D-NH defeats Trojans at University of Iowa’s field
IOWA CITY — Dike-New Hartford got off to a fast start and it was enough to put the West Marshall baseball team away in a special neutral-site game, 8-2 at Duane Banks Field on Friday night.
The Wolverines (5-0) scored three in the first, three in the fourth and another run in the fifth and the seventh. Sophomore Nat Markle went out to start, going 3 2/3 innings, giving up four hits, four earned runs and striking out two. Parker Hulbert came in with 3 1/3 innings relief, giving up another four hits, two earned runs and striking out two.
The Trojans (2-2) collected just three hits, but scored two runs in the top of the fourth to bring it to a 3-2 game. Ross Randall was 1-for-3, Chandler Sponseller was 1-for-3 and David Disney was 1-for-2. Hulbert was 0-for-2 with an RBI and Josh Larsen also had an RBI, despite going 0-for-2.
West Marshall heads to Fort Dodge for a Memorial Day tournament on Monday.
Don Bosco 16, Colo-NESCO 1, 4 innings
ZEARING — The Don Bosco baseball team made quick work of Colo-NESCO on Friday night, in a four-inning, 16-1 win.
The Royals (0-3) had just one hit from junior Matthew Hill. He had the lone run scored, an RBI from Sean Cutler.
Ryan Banks too the loss, going 1 1/3 innings, giving up three hits and six earned runs. Kelly Gray came in for 2 1/3 innings relief, giving up seven hits, no runs and striking out one.
The Royals are on the road Wednesday for an Iowa Star doubleheader with Riceville.
North Tama 14, CAL 0
TRAER — The North Tama baseball team had no issues with visiting CAL, earning a 14-0 win in five innings on Friday.
The Redhawks (3-0) secured 13 hits while giving up just two. Cael Kopriva was 2-for-3 with three runs scored and a home run. He had three RBIs.
Joe Earley was 3-for-4 as well with a run scored and Will Earley was 3-for-3 with two runs scored.
Lance Zobel earned the win, pitching two innings, giving up just one hit and striking out one.
Joe Earley pitched two more innings, giving up no runs, two walks and striking out two.
North Tama is on the road for a Memorial Day tournament in Beaman on Monday.