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White Hawks Nine Split to Start Final Week

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The Mound Westonka High School baseball team split a pair of games to begin their final week of the regular season.

On May 22, the White Hawks they traveled to Plymouth to take on the West Lutheran Warriors. The end result was a 11-0 victory for the White Hawks.

Junior Evan Dahl started the game off with a single and stole second base. Junior Jack LaTour doubled Dahl home. Sophomore Sam Dufault then singled. Senior Evan Kennedy singled in LaTour. Two outs later, senior Hunter Ellis hit a sacrifice fly to score Kennedy and give the visitors a 4-0 lead.

That would be more than enough offense for senior Cody Rolighed on the mound. Rolighed threw a complete game two-hitter and struck out five batters.

The White Hawks would add another Dahl run in the second inning (Dufault RBI), two in the fourth inning (Dahl and Dufault) knocked in by Kennedy, and then four runs in the top of the fifth inning. Ellis, senior Jerry Krahl, senior Dylan Roth and Dufault all scored that inning with RBIs being credited to Roth and Dufault. For the game, Dahl, Dufault, Kennedy and Krahl each had two hits. Kennedy had three RBIs and Dufault had two.

On May 23, the White Hawks hosted Wright County Conference West divisional rival Litchfield. The game was for second place in the league. The White Hawks allowed single runs in each of the first three innings to fall behind 3-0.

In the bottom of the third inning, Roth led off with a single. He then advanced on a one-out single by LaTour. Roth scored an out later on a sacrifice fly by Kennedy.

Two innings later in the fifth, Roth led the inning off by reaching base on an infield hit. He advanced to second when Dahl’s ground ball was misplayed. LaTour then singled in Roth. Dahl would later score on Kennedy’s sacrifice fly.

Litchfield scored two runs in the top of the sixth to go up 5-3. The White Hawks rallied for one run in the bottom half of the inning, but that was it. Junior Andrew Fish walked. He scored on a double by Krahl, but Krahl was stranded to end the inning.

The White Hawks will begin section play on May 30. They likely will be on the road. They end the regular season with an 8-6 Wright County Conference record and are 10-9 overall with one game remaining in the regular season.

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