Baseball Roundup: City High Sweeps Cedar Rapids Prairie in Season-opening Doubleheader Between Top 5 Teams
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Class 4A third-ranked City High opened the season with a doubleheader sweep of fifth-ranked Cedar Rapids Prairie on Monday in a top-five matchup at Mercer Park in Iowa City.
City High hammered 16 hits in a 10-5 win in the opener and Gavin Koch tossed five strong innings in a 5-1 win in the nightcap as the Little Hawks opened the season with a sweep.
Cade Obermueller picked up in the win in the opener allowing one unearned run on three hits while striking out seven and walking four in 4 1/3 innings.
John Klosterman led a 16-hit outburst for City High going 3-for-4 with two doubles, a home run and two RBI.
Alex Knudtson had a double and drove in a run while going 3-for-4 and Joey Bouska had three hits and scored a run.
Carter Seaton was 2-for-4 with a triple and drove in two runs while Gable Mitchell had a hit and drove in two runs.
Obermueller also had two hits, drove in a run and scored a run.
In the nightcap Koch allowed just one unearned run on two hits while striking out three and walking three in five innings.
Bouska had two hits and scored a run and Koch had a double and drove in two runs to lead City High.
Ben Kueter ahad a hit and drove in two runs while Knudtson doubled and scored a run.
CR Prairie 000 131 0 – 5 6 3
City High 050 221 x – 10 16 0
W – Cade Obermueller L – Maddux Freese
2B – ICH: Alex Knudtson, John Klosterman (2). CRP: Brandon Vlcko, Cal Sullivan, Andrew Robinson
3B – ICH: Carter Seaton; CRP: Noah Day
HR – ICH: John Klosterman
CR Prairie 010 000 0 – 1 3 0
City High 300 020 x – 5 7 0
W – Gavin Koch L – Gage Martin
2B – ICH: Alex Knudtson, Gavin Koch