Southeast Valley High School


7/6 DISTRICTS 2 nd Round vs. Sioux Central 1-3 L (10-11)

The second Round of District play saw the Jaguars facing the always tough Rebels from

Sioux Central. The game started on Tuesday night but was postponed after a big storm system came through moving back a day. Picking up the action the next day, Kolson Kruse once again took the mound for the Jaguars. It was in the second where the Rebels scored off a home run to give them an early lead. The Jags would battle back in the third with bases loaded but unfortunately they had two outs but couldn’t get the big hit to open the game up. Jags answered to tie the game up in the 5 th with a error at second allowed one Jag to score and set up the go ahead run at third. However it was not to be as the Jags couldn’t get the run to cross stranding the runner at third. Rebels would get their big hit in the bottom of the inning a double which scored two runners and that was the lead they needed. The Jags had their chances but couldn’t get the big hit where the Rebels did. Kolson threw a heck of a ball game, striking out five batters but it was the two mistakes the homer and the double that hurt the most. Kolson ends his career as a Jaguar. Gaining numerous career records and setting his place as one of the best baseball players to come through Southeast Valley. Zack Miller, Colby Russell, Lucas Jondle and Caden Larson all finished their careers at Southeast Valley. All four contributed with Zack playing a great first base, Colby held down third base for most of the season while Lucas was our designated hitter and hitting well at the end of the year. Caden Larson’s shoes will hard to fill as he did an excellent job behind the plate catching the last few years for the Jags. Starting as a sophomore he just continued to get better every year. A legacy of hard work hopefully next year’s team will take and run with.

The Jags finished with three hits on the night. A double by Kolson and Justin Loseke

which got things going for the Jags and the other hit came off the bat of Caden Larson who

singled. Really the tale of the game is Sioux Central’s ability to get the big hit and Southeast

Valley’s missed opportunities. An unfortunate end to the season for the Jags but they fought

hard and played good baseball at the end of the year. Thanks to all the parents, fans and

supporters of Jag Baseball this season, until next year!