West Burlington too much for W-MU
WEST BURLINGTON — The powerful bats of the West Burlington baseball team were too much for Winfield-Mt. Union to overcome in a 17-2 loss to the Falcons on Thursday night.
West Burlington belted out two homers and a triple in a game cut short by the mercy rule.
W-MU’s Darren Hunter had a two-run shot of his own, but on the night, the Wolves couldn’t keep up with the hot bats of their hosts.
“We’re missing some players due to state golf, and we have to play four games in the first week — it’s been a little rough on us,” Coach Kenton Klopfenstein said.
The Falcons scored three runs in the first inning, added seven in the second and put up seven more in the third.
Hunters’ homer gave the Wolves both of their runs in the third inning. Ryan Nelson and Matthew Neibuhr also had one hit each for the Wolves.
Garrett Baker started the game on the mound for W-MU and took the loss. Neibuhr also pitched for the Wolves.
W-MU will be back on the diamond tonight in their fourth and final game of the week. They host Pekin, starting with the JV game at 5:30 p.m.
Next week is just as busy for the Wolves, who play Tuesday, Wednesday, a doubleheader on Thursday and another game on Friday.