Four teams are still in the hunt as the Iowa Conference regular season heads into the final week. Central is in the drivers seat. The Dutch are 9-1 in the league race.
Central coach Adam Stevens says it will be an interesting week with six games. He says their pitching depth will be tested this week. Stevens says they have a lot of guys with good experiences and they’ll need someone other than their one and two pitchers to have a good outing.
Stevens says winning the regular season title would be a huge step for the program. He says that hasn’t happened since 1948 or so. Stevens says they have a great shot at making it to the regionals if they win the regular season.
Central visits Loras for a doubleheader on Wednesday then closes the regular season at home against Simpson and Luther. Simpson is one of three teams tied for second at 8-4. That group also includes nine-time defending champion Wartburg. The Knights have one seven straight in league play after stumbling out of the gate.
Wartburg coach Joel Holst who says the Knights went through a stretch where they struggled in every phase from hitting to pitching. Holst says they’ve played better in the last two or three weeks.
Wartburg visits the University of Dubuque then closes at home against Coe. Holst says right now all the teams are probably just worried about taking care of their own problems and then see what happens. The Iowa Conference tournament is next week.