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Express drops seeding game to Hawks

Eden Valley Hawks defeated the Kimball Express 5-4 in the final seeding game of the CVL South Playoffs, Saturday, July 27. With the loss, the Express will enter the 11C Regional Tournament as the #2 seed. The Hawks jumped out early scoring 3 runs in the first two innings. The Express battled back with scoring single runs in the second and third innings. With the Hawks holding a 3-2 lead going into the bottom of the seventh, Brooks Marquardt changed that with one swing of the bat, going deep with a 2-run home run to left center. Hawks managed to come up with 2 runs in the top of the ninth on a hit batsman, 2 infield hits, and an error to gain the 5-4 victory.

Matt Dingmann started on the mound, after giving up 3 early runs, settled down to pitch a nice game. Dingmann’s stats read 8 IP, 3 R, 9 H, 3 K, 1 BB, 2 HP. Ben Johnson pitched the ninth inning, taking the loss.W-607-Express-vs-Hawks

Offensively, the Express were led by Brooks Marquardt 1-4, 2 R HR, 3 RBI.

Game Totals:

                 1 2 3  4 5 6   7 8 9  R  H  E

Hawks        2 1 0  0 0 0   0 0 2  5 11  2

Express      0 1 1  0 0 0   2 0 0  4  5   2

Record stands at 17- 8 overall.

Next up for the Express is the 11C Region Tournament in Cold Spring Friday Aug. 2 v Milroy
7:30 p.m. start.


Matt Dingmann slides home safely for the Express during the seeding game v Eden Valley Hawks.
Staff photo by Marguerite Laabs.