Travis Wessel’s Denison-Schleswig baseball team collected 20 hits and scored 32 runs on Thursday night en route to a Hawkeye 10 Conference doubleheader sweep at Creston.
D-S won the opener, 14-5, and followed that up with an 18-5 triumph in game two, as the Monarchs improved to 7-2 in the H-10 and 9-4 overall on the year.
"Two nice wins for the guys. We had good approaches at the plate in both games and our pitchers had solid efforts all night," commented Wessel.
"Creston helped us out defensively in both games a little bit, but we also had some miscues in each game that allowed them to score runs. For the most part, though, I was pleased with our effort defensively in both games."
"Offensively, we got production up and down the lineup in each game and we had multiple extra-base hits that gave us a lot of momentum," Wessel said.
"Braiden Heiden and Nathan Gallup both threw very well and were in command of the plate," Heiden added.
D-S garnered 12 hits and Heiden tossed six solid innings in game one, as the Monarchs cruised to nine-run victory in the opener.
Leading 3-0 after three innings, D-S scored four times in the fourth to make it 7-0. Up 7-1, the Monarchs then pushed three runs across in the top of the sixth to make 10-1.
Creston came back with four runs in the last of the sixth to make it 10-5, but the Monarchs put the game away by netting four runs in the seventh for the win.
Heiden went six innings, allowing five runs on only five hits with 10 strikeouts and only one walk.
Jaden Petersen tossed one inning, striking out one and walking one.
At the plate, Dawson Dorhout went 3-for-4 with a triple, three runs batted in and four runs scored for D-S.
Gallup also went 3-for-4 with two doubles and four RBIs.
Heiden was 2-for-2 at the plate. Jack Mendlik went 1-for-3 with a triple and three runs. Sean Moran was 1-for-3 with three RBIs.
Carter Wessel finished 1-for-2 and Petersen was 1-for-4 with one RBI for the winners.
D-S scored 14 runs and actually stranded a total of 10 runners on the bases. Creston left five on.
D-S collected eight hits in game two and took advantage of 10 walks en route to its 13-run win in five innings.
Down 2-0 after two innings, D-S plated eight runs in the top of the second and then netted five more in the third to take a 13-2 lead into the bottom of the fourth when Creston scored three runs to make it 13-5.
The Monarchs then scored five more runs in the top of the fifth to eventually win by the 10-run rule.
Mendlik went 1-for-2 with one RBI and two runs for D-S.
Dorhout was 1-for-1 with two RBIs and three runs. Heiden went 1-for-4 with a double, three RBIs and one run.
Moran was 1-for-3 with one RBI and one run in the contest. Petersen and Wessel both went 1-for-3 with one RBI and one run scored apiece.
Austin Freese finished 1-for-1 with a double, two RBIs and one run, while Dylan Gehlsen was 1-for-2 with two RBIs and two runs for the Monarch boys.
Gallup threw all five innings for the win, as he gave up five runs on five hits, struck out five and walked five.