The South O'Brien baseball team played a pair of road games on Monday and Tuesday, and the two games didn't bear much resemblance to each another. On Monday, SOS traveled to Hawarden to face West Sioux in a War Eagle Conference game, and the Wolverines struck early and often, scoring in each of the first four innings en route to a 15-0 four inning victory over the Falcons.
Adam Paulsen hit a 2-run triple in the 1st inning for SOS, while Michael Callahan hit a 2-run homerun in the 2nd, Will Friedrichsen added a solo homerun in the 3rd, and Landon Lenhart had an RBI double in the 4th.
South O'Brien coach Heath Reichle said, "This was a good team win for us tonight. We were aggressive tonight and really played hard. Andrew Weaver pitched a great game for us tonight, going all four innings, allowing one hit, and striking out six. We were confident in the field tonight and made some good plays."
On Tuesday, non-conference foe West Lyon broke open a 2-2 game with six runs in the 5th inning and four in the 6th on their way to a 12-4 win over the Wolverines.
Sam Weber led the way at the plate for SOS, going 2 for 2 with two runs scored and an RBI, and Will Friedrichsen also contributed with a big 2-run double in the 4th that gave the Wolverines a brief 3-2 lead.
Coach Reichle siad, "We played a pretty solid game defensively, they just hit the ball hard in the 5th and 6th. That's the way baseball works. You have to be mentally strong to get through tough stretches, and I can see that we are ready to put this one behind us and move on to the next game.
"This was a very intense and fun game for the first five innings. West Lyon is a very good-hitting team all the way through their line-up. They collected seven hits in the 5th which led to six runs. I don't think the score is a real good indicator of where we are as a team. They are not eight runs better than us, but at this point in the season, they were definitely the better team."