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By BRIAN LANGLEY
Morgan County News
Terry Coker’s baseball team secured a bye in next week’s District 4-A Tournament with a sweep of Oakdale last Monday and Tuesday to earn the #2 spot.
Wartburg (15-6, 8-2 in District 4-A) got a 9-2 victory over the Eagles last Monday on the road.
Trailing 1-0 after two innings, the Bulldogs pushed across two runs in the third to take the lead for good. They would later scored three runs in each the fifth and seventh innings to put the game away and pull out a 9-2 win over the Eagles.
Wartburg’s 10-hit attack was led by Shawn Langley (2-3, 3 runs, 1 RBI), Josh Kidd (2-4, 3 RBI, 2 runs), Philip Daugherty (2-2, 3 RBI, 1 run) and Tyler Trout (2-3, 1 RBI, 1 run).
Oakdale’s Corey Johnson ripped a triple to highlight the five-hit attack.
Wartburg’s Daugherty scattered five hits over 7 innings and fanned 10 batters to get the win, while Oakdale’s Jesse Clark took the loss.
The Bulldogs returned home last Tuesday and rolled to a 16-0 win over Oakdale.
Wartburg used an 11-run explosion in the first inning to propel them to the five-inning win at home.
Wartburg junior Quenton Woody blasted a home run to highlight the ‘Dogs rout at home.
Wartburg junior pitcher Tyler Trout fired a two-hitter and whiffed five batters for the victory, while Eagle freshman D.J. Currier was tagged with the loss.
The Bulldogs pounded out 15 hits with Shawn Langley (3-3, 2 2B, 2 runs, 1 RBI) leading the way. Josh Kidd (1 2B, 2 runs, 1 RBI), Philip Daugherty (5 RBI, 2 runs), Quenton Woody (1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 runs), Tyler Trout (2 runs) and Dougie Nichols (2 runs, 1 RBI).
Wartburg suffered a 13-3 loss at CAK last Thursday, but came back and got a big 13-2 win over Greenback on Friday.
The Bulldogs won’t have to play a play-in game this Saturday when the District 4-A Tournament begins. They will start tournament action next Monday at Coalfield.
The Eagles had to play Oneida this week to determine if they would finish 4, 5 or 6 in the district.