The Mid-Prairie Golden Hawk baseball team salvaged a split of a River Valley Conference doubleheader Tuesday in Iowa City against the Regina Regals. Regina took game one by an 11-2 score, posting runs in every inning, including a four run first to take control. Mid-Prairie got runs in the third when Keegan Gingerich drove in Brad Tornow and in the sixth when Colton Hobbs drove in Aidan Rath. Ashton Bush took the loss for Mid-Prairie working an inning and two thirds, giving up five runs.
In the night cap, the Golden Hawks got an 11-10 win. Mid-Prairie got on the board in the third when Brad Tornow raced home on an error. Regina tied it with a single run in the fourth. The Golden Hawks batted around in the sixth and seventh innings, scoring five runs in each frame to build an 11-1 lead. Things nearly slipped away from Mid-Prairie as the Golden Hawks couldn’t find the final out of the game before the Regals scored nine runs and put the tying run on base with the score at 11-10 before Brad Tornow re-entered the game and closed the door. Tornow got the win and the save working a total of six and a third innings, allowing five hits, one run and striking out eight. He was also two for four at the plate with two runs scored. Seven Golden Hawks had runs in the game. With the split, Mid-Prairie is now 6-4 on the year as they host Muscatine Tuesday.