Tritons defeat Muscatine

MUSCATINE – The Iowa Central baseball team rolled to a 13-3 seven-inning victory over Div. I foe Muscatine here Tuesday afternoon.

Brent Jones, a No. 2 batter in the order, paced the Tritons (20-4 overall) with three hits, four RBI and two runs scored.

Austin Halligan (Fort Dodge), Erich Gonzalez, Junior Gomez, Franyelyn Diaz and Nick Boys each added a pair of hits for Iowa Central. Gomez homered and drove in three, while Gonzalez contributed two RBI. Halligan, Gonzalez, Boys and Jose Paulino all scored twice.

Evan Johnson went the distance in the win for the Tritons, allowing five his and three runs. Johnson walked two and fanned three.

Seven of Iowa Central’s 17 hits on the day went for extra bases, including six doubles.

With the loss, the Cardinals dropped to 15-16 on the season.

Next game for the Tritons is Saturday at Kirkwood (23-13). First pitch is set for 1 p.m.