JUCO World Series game 11, Iowa Western moves on

In 10 innings over two games for Iowa Western their offense stalled being blanked, until the fifth inning. In the fifth inning the Reivers against the Yavapai Roughriders found their bats for a brief moment. Iowa Western scored four runs in that inning alone. Then continued getting blanked by Yavapai for the rest of the game.

For the game the four runs were all Iowa Western needed winning 4-1 over Yavapai. The Reivers scored three of their four runs off the bat of Dom Thompson-Williams, CF for Iowa Western, as he hit a 3-run home run off the scoreboard. The next batter scored the fourth and final run for the Reivers, Jared Gates. Gates launched a solo home run making it back-to-back home runs for the Reivers. The home runs putting up a big number in the fifth giving the Reivers all the momentum in the game after that. Iowa Western relief pitcher Michael Klein taking the momentum to the mound, after the fifth, shutting the door on the Roughriders. The one run came in the seventh for Yavapai. Klein pitched six full innings allowing two hits, one earned run, and four strikeouts on 61 pitches in relief.

The 4-1 win for Iowa Western kept them in the tournament moving on to play the loser of NW Florida State vs. Chattahoochee Valley. The 4-1 loss for Yavapai eliminates the Roughriders from the tournament, going 0-2 in the tournament. Yavapai finishes the season 45-18.


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