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McCaffery helps Red Top sweep Bandits

NORWAY - Connor McCaffery enjoyed a big day at the plate Sunday to  help Red Top sweep an Iowa Valley League doubleheader from the Norway  Bandits in Norway.

McCaffery belted a three-run homer to help Red Top win the first game,  5-4, and his sacrifice fly in the second game proved to be the  game-winning run in a 6-4 victory and the sweep.

The outcome left Red Top and Norway tied for third place in the IVL  standings with 6-6 records.

The Stars swept Walford Sunday to take sole possession of first place  with an 8-4 record. The scheduled doubleheader featuring Watkins at  Williamsburg was canceled due to wet grounds.

McCaffery's three-run homeer in the first game followed singles by  Ross Kramer and Kirby Kerr. Red Top added two runs in the fifth on a  walk by Izaya Fullard, a single by Kramer and a double by Kerr.

Norway scored twice in the first inning of the opener on a double by  Christian Stekl, an RBI single by Riley Braughton and another RBI  single by Braedon Brown.

Brown collected an RBI double in the fourth inning. The Bandits scored  their final run in the sixth on base hits by Travis Mueller, Tony  Salato and Jayson Zurita.

Norway grabbed a 4-1 lead after four innings of the nightcap, but Red  Top rallied for the 6-4 victory. Nick Day hit a solo home run for the  Toppers. McCaffery snapped a 4-4 tie with his sacrifice fly and  Fullard added an insurance run with an RBI single.

Stekl belted a solo homer for Norway in Game 2. JT Sole hit a double  off the outfield fence and scored for the Bandits.

Tanner Lohaus picked up the victory in relief for Red Top with three innings on the mound.


Stars            8-4
Williamsburg     6-4
Red Top          6-6
Norway           6-6
Walford          5-7
Watkins          3-7

PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Connor McCaffery (Red Top) & Izaya Fullard (Red Top)

PITCHERS OF THE WEEK: Ben Rettenmeier (Red Top) & Austin Czerwiec (Stars)


Saturday, July 7

Norway at Watkins, 5 p.m.

Sunday, July 8

Stars vs Red Top, at Iowa City West, 1 p.m
Williamsburg at Walford, 1 p.m.



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