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Iowa baseball: Generals fall just short against West Lyon

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Iowa baseball: Generals fall just short against West Lyon
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SIBLEY, Iowa — Sibley-Ocheyedan took a big step forward on the diamond Monday.

After a rough start to the 2014 campaign, the Generals nearly pulled off a big, seventh-inning comeback.

Unfortunately for the home team, it fell just a bit short as West Lyon held on tight for a 3-2 Siouxland Conference win.

“It was a lot better,” S-O coach Marshall Doeden said. “Especailly when we had to rally from being down 3-0.”

The Wildcats scored single runs in the first, fifth and sixth to take a 3-0 lead, but a pair of runs in the bottom of the seventh had the Generals knocking on the door. They had the tying run on second with just one out, but couldn’t quite come up with the one more big hit they needed to complete the comeback.

Kyle Green went the distance in the loss for S-O. He allowed one earned run on seven hits and struck out six. Kacey Merlie got the win for West Lyon.

Garrett Sayler, Logan Heibult, Trent Kruger, Matt Naig and Andrew Marco had a hit each for the Generals.


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S-O 000 000 2 — 2 5 3

Zach Hacker
Zach is the Daily Globe sports reporter. He has previously been a sports editor at both the Waseca County News in Waseca, Minn., and The Emporia Gazette in Emporia, Kansas. He is originally from New Richland, Minn., and now lives in Worthington with his dog; a beagle-corgi mix named Homer. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with family and friends, pontooning on St. Olaf Lake and watching professional and collegiate sports.
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