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Union High School

July 8, 2009
Dysart Reporter

The Union baseball team traveled to Riverfront Stadium in Waterloo for a tournament bout with Turkey Valley on June 25. They took care of Turkey Valley 10-0 in five innings to back the 2 hit performance of Matt Feuerbach. Cory Feldpouch led a 12 hit attack with a 2 for 3 day at the plate to go with 2 RBI's. Matt Prestemon also had 2 RBI's. In the championship game against BCL, the Knights fell short 10-6 to a strong BCL team. Ryan DeSousa led the Knights with four hits in five trips to the plate.

On June 29, the Knights hosted Hudson. The Knights spotted Hudson a 6-0 lead, but stormed back in the five inning with seven runs. Five walks and key two RBI hits by Jake Rieter and Nate Bellmyer gave Union the 7-6 lead. Union couldn't hold the lead as the Pirates scored four in the seventh for an 11-7 win.

After the tough Hudson loss, Union came out flat against Wapsie Valley the following night and suffered a 5-4 setback. Union took the lead in the fifth on a two run single from Nate Bellmyer's bat. Wapsie Valley scored two in the seventh to steal the victory from the Knights. Cheyne Reiter, Jake Reiter, Nate Bellmyer and Garrett Prestemon each had two hits.

Union closed the tough week with a 13-4 loss to 6th ranked NUHS in Cedar Falls. Union jumped out to a 4-0 lead on matt Feuerbach's RBI single in the first and Jake Reiter's two run single in the second. From there things fell apart as NUHS hitters pounded out 17 hits. Cheyne Reiter had three hits for Union who are now 10-11 overall and 7-6 in the conference.



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