Turkey Valley baseball

Despite a rough start, Turkey Valley’s Cale Reicks pitched a 4-1 win over Edgewood-Colesburg in the first round of the district tourney Tuesday.
District time can be unpredictable. Turkey Valley pitcher Cale Reicks doesn’t usually get nervous on the mound, but maybe he was in the first inning against Edgewood-Colesburg. He doesn’t usually pitch high and outside, but this time he did. “I guess we were lucky to get out of that first inning...
Jordon Snyder, shown here delivering a pitch in a game against MFL-Mar-Mac earlier this season, tossed a five-hitter that included six strikeouts and no walks in a win over Postville Thursday.
How do you turn nine hits into 18 runs?  In the second game of a doubleheader sweep over Postville Thursday, walks helped the Trojans earn an 18-3 win, scoring the highest run total of the season. Three different Pirate pitchers threw a total of 13 walks in the Trojan win.  Turkey Valley, on the...
Kyle Langreck was 2-for-3 at the plate in the 13-10 Turkey Valley win over Crestwood.
Turkey Valley will wrap up the Upper Iowa Conference season this week as they finish a doubleheader that was started earlier in the season at Postville and was rained out. At least they’re going to attempt to finish it on Thursday, the day this week with the best chance of rain. With a double win,...
Turkey Valley’s Josh Vsetecka delivers a pitch to the plate during the first game of a doubleheader Monday.
Up until Monday, no Upper Iowa Conference team had defeated South Winn’s baseball team, which came into a doubleheader against the Turkey Valley with an 8-0 conference record and an overall mark of 16-4. During the first game of the twin bill, it looked like the Warriors would stay undefeated as...
Cale Reicks gets ready to put a tag on a runner during a recent game at Turkey Valley.
Turkey Valley ran into a former Trojan when they competed in their first game at the North Fayette Valley baseball tournament Saturday. Both the Trojans and Dike-New Hartford — coached by Sean Leonard — finished with seven hits, each left seven stranded and the Wolverines had one more error, but...
Turkey Valley’s Elliott Dietzenbach rounds third on his way to scoring a run in a game played earlier this season.
After packing up and leaving Postville Monday — with a 9-2 lead over the Pirates in the fourth inning — Turkey Valley dodged the raindrops Tuesday long enough to travel to Oelwein. The Trojans lost 9-7 to the Huskies to bring their record to 7-11 on the season. “We played a pretty clean game,” said...
Making this big of a leap, Evan Drilling has no problem avoiding the ball hit by a teammate. Drilling would go to third on the play, then score one of 10 runs Turkey Valley would use in the game one win over MFL Monday.
Remember the old commercials “this is what your brain looks like on drugs?” Turkey Valley Dan Stepan used a similar approach when he sent box scores on the Trojan baseball team’s early-week games. After Monday 10-0 and 8-0 wins over MFL, the coach said, “This is what a box score looks like when you...
Turkey Valley’s Mason Goerend picks up the double he just hit in a game against Kee High during an Upper Iowa Conference doubleheader with Kee High that was played on Thursday.
At the beginning of the season, Turkey Valley coach Dan Stepan looked for Kee High to be not only a team to beat in the Upper Iowa Conference, but a top contender in Class 1A. That probably didn’t change after the Kee Hawks defeated the Trojans 13-2 and 12-2 in a doubleheader Thursday, a day after...
Turkey Valley’s Kyle Langreck gets ready to throw the ball back into the infield during a game played earlier this season.
Turkey Valley scored a run in each of the middle three innings in game one at Starmont Monday and with good pitching, that was more than enough to win the first game of the doubleheader, 3-0. But the Trojans boys piled on the runs in game two, earning a sweep for the day. Kyle Langreck started the...
Turkey Valley catcher Simon Schmitt attempts to throw out a basestealer during the Trojans’ game at New Hampton last Thursday.
In its first six games of the season, Turkey Valley’s baseball team had a combined 21 hits. During a Saturday tournament at Crestwood, the Trojans — while defeating the host Cadets — added 20 hits. In one game. Turkey Valley’s win over Crestwood was by a 9-0 score, which could have been even higher...

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