Arrowhead Baseball falls to Sun Prairie on a Walk Off

Jake Kellerman, Reporter

On Wednesday, May 1, the Arrowhead Boys Baseball team traveled to Sun Prairie to face the Cardinals. The Warhawks went to the 17th ranked Sun Prairie, according to Wisconsin Prep Baseball Report,  hopeful of picking up the win after losing their last two. The Warhawks went into Sun Prairie with the record of 6-6 they left with the record of 6-7. The Cardinals defeated the Warhawks 3-2.

Originally the game was supposed to be at O’Driscoll field on Arrowhead High School’s campus, but due to the field being wet and in poor conditions, the teams decided to play it at Sun Prairie’s field. This made Sun Prairie the home team when originally they were supposed to be away. The Cardinal’s field is turf making wet conditions a non-factor.

Arrowhead’s starting pitcher was junior right-hander Macalister Crawley. Crawley threw the complete seven-inning game and had a total of 89 pitches. Crawley gave up six total hits, and only three earned runs. Crawley had two strikeouts and walked two batters. Crawley threw 62.9% of his 89 pitches as strikes.

“Crawley did amazing today, even though they did walk us off he really was just in a groove, I love when he pitches because he is just a different breed when he is on the mound, that being said we as hitters need to help him out and score more runs to secure the victory next time,” said designated hitter senior Tyler Lamack.

Fielding for the Warhawks was a non-issue, the Warhawks for the first time this season had no errors.  

Sun Prairie got on top of the Warhawks with an RBI single from Spencer Bartel, driving in Carson Shepard who had stolen second base to put him in scoring position. This led to the Cardinals leading one to zero after the first inning.

Both teams went the next two innings without producing a run. The next score came from Arrowhead’s senior center fielder Nic Wohlfiel hitting a home run in the top of the fourth inning tied the game up.

“Honestly I knew right away when I made contact with the ball that it was gone, yet for some reason, I did not watch where it went which I regret because to me that had to be the best hit I have ever had,” said Wohlfiel.     

Shortly after Wohlfiel’s home run, Sun Prairie scored one run to tie the game up. They produced that run from a single by Jacob Powley who drove in Robbie Knorr. The Cardinals regained the lead two to one by the end of the fourth inning.

Arrowhead did not stop after Wohlfiel. Senior shortstop Luke Schraufnagel drove in the tying run with a sacrifice fly ball which scored Senior right fielder Jacob Boray. Jacob Boray got on base because of getting hit by a pitch. He then was advanced on the base paths to third from first by a single from junior first baseman Jacob Cinelli.

The game remained tied at two apiece till the bottom of the seventh inning. There were two outs and a man on first base, Crawley delivered a fastball to the plate when Josh Caron hit the game-winning RBI double to deep right field, ending the game with the Cardinals on top three to two.