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Pella Christian Baseball Season Ends in Washout Due to State Rule

Posted: Monday, July 14th, 2014 at 6:00 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports - Andrew Schneider

In a game where two teams battled back and forth, it was Mother Nature herself that ended the Pella Christian Baseball team’s season. The Eagles had the tying run at the plate with one out in the top of the sixth when the washout started. Three rounds of rain later, and the umpires determined the field wasn’t playable. It was a storm on the field for the Eagles offense, scoring three runs in the second after two errors lead to four Blue Devil runs in the first. After Albia pulled ahead again in the bottom of the fourth, Nate Haveman hit a huge three-run home run to left field in the top of the fifth. The Blue Demons weren’t through, and tacked on another two runs in the fifth against senior Colton Collins in what would wind up in his last inning pitching as an Eagle, and the game ended with the final score of 8-6 in five innings. Head Coach Nate Johnson was disappointed with the rule that ended the game early. Pella Christian ends the season at 11-22 and say goodbye to seniors Collins and Andrew Vanderhart.