in the frame.

The five run head start was all Schulz needed. The sophomore righty scattered six hits, allowed just one earned run and struck out six to improve to 5-1 on the season.
Wheeler and Brady Douma each had two hits to pace the Rams.