Akron-Westfield baseball beats South O’Brien, Harris-Lake Park

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

AKRON — The Akron-Westfield baseball team overcame a 5-2 deficit to beat South O’Brien 11-6 on Friday in War Eagle Conference action.

The Westerners scored five in the fifth and four more in the sixth to pull away for the win.

Michael Swancutt led the A-W offense with a 4-for-4 game at the plate with 3 RBI. All four of his hits were singles.

Hayden Wahlberg added 2 RBI and three others drove in a run apiece.

The bulk of the runs came against Ben Woodall who gave up seven in 4 2/3 innings in the loss. Boston Riedemann allowed four runs.

Aric Allard pitched the win for the Westerners. He struck out six in four innings of relief while giving up just one hit and one walk. Raiden Ericson started the game and gave up five runs in two innings. Tatum Wilken gave up the final run in the seventh.

The Westerners improved to 9-6 with the win. South O’Brien fell to 1-10 with the loss.

Beat H-LP 12-4

LAKE PARK — The Westerners picked up a 12-4 win over Harris-Lake Park in War Eagle Conference action Monday. The team scored half of their runs in the second inning.

Raiden Ericson, Michael Swancutt, Tyson Fairbanks, Kasey Nielsen and Hayden Wahlberg ended with 2 RBI apiece in the win. Ericson and Swancutt led the team with three hits apiece. Ericson had two singles and a double while Swancutt had two doubles and a single while also reaching on two hit-by-pitches.

Aric Allard added two singles, while Wahlberg and Carter Wilken each had a single and double.

The Westerners scored runs against three of the four pitchers they faced. They got eight against starter Javen Baumgarn who lasted one inning. Lucas Ahrenstorff was tagged for one run and Bowden Barnhart gave up three runs.

Akron-Westfield also used four pitchers in the game. Ericson earned the win as he gave up two runs on two hits, three walks and a pair of hit-by-pitches. He struck out two in three innings. Tatum Wilken gave up the other two runs in two innings on the mound. He struck out two. Conner Wendel and Kasey Nielsen had scoreless stints on the bump with Wendel striking out a pair and Nielsen fanning one.

The Westerners improved to 10-6 with the win. the Wolves fell to 4-12 with the loss.

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