Eudora sweeps past Indians

By JOCELYN SHEETS
Register Sports Editor

Iola’s Indians scored runs in five of the seven innings of the second game here Tuesday. But so did visiting Eudora and the visitors scored more runs for a 14-6 win.
Eudora notched two wins over Iola American Legion Post 15’s baseball team. It won the opener of the doubleheader 11-8.
Iola pitching combined to issue 24 walks in the two games — 11 in the first contest and 13 in the second.
The Indians host Fort Scott Thursday for a doubleheader, starting at 6 p.m. Iola is home Saturday for a doubleheader with Mound City at 1 p.m.
Iola American Legion games are played on the Allen County Community College baseball field.
Iola struck first against Eudora, scoring two runs in the first inning. Eudora wiped out Iola’s 2-0 lead with a four-run third then added five more in the fourth.
The Indians manufactured a run in the fourth and two in the fifth. They still trailed 9-5.
Eudora tacked on two runs in the sixth then stopped an Iola rally in the seventh. The Indians plated three runs to cut the margin to three but that was it, losing 11-8.
Mark Bristol started for Iola, going four innings. Bristol was charged with nine runs on four hits and nine walks. He struck out six. Jerrik Sigg pitched three innings, giving up two runs on one hit and two walks with two strikeouts.
Drew Mueller connected for two singles and a double for Iola. Nick Cook hit two doubles, driving in three runs. Hitting a single each were Derrek McKarnin, Corey Taylor, Keatin Herder, Sigg and Clint Heffern.
Both teams scored runs in the same number of innings in the second game. It was the number of runs scored that made the difference.
Eudora had innings of four, five and three runs along with two one-run innings. Iola scored two runs in the second then had four one-run innings.
It all added up to a 14-6 win for Eudora. Taylor was the starting pitcher for Iola and went two innings. He gave up five runs on two hits, six walks and four hit batters plus struck out two.
Clint Heffern came on in relief and surrendered nine runs on three hits and seven walks in four innings of work. He notched eight strikeouts. McKarnin pitched in the ninth, allowed one hit and struck out three.
Mueller had a single and a double for Iola. Tom Stinnett, Cook and Sigg each had a double.