The Centerville Big Reds freshman baseball team split with the Albia Blue Demons in a ninth grade doubleheader on Monday.
Albia took the first game by a 16-4 score. Albia posted seven runs in the second inning and nine in the fourth inning to take the win.
The Big Reds, however, would recover in game two. Centerville jumped to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the third. Albia would fire back with four runs in the fifth to take a 4-2 lead after the first half of the inning. Centerville would take a 5-4 lead at the end of the fifth, as they scored three runs in the bottom half of the inning.
The Blue Demons took the lead for a second time in the top of the sixth, scoring three runs. The Big Reds, though, added three runs of their own in the bottom of the sixth for the walk-off 8-7 win.
In game two, Tyson Belloma pitched four shutout innings to start the game. He threw two strikeouts while allowing just two hits. Ryan Foster pitched an inning of relief while Tiger Terpstra pitched the final inning and recorded the victory.
Braden Lechtenberg went 3-for-4 while scoring two runs. Terpstra was 1-for-1 at the plate, but his only hit came at a good time. In the sixth inning, Terpstra hit a walk-off single to score the final two runs, giving Centerville the 8-7 win over Albia.
The Centerville freshman team will have an 11 a.m. doubleheader in Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont on Monday.
Albia Freshman 16, Centerville Freshman 4 (4 innings)
ALB 070 9 — 16 5 1
CEN 002 2 — 4 5 4
Centerville battery — Garrett McGrann [L] (1.1IP, 3H, 7R, 4ER, 5BB, 2K), Logan Kellis 92IP, 1H, 4R, 4ER, 5BB, 4K), Wheldon White (.2IP, 1H, 5R, 2ER, 4BB, 0K).
Hits — Kade Warren 1-2, Tiger Terpstra 1-2, Tyson Belloma 1-2, Dawson McSweeney 2-2. RBI — Trenton Bogle, Logan Stickler, Daniel Hargrave. Runs — Warren, Steven Wardlow, Belloma, McSweeney. SB — Warren 2, McSweeney.