SPORTS SHORTS: Errors costly as Trojans fall to Nevada

STATE CENTER — The West Marshall baseball team allowed four unearned runs, and that was enough for Nevada to knock off the Trojans 4-3 in Tuesday’s non-conference contest.

The visiting Cubs (8-6) scored twice in the top of the first and two more times in the seventh. West Marshall (17-5) split its early deficit in half with a run in the bottom of the first on Cameron Bannister’s RBI single, and the Trojans went in front 3-2 with David Disney’s RBI double and Alex Dickey’s run-scoring single in the third.

But untimely miscues cost the Trojans in the seventh, and Nevada rallied for the come-from-behind win.

Ross Randall got the no-decision after leaving with a 3-2 lead through six innings. He struck out eight, walked six, and allowed only two hits and two unearned runs. Nat Markle got the loss, allowing two unearned runs on one hit and two walks, striking out two in two-thirds of an inning. Bannister threw one pitch to get the final out, but West Marshall’s bats couldn’t deliver the comeback.

The Trojans are back at home for a non-conference game against Colo-NESCO on Thursday night.

Rockets run away from Mustangs

EDDYVILLE — Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont scored eight times in the home half of the first inning en route to an 11-1, five-inning win over the East Marshall baseball team here Tuesday night.

The Rockets (13-10) had three doubles among their eight hits, with leadoff batter DJ Stout leading the way. He finished 2-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and three RBIs.

Bracken Taylor was the beneficiary of all the offense, allowing only four singles and one unearned run. He struck out four and walked two for the win.

Jordan McAnulty took the loss on the mound for the Mustangs (4-14), allowing 10 runs — three earned — on six hits and five walks in three innings. He struck out two.

Justin Ridout went 2-for-3 to lead the Mustangs at the plate. Zane Johnson and McAnulty had the other hits. East Marshall’s lone run came in the fifth as McAnulty drove in Lansin Lacina, who reached base on an error, with a sacrifice fly.

The Mustangs are at home on Wednesday night, hosting Grundy Center in NICL West Division play.

Wolverines turned back by Thunder

GREEN MOUNTAIN — The GMG softball team took its eighth-straight loss with a 15-1, four-inning setback at the hands of Grand View Christian on Tuesday night.

The Thunder (13-8) scored five times in the top of the first inning to take the lead for good. Grand View Christian rapped out 11 hits in the win.

Belle Duncan had two of GMG’s three hits, including a double. Zoe Duncan scored the only run for the Wolverines (4-15) after reaching on an error. She stole second base and scored on McKenzie Vaske’s single in the bottom of the first.

The Wolverines host CAL on Wednesday night in Iowa Star Conference action.

Royals double up on Clarksville, 4-2

CLARKSVILLE — Bryce Niemeyer pitched a three-hitter and the Colo-NESCO baseball team held on to defeat Clarksville 4-2 in Monday’s Iowa Star Conference clash.

Niemeyer struck out five and walked three in the win. He also led the Royals (4-14) with two hits and an RBI.

Matthew Hill finished 2-for-4 with a run scored, while Phil Bower was 1-for-2 with a double for Colo-NESCO. Garret Tiarks and Kelly Gray both singled and scored as well.