The Mid-Prairie Golden Hawk baseball team steps outside of the River Valley Conference Friday to travel to Mount Pleasant and take on the Panthers. The Hawks have a 7-2 overall record this season after a 6-4 win in Cascade Thursday. In the game, they were led by a three hit, two run and one RBI night at the plate from Keegan Gingerich. Aidan Rath worked five innings on the mound to record the win, striking out 12 and giving up just two runs. The Golden Hawks are ranked No. 8 in class 2A this week in the latest poll from the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association. So far this year, the Hawks are hitting .346 as a team with a staff ERA of 3.73. Individual leaders include Aidan Rath with a .448 average at the plate, a team best 14 RBI, 13 hits, and five home runs. Five Golden Hawks in the starting lineup are hitting .400 or better on the year. On the hill Rath has a 2-0 record with a 0.54 ERA in 13 innings with 30 strikeouts. Cain Brown, and Alex Bean are also unbeaten on the year. Karson Grout and Collin Miller each have one save.
Mount Pleasant is 2-8 this year. They were beaten in both ends of a doubleheader by Burlington Thursday 18-2 and 14-3. On the season, the Panthers are hitting .237 as a team with an overall ERA of 7.10. Individually, the Panthers are led by WACO’s Will Edeker with a .529 average in 17 at bats, nine hits and six RBI. He’s also the leader on the mound with a 1.66 ERA in 12 innings of work and an 0-1 record. Jack Johnson and Carter Amos are the two Panthers who have recorded wins so far this year. These two teams last met in 2014 with the Panthers winning 14-2. Mount Pleasant has won five straight in the series. You can hear all of the action live tonight from the Mapleleaf Athletic Complex on AM 1380, FM 102.5 and KCIIradio.com, beginning with the Washington HyVee Pregame Show at 6:30 and the Premier Shed Shop and Champion Metal Supply First Pitch at 7p.m.
The Mid-Prairie softball team 2-10 this year. In their last recorded action they beat Monticello in Kalona 3-2 on a walk off. For the year, Mid-Prairie is hitting .321 with a staff ERA of 8.10. Individually they are led by Madeline Schrader witha .440 average and five RBI. In the circle, Myah Lugar has thrown 59 innings with a 2-7 record and 7.04 ERA. Solon is 9-5 this year. The Spartans are ranked No. 11 in class 3A in the latest poll from the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union. Monday they swept Dyersville Beckman by 18-3 and 13-0 scores. On the season the Spartans are hitting .452 with a staff ERA of 2.98. Individually, they are led by Sarah Heick with a .600 average and 30 hits. Camryn Keith has a team best 32 RBI. In the circle, Kendall Jensen has a 5-3 record in 43 innings with a 1.63ERA. Solon has won nine straight in the series including a 9-1 victory in 2019. Action starts tonight at 7:30 in Solon.