The Ankeny Centennial baseball team showed on Thursday that it can win games in a variety of ways. The Jaguars opened their season by sweeping a doubleheader at Des Moines Lincoln, which had split a twinbill against Valley on Monday. In the first game, Centennial posted a 6-0 victory behind a strong pitching performance by Trey Morris, who allowed just … [Read more...] about Jaguars blank Lincoln, then erupt for 20 runs to complete sweep
Junior catcher Ryan Vermeer is one of eight returning starters for the Ankeny Centennial baseball team, which opens the season on Thursday at Des Moines Lincoln. Vermeer batted .344 with 16 RBIs as a sophomore, when he was named to the CIML Central Conference first team. (Photo by Dan Holm) As a chemistry teacher at Ankeny Centennial, Mark Hey knows all … [Read more...] about Positive chemistry, 8 returning starters could be winning formula for Jaguars
A dramatic rally in the seventh inning put the Ankeny Centennial baseball team in position to pull off an upset at 10th-ranked Valley on Monday. However, the Jaguars couldn't complete the comeback. Centennial scored two runs with two outs to tie the game before Valley's Jevon Mason hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the inning to give the Tigers a … [Read more...] about Jaguars’ late rally falls short; Valley advances to substate final
With a 3-0 lead after six innings, the Ankeny Centennial baseball team appeared to be on its way to a stress-free victory over visiting Mason City in a Class 4A substate quarterfinal on Friday. Then, things started to get interesting. Mason City's Nate Lassise led off the top of the seventh with a double. After Bryce Butler grounded out, Centennial … [Read more...] about Jaguars hold off Mason City for 3-2 victory in postseason opener
Thanks to a threat of rain, fans of the Ankeny and Ankeny Centennial baseball teams won't have to choose which postseason game to attend on Friday night. They'll be able to watch both the Hawks and the Jaguars. Ankeny (19-16) will host Newton (11-20) in a Class 4A substate quarterfinal at 7 p.m., while Centennial (20-18) will host Mason City (18-21) in a … [Read more...] about Centennial game moved up to 5 p.m.; Ankeny will play at 7 p.m.