A pair of KCII area baseball and softball teams will share the diamond tonight in Southeast Iowa Superconference action when Hillcrest Academy meets Winfield-Mt. Union. The Raven baseball team comes into the game with an overall mark of 3-5. They have won back to back games over Louisa-Muscatine and Wapello. The Ravens are hitting .262 as a team, led by Eli Ours at .500 with 12 hits, seven runs scored and four driven in. On the mound, Hillcrest has a 3.82 team ERA led by London Schrock at 0.75 in nine innings of work with a 1-1 record.
Winfield-Mt. Union is 1-6 on the year after falling to Highland 13-2 on Monday. The Wolves are hitting .220 as a team led by Jacob Ford at .412 with seven hits, two runs scored and two driven in. On the hill, WMU has a team ERA of 15.39, led by Ford at 6.12 with a 1-1 record in eight innings of work. These two teams met in a doubleheader last year with the Ravens posting matching 9-0 wins to earn the sweep. WMU’s last win in the series came in 2016.
The Raven softball team comes in looking for their first win of the season at 0-7 after a 6-3 loss to Wapello Monday. The Ravens are hitting .116 as a team, led by Esther Hughes at .267 with four hits and two runs scored. Leah Bontrager has handled all of the pitching for the Ravens this year, working 32 innings with a 8.97ERA and 0-7 record.
Winfield-Mt. Union is 4-2 after a tough luck 2-1 loss at Highland Monday. For the season the Wolves are hitting .246 as a team, led by Emma Haines and Jobey Malone, each hitting .333. Madie Anderson has handled all of the work in the circle, throwing 40 innings with a 4-2 record and miniscule 0.35ERA. The Lady Wolves swept a doubleheader last year between these two schools by 4-1 and 6-2 scores. Hillcrest’s last victory in the series came in 2017. Softball action will be in Winfield, baseball in Kalona and both start at 7p.m. You can hear all of the baseball action live tonight on AM 1380, FM 102.5, and KCIIradio.com, beginning with the Washington HyVee pregame show at 6:30 and first pitch at seven.