South Winn’s Seth Greve (18) strides toward the home plate reception for his three-run homer during game one of Monday’s final Upper Iowa Conference contest. (Photo by Becky Walz)
South Winn’s Seth Greve (18) strides toward the home plate reception for his three-run homer during game one of Monday’s final Upper Iowa Conference contest. (Photo by Becky Walz)

It took two days, but the South Winn baseball team (23-9) secured the Upper Iowa Conference title for the second consecutive year.

“Our guys aspired to win a conference championship this season, and it is always exciting to bring home the league crown,” said Coach Alex Smith.

Unfortunately, the momentum of the two days wasn’t able to continue as the Warriors got rained out in their contest versus Class 1A No. 3 Alburnett, leading 3-0 in the third inning prior to the game being called Tuesday night.


Big
innings

Needing two wins to claim the UIC title outright, South Winn defeated Clayton Ridge-Central Monday night in game one, 15-0, in four innings. Game two was suspended in the bottom of the third inning and finished Tuesday afternoon.

Following a light two-run first inning and a scoreless second, the Warriors took care of business in the third, scoring 13 runs – many on two outs. Highlighting the frame was a three-run rocket over the left field fence by junior Seth Greve.

Greve and Logan Hageman led the charge offensively. Greve’s home run and a single provided three RBI. L. Hageman knocked out a pair of doubles and had three RBI. Carter Wenthold provided a hit and drove in two runs. Cael Kuboushek and Nick Holien had the Warriors’ other two hits.

Combining for eight strikeouts in the shutout were Ethan Luzum and Noah Tieskoetter.

A suspended game two forced the two squads to finish on Tuesday. SW struck for three runs in the first, adding one in the third and fourth. A four-run fifth and two more tallies in the sixth ended the game in six frames.

Kody Kleve tossed three effective innings in the start while Cael Kuboushek tossed three quality innings in relief on the second day, each striking out five.

Noah Tieskoetter had the hot bat going 3-for-3 with 2 doubles and a triple in the contest.

 

Two games left

South Winn has two regular season game days remaining. Monday, July 8, the Warriors will host North Fayette Valley and Tuesday, July 9, South Winn hosts Saint Ansgar. Both contests are slated to by JV/varsity doubleheaders with the JV throwing out the first pitch at 5:30 p.m.