The Marshalltown sophomore baseball team made a total of 17 errors in a pair of losses to Ottumwa in a doubleheader Friday at the MHS diamond.
The visiting Bulldogs won by scores of 5-0 and 13-5.
In the opening game, only one Ottumwa run came earned to MHS pitcher Jordan Smith. He got the loss, allowing four hits and two walks with three strikeouts.
Luke Severson doubled, while Ben Rebik and Jeffrey Miron added singles for the Bobcats.
Ottumwa took a 7-0 lead after the first inning of game two and cruised from there, with Marshalltown committing 10 errors in the 13-5 setback.
The Bobcats (1-13-1) scored four runs in the fourth inning, highlighted by a two-run single for Sam Rogers and an RBI double by Severson. Rebik led MHS at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored. Reggie Johannes, Peyton Williams and Smith also singled.
Rogers got the loss, allowing nine unearned runs in four innings. He walked two and struck out three.
Smothers scores ace at Elmwood
Bill Smothers scored a hole-in-one at Elmwood Country Club on June 12, acing the 120-yard, par 3 12th hole.
The shot was witnessed by Clair Hartwig, Jim Wolken and John Oetker.
Lincoln Valley to host 4-person event
STATE CENTER - The Lincoln Valley Men's Association is hosting a Coors Light Men's Stag four-man best shot event July 9 at Lincoln Valley Golf Course.
The open tournament is limited to 144 players (36 teams) and will be a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Groups will play in eight-somes from the yellow tees, while those age 70 and up will play from the white tees.
Cost is $35 per person, which includes dinner, green fees, sponsor gifts, raffle prizes and various hole prizes. Scores will be flighted for prize-winning purposes as well.
Call Lincoln Valley for reservations and carts at (641) 483-2054. The tournament's rain date will be July 16.
Score of 56 wins Bobcat golf outing
The team of Terry Buzbee, Mark Rezac, Kevin Meyer and Aaron Buzbee carded a winning score of 56 as overall champion of Marshalltown High School's Bobcat Athletic Fundraiser four-person best shot golf event Wednesday at the American Legion.
The morning session's crown was claimed by Aiddy Phomvisay, Craig Huegel, Aidda Phomvisay and Greg Schuller with a 59, while the same score earned runner-up honors for Rick Bellile, Mike Bellile, Kiel Stevenson and Rick Lang. Third went to Scott Smith, Jack Smith, Kim Zesch and Jerry Appel with a 60.
In the afternoon, three groups shot 57 to top the championship flight. First place went to Ray Halverson, Bob Averill, Dan Hemminger and Mel Koch; second went to Mike Mason, Jerry Major, Mark Henson and Bruce Johnson; while in third was Kevin Mogard, Dallas Deike, Jim Stansberry and Larry Soderberg.
Two pin events were awarded, as Kent Loney claimed closest to the pin on No. 7 and Donna Brown won the same contest on No. 16.
Net of 73 tops ELGA weekly contest
Liz Adams claimed first place in the championship flight with a score of 73 to win the Elmwood Ladies Golf Association's weekly event June 11 at Elmwood Country Club.
Share Miriovsky scored second with her 75 in the low net competition over 18 holes, while a third-place tie went to Deb Oetker and Sam Bryngelson with rounds of 76. The first flight title was shared by Kileen Rezac and Paula Rutherford with 77s, and Andrea Nixon was third with a 79.
In the nine-hole contest, Janet Radesovich shot 36 for first place, DeAnne Knaack was second with a 37, and Heidi Mann took third with a 38.