The Marshalltown sophomore baseball team totaled 12 extra-base hits in a doubleheader sweep of Waterloo East Thursday at the MHS diamond, ending a 10-game losing streak for the Bobcats.
Marshalltown (3-15-1) scored nine runs in the bottom of the first inning of the opening game, going away with a 12-2, five-inning victory. In the second game, the Bobcats scored in all four of their at-bats and put the Trojans away 15-0 in four frames.
Luke Severson finished 2-for-3 with a double, triple, three runs scored and two RBIs to pace MHS offensively. Jeffrey Miron was 2-for-3 with two doubles and two RBIs, while Reggie Johannes was 2-for-3 with two runs and three stolen bases. Kyler Ladehoff doubled and drove in two as well, and Jordan Smith went four innings on the mound for the win. Smith struck out four, walked one and allowed one unearned run on six hits.
In game two, Peyton Williams and Sam Rogers combined on a two-hitter and the Bobcat bats backed them with 16 hits. Jack Greene was 3-for-3 with a double, triple and two RBIs, while Johannes went 3-for-3 three runs scored.
Smith finished 2-for-3 with two doubles and two runs scored, while Ladehoff was 2-for-2 with a double, two runs and four RBIs.
Bobcat freshmen carve up Trojans
A no-hitter from Mason Huntley and a one-hitter by Cody Mead propeled the Marshalltown freshman baseball team to a pair of wins over Waterloo East on Thursday at the MHS diamond.
Huntley's four-inning no-no came in a 15-0 victory for the Bobcats in the opening game, while Mead nearly went four perfect frames in the second game, a 16-0 MHS win.
The Bobcats (5-14) scored seven times in the first and third innings in the opener. Dayton Slifer went 3-for-4 with a double, two runs and two RBIs, while Paden Himes was 3-for-3 with three runs and three RBIs. Devan Mann and Jake Sponsler both had two hits, with Mann driving in two runs and Sponsler three.
Huntley struck out three and hit one batter. Mead retired nine on strikes, allowing only a third-inning single while walking none.
Jordan Smiley led the MHS bats, going 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs. Slifer and Huntley had two hits apiece.