North Mahaska Tops EV, 5-1

Brayden Mikesell led the Bears with a pair of hits, also driving in their lone run in a 5-1 loss to North Mahaska. The two teams will meet up again for District play on July 13.

IOWA CITY – North Mahaska’s baseball team made the most of its appearance at Duane Banks Stadium July 1 when they faced South Iowa Cedar League foe English Valleys. The Warhawks used strong defense and timely hits to score a 5-1 win.

The teams returned to the University of Iowa all-turf facility after two years. The two met in 2017 at the same field.

North Mahaska took advantage of a leadoff walk to score when junior Logan Shipley drove a ball deep to left field to bring in sophomore Blake Readshaw in the first inning. In the top of the fourth, s single by sophomore Dylan Klinker and a pair of stolen bases set up an opportunity to score on a pass ball. Senior Luke Groves walks and went to second when Klinker stole third and Groves went to third when Klinker scored. He came home on a wild pitch.

Brayden Miksell led the Bears with two singles and an RBI. He drove in Beau Flander in the bottom of the fifth inning after Flander walked and went to second on a wild pitch. English Valleys had runners reach third two other times in the game, but could not score them. Each team stranded seven runners including leaving bases loaded once.

North Mahaska and English Valleys each have games left to play before the end of the season. They will be preparing for their third meeting of the year on Saturday, July 13. The teams have split the regular season meetings and will play their Class 1A District 10 game at 5 p.m. in Sigourney. The winner will play again on Tuesday, July 16 at Victor against the winner of the Tri-County-HLV game at 7 p.m.

 

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