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Wapsie Valley sweeps Jesup

Jesup sophomore Brodie Kresser started the first game for the J-Hawks and went four innings with five strikeouts.

FAIRBANK – The Wapsie Valley varsity baseball team defeated Jesup in both ends of their home doubleheader on Monday.

Wapsie Valley won the first game 13-12 and the second game 14-4 in five innings.

In the first game, the Warriors and J-Hawks combined for 24 runs in the first four innings. Both teams were held scoreless in the fifth and sixth innings, until Wapsie Valley walked off in the seventh inning.

Wapsie Valley combined for 11 hits, seven walks, 13 runs, six stolen bases and four errors in the first game. Right fielder Blayde Bellis had three hits, two runs scored and three RBIs. Center fielder Trevor Sauerbrei had three hits, a walk, three runs scored, three RBIs and a stolen base. Third baseman Ethan Oltrogge had two hits and four RBIs.

Tanner Blaylock started the game for Wapsie Valley and lasted one inning with no strikeouts; while allowing two hits, a walk and two earned runs.

Wapsie Valley freshman Brady Sauerbrei pitched 2.1 innings in relief with three strikeouts; while allowing eight hits, three walks and seven earned runs. Connor Franzen (1-1) pitched 3.2 innings in relief with five strikeouts; while allowing three hits, no walks and no runs.

Jesup combined for 13 hits, 12 runs and four errors in the first game. First baseman Josh Johnson had five hits in the contest.

Brodie Kresser started the game for Jesup and went four innings with five strikeouts. Cade Nolan (1-1) pitched 2.1 innings in relief with five strikeouts.

The second game was a slugfest dominated by Wapsie Valley, with the Warriors scoring 14 runs and limiting the J-Hawks to four runs.

Wapsie Valley combined for 13 hits, two walks, 14 runs, seven stolen bases and three errors in the second game. Bellis had three hits, three runs scored, an RBI and a stolen base. Trevor Sauerbrei had four hits, four runs scored, a triple, three RBIs and two stolen bases.

Trevor Sauerbrei (3-1) started the second game for Wapsie Valley and went 4.2 innings with seven strikeouts; while allowing eight hits, two walks and three earned runs. Bellis pitched a third of an inning in relief.

Jesup combined for eight hits, four runs and one error in the second game. Heath Wyant had two hits in the contest.

Jase Pilcher (1-2) started the second game for the J-Hawks and went three innings with five strikeouts. Zach Mead pitched 1.1 innings in relief with one strikeout.

After Monday’s doubleheader, Wapsie Valley is 9-6 and Jesup is 5-6.