Anderson becomes Rams’ all-time home run champ in win over Atlantic

Kayden Anderson digs for third base in Glenwood’s 8-2 win over Council Bluffs Lewis Central. Anderson homered in the win Monday and then became the school’s all-time home run leader with a two-run shot in a 7-4 win over Atlantic on Wednesday.

Kayden Anderson smacked his 10th home run of the season and broke the school record for career round trippers for Glenwood in a 7-4 win over Atlantic last Wednesday.

Anderson’s 24 career home runs surpass the former mark held by Taylor Kaufman, who starred for the Rams from 2007 to 2011 before going on to play for the University of Iowa.

n the win over the Trojans, Anderson finished 2-for-3 with two runs driven in.

“He wants to get every hit possible and he’s never happy when he doesn’t get on base and he’s hitting .550-something like and you would think he’s batting .250,” said Glenwood coach Dave Clark of Anderson. “He expects to get a hit three out of four times and he wants one of those to be a home run. He’s got the capability to do that. Baseball is hard but he makes it look pretty easy a lot of times.”

Trent Patton added two hits and two RBIs and Briten Maxwell singled and drove in a run.

Victor Cruz picked up the win on the mound after coming on in relief of started Nolan Allmon. Cruz tossed 2 and 1/3 innings and allowed one hit and no runs.

“Nolan started and he’s usually pretty steady but he had kind of a stomach bug and he wasn’t quite himself,” Clark said. “We came out a little flat and let them stay in it until we put Victor in there and he settled them down and kept guys off the bases.”

Hudson McLaren went 3-for-4 and drove in two runs for Atlantic.

Keston Schmitt took the loss for the Trojans after allowing four hits and two earned runs in 3 and 2/3 innings. Schmitt also went 2-for-3 at the plate with an RBI.

Glenwood will head to Iowa Central Community College Friday evening for a match up with Council Bluffs Lewis Central in the Class 3A, Substate 8 opening round. winner advancing to face the winner of Bondurant Farrar (18-7) and Atlantic (1-16) Monday.

“We’re going to have to find a way to keep them off the bases,” Clark said of the Titans. “We haven’t quite figured out what we want to do pitching-wise but we might try a combination of pitchers to keep them off their toes a bit. We need to play good defense because they like to play small ball. It’ll come down to throwing strikes and hopefully getting on their pitcher.”

First pitch is slated for 7 p.m. Friday.

Glenwood 8,
Lewis Central 2

Kellan Scott went the distance on the mound and Kayden Anderson homered and drove in two runs for Glenwood in an 8-2 victory over Council Bluffs Lewis Central at Iowa Western Community College last Monday.

“We got off to a good start offensively which allowed us to show down their small ball game, which they like to play and it makes it tough on defenses,” said Glenwood coach Dave Clark. “We were very fortunate to get out of some innings without runs scored and Kaden gave us a shot in the arm offensively and Kellan threw strikes and we made plays defensively.”

Anderson finished 2-for-4 at the plate and scored three runs.

Trent Patton and Briten Maxwell added hits each and combined to drive in four runs.

Scott struck out two and scattered seven hits in the 95-pitch performance.

“He was a pitcher I had during little league and he was a quarterback all through high school behind Kayden but he’s always had just as good an arm as Kayden,” Clark said. “He throws low 80s and he’s always been very accurate.

The other thing I like is he’s always very calm. He doesn’t get too stressed out there and he throws strikes.”

Gaven Goldsberry had three hits to lead the Titans.

Eathan Achenbach allowed seven hits and five earned runs while taking the loss on the hill.


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