WEBSTER CITY - Boone was either hit or miss last night at Lynx Field.
But when the Toreadors were on, they really cooked.
In its final tune-up before the start of the postseason, Webster City watched Boone roll up six runs in the opening inning and then seven more in the sixth to coast to an easy 13-1, 6-inning victory over the Lynx.
DFJ photo by Tracy Runneberg
WCHS infielder Ben Mossman (front) awaits a throw from catcher John Ferrell as a Boone base runner steals second last night at Lynx Field.
The Toreadors (19-14) shelled WCHS pitchers Cody Jondal and Dylan Fielder for 15 hits, 10 of which came in their outburst innings. They collected four extra-base hits.
"Boone has been heating up at the plate lately and their averages are more typical of what we're used to seeing from them," WCHS head coach Seth McGrane said. "They hit Cody pretty hard, but he also put up four straight zeroes on them (in the second, third, fourth and fifth innings)."
But McGrane walked away pleased with his team's defensive effort. Prone to making mistakes in bunches this season, the Lynx (7-21) made just two errors in the contest.
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Blake Fudge and Blake Baltimore. Cody Jondal, Dylan Fielder (6) and John Ferrell. W-Fudge. L-Jondal. RBI-WC: Sam Mossman.
"Overall I was happy with our defense," he said. "We did a lot of things right."
WCHS finally got on the board in the last half of the sixth inning, courtesy of an RBI fielder's choice by Sam Mossman. His ball in play brought Trey Tesdahl to the dish.
The Lynx finished with four hits - all singles by Tesdahl, Mossman, Doug Stoakes and Garrett Gourley.
Jondal took the loss on the bump. He worked into the sixth inning before handing off to Fielder.
WCHS will now concentrate on Friday's Class 3A district semifinal against ADM Adel. The game will take place at Saydel High School; the first pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m.
"This was just another chance to see live pitching before we go start our second season at Saydel," McGrane said.
It's unknown if ADM will use ace pitcher Alec Rash on Friday. The powerful senior right-hander, who has been clocked in the mid-90s with his fastball, was a second-round draft pick of the Philadelphia Phillies in last month's Major League Baseball draft.
Rash eventually turned down the chance to join the Phillies and will instead head to the University of Missouri to play baseball in the fall.