The Easton Valley baseball team had to put in some overtime June 17 against East Buchanan in Winthrop. The River Hawks outlasted the Buccaneers 4-3 in 11 innings.

Extra-inning games can put coaches in a tough spot on the mound because the Iowa High School Athletic Association set a maximum for the number of pitches pitchers can throw. Juniors and seniors can only throw 110 pitches in a game (180 per week), and junior Nate Trenkamp and senior Trevor Strait came close to that rule June 17.

Trenkamp started on the mound for the River Hawks but lasted only 3 1/3 innings with a pitch count of 65. Strait relieved Trenkamp and pitch 4 2/3 innings, throwing 62 pitches. Austin Franzen, the third pitcher, picked up the win, pitching three innings and only throwing 26 pitches. 

The River Hawks came from behind, scoring two runs in the top of the seventh to tie the score then pushing an unearned run across the plate in the top of the 11th. 

The Buccaneers were held scoreless for the last six innings. 

Easton Valley completed the sweep in game two of the doubleheader by scoring eight runs in the top of the seventh to take a 15-2 lead. They went on to win 15-4.

Easton Valley 4

East Buchanan 3

(At Mount Vernon June 17)

EV (11-10) 010 000 200 01 — 4 8

EB (4-13)   200 010 000 00 — 3 5

Easton Valley — Trever Strait 3x5; Conor Gruver 2x5; Arik Daniels 1x4; Reid Hinerichsen 1x4; Hunter Holdgrafer 1x5. Triples — Strait 1. Stolen Bases — Strait 1; Gruver 1; Nate Trenkamp 1.  WP — Austin Franzen. LP — James Mussman. 

 

Easton Valley 15

East Buchanan 4

(At Winthrop June 17) 

EV (12-10) 003 040 8 — 15 18

EB (4-14)   002 000 2 —  4   7

Easton Valley— Trevor Strait 4x5; Jessen Weber 3x4; Arik Daniels 2x3; Brig Bormann 2x4; Austin Franzen 2x4; Nate Trenkamp 2x4; Hunter Holdgrafer 2x5; Riley Miller 1x5. Doubles — Strait 1; Trenkamp 1; Franzen 1. RBI — Weber 5; Daniels 3; Trenkamp 2; Holdgrafer 2; Strait 1; Franzen 1; Bormann 1. Stolen Bases — Strait 2; Trenkamp 2; Weber 2. WP — Weber. LP — Cole Bowden. 

 

Lisbon 8

Easton Valley 0

(At Miles June 20) 

L (9-10)001 020 5 — 8 13

E (12-11)000 000 0 — 0   4

Easton Valley — Trevor Strait 1x3; Nate Trenkamp 1x3; Conor Gruver 1x3; Riley Miller 1x3. Doubles — Strait. Stolen Bases — Carson Fuegen 1. WP — Hagen Waters. LP — Nate Trenkamp. 

 

Lisbon 9

Easton Valley 0

(At Miles June 20) 

L (10-10)430 100 1 — 9 9

E (12-13)000 000 0 — 0 3

Easton Valley— Carson Fuegen 1x2; Jessen Weber 1x2; Arik Daniels 1x3. Doubles — Fuegen 1; Weber 1. WP — Cobe Siebrecht. LP — Austin Franzen.

 

Camanche 7

Easton Valley 5

(At Clinton June 21)

E (12-14)000 002 3 — 5 9

C (11-6)010 411 0 — 7 10

Easton Valley— Hunter Holdgrafer 3x4; Conor Gruver 2x4; Trevor Strait 2x5; Austin Franzen 1x3; Nate Trenkamp 1x5. Doubles — Strait 1; Holdgrafer 1. RBI — Strait 2; Trenkamp 1; Holdgrafer 1; Carson Fuegen 1. WP — Nolan Baker. LP — Jessen Weber.