West Hancock's baseball team got the best of the Bison on Wednesday, May 29, limiting North Iowa to only two hits in the Eagles 7-4 win.
The scoring started early in the Tuesday, May 28, 5-2 West Hancock win over Lake Mills.
The Bulldogs scored a run in the top of the first inning to take the lead, but West Hancock answered back with three runs in the bottom half of the inning, for a lead that would stand. The Eagles scored another run in the fifth and sixth innings.
The Bulldogs had seven hits as a team, including a triple from senior Cal Boehmer. On the mound, junior Nate Lorenson was dealt the loss, as he pitched three innings, and allowed four hits and three hits, while striking out four. Sophomore Casey Hanson came on in relief and pitched two innings, and allowed two runs. The loss was Lake Mills' first, dropping its record to 3-1.
Senior Lucas Weiland got the start for West Hancock, and got the win. He pitched 6 2/3 innings, with junior Brayden Leerar coming in for the final out of the game. The win was the Eagles' first of the season.
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The Eagles traveled to West Fork on Friday, May 31, but results were not available at press time.
This week, the Eagles started on the road against Eagle Grove, on Monday, June 3. They host Nashua-Plainfield on Tuesday, June 4 and then North Butler on Wednesday, June 5. On Friday, June 7, they travel to North Union.