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Akron-Westfield Clinches Another War Eagle Conference Crown


Number six ranked Akron-Westfield kept their winning ways rolling with an 11-0 win over Gehlen Catholic last night.

The Westerners got it rolling right away with six runs to open up the ball game. They sent 10 hitters to the plate in the first with seven reaching base. The inning was highlighted by a two-out two run double off the bat of Katie Johnson. After that, there was not much offense to speak of. The game remained 6-0 until the top of the sixth with each pitcher, Gehlen’s Corra Yockey and Akron-Westfield’s Megan Meinen, pitching zeros most of the game. In the top of the sixth, the Westerners got to the Gehlen pitching staff for five more runs with three coming off the bat of Natalie Nielsen on her fourth home run of the season.

Akron-Westfield Head Coach Todd Colt says that the six-run first and five-run sixth were a result of good contact finding holes in the field.

Natalie Nielsen’s three-run home run in the sixth was her fourth home run of the year. Coach Colt knows that power like that makes things exciting for his ball club.

Megan Meinen finished the game with a shutout going six innings giving up two hits and striking out four. She has yet to give up an earned run in 32 innings of work this season. Coach Colt attributes that to her being very accurate with her pitches and having good defense all year.

Gehlen Catholic committed two errors with both of them happening in the big innings for Akron-Westfield. The loss was Gehlen’s third in a row and Head Coach Tony Gunter knows that, to get back in the win column, his team needs to clean things up on defense.

The Westerners have won 18 in a row and are 21-1 overall and 10-0 in the War Eagle Conference winning their 19th consecutive War Eagle Conference title. While the Jays fall to 12-8 and 5-3 in conference play. Both teams are in Sloan tomorrow at the Westwood tournament.

Thursday Final Scores:

Missouri River Activities Conference:

Sioux City East 8 Council Bluffs AL 2
Sergeant Bluff-Luton 7 Bishop Heelan 6
Sergeant Bluff-Luton 10 Bishop Heelan 6
Sioux City West 3 Sioux City North 2
Sioux City West 7 Sioux City North 2

War Eagle Conference:

Gehlen Catholic 5 Akron-Westfield 0
George-Little Rock 6 Trinity Christian 4

Western Valley Conference:

West Monona 17 Whiting 6

Missouri River Activities Conference:

Le Mars 4 Council Bluffs TJ 3
Sioux City East 22 Council Bluffs AL 3
Sioux City East 11 Council Bluffs AL 0
#14 Bishop Heelan 6 Sergeant Bluff-Luton 2
#14 Bishop Heelan 8 Sergeant Bluff-Luton 3

War Eagle Conference:

George-Little Rock/Central Lyon 15 Trinity Christian 2
MMCRU 13 Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 11
Unity Christian 9 Hinton 8

Western Valley Conference:

#12 West Monona 16 Whiting 3
Sibley-Ocheyedan 10 River Valley 2