SPORTS SHORTS: Hughes delivers GMG’s walk-off hit
GREEN MOUNTAIN – Jeff Hughes hit a two-run, walk-off single on an 0-2 pitch to lift the GMG baseball team to a 3-2, 10-inning victory over Iowa Star Conference rival North Tama on Friday night.
GMG was being no-hit by North Tama’s Brody Hulme before scoring the tying run in the bottom of the seventh inning. Tied at 1-all, the visiting Redhawks (5-7, 3-4) scored once in the top of the 10th before the Wolverines (7-4, 5-2) answered with two of their own to clinch their sixth consecutive win.
Cole Langenbau led off with an infield single against relief pitcher Brandon Kaufman, and Chad Plaehn reached on an error. After a passed ball, Josh Gruen walked to load the bases for Hughes, and he delivered with the game-winning hit down the left-field line.
Austin Vaughn, who allowed a run in his inning of relief, got the win. He also had a double and scored the tying run in the seventh. Josh Raymond struck out 14 over nine innings, allowing one earned run on six hits and four walks.
Hulme, who also went nine frames, struck out 10 and allowed only Vaughn’s double, a single to Plaehn, and one walk in a no decision.
West Marshall edges visiting Falcons
STATE CENTER – Brooke Snider pitched six innings for the win and had a big night at the plate in leading the West Marshall softball team to a 6-5 win over Aplington-Parkersburg in Friday’s non-conference contest.
Snider allowed just four hits, two walks and one hit batsman while striking out two. Grace Porter got the last three outs for the save despite walking a pair.
West Marshall (8-10) led 5-0 after three full innings and held on, matching last season’s win total. Snider had two hits including a double, scored twice and drove in a pair for the Trojans.
Sadie Simatovich was 2-for-3 with a stolen base and a run scored, while Nicole Riemenschneider had an RBI double and scored a run.
The Trojans return to NICL West Division action Monday with a doubleheader at Class 3A No. 3 East Marshall.
Redhawks rally past GMG softball
GREEN MOUNTAIN – A nine-run fourth inning for the North Tama softball team brought the Redhawks back from a 6-1 deficit on their way to a 19-7, six-inning win over GMG in Friday’s Iowa Star Conference clash.
After their fourth-inning eruption, the Redhawks (7-5, 2-2) emphatically ended their three-game win streak with four runs in the fifth and five more in the sixth.
GMG hurler Haley Stahl took the loss in the circle, allowing 13 earned runs on 15 hits and four walks. She struck out four.
Mikaella Koster led the Wolverines (1-8, 0-6) with a 3-for-4 day at the plate, scoring once. Alexa Peters was 2-for-3 with a run scored, and Peyton Mannan was 1-for-3 and scored twice. GMG totaled eight hits in the loss.
North Tama plays an Iowa Star match Monday at Colo-NESCO, while GMG’s next outing is Tuesday’s road game at East Marshall.
MHS girls basketball camp set for June
The Marshalltown girls basketball camp will be held June 23-26 at Miller Middle School this summer.
The camp is for any girls basketball player in grades 3-12 and the cost is $25, which includes a T-shirt.
Times for the camp are as follows: Grades 3-5 from 1 to 3 p.m., grades 6-8 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and grades 9-12 from 8-10 a.m.
For more information, contact MHS coach Stacy O’Hare at email@example.com. Camp fliers also may be picked up in the Marshalltown Athletic Office. Coaches from East Marshall also will be helping with the camp.