COUNCIL BLUFFS — The Indian Hills Falcons are holding the top-spot in the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference, following Sunday’s sweep of 15th-ranked Iowa Western.
The Falcons split a twin bill on Saturday against the team. A day later, the Falcons swept the final two games of the conference series against the Iowa Western Reivers.
The win gives the Falcons a 6-2 conference record, putting them a game ahead of Iowa Western, the reigning regional champions.
Indian Hills opened Sunday’s action with a 7-5 victory over Iowa Western.
The Falcons’ Joel Booker was a single short of the cycle. He reached on a fielder’s choice in his first at bat in the first inning. Booker would hit a three-run home run in the second inning to give the Falcons a 4-0 lead at the time. He would hits a triple in the fourth inning before closing his offensive performance with a double in the sixth inning.
Edgar Lebron also had a solo home run for the Falcons. His solo shot put the Falcons up 5-2 in the fourth inning. A single by Polanco would drive in Booker later in the inning, giving the Falcons a 6-2 lead after four innings of play.
Indian Hills’ final run was scored by Ratzman, who hit a one-out single in the sixth inning. In the next at bat, Ratzman was plated by Booker’s double.
In the closing game of the conference series Sunday evening, the Falcons recorded eight hits in their 8-4 victory.
The Falcons jumped ahead early with three-run first inning. Ratzman, Polanco and Junior Santos would all come around to score to give the Falcons a 3-0 advantage.
Iowa Western would see David Parrett come around to score after he reached on a walk. The Reviers’ Jason McMurray would drive him in with a single to centerfield to narrow the gap to 3-1.