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A-A win streak finally ends at 13

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

HOLSTEIN - A streaking Alta-Aurelia baseball team saw their double-digit win streak come to an end this weekend as they fell to the hosts of Ridge View at the Raptor Invitational Saturday, 4-1.

The Warriors advanced to the championship game by topping Cherokee in a 6-1 final.

Alta-Aurelia totaled two runs in the second, one in the third and three in the fourth in their 13th straight win in the opener.

Jaden Holton led the Alta-Aurelia bats against the Braves, going 2-for-3 with a double and two runs driven in. Ross Friedrich and James Curbow both went 1-for-2 with a run scored and a run driven in, Neil Marshall was 1-for-3 and drove in one, and Austin Delp and Jayson Van Haaften each were 1-for-2 with a run scored.

On the mound, Curbow got the win as he gave up the one run on four hits. He walked three and struck out four. Holton tossed one inning of hitless relief with two strikeouts.

Dillon Drefke took the loss for the Braves as he gave up five earned on six hits. He walked two and struck out six.

In the Warriors' loss to Ridge View, all the scoring came in during first for both squads, before four straight scoreless innings.

Delp took the loss as he lasted just over an inning, giving up four runs, one earned, on five hits. He walked two and struck out two. Cody Cameron spelled in relief, allowing just one hit the rest of the way with four strikeouts.

Neil Marshall drove in the lone run for the Warriors, plating Holton.

Seth Johnson got the win for the Raptors, scattering two hits in five innings of work. He walked three and struck out five. Johnson was 3-for-3 at the plate and scored a run. Kris Alesch, Austin Struchen and Ryan Garthoff drove in a run apiece.

In Ridge View's tournament opener, Travis Hoeppner tossed a one-hitter with five strikeouts ina 1-0 win over Ar-We-Va. Alesch drove in the deciding run in the third, scoring Heath Clark.

The Raptors now sit at 11-4 on the season and host West Harrison today and visit Whiting on Wednesday.

Alta-Aurelia sits at 14-6 on the year and visits Manson Northwest Webster on Wednesday.

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