The Alta- Aurelia Warriors baseball team continued their winning ways last week, taking two Northwest Conference games.
The Warriors beat Rockwell City-Lytton/Southern Cal on Tuesday by a 13- 1 score, as Christian Weiland pitched six innings and struck out 13 RCLSC batters. Ryan Friedrich and Weiland both went 2-4 at the plate, with the dynamic duo combining for three doubles and five RBI. Ben Stevens added a two-run homer.
AA Coach Dan Wendel said he was very impressed with RCLSC. "Their pitcher did a nice job for most of the game," he said, " but we broke it open in the 6th scoring nine runs to finish strong."
Wendel said he is very happy with the Warriors' ability to string hits together and have big innings.
Alta-Aurelia added another big conference win,11-2, on Thursday over East Sac County, again having a big inning, when they plated eight runs in the 4th.
Ryan Friedrich again had a big night at the plate for the Warriors, going 3-4 with two doubles and four RBI, while Matt Sefcik went 2-3 with one RBI, Jalen Henningsen went 1-2 with a double and one RBI, and Dylan Suhr had a two-run triple.
Friedrich started on the hill for A-A and went six innings, giving up seven hits while striking out six and walking one. Dylan Suhr finished up, pitching one perfect inning, including a strikeout.
Coach Wendel felt that Friedrich pitched a very good game, saying "I thought he found ways to get outs even though they have some very good hitters. Even when Ryan doesn't have his best stuff he is very hard to score on, and he will only get better as the season goes on."
Wendel added that he really likes the balanced hitting on this Warrior team, saying that "it seems we can score at any place in the batting order."
" We still have some little things to work out," he said, "but overall I am very happy with where we are at this point in the season."
The Warriors have a 5-0 record.