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Fairfax clinches tie for IVL title

WILLIAMSBURG - The Fairfax Stars swept a doubleheader from Williamsburg Sunday, 11-1 and 8-1, to clinch at least a tie for the  Iowa Valley League title.

Fairfax raised its record to 14-2 and has a four-game lead over Red Top with four games left in the regular season.

Austin Czerwiec collected his seventh victory of the season with seven strikeouts in the 11-1 victory. Matt Berst, who just finished his all-state career at Kennedy, went 3-for-3 for Fairfax. Cody Williams had two doubles and scored three runs.

Ryan Arp and Cam Frazier had two hits for Williamsburg in the opener.

Jacob Henry had three hits and a double for Fairfax in the second game. Steve Jensen had two hits. Cody Bell was the winning pitcher.

NORWAY, WALFORD SPLIT

NORWAY - The Norway Bandits and Walford Hogs split a twinbill in  Norway, with both games lasting eight innings.

Norway took the first game, 6-5, on a game-winning single by Carlo  Rivera in the bottom of the eighth.

Norway scored four runs in the first inning to jump to an early lead,  with the highlight a triple by Tony Salato.

Walford responded with three runs in the fifth inning, with the  highlight a home run by Matt Hoeg. The Hogs tied the game on an RBI double by Mitch Moser.

Dustin Carlson got the victory in relief for Norway in Game 1.

Walford claimed the nightcap, 2-1. Hoeg delivered the go-ahead run in  the eighth inning with an RBI and was named the IVL Player of the  Week. Adam Ketelsen pitched well for Walford and was named the IVL  Pitcher of the Week.

STANDINGS

Fairfax   14-2
Red Top   10-6
Norway     8-8
Watkins    7-9
Walford    6-10
Williamsburg   3-13

PLAYER OF THE WEEK - Matt Hoeg, Walford
PITCHER OF THE WEEK - Adam Ketelsen, Walford

SCHEDULE FOR JULY 23

Watkins vs Fairfax, at Walford, 1 p.m.
Walford vs Red Top, at Norway, 1 p.m.
Norway at Williamsburg, 1 p.m.

 

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