Record: 41-20 Home: 17-5 Away: 24-15 Neutral: 0-0 ICCAC: 14-11
Baseball - Tue, May 2, 2017

Centerville -- In a four-game series that began in Centerville and concluded in Marshalltown, Indian Hills and Marshalltown CC each won two games -- on the other's home diamond.  The Tigers prevailed with ease, 11-0 and 8-1, at Pat Daugherty Field.  The Falcons returned the favor with 8-1 and 6-3 wins on MCC's home turf.

Marshalltown jumped all over IHCC for the initial two games, holding Falcons' hitters to only 10 hits, just one for extra bases. MCC put Indian Hills away with a 9-run 5th inning in the series opener.  The Falcons' hits were singles by Will Zimmerman and Joshmar Doran against the Tigers' Juan Carlos Gonzalez.  Jacob Thiessen suffered only his second loss of the season, permitting eight hits and six runs, five earned, in 4 2/3 innings.

Then, the Tigers came back with eight runs in a three-inning span in the nightcap that included a 4-run 6th.  Indian Hills got two hits from Lane Harvey, who was driven in by Zachary Fascia for the lone run, and their only extra base hit for the day, a double by Jacob RhinesmithOracio DeLeon started and took the loss for IHCC. Luke Allridge tossed a scoreless inning in his first mound action of the season.

Things got much better for Indian Hills when the series shifted north.  They tallied four runs in the 3rd inning of the 8-1 victory that featured a dominating effort by freshman lefthander Jared Spearing.  The Winnepeg, Manitoba native allowed only four hits and one earned run while fanning 13.  Ryan Humeniukj, the leadoff hitter, singled, doubled and homered.  He, along with Dillon Nelson and Luis Gimenez, all had two hits and scored twice, and Zimmerman provided two hits.  After the dearth of extra base hits in the first two games, the Falcons pounded out six doubles in addition to Humeniuk's blast.

Marshalltown put a three-spot on the board in inning number one in the following game, but was blanked after that by Zachary Lauzon and Caleb Miley.  Miley got the win with two scoreless innings of relief when IHCC erupted for four runs in the top of the 7th to complete a comeback from a quick 3-0- deficit.  Indian Hills received good production from its top two batters in the lineup as Humeniuk and Nelson were each 2-for-4.  Humeniuk knocked in two runs and Nelson three.  Zimmerman closed out the series with two more hits.

Indian Hills has its last non-conference action of the spring when the Falcons take on DMACC on Wednesday.