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South Tama sweeps Williamsburg

June 28, 2019
By Allison Graham - Sports Editor ( , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

South Tama (8-14) was home for a WaMaC West conference varsity double header with the Williamsburg Raiders (7-18) on Monday, June 24. The night resulted in a 3-1 and 7-1 sweep for the STC Trojans.

On the mound for the Trojans in game one was Cael Kellogg. The key to the success for the Trojans in game one was getting an early start. The Trojans got their bats swinging in the first inning and scored two runs.

"Really important to score early in the game to give some run support to Cael. Jackson Beltz had a big two out base hit to spark the offense," said Coach Seth Koch.

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STC’s Cael Kellogg throws out a pitch in game one the Trojans conference varsity double header with Williamsburg on Monday, June 24.
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Kellogg pitched all seven innings while managing to stay under 90 pitches. He allowed four hits but just one run was scored. Kellogg walked two and had seven strikeouts.

"Cael did an outstanding job on the mound. His senior leadership was key tonight at the plate as well. He only threw 88 pitches through seven innings and did a great job of letting the defense work for him."

Kellogg also had a good performance from the plate. He along with Carter Kriegel each hit doubles and Beltz had one hit as well. Kellogg also recorded an RBI.

The Trojans found even more success from the plate in game two. The Trojans had nine hits, three of which were doubles. Kellogg, Beltz and Mickey Wanatee each had two hits while Cam Klostermann, Matt Wiese and Carter Kriegel each contributed with one hit.

"Offensively, this was probably the best we've played in the last two weeks. Mickey Wanatee, Cael Kellogg, Jackson Beltz, and Carter Kriegel all had some big base hits to break the game open."

Leading from the mound in game two was senior Carter Kriegel. He threw 106 pitches, gave up just two hits, one run, walked four and struck out seven.

"Another big win for us to keep us in the conference race. Carter Kriegel went out and matched Cael's performance for six innings on the mound. Did a good job of shutting down the Williamsburg bats."

Koch was pleased with the outcome especially after being on a five game losing streak. The Trojans had seen some tough competition in Marion, PCM and Central DeWitt over the past week.

"Defensively we are finding a combination of players who can give us the best chance to win. The nice thing is everyone contributed in some way in each game. It was a true team effort to earn these two victories."

All in all it was a big night for the STC senior leadership.



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