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W-MU baseball team swept by Wapello

Photo courtesy of Dana Royer

Collin Simmons connects on a pitch during Winfield-Mt. Union’s doubleheader with Wapello on Monday.
Photo courtesy of Dana Royer Collin Simmons connects on a pitch during Winfield-Mt. Union’s doubleheader with Wapello on Monday.

WAPELLO — The Winfield-Mt. Union baseball team traveled to Wapello on Monday for an SEISC North Division doubleheader. The Wolves fell 9-4 in the first game and 15-3 in game two.

In game one, Wapello took a 1-0 lead but the Wolves rallied to score the next three. In the second inning, Jarod Arnold brought two runs home with a two-RBI single. In the third inning, Jacob Ford knocked in a run on an RBI single of his own.

Things started to get away from W-MU over the next inning and-a-half. Wapello tied the game with two runs in the bottom of the third, and busted it open with five runs in the fourth to lead 8-3.

W-MU scored one run in the fifth when Ford sent in a run on a sacrifice fly. That cut the Wapello advantage to 8-4.

W-MU loaded the bases with two outs in the sixth, but couldn’t plate a run. Wapello added one insurance run in the bottom half of that inning.

Ford and Arnold each went 1-3 with two RBIs to co-lead the offense in game one. Brody Barton, Dawson Berthold, Nick Davis and Nick Crow each had one hit.

Ford took the loss on the mound, giving up eight runs (four earned) on three hits and seven walks, while striking out two batters over three and two-thirds innings.. Arnold threw two and one-third inning, giving up one unearned run on no hits and two walks.

W-MU scored runs in the first, fourth and sixth innings in game two, but the Wapello offense was too much. The Indians scored three runs in the first, one in the second, three in the fifth and eight in the sixth.

Nick and Nathan Crow each had one RBI in game two, as did Collin Simmons. Nick, Arnold and Luke Pfeiffer each had one hit.

Dawson Bergthold took the loss on the mound. He gave up seven runs (four earned) on six hits and three walks, while striking out six.

W-MU is now 1-13 overall with their lone win being a 13-7 win at Louisa-Muscatine on Monday, June 10. The Wolves will take on Notre Dame tonight (Wednesday) at 6 p.m.