Large school squads pick up all-star wins

MASON CITY - The East and West Large school squads picked up wins Friday in the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association all-star series at Roosevelt Field.

The Large School East squad topped the Small School West squad 8-3 in the Friday opener and the Large School West team stopped the Small School East team 12-8.

In the first game Friday, Iowa City West's Austin Miller gained the complete-game victory for the Large School East. Miller struck out seven, walked one while allowing three runs on seven hits.

Waverly-Shell Rock's Dalton Graven collected two doubles and drove in two runs to lead the Large School East offense. Cedar Rapids Kennedy's Tyler Dralle had three hits for Large School East.

In the second game Friday, the Large School West used the big inning to claim the 4-run victory. The Large School West scored three runs in the first inning and also plated four runs in the fourth and sixth innings.

The 12 runs was more than enough for West Des Moines Valley's Calvin Stalzer, who gained the win for the Large School West. Stalzer pitched five innings and allowed four runs with four strikeouts and two walks.

Southeast Polk's Austin Martin and Des Moines Lincoln's Hunter Lee both drove in two runs for the Large School West.

The Large School East and Large School West both moved to 2-0 in the all-star series and the two large school squads square off at 5;30 Saturday in a 9-inning game.

The Small School East and Small School West face each other in the first game Saturday at 3 p.m.

Large School East 8, Small School West 3

Large School East 122 010 2 - 8 10 1

Small School West 010 020 0 - 3 7 3

Austin Miller (7K, 1BB) and Garrett Knutsen, Ryan Lorber. Kyle Schmitt (3K, 1BB), Zeb Adreon (4) (1K, 3BB), Brady Shelgren (6) (1K, 1BB) and Colby Van Pelt. W - Miller; L - Schmitt. 2B - Christian Pena (LSE), Tyler Dralle (LSE), Dalton Graven (LSE) 2, CJ Kyle (SSW). HR - Kace Massner (LSE). Multiple hits - Pena 2, Dralle 3, Graven 2, Kyle 3. Multiple RBIs - Graven 2.

Large School West 12, Small School East 8

Small School East 031 000 4 - 8 14 3

Large School West 301 404 x - 12 11 3

Nick Long (4K, 3BB), Connor Lindaman (4) (1K, 1BB), Bryce Ball (6) (1K, 1BB, 1HBP) and Trevor Ambrose, Cade Schares. Calvin Stalzer (4K, 2BB), Cainen Hiracheta (6) (1K, 0BB) and Austin Martin. 2B - Dalton Smith (SSE), Lindaman, Nolan Monthei (LSW), Hunter Lee (LSW), Mark Primrose (LSW), Ross Kramer (LSW). HR - Marquis Dew (SSE). Multiple hits - Smith 2, Lindaman 2, Dew 3, Ambrose 2, Monthei 2, Lee 3, Primrose 2. Multiple RBIs - Dew 2, Martin 2, Lee 2.

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