By Bob Simmons
On April 4, the Winfield Warriors defeated Orchard Farm. The score was 8-3 and on the following evening defeated the Eagles 6-4.
“In the Orchard Farm conference games Lane Weber and Cameron Turnbull were stellar, picking up victories in relief,” said Winfield Coach Justin Rodgers.
Turnbull earned the decision in the 8-3 win. He went three innings, struck out three, and didn’t allow a hit. Spencer Keiser goes 3-3 with three RBIs, Bauer 2-4 with two RBIs to lead the offense.
In the 6-4 win, Keiser shines again at the plate going 3-4. Weber was very efficient picking up the win in relief. Brandon Hazer with a big pinch hit at bat that leads to the go ahead and winning run. Bauer shuts it down late to earn the save.
On April 7, they split a doubleheader with Parkway North. They lost 8-7. Bauer and John Hogan drove in three RBIs with Hogan hitting a three-run home run. Turnbull was charged with the loss.
In the second game, Winfield emerged with an 18-13 win. The Warriors pounded out 21 hits on their way to 18 runs in this game. Weber throws well to pick up another win. Keiser, Bauer, Sutton, Weber, Roggeman, Pruitt, Hazer all collect multiple hits in the game with Keiser and Bauer leading the way with four hits each. Collin Sutton homers in this game.
“Parkway North was 6-1 entering the game and played in the Class 5 state quarterfinal last year,” said Rodgers.
On April 9, Winfield rallied in a 2-1 win over Bowling Green. The Warriors allow one unearned run in the top of the first inning in what appears to be the last scheduled home game at the middle school baseball field before moving to a new facility at the high school. Spencer Keiser is masterful as he pitches six and 1/3 innings, allowing one hit, no earned runs, struck out 14 hitters. Hogan tied the score at 1-1 when he led off the fourth with a solo home run. Bauer got the win in relief of Keiser as the Warriors walk-off in the bottom of the seventh. Winning run scored by Bauer on a wild play in which Hazer hits a ground ball that was misplayed and the Warriors walked it off.