Comets swept by HLV in road doubleheader

VICTOR — In two completely different games, the BCLUW baseball team found itself on the shorter end, falling to HLV 10-1 and 13-10 in a doubleheader Thursday night.

Comet pitchers combined for seven walks and four strikeouts in game one, while Ian Showers tallied a single and the Comets’ only run. Brad Barkema had the RBI to get Showers in.

In game two, a late rally fell short, as the Comets were down 13-3 in the top of the fifth inning. But seven runs later and the Comets were right back in it.

Barkema had two doubles, two RBIs and a single, while Showers posted two singles and two RBIs in the loss.

The Comets are at Aplington-Parkersburg tonight for a single game.

PCM 12, East Marshall 0, 5 innings

PRAIRIE CITY — The PCM baseball team improved to 3-0 with a 12-0, five-inning win against East Marshall in Thursday’s non-conference clash.

The Mustangs fell to 0-4 on the young season, finishing with just three hits in this defeat. Jordan McAnulty was 2-for-3 at the plate and losing pitcher Jacob Svendsen also singled for East Marshall.

On the mound, Svendsen went 4 2/3 innings, allowing eight earned runs on 10 hits, one walk and one strikeout.

East Marshall visits Grinnell tonight for another non-conference tilt.

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Hudson 8, AGWSR 2

HUDSON — The AGWSR baseball team was limited to two hits in an 8-2 loss to Hudson in Wednesday’s cross-NICL showdown.

Jacob Myers went five innings on the mound for Hudson and John Colsch tossed the final two frames. The pair combined for seven strikeouts and nine walks but allowed only two singles. Nathan Karsjens and Keon Huffman accounted for the Cougars’ only offense, each driving in a run with their hit.

Caleb Bartling took the loss on the mound, allowing six runs on two hits over four innings. He walked one and struck out five.

Vinton-Shellsburg 17-16, East Marshall 2-0

GILMAN — The East Marshall baseball team got run-ruled twice in its home-opening doubleheader against Vinton-Shellsburg here Wednesday, as the Mustangs fell 17-2 and 16-0, both in five innings.

The visiting Vikings scored at least three runs in each inning of the opener, including a five-run spurt in the top of the first. East Marshall managed six hits, with Jordan McAnulty going 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored to lead the way. Kam Hoskins also doubled for the Mustangs.

Zane Johnson took the loss on the mound, surrendering eight earned runs over 2 1/3 innings.

Vinton-Shellsburg struck for at least two runs in each inning of the nightcap to capture the sweep. The Mustangs had no hits, while McAnulty allowed eight earned runs in 2 1/3 innings for the loss.