July 3, 2014

Indians score run in sixth to get past Cardinals


Oskaloosa and Newton scored two runs each in the fourth inning, but the Indians added the go-ahead run in the sixth to squeak out a 3-2 win in Little Hawkeye Conference action Wednesday night.
Six different players had hits for the Indians (14-11) with winning pitcher Nick Rutledge having a double. He also scored a run as did Mitchell Schaffner and Nate VanVeldhuizen.
Rutledge ran his record to 6-2 as he surrendered the two runs on three hits and striking out four.
The Indians will be taking the July 4 holiday off and resume action Monday at home against Norwalk.
Oskaloosa 3, Newton 2
O     000     201     0     —     3     6
N     000     200     0     —     2     3
Oskaloosa battery — Nick Rutledge (W, 6-2, 7 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 2 BB, 4 K) and TJ Boyle.
2B — Rutledge.
Hits — Rutledge 1-for-3, Boyle 1-for-3, Mitchell Schaffner 1-for-3, Travis Gile 1-for-3, Colton Swanson 1-for-3, Jesse VanDalen 1-for-3. Runs — Rutledge, Schaffner, Nate VanVeldhuizen.

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