WCHS baseball outlasts Eagles, 16-10

EAGLE GROVE – Ten players swatted at least one hit and seven drove in at least one run, as Webster City overcame a rocky night on the mound to rally and beat Eagle Grove, 16-10, in a marathon North Central Conference baseball game that that lasted nearly three hours last night.

Three WCHS players – Trey Tesdahl, Ben Mossman and Drew Fielder – produced two hits and three others – Dylan Fielder, Doug Stoakes and Cal Zahn – had three base knocks as part of a 19-hit assault on the Eagles.

The Lynx (5-3, 2-2 NCC) needed it all after falling behind 8-3 after two innings. Their pitching staff plunked seven Eagles in the initial two innings and nine in all. WCHS also issued eight walks.

“Hitting nine batters, seven of them in the first two innings I’ve never seen anything like it and I’ve never heard of anything like it,” WCHS head coach Troy Smock said. “It was just an uneasy feeling the whole game and after we gave up eight (runs in the second inning) I didn’t even know what to say.

“It was good to get the hitting going though.”

Freshman Drew Fielder blasted a solo home run in the second inning; he also doubled and drove in two runs.

Cal Zahn lashed a two-RBI triple in the seventh frame.

Stoakes was content to hit single after single and pile up four RBIs. Dylan Fielder plated two runs with three singles.

Mossman took over on the mound in the fourth inning and righted the ship en route to the win. Eagle Grove (4-6, 2-3 NCC) managed just a pair of runs in the bottom of the seventh off the veteran senior right-hander.

“Once Ben came in we settled down and just kept putting up runs,” Smock said.

WCHS will travel to the north side of Des Moines this evening for a non-conference game against Saydel at 7:30 p.m.