After losing once the Iowa Western Reivers got put into the losers bracket, in the double elimination JUCO World Series. The loser’s bracket not unfamiliar to the team as in 2012 the Reivers lost the opening game and then fought there way to a championship. 2015 wound up being a different story, however, as the Reivers played the hot bat Chattahoochee Valley Pirates.

Chattahoochee Valley found a way to run rule Iowa Western 14-2 in five innings, back-to-back run rules on Iowa Western, eliminating the #1 Reivers. Iowa Western visibly a different team from years past. In past years the Reivers were known for dominating pitching and electric bats. In 2015 the Reivers completely the opposite, flat bats/ offense and pitching that got destroyed. Chattahoochee Valley started the game by putting a five spot on the board in the first inning, giving them confidence on the defensive side. Two big keys to the Pirates offense were second baseman Brandon Whiteford and catcher Jake Maziar. Whiteford went, 3/4 with five RBI’s, and Maziar went, 3/4 with three RBI’s. Eight out of the nine players in the Pirates lineup got a hit in the game. On the Iowa Western side only three batters in the lineup got a hit, scattering their two run in the second and third. Bryce Conley tossed a complete game, five innings, three hitter allowing one earned run walking eight batters fir Chattahoochee Valley. Conley also had five strikeouts throwing 107 pitches.

The 14-2 win for Chattahoochee Valley keeps them alive and in the running for the national championship. The Pirates in their next game play the loser of the North West Florida State Raiders vs. the Walters State Senators. The 14-6 loss for Iowa Western eliminates them from the 2015 tournament. The Reivers finish the season 54-7 in 2015.