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Indians knock off Trojans

Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 11:45 am

Van-Far’s Colten Jensen leans back to avoid a Community R-VI pitch.

Van-Far moved its record to 2-0 last week when they hosted rival Community R-VI and picked up an impressive 11-1 victory.
Battling bad weather for two weeks while holding practices inside the school, the Indians were excited to go back outside in a re-scheduled game last Friday to take on the Trojans.
In the first inning, Treyson Culwell had a two-RBI double before eventually scoring on Brayden McMillen’s RBI single for a 3-0 lead.
Logan Wilson’s RBI double scored Caden Wilburn for the fourth run of the game in the second inning. Josh Hodde then added an RBI single to score Wilson.
Up 5-0, the Indians added three more runs in the third inning. Wilson hit a two-out, RBI single and later scored on a wild pitch.
Wilburn scored on Hodde’s RBI double for an 8-0 edge.
After the Trojans added their lone run in the fourth inning, Van-Far responded with two more runs.
Sam Middleton and McMillen each scored runs on wild pitches.
Van-Far scored their final run in the fifth inning as Middleton had a double and Treyson Culwell scored.
“It was really great to get outside and actually play a game for a change,” said Van-Far head coach Wes Rowden.
Wilson had two RBIs and three runs scored; Hodde had two RBIs; Treyson Culwell added two RBIs and two runs scored; while McMillen tallied two RBIs and one run scored.
Hodde picked up the win on the mound after tossing 3 2/3 innings and allowing one earned run with nine strikeouts and two walks.
Treyson Culwell tossed 1 1/3 inning with two strikeouts.
“I liked the velocity both pitchers showed and Treyson’s curve looked really good as well,” Rowden said. “Control for both was pretty good and that is going to play a huge role this year with the pitching limitations. Josh threw 74 pitches. I did not want him to go over 75. He only walked two, but he had several three-ball counts and of course when you strikeout players you are going to throw more pitches than one who gets a lot of ground or fly outs. But both guys did a good job.”