In a game you heard on KIOW last night, the Eagle Grove baseball team used two runs in the fifth innings to get past Forest City. A pitcher-dual throughout, Eagle Grove scored first in the bottom of the third inning, and Forest City answered right back, scoring two of its own in the fourth. In the fifth, after Forest City chased him from the mound in the top of the inning, Jake Jeske tattooed a line drive to left-center field, scoring Cayden Schultz from first, a run that would prove to be the winner for the Eagles. Later that same inning, Jeskse would score on a Forest City error to reach the ending score of 4-2.
Schultz got the win by pitching two and one-third innings of scoreless baseball striking out five Indians. Between him and the starter, Jeske, Eagle pitching fanned 16 Forest City batters.
Tommy Miller was good but got the loss on the hill for the Indians, throwing five and one-third innings of five-hit four-run ball. Miller struck out five Eagles and walked three.
Corey Thoreson was the MBT Bank Player-of-the-Game with a team-high two hits and an RBI. Kellen Moore recorded the only other hit for Forest City.
The Indians are back in action tonight when they travel to Spirit Lake for a 7:30 PM first pitch. The game will be live on KIOW radio at 7:15 PM this evening.
In softball action, Eagle Grove defeated Forest City 10-0 in five innings.
Dottie Byars pitched an opening night no-hitter as the Lake Mills softball team opened the season with a 12-0 four-inning win over West Hancock. Byars fired just 51 pitches and struck out nine West Hancock batters.
Madison Edwards led the Bulldogs with two hits, a single and double, with an RBI and walked twice.