MANSON - The Alta-Aurelia Warriors baseball had been in a bit of a swoon lately, dropping 3 of their last 4 contests, but the Warriors snapped out of it in a big way here on Tuesday night as they topped Manson-Northwest Webster, 14-1 in five innings, in a Twin Lakes Conference game.
The win gave Warrior coach Dan Wendel his 100th career victory at the school, a feat which took less than four seasons to accomplish.
The Warriors got off to a quick start Tuesday, scoring 13 runs in the first three innings to take a commanding 13-0 lead. MNW got their lone run in the 4th inning, and the game ended after 5 due to the 10-run rule.
Eight was the magic number for Coach Wendel's Warriors Tuesday as they combined eight hits, eight bases on balls and eight stolen bases to score their 14 runs.
Neil Marshall had two hits, scored three runs, drove in three and stole two bases for the Warriors, and Jalen Henningsen had two hits, scored three times, drove in two and swiped three bases. Marshall's triple and Jaden Holton's double were the only extra base hits collected by Alta-Aurelia. Pitching duties for the Warriors were shared by James Curbow, who allowed no earned runs on two hits in four innings, walking three and striking out four, and Austin Delp, who threw one perfect inning.
Alta-Aurelia's season mark now stands at 16-8.