IMS Faced North Linn in Substate Baseball

Front: Noah Bruns, Cole Ours, Eli Ours, Cody Jones Drew Blauvelt, Trevor Leyden, Cambridge Hathaway, London Schrock. Back: Coach Danny Hershberger, Reggie Borntrager, Blake Bontrager, Cole Yoder, Drake Brezina, Caleb Yoder, Nick Yutzy, Isaiah Swantz, Assistant Coach Truman Shetler

IMS 0 North Linn 2

IMS played Class 1A #1 ranked North Linn Tuesday evening at Cedar Rapids Prairie. The game got started after the rain passed through. Cole Ours got the IMS hitting started leading off the game with a single. Ours made it to third base but IMS was not able to bring him in. North Linn was able to get one run in the bottom of the first to take an early 1-0 lead. The score remained 1-0 as the game became a pitchers duel between IMS pitcher Drake Brezina, and North Linn pitcher Jake Hilmer.

In the top of the sixth inning IMS got back to back hits by Drake Brezina and Nick Yutzy with 2 outs but Hilmer again was able to get out of the inning without allowing a run. North Linn added one more run in the bottom of the sixth to make the final score 2-0 ending the IMS baseball season. “Drake pitched a great game tonight, and did a great job of keeping us in the game, unfortunately, we were not able to get timely hitting off a very good pitcher,” said Coach Danny Hershberger. IMS finishes the season with a record of 14-10 ending their year in the substate final.