Remsen St. Mary’s remained unbeaten with a quarterfinal victory over South Winneshiek on Monday by a 6-0 final score.
The Hawks wasted no time scoring runs plating one in the first thanks to a leadoff triple and an RBI from Jaxon Bunkers. Remsen St. Mary’s head coach Dean Harpenau says it’s important for his team to set the tone by leading right away.
The Hawks then got two more in the third inning on a two-run big fly off the bat of Jaxon Bunkers. Bunkers drove in all three of the runs for Remsen St. Mary’s to start the game, and he says it was important for him to step up and light the fire in the Hawks early.
Collin Homan then got in on the home run parade with a ball that nearly left the town of Carroll for his team-best fourth home run of the season. Homan admitted it’s the longest home run he’s ever hit, and he says his swing gives him a lot of power at the plate.
Coach Harpenau says that one was up there for one of the longest he’s seen hit.
Remsen St. Mary’s got a tremendous start on the hill from Carter Schorg. He went five and two-thirds innings allowing just one hit and striking out 10 in the win. He says his command makes him so difficult to hit.
Coach Harpenau says, when Schorg is throwing strikes, it makes things easy on his defense who made big plays in the win.
The Hawks improved to 34-0 with the win and are now into their fourth consecutive semifinal round and match up with Kingsley-Pierson. Bunkers says the Hawks are very familiar with Kingsley-Pierson, and they’ll need to play some great baseball to come away with a win.
The Hawks have gotten the Panthers twice this season and are looking to make it three wins over Kingsley-Pierson this season. It’s tough to beat a team three times in one season, but the Hawks have done it before and Coach Harpenau says they have a lot of respect for Kingsley-Pierson.
The semifinal between the Hawks and Panthers is at 4:30 PM on Wednesday evening. KLEM Radio will broadcast the game live from Carroll with pregame beginning at 4:10.