Alta-Aurelia senior Jaden Holton makes the play from his shortstop position in recent action. Photo by Trent Johnson, Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune.
Alta-Aurelia hosted Clay Central-Everly on Thursday, and the Warriors' Ross Friedrich got his first start on the mound. A-A coach Dan Wendel was very pleased with Friedrich's effort, saying the freshman "pitched a great game and seemed to be in command all night," as Alta-Aurelia won, 14-4, in six innings. Friedrich went the distance on the mound, giving up four earned runs on six hits while striking out eight and walking two. At the plate for the Warriors, Cody Cameron and Jayson Van Haaften had three hits apiece, and Van Haaften drove in three runs. Jaden Holton, Jalen Henningsen, Cody Cameron and James Curbow each had two RBI.
" We started a little slow offensively in the game," said Coach Wendel, "but our bats really came to life in the later innings. Alex Stephan hit a big home run for us, and our younger hitters really stepped up. We continue to play great baseball , and we need to continue to stay focused as our schedule is full over the next couple of weeks."
The Warriors now have a 7-5 record, following their sixth straight win.