Eagles earn walk-off win over ‘Dawgs

An Oakdale player is shown here getting a hit during baseball action earlier this year. The Eagles picked up a 12-11 win over the Wartburg Central Bulldogs this past week.

It came down to the wire on Monday, with the Oakdale Eagles winning on a walk-off double in the late innings that sealed their victory over Wartburg Central. The game was tied at 11 with Oakdale batting in the bottom of the eighth when Timmy Holder doubled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring the winning run.

Despite being down by seven runs in the sixth inning, Wartburg Central tried to fight back. Wartburg Central scored seven runs in the failed comeback on a single, an error, and another error.

Wartburg Central fired up the offense in the first inning. Shannon drove in two when Shannon singled.

Wartburg Central knotted things up at 11 in the top of the seventh inning. An error scored two runs for Wartburg Central.

Oakdale scored six runs in the fifth inning. Oakdale Eagles Varsity’s big inning was driven by a triple by Tucker O’Dell and an error on a ball put in play by Dominick Bonsignore.

Joseph Summers was the winning pitcher for Oakdale. The righthander allowed zero hits and zero runs over one inning, striking out two and walking zero. Sydney Gregory threw three and a third innings in relief out of the bullpen.

Miller took the loss for Wartburg Central. The pitcher went two-thirds of an inning, allowing two runs on zero hits.

Austin Swafford started the game for the Eagles. The righty went three and two-thirds innings, allowing four runs on four hits and striking out five. Chase Griffith started the game for Wartburg Central. The hurler surrendered four runs on five hits over four innings, striking out three and walking zero

Oakdale had nine hits in the game. Nehemiah Cooney, O’Dell, and Holder all managed multiple hits for the Eagles. Cooney led Oakdale with three hits in four at bats.

Hargis went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead Wartburg Central in hits.