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April 21, 2014

Reivers, Falcons still knotted atop ICCAC

The Indian Hills Falcons and the Iowa Western Reivers remain tied atop the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference standings following the weekend’s action. Both the Falcons and Reivers swept their opponents on Friday and Saturday, as each team improved to 13-3 conference records.

The Falcons outscored Muscatine 38-4 while the Reivers swept their series with Marshalltown.

Indian Hills’ Paulo Montezuma and Joel Booker combined for 14 of the Falcons’ 41 hits over their weekend series over the Muscatine Cardinals.

Booker was 8-for-17 at the plate during the four games, recording eight RBIs, two doubles, a triple and a home run. Montezuma had a simple stat line, with a performance of 6-for-11 with seven RBIs, a home run and a double.

Edgar Lebron also hit a home run, in game three, during the series for the Falcons. He had a combined offensive line of 5-for-7 at the plate with five RBIs, a home run and four stolen bases.

Indian Hills’ starting nine batters all recorded at least one hit in the Falcons’ series opening 14-1 win over Muscatine in five innings on Friday. The Falcons took a quick four-run lead after the second inning. A six run fourth inning would give Indian Hills a double digit lead. Four more runs in the top of the fifth would all but secure the win.

Muscatine managed to score one run in the bottom of the fifth, but wouldn’t be able to prevent the 10-run mercy rule after five innings from occurring, as the game ended early.

In the nightcap of Friday’s doubleheader, the Falcons’ Lebron hit a sacrifice fly to score Mike Levar for what became the winning run in Indian Hills’ 3-2 victory.

The bats for the Falcons got off to a quick start on Saturday. Indian Hills recorded five hits, including a three-run home run by Montezuma and a two-run home run by Lebron, to jump out to a quick 9-0 lead after three innings of play.

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