Warhawks lose senior in doubleheader against N-K

Warhawk centerfielder Jakob Washington goes after a ball that got through the infield during the first game of a doubleheader against Northwood-Kensett on Monday, July 1. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)

WATERLOO – Everything was pointing to a celebratory night for West Fork while playing at the Riverfront Stadium, a Northwoods League baseball field that is home to the Waterloo Bucks.

The Warhawks were poised to sweep Northwood-Kensett, winning the conference opener 7-3 and leading the Vikings 5-0 in the fifth of an eventual 7-0 non-conference nightcap victory.

However, on a fielder’s choice play, and in an attempt to beat the throw to first, Trey Pfeffer dived onto first, possibly breaking his left ring finger and immediately leaving the game.

 “Couple of games won,” West Fork coach Lance Thompson said, “unfortunately, a player lost, probably for the season. Looks like a broken finger, between the second knuckle, so hopefully it’s not a misdiagnosis by me..."