A one-out triple by Caleb Ratzman would lead to a two-run second inning for the Falcons. Ratzman and Booker would both come around to score on a two-out single by Santos.
The Falcons would retire the side with a fly out and two strikeouts to take a 5-1 lead into the third inning. There, Indian Hills would see Mitch Langer reach on an error. He would come around to score on the next at bat when a dropped third strike lead to another error.
A leadoff triple by Iowa Western’s Ryan Merrill, following by a single by Parrett, gave the Reivers their second run of the game.
Indian Hills and Iowa Western would go quietly in the fourth inning. Iowa Western would retire keep the Falcons off of the bases in the fifth inning with three-straight outs.
The Reivers would bring two more runners around in the fifth inning, narrowing the Falcons’ lead to two runs.
After a third straight scoreless inning, the Falcons would bring two more insurance runs around to take an 8-4 lead. Indian Hills’ Jose Marin would lead the Falcons defense to three straight outs in the bottom of the seventh to secure the series win over the Reivers.
On Tuesday, Indian Hills took a quick 1-0 lead when Ratzman scored on a Santos RBI single. However, the Iowa Central Tritons would hold the Falcons to three hits as the Tritons would eventually win 7-1.
The Falcons (23-11, 6-2 in ICCAC) hosted Southeastern Community College on Wednesday. They will host another ICCAC pair of twin bills against Marshalltown Community College on Saturday and Sunday. The first doubleheader, on Saturday, begins at 1 p.m. with Sunday’s action getting underway at 12 p.m
Indian Hills 7, Iowa Western 5
IHCC 130 201 0 — 7 11 4
IWCC 002 300 0 — 5 9 1
Indian Hills battery — Derek Kawlewski [W] (5IP, 8H, 5R, 1ER, 2BB, 2K), Cody Hinson (1.2IP, 1H, 0R, 0ER, 1BB, 2K), Johno Rodriguez (.2IP, 0H, 0R, 0ER, 0BB, 1K).