Tigers break losing streak, win 6-1
ELDORA – The South Hardin baseball team snapped a 13-game losing streak with a 6-1 win against Grundy Center on Thursday night. Hunter Edgerton was 1-for-1 with a double and Dane Butler had one of three RBIs in the win.
Ty Cook got the win, going three innings, giving up one earned run, one walk and a strikeout. Butler came in for four innings of relief, giving up three hits, no runs and struck out four Spartans. Cook and Layne Nelson each had an RBI and the Tigers were walked eight times Thursday night. Cade Spieker was 2-for-2 with a run scored and a double as well.
Redhawks hold off North Butler rebutal
WATERLOO – North Butler scored two in the seventh but came up short as North Tama baseball took a 5-3 win at Riverfront Stadium on Wednesday night.
Caden Stuart was a perfect 3-for-3 with a run scored, an RBI, a stolen base and a walk. Cameron Hoeg was 2-for-4 with a triple and an RBI?and both Joe and Will Earley were 0-for-3 with an RBI a piece.
Stuart was on the mound for the Redhawks (22-7), going all seven innings, giving up just one hit, three runs (one earned), 10 walks and struck out seven batters.
South Tama avoids shutout on the road
MOUNT VERNON – McKenna Knock scored Dani Stubbs in the sixth inning for South Tama softball and avoided the shutout, losing 6-1 to Mount Vernon on Wednesday.
Stubbs was 2-for-3 with the one run scored and Knock with the lone RBI. Belle Tyynismaa was 1-for-3, Maci Fritz was 1-for-3 and Saylor Upah was 1-for-3 to tally up all of the Trojans’ (3-30) hits.
Brittney Breya took the loss, going six innings, giving up 10 hits, six runs (five earned), one walk and striking out one batter.
Dons drop Wolverines 17-1 in 4 innings
GREEN MOUNTAIN – Dalton Smith homered twice during Don Bosco’s 16-run second inning and the Class 1A No. 2 Dons doused GMG 17-1 in four innings in Wednesday’s Iowa Star Conference baseball clash.
Smith hit a grand slam and a three-run homer in the top of the second, connecting for a round-tripper against both GMG pitchers to toe the rubber in the inning. Aaron Fleming lasted 1 1/3 innings for the loss, allowing nine runs – one earned – on five hits and a walk. Jacob Burt surrendered four hits and eight runs, though only one earned, over 1 2/3 innings. Burt walked five and struck out two. Levi Duden threw a scoreless frame, walking three and striking out one.
GMG’s lone run came from Cole Langenbau, who scored on a passed ball in the bottom of the third. He was 1-for-3 at the plate. Burt finished 2-for-2, while Duden and Darrin Anderson both added singles in the loss. The Wolverines ended the regular season 13-12 and will open 1A district play Tuesday at 5 p.m. at Traer, facing Nashua-Plainfield.