Top-seeded Iowa City Regina used two three-run innings and a complete game from Mitch Gahan to move past Treynor 6-1 in a Class 2A quarterfinal-round game Monday at Principal Park.
The matchup between Regina and Treynor started with a single from Will Halverson into center field. Quickly after the single, Regina’s pitcher Gahan settled down and retried the Cardinal lineup without giving up a run for three innings.
Treynor starting pitcher, Drew Peterson, was grooving through the Regina lineup until the third inning when he ran into a bit of trouble after allowing consecutive base hits to Ryan Schott and Trent Hoogerwerf. The lefty Peterson got out of the third unscathed after picking off a runner at first to keep the game scoreless.
Treynor broke scoring drought in the fourth inning with the help of a Justin Cox double deep into the left center gap that scored Kyle Christensen to make the game 1-0.
Regina quickly responded by scoring three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to make the game 3-1. Two of the three runs are credited to a clutch Jayden Kies two-out two-run single.
Ryne Schooley had three RBIs on the day, two of them in the sixth to contribute to another Regina three-run inning which put the game out of reach at 6-1.
Regina (28-7) will advance to the next round and play the winner of Van Meter and Alta-Aurelia on Thursday. Treynor will end their year with a final record of 19-14.