The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn baseball team, finally getting some notice with a #10 rating in Class 1A in Iowa, ran its shiny record to 15-1 with three more recent victories over tough War Eagle Conference foes.
Jacob Lehnhoff got the pitching win for MMC over Unity Christian, firing a one-hit shutout at the Knights, while walking three batters and striking out 13 in seven innings.
Lehnhoff also paced the Eagles at the plate with a superb 5-5 night, including two RBI, three runs scored, and a triple and double to his credit. Jordan Petersen was 2-4 with two RBI and two runs scored, Jerad Letsche 2-3 with a run scored, and Jordan Boekhout 2-4 with two RBI.
MMC rode the shutout pitching of Will Hanson in the big win over St. Mary's, who gave up five scattered hits and two walks, with eight strikeouts in seven innings of work.
Tanner Kockler took the mound lott for the Hawks, allowing two runs on just one MMC hit, and six walks, with 10 Ks.
Lehnhoff had the Eagles' lone hit and scored a run.
The MMC bats smacked 15 hits in the decisive six-inning win over SB-L, with Lehnhoff getting the win, alowing just one run on two hits and no walks, with 10 Ks. The Eagles scored five runs in the third inning and four more in the fourth to end it all early.
Again Lehnhoff was 5-5 with two runs scored, one RBI, and a double and triple to lead MMC on offense. Petersen was 2-4 with three RBI, two runs scored and a double, while Blaine Dammann was 2-3, and Jesse Kunzweiler 2-4 with a run scored.
"We came out a little sluggish," said Vasher. "I liked how we hung in there through some rocky moments early in the game. We didn't play our best, but Jacob threw well enough to keep us going until our defense caught up. It was nice to see our bats come alive later in the game."
The busy MMC boys play at Hinton tonight, host Akron-Westfield Wednesday, play at West Monona Thursday, and at West Sioux Friday.