The Mound Westonka Varsity Baseball team has been a roller coaster this spring, with good and bad outings sprinkled throughout the season.
After playing an almost flawless game, they will then have a clunker. They then will rebound to have a solid performance, and so it goes.
Last week, the White Hawks had four Wright Country conference games. On May 3, they took the long trip to New London-Spicer for a double-header.
They won the opener 6-1 with Evan Kennedy throwing a complete game, striking out 11 batters and only allowing three hits. The night cap, however was one of the strangest games in a long time.
The White Hawks fell behind 6-1 and 11-2 before tying the game at 15-15 in the bottom of the sixth inning. After failing to score in the bottom of the 7th the White Hawks fell behind 17-15 in the eighth.
They tied it 17-17 when Hank Nagel scored on an error. Between the two teams, there were over 20 errors and 12 passed balls in the game.
Eventually, the Wildcats scored four runs in the top of the ninth and prevailed by a score of 21-18.
On May 5, Sam Dufault and Nagel combined on a six-hitter, but the White Hawks fell 3-2 to Dassel-Cokato. Evan Kennedy had two hits and both RBIs for MWHS. Dylan Roth, Evan Dahl, and Wilson Priefer had the other White Hawk hits.
On May 7, the White Hawks hosted Watertown-Mayer for a late-morning matchup. Colton Odash threw six and 2/3 innings for MWHS, allowing only five hits.
Kennedy came in to strike out the last batter of the game. Priefer had three hits for the White Hawks and drove in and scored two runs. Odash and Ian Rostis each added two hits.
The White Hawks now see a slow down in their schedule, with two games each of the next two weeks and a final home game vs. West Lutheran on Monday, May 23. Playoffs will begin on May 26.
Currently, MWHS has a 8-7 record on the season, 5-5 in the Wright County Conference.