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Cyclones rock Baldwin

By The Herald Staff | 4/9/2014

The Ottawa High School baseball team rallied from first-inning deficits Tuesday to sweep Baldwin at Harvey M. Drake field.

Ottawa won 14-4 in five innings and 9-6. Ottawa spotted the Bulldogs two runs in the opener and five in the nightcap.

The Ottawa High School baseball team rallied from first-inning deficits Tuesday to sweep Baldwin at Harvey M. Drake field.

Ottawa won 14-4 in five innings and 9-6. Ottawa spotted the Bulldogs two runs in the opener and five in the nightcap.

“We had good at-bats,” Ottawa coach Shawn Herrmann said. “We had a lot of two-strike hits.”

Ottawa showed some fight in both games.

“We were never going to give up,” Herrmann said. “We ran the bases really well. We will get better.”

Senior Nathan Roth pitched all five innings in the opener. Herrmann said Roth did not have his best stuff, but battled.

“He gave us a chance to win,” Herrmann said.

Ottawa used four pitchers in the nightcap. Sam Carver started and did not record an out.

Connor Stepp tossed four innings, including getting out of a bases-loaded jam in the first inning.

Tate Jung had two perfect innings in the fifth and sixth against the top of the Baldwin lineup. Dalton Weidl closed it in the seventh.

Ottawa plays 3:30 p.m. Friday at home against St. James and 7 p.m. versus Gardner.

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