Golden Hawks break even in opening week


After starting the season with a 10-0, 5-inning win against Northeast on June 15, the Mid-Prairie Golden Hawks finished the week with a 2-2 record.

Mid-Prairie’s Friday game at North Cedar was postponed due to weather.


June 16

Mid-Prairie 15, EBF 2

One June 16, Mid-Prairie hosted Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont for a double header.

The Golden Hawks dominated game one with a 15-2 win.

Junior Keegan Gingerich went the distance on the mound for Mid-Prairie, giving up two runs – none earned – and striking out five and walking three.

EBF scored a run in the top of the first inning, but Mid-Prairie exploded for five runs in the bottom of the first.

Mid-Prairie scored two runs in the second and third innings and five in the fourth inning.

Junior Aidan Rath was 2-for-3 at the plate with a single and a double, 4 RBIs and two runs scored.

Senior Brad Tornow scored 3 runs and notched an RBI and a pair of hits.

Senior Monte Slabaugh notched 3 RBIs and scored a run.


June 16

EBF 10, Mid-Prairie 7

In the second tilt of the double header, EBF earned the split with a 10-7 win.

Mid-Prairie was first on the scoreboard with a run in the first inning. EBF pulled ahead 2-1 in the top of the second, but the Golden Hawks tied it at two in the bottom of the inning.

EBF scored one in the third and three in the fourth to take a 6-2 lead, but Mid-Prairie came right back to knot the score at six with a four-run fourth inning.

The lead was short-lived as EBF scored four more runs in the top of the fifth. Mid-Prairie countered with a run in the bottom of the fifth.

Senior Monte Slabaugh and eighth-grader Karson Grout each had a pair of RBIs.

Senior Brad Tornow scored three runs.


June 18

Tipton 14, Mid-Prairie 7

The Golden Hawks moved their record to 2-2 on June 18 with a 14-7 home loss to Tipton.

Tipton scored five in the first, three in the second and two in the third and never looked back.

Mid-Prairie managed three runs in the first, two in the third and one each in the fourth and fifth innings.

Senior Aidan Rath recorded 2 RBIs on a pair of singles and scored a run.

Senior Brad Tornow had a walk and a double, scoring each time he was on base.


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