Royals sweep Tripoli

ZEARING – Colo-NESCO played a doubleheader with Tripoli on Saturday and won both games by an identical score of 15-5.

The Royals scored three runs in the first, second and fourth, and four runs in the sixth inning of the first game. Grant Tiarks went 5-for-5 with a double, three runs scored, two RBIs and two stolen bases. Brandon Jacobs was 3-for-5 with a home run. Christian Reischauer added two doubles and three RBIs. Brady Stoeffler and Steven Cutler added two RBIs each.

Stoeffler pitched a six-inning complete game, giving up one run on five hits, walking one and striking out five.

The Royals scored four runs in the third, five runs in the fourth and six runs in the fifth inning to obtain the run rule-shortened victory. Christian Montgomery led the Royals going 3-for-4 with two doubles, two runs scored and an RBI. Cutler added three RBIs, going 2-for-3. Tiarks had a double, two RBIs and three runs scored.

Tanner Clatt pitched five innings for the win, giving up five runs (two earned) on five hits, walking six and striking out six.

The Royals (7-12, 6-8) had 10 stolen bases in the first game, and nine stolen bases in the second game.

GMG turns back Trojans

BLAIRSBURG – The GMG baseball team turned an unconventional double play to close out Northeast Hamilton’s comeback threat in the bottom of the seventh inning, defeating the Trojans 5-2 in Friday’s Iowa Star Conference contest.

Noah Thurston came on in relief for GMG starting pitcher Bridger Claassen with runners on the corners and one out in the bottom of the seventh with the Wolverines leading 5-2. Thurston got a flyout to left fielder Cole Langenbau, who threw out the Trojan baserunner trying to tag up from third.

Thurston got the save for Claassen, who allowed three hits and two runs (one earned) over 6 1/3 innings. He walked seven and struck out nine.

Claassen led the Wolverine bats by going 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. Jacob Burt was 2-for-3.