SIOUX FALLS - Sioux Falls West was able to find the gaps against Marshall Tuesday night as the Mudcats were swept in a doubleheader 11-1 and 10-0.
Marshall manager Mitch Maxwell came away impressed with the way SFW hit the ball.
"They were a really good hitting team," Maxwell said. "They were able to hit it to both sides of the field and find gaps. We gave away some free bases and couldn't come up with any big hits ourselves. That will come in time."
SFW 11, Marshall 2
Aaron Polejewski got the start on the mound in game one and pitched 3 2-3 innings.
He struck out one, but walked six and let up ten runs (five earned) on five hits.
Polejewski had let up just two hits and two walks through the first three innings before things came unraveled in the fourth, where SFW put up six of their ten runs.
Despite the statline, Mudcats manager Mitch Maxwell liked what he saw from Polejewski for most his start.
"He struggled in his last outing, but he looked a lot better today until the fourth inning."
Scott Buss threw 1 2-3 innings and allowed one run on four hits and didn't record a walk or strikeout.
Tyler Wildes led SFW offensively with three RBI and a double while they also got RBI from Austin Serck (two), Stephen Oswald (two), Chandlar Austin (one), Reece Mimmack (one) and Stuart Baruth (one).
Oswald recorded a triple on the day.
Dylan-Criquet Danielson drove in Nate Hoeft for the only run of the game with a double as he went 3-for-3 from the plate. Hoeft also went 3-for-3 while Derek Rasmussen finished 1-for-2.
Luke Kovaleski was the winning pitcher. He struck out three and walked one in six innings of work.
SFW 10, Marshall 0
Chandler Austin pitched a six inning shutout for SFW, striking out three and walking one to pick up the win.
Seth Bjordahl led SFW offensively with three RBI while Justin Kautz had two and Ryan Benson and Austin Serck each finished with one.
Alex Linneman and Jordan Holtzler each finished with triples.
Noah Winkleman and Jack Bock produced the only two hits of the ball game for the Mudcats, each going 1-for-2.
Hoeft threw 3 2-3 innings and struck out one while not allowing a walk.
He let up ten hits which led to seven earned runs.
Scott Buss threw the final 2-3 of an inning and struck out one batter.
Marshall will head back to Sioux Falls tonight to take on Sioux Falls East in a double header with games starting at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
SFW 11, Marshall 1
Marshall 100 000- 1 7 0
Sioux Falls West 210 701 X- 11 9 4
Hitting: Marshall (Criquet-Danielson 3-for-3, double, RBI; Hoeft 3-for-3, run; Rasmussen 1-for-2) SFW (Wildes 2-for-3, double, two RBI, two runs; Oswald 3-for-4, triple, two RBI, two runs; Serck 1-for-4, two RBI, run; Austin 1-for-4, RBI, run; Mimmack 1-for-3, RBI, two runs; Baruth 0-for-2, RBI, run; Dobberpuhl 1-for-4, run; Schroeder 0-for-1, run)
Pitching: Marshall (Polejewski 3 2/3-5-10-5-1-6; Buss 1 2/3-4-1-1-0-0).
SFW 10, Marshall 0
Marshall 000 00- 0 2 0
SFW 040 33- 10 14 2
Hitting: Marshall (N. Winkleman 1-for-2, Bock 1-for-2) SFW (Bjordahl 2-for-4, three RBI, run; Linneman 2-for-3, triple; Holtzter 2-for-3, triple, two runs; Kautz 1-for-3, two RBI, run; Benson 2-for-3, double, RBI, three runs; Martinec 1-for-3, double, run; Serck 2-for-3, double, run)
Pitching: Marshall (Hoeft 3 2/3-10-7-7-0-1; Buss 2/3-4-3-2-0-0). SFW (Austin 5-2-0-0-3-1).