Whippets play two games, split with Big Foot and Elkhorn

Game 1: WHS 15   Big Foot 5   (Box Score)

Game 2: WHS 4   Elkhorn 9   (Box Score)

By Nate Parrish

Whitewater High School baseball team (13-7) was looking to bounce back against Big Foot after a couple of tough losses to McFarland that cost them a chance to win the Rock Valley Conference outright or even tie for the Championship. The Whippets struck early and jumped out to a quick lead in a 15-5 win that would end after 6 innings due to the 10 run rule. Whitewater scored 1 in the first inning and 7 more in the second for an 8-1 lead after two innings. Big Foot answered with 2 runs in the 3rd and 2 more in the 4th to make it 8-5 but Whitewater responded with 2 in the bottom of the 5th and 5 more in the 6th. The Whippets took advantage of 5 errors and 8 walks by Big Foot, which led to several runs. Alex Fero led the hitting attack by going 3 for 3 with a walk, 1 RBI and scoring 3 runs, Dylan Pease was 2 for 3 with 3 RBI’s. Bryce Parrish picked up the win on the mound going all 6 innings giving up 8 hits, 5 runs, 3 earned runs while striking out 4 and walking 3.

Immediately following the Big Foot game, Whitewater took on Elkhorn for the second game of a doubleheader on the evening. Whitewater would end on the short end of this game with a final score of 9-4. Whitewater was outhit 8-7 and had a couple of costly errors that led to the loss. Bryce Parrish was 2 for 4 with a double and Alex Fero was 1 for 2 with a double. The Whippets used 3 pitchers in the game as James Dedrick tossed 4 innings, Alex Fero 2 innings and Dylan Pease 1 inning. Coach Pease said “the last week has had a lot of highs and lows with the big wins over Jefferson then losing to McFarland and knocking us out of the conference race. We need to get back to throwing strikes, playing defense and having a good approach at the plate, if we can get back to that we can play competitive baseball but if we play the way we have the last few games we can be beaten by anyone. Now we need to focus on the next opponent and get ready for the playoffs”.

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