The Oskaloosa baseball team was at it again Tuesday night, getting a run-rule victory in five innings over Mount Pleasant, 10-0.
The offense continued to rake for the Indians, as eight of the nine spots in the order recorded hits. Four runs were scored right off the bat in the first inning for Osky and six more were added in an impressive rally in the third. The defense would do the rest behind Tucker Nunnikhoven.
Nunnikhoven drew the start, looking to give Oskaloosa their sixth straight outstanding pitching performance in as many games on the road, and he delivered. He pitched all five innings in the game, and although he struck out only two and walked four, he allowed only one hit and no runs. He also started the game-ending 1-6-3 double play.
Nunnikhoven followed Seth Sarver, Nick Harrington, Bennett Spry, Rian Yates, and Joe Sterner as Indian pitchers who threw at least 5 innings and allowed less than two runs. In the current six-game winning streak, Oskaloosa has outscored their opposition 48-11.
The Indians are now 9-1 on the year and 3-0 in Little Hawkeye Conference play. They will look to improve both of those records as they have a stiff test on Wednesday night against Dallas Center-Grimes at home. DCG came into the season ranked #5 in Class 3A and one of the top contenders along with Osky and Pella in the LHC. The doubleheader begins at the Oskaloosa High School field beginning at 5:30 PM Wednesday night.