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No. 12 Tritons win a pair

March 5, 2013
By The Messenger Sports staff ( , Messenger News

MILLINGTON, Tenn. - The Iowa Central baseball team earned a pair of victories on Sunday.

The 12th-ranked (NJCAA Div. II) Tritons (6-1 overall) downed Lakeland and Muscatine by scores of 11-2 and 6-1, respectively.

In game one, Anthony Flattery (St. Edmond), Caleb Albrecht, Dan Potempa and Justin Threlkeld all contributed a pair of hits for Iowa Central. Flattery also drove in four, while Albrecht added three RBI and Threlkeld scored three times.

Starting pitcher Tyler Peyton (1-0) picked up the win on the mound, allowing just one run over five innings of work.

Against the Cardinals, Christian Abilla delivered three hits for the Tritons.

Andy De Jesus and Bryan Porting each went 2-for-4, and Nate Steger knocked in two. Ryan Boelter (1-0) hurled five scoreless innings in the victory.

Fact Box

Iowa Central 11, Lakeland 2

Iowa Central 030 210 140 - 11 13 0

Lakeland 000 011 000- 2 5 2

Tyler Peyton, Luke Vandermaten (6), Tyler Cooklan (8), Jack Rowen (9) and Justin Threlkeld; Shortreed, Kissinger (5), Stauffer (8), Wheeler (9) and Paone, Holland (6). 2B-ICCC: Christian Abilla, Dalton Parrott, Dan Potempa, Threlkeld, Caleb Albrecht; L: Wisner, Hamons.

Iowa Central 6, Muscatine 1

Iowa Central200 130 000- 6 11 3

Muscatine 000 000 100 - 1 7 2

Ryan Boelter, Brady Billerbeck (6), Vinny Crivaro (7), Nolan Webster (8) and Matt Molbury; Stevens, Hashbarger (5), Donnelly (9) and Gomez. 2B-ICCC: Abilla, Andy De Jesus, Dawson Porter. 3B-ICCC: Peyton.

"We played well, and our starting pitching was great," said ICCC head coach Rick Pederson. "We had nine extra base hits from a lot of different guys in the lineup. We took a big step forward."

Next action for Iowa Central is Wednesday when they face St. Cloud Tech in The Metrodome in Minneapolis.



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