AGWSR baseball ends losing slide

MONTICELLO – The AGWSR baseball team put a six-game losing streak to rest but couldn’t keep the wins rolling in a 1-1 outing Saturday at the Monticello Tournament.

The Cougars toppled Alburnett 5-3, before falling to the host Panthers 12-1 in five innings. Catcher Michael Young hit 4-for-4 from the No. 8 spot and Cody Williams doubled for one of his two hits to propel the Cougars (4-12) in their opener. Liam Stubbe scored twice with a pair of hits from the lead-off spot, while Dylan Heetland, Caleb Bartling and Jake Willems each drove in a run.

The Cougars scored twice in the first and amassed 12 hits overall.

Bartling overcame eight walks by scattering five hits over 5 1/3 innings with two runs allowed for the win.

The Cougars mustered just four hits against Class 2A No. 9 Monticello with Willems, Jer Stull, Young and Hofmeister each contributing. Sully Hofmeister plated Willems for the Cougars’ only run. Cody Menster tossed four innings of scoreless ball and surrendered just one hit to claim the win for Monticello (14-5).

AGWSR travels to West Marshall today for a North Iowa Cedar League West Division game.

Cougars hold Spartan softball hitless

SUMNER – The Grundy Center softball team was handed its second straight 10-0 five-inning setback, going hitless in Friday’s cross-NICL loss to Sumner-Fredericksburg.

Kayla Mathews gave up five runs (four earned) on seven hits in three innings for the loss. Gabbie Mohs struck out three and walked one in the no-hitter, while Naomi Nuss homered and plated four RBIs for the Cougars (11-12).

The Spartans (5-11) entertain NICL West rival Gladbrook-Reinbeck today.

Tiger baseball team slips past Cougars

ELDORA – The South Hardin baseball team erupted for six runs in the sixth inning to knot the game at 7-all before scoring the game-winning run in their final at-bat to oust AGWSR 8-7 here Thursday in NICL West Division play.

Cade Spieker and Sam Shindelar each went 2-for-3 with an RBI and run scored, including a double by Spieker. David Shindelar drew two walks and stole two bases with an RBI, while Holden Hillmer scored twice for the Tigers.

Sam Shindelar went the distance on the mound for South Hardin, allowing seven runs (two earned) on 11 hits with six strikeouts and a walk for the win. Brandon Johnson finished 4-for-4 with two RBIs and a pair of runs scored. Cody Williams added three hits, three runs and an RBI.

Dylan Heetland suffered the loss in relief, giving up two runs on two hits in one inning. He walked four and fanned three.