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Spartans sweep the Creek Boys

Solon takes doubleheader, 6-2 and 10-0, from CCA
Solon’s Adam Bock tries to outrun CCA’s Camden Smyka during a rundown on the third base line, in the nightcap of a varsity doubleheader, on Thursday, June 14, at Mount Mercy University, in Cedar Rapids. The Spartans sank the Clippers, 6-2 and 10-0. (photo by Chris Umscheid)

CEDAR RAPIDS— Soggy field conditions in Tiffin moved the annual non-divisional WaMaC conference baseball double header, between Clear Creek Amana (CCA) and Solon, to Mount Mercy University’s turf diamond, in Cedar Rapids, on Thursday, June 14. Solon swept the Clippers, 6-2 and 10-0. Luke Ira set the tone for the Spartans, belting out a solo homerun on the first pitch of game one. Solon jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the top of the first inning with a two-RBI double by Adam Bock, an RBI single from Zach Wegmann and a run scored on a passed ball.
Cody Ogden put the Clippers on the scoreboard in the bottom of the fourth inning scoring on a passed ball. Ogden singled to get on base.
Solon’s sixth run came in the top of the fifth as Wegmann popped his second RBI single of the game to score Chris McSweeney.
The Clippers’ second run came in the bottom of the inning as Cody Ogden doubled to bring in Cam Armstrong.
Ryan Geistkemper took the win for Solon going the distance on the mound. He gave up four hits and two runs (one earned), struck out three and walked four.
Casey Ogden took the loss for the Creek Boys, going the full game on the mound. Ogden gave up eight hits and six earned runs with a pair of strikeouts. Solon’s hits came from Bock (pair of doubles), Wegmann (pair of singles), Ira (home run), Kendrick Harris, Tyler Linderbaum and Payton Bandy. Cody Ogden (single and a double), TJ Bollers and Camden Smyka produced the Clippers’ hits.
The Spartans scored one run in the top of the second inning of game two as Payton Bandy scored on a ground out by Spencer Wegmann. Two runs followed in the third as Linderbaum nailed a two-RBI double. Two more runs came in the top of the fourth as Cam Miller and McSweeney scored. Five Spartan runs in the sixth, followed by a scoreless bottom of the inning for CCA, doomed the Clippers. Spencer Wegmann tripled to score Miller, McSweeney doubled to bring Wegmann home, and Bock doubled to drive in McSweeney and Ira.CCA sophomore Cade Armstrong relieved Tyler Schrepfer on the mound with the Clippers down 9-0 courting one out. An RBI triple by Zach Wegmann made it 10-0.
Linderbaum took the win for the Spartans with six innings on the mound. He gave up six hits and no runs, striking out ten. Schrepfer took the loss for the Clippers after 5.2 innings of work. He gave up a dozen hits and nine runs (eight earned) with three strikeouts and a pair of walks. Armstrong pitched .1 innings giving up one hit and one run.
Solon’s lucky 13 hits came from Harris (single and a double), Bock (single and a double), Miller (single and a double), McSweeney (single and a double), Ira, Linderbaum (double), Zach Wegmann (triple), Bandy and Spencer Wegmann (triple).
Casey Ogden, Ben Swails, David Jensen, Bollers and Camden Smyka had one base hit apiece for CCA.
The Spartans improved to 16-5 as the Clippers dropped to 8-10.
Williamsburg visits Solon Thursday, June 21, for a 5 p.m. doubleheader ahead of a Monday, June 25, road trip for the Spartans to Farley Park, in Farley, for a 5 p.m. doubleheader against Western Dubuque. Solon travels to Van Horne Wednesday, June 27, for a 5 p.m. doubleheader against Benton Community.
Beckman Catholic visits CCA Thursday, June 21, at 5 p.m. for a doubleheader, in Tiffin, before the Creek Boys sail to Center Point on Monday, June 25, for a 5 p.m. doubleheader against the Stormin’ Pointers. CCA travels to Maquoketa on Wednesday, June 27, for a 5 p.m. doubleheader.