North Tama knocks around CAL, 14-0
TRAER — The North Tama baseball team made quick work of CAL on Friday, earning a 14-0, five-inning win at home.
Lance Zobel (1-0) snagged the win, going two innings, giving up a hit and striking out one. Joe Early came in for relief in the third, going two more innings, walking two and striking out two. Ryan Mclean finished off the fifth with an inning pitched, a hit and two strikeouts.
Cael Kopriva had the highlight of the evening for the Redhawks (3-0) as he hit an inside the park home run, going 2-for-3 at the plate and scoring three RBIs. Hale Hulme was 2-for-3 with two runs, and Will Earley was 3-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored.
Cameron Hoeg was 1-for-4 with two RBIs and a double, and Joe Earley was 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored.
North Tama will play in the Memorial Day tournament in Beaman, hosted by BCLUW. The Redhawks will face Twin Cedars at 1 p.m., and will play a second game in the consolations or finals, depending on the outcome of the GMG/BCLUW game at 10:30 a.m. today.
GMG 5, Tripoli 2
GREEN MOUNTAIN — Three runs in the fifth and sixth innings combined were enough for the GMG baseball team to slide by Tripoli on Friday in a 5-2 win.
Levi Duden had a sac fly in the fifth and Aaron Fleming knocked another in with an RBI-single in the fifth as well. Blaze Krull had a double and Darrin Anderson had an RBI-double in the second to start scoring efforts.
Fleming gave up five hits and two earned runs, while striking out 14 batters and walking none in his seven innings pitched.
The Wolverines (2-0, 2-0 Iowa Star) will take on BCLUW in the Memorial Day Tournament in Beaman on Monday at 10:30 a.m.
Aplington-Parkersburg 6, BCLUW 1
PARKERSBURG — Brad Barkema went four innings, allowed three earned runs on six hits and three strikeouts, but the BCLUW baseball team fell 6-1 to Aplington-Parkersburg on Friday.
Barkema had a double in the third inning, and paired it with Jack Garber’s double, scoring Barkema for the only run of the gam e for the Comets (1-3). Those were also the only two hits for BCLUW as well.
The Comets host their annual Memorial Day tournament, playing GMG in the first game of the day at 10:30 a.m. They’ll face the winner/loser of North Tama and Twin Cedars later in the afternoon.
East Marshall 4, 5 innings
GRINNELL — The East Marshall baseball team matched its run total for the season, but it wasn’t enough to find its first win, falling to Grinnell 14-4 in five innings.
Grant Curtis went three innings, giving up nine hits, three earned runs and three walks. Justin Ridout came in for relief in the fourth, giving up a hit, two earned runs, three walks and striking out one.
Lansin Lacina was 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Jordan McAnulty was 1-for-3 with a run and Gage Hulin was 1-for-1 with a run scored. Eric Ommen was also 1-for-3.
The Mustangs (0-5) head to Nevada on Tuesday and are back home for an NICL matchup with BCLUW on Wednesday.