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Baseball - Mon, Apr. 10, 2017
Game 1
Game 2
Southeastern CC
North Iowa Area CC

Blackhawks sweep day one and split on day two against NIACC in Mason City, Iowa. 

Game 1 – The Blackhawk offense wasted no time in the first inning jumping into the lead 3-0 after one inning. Zeb Adreon hit a two out double to start the rally. After a walk to Luis Vargas, Oswaldo Calderon hit a single to drive in one RBI and Francisco Guerrero hit a single to score both runners and put the Hawks up 3-0 after the top of the first.

The Blackhawks sent Sophomore starter Otis Roby to the mound for game one. Roby cruised through the first two innings only allowing one baserunner to reach. The offense gave Roby another three runs in the top of the third when Luis Vargas hit a single with one out to ignite the rally. Francisco Guerrero walked and Austin Martin got hit by a pitch to load the bases for Marco Melgoza. Marco drove a 1-1 single to score two runs. Martin scored on a stolen base to give the Blackhawks the 6-0 lead

In the third Roby hit a snag allowing three, two on a two out single. He settled in after that only allowing one more unearned run to score and his final line was 4.2 IP, 3 earned runs and 3 hits given up. In the fifth Sam Noel came in to relieve Roby and induced an inning ending groundball to stop the Trojan threat. Sam walked the first two batters he saw in the bottom of the sixth, but induced a groundball for his first out followed by back to back strikeouts. Trace Hoffman came in and recorded his 9th save of the year.

The Blackhawks took this one 7-4.

Game 2- The Blackhawk sent Tanner Foster to the mound in game two. Through his first three innings of work Foster only allowed one baserunner to reach and struck out four of the ten batters he saw in the those innings.

After a quite first inning for the offense, Oswaldo Calderon got the offense rolling in the top of the second inning hitting his first homerun of the season putting the Blackhawks up 1-0. The Blackhawks extended their lead in the top of the fourth. Frank Guerrero led the inning off with a single. With two outs, Austin Hardie also single, and then Chase Wood hit a three run homerun to push the lead to 4-0.

Foster ran into a little trouble in the fourth inning after allowing a single and a hit by pitch the third batter of the inning hit a double to score one. A sac fly and an error later, the score was 4-3. Foster cruised through the top of the fifth only allowing a one out single to reach base.

The offense exploded in the top of the sixth inning. After Oliver Baez reached on an error, Marco Melgoza unleashed his first homerun of the season. Austin Hardie, Chase Wood both walked and Braeden Brown was hit by a pitch to load the bases for Zeb Adreon who hit a grand slam to push the lead to 10-3. Luis Vargas then hit a double and came all the way around to score on a two base error to make the score 11-3. Two more singles followed but were stranded on base. The Blackhawks sent 12 batters to the plate in the inning scoring seven runs on five hits.

In the sixth, Foster got his first batter of the inning to fly out, then allowed a one out single and after a strikeout for the second out of his inning, allowed another single. The Blackhawks called upon Bryan Callaly to come in and strand the runners and he got the first got he faced to groundout to end the threat.

The Blackhawks tacked on another three runs in the top of the seventh, this time three runs on four hits. RBI's in the inning were from Zeb Adreon, and Oswaldo Calderon.

Callaly went 1,2 3 in the bottom of the seventh and the Blackhawks won 15-3.

Game 3

The Blackhawks jumped out to an early lead in the third game of the series. Back to back walks to led the game off and Zeb Adreon drove home two RBI's with a double. Oswaldo Calderon reached first on an error and came around to score on another error to make the score 4-0.

 Jacob Curry took the mound for the Blackhawks in game three of the series. Curry worked through the first inducing three groundballs to start off the game. Curry gave up a solo homerun in the second to make the score 4-1.

The Blackhawks answered back in the top of the third back to back singles and a hit by pitch led to an RBI single from Oliver Baez. The Blackhawks were unable to push across any other runs in the inning.

In the bottom of the third, the Trojans sent eight batters to the plate scoring three runs all on a two out homerun. Curry's final line of the game was 2.2IP 3 H and 4 ER. He was relieved by Jared Skubic. Skubic pitched one full inning and struck out three scattering a couple of hits. The Trojans tied the game in the bottom of the fifth. Back to back walks in the bottom of the fifth inning brought Sam Noel into the game. Noel gave up a single to the first batter he saw loading the bases. He retired the next three batters he saw, the first one on a fielders choice, tying the game at five. In the bottom of the sixth, after striking out the first batter he saw, Noel allowed a homerun to have the Trojans take the lead 6-5.

After being stymied for three innings, the Blackhawks tied the game in the top of the seventh. Zeb Adreon reached on an error to start the inning. Back to back singles from Luis Vargas and Oswaldo Calderon loaded the bases for Frank Guerrero who hit a game tying sacrifice flyball. With two outs, Josh Rawlinson hit what looked like a double off the right field wall to take the lead until the Trojans right fielder made a wall crashing catch to end the inning.

In the bottom of the seventh, the Blackhawks did not record an out with the Trojans leading off the inning with a walk, followed by a single and an error to end the game 7-6.

Game 4

The last game of the series started similar to the others. The Blackhawks struck early. Chase Wood drew a leadoff walk, followed by Braeden Brown reaching first base on an error. With one out, Luis Vargas drove a double to score two. Oswaldo Calderon then hit a two run homerun to give the Blackhawks a 4-0 lead early.

Pedro Garcia took the mound for the Blackhawks in the final game of the series. Garcia made quick work of the Trojans allowing two hits through the first three innings while striking out five.

In the top of the second, the Blackhawks pushed for three more runs. Josh Rawlinson led off the inning with a double, followed by Chase Wood taking a walk and Braeden Brown driving a homerun over the rightfield wall to give the Blackhawks a 7-0 lead. In the third, the Hawks sent ten batters to the plate scoring another five runs. Oswaldo Calderon led the inning off with a single, then with one out Austin Martin singled home Calderon. Rawlins had his second hit of the game to make it first and third with one out. Back to back to walks from Chase Wood, Braeden Brown and Zeb Adreon extended the lead to 9-0. Luis Vargas then doubled home two more runs and the score stood at 12-0.

Garcia allowed two solo homeruns in the bottom of the fourth inning to make the score 12-2. In the bottom of the fifth the Trojans sent eight hitters to the plate recording five hits in the inning and scoring three runs.

The Trojans and Blackhawks exchanged blows back and forth for the rest of the game. The final score of the game was 17-11. Jared Skubic and Trace Hoffman combined to pitch four innings and gave up no earned runs and struck out six.

The Blackhawks move to 26-9 on the year.