SPORTS SHORTS: GMG inaugural fundraiser golf event
GARWIN — The GMG activities department is holding its inaugural four-person best shot golf fundraiser Saturday at Oakwood Golf Course in Conrad.
The 10 a.m. event will cost $50 per person. There will be a raffle and giveaways, and food will be served on the course. To register your four-person team, call (641) 499-2005 or (641) 485-0226. You can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Call Oakwood to reserve a cart at (641) 366-2211.
West Marshall softball strolls to 14-0
WEBSTER CITY — West Marshall pitchers Kallie Malloy and Loran Nicholson combined on a pair of no-hitters as the Class 3A No. 14 Trojans took two games at the Webster City Tournament on Saturday, getting head coach Todd Verwers to 300 career wins.
The Trojans (14-0) opened with a 10-0 win in five innings against the host Lynx. Malloy struck out four and walked two in 4 1/3 scoreless innings, and Nicholson got the final two outs for the no-hitter. Brooke Snider, Katie Price, Georgia Porter and Malloy each had two hits, including doubles for Price and Porter. Porter finished with three RBIs.
In the 9-0, six-inning win against Iowa Falls-Alden, Malloy struck out 10 in 5 2/3 innings, and Nicholson got the final out in the sixth. Kayla Cripps finished 3-for-3 and Grace Porter went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI to lead West Marshall’s 15-hit barrage. Snider was 2-for-4 with a double, a triple and an RBI, while Price and Porter both had two hits as well.
Mustang softball slips twice at L-S
SULLY — The East Marshall softball team suffered a pair of losses at the Lynnville-Sully Tournament on Saturday.
The Mustangs (7-9) suffered a narrow, 7-6 loss to the Class 1A No. 9 ranked host Hawks, falling behind 7-2 after the first hitting before battling back to within one.
Maria Rasmusson and Ellen Hungerford both had two hits, including two doubles for Hungerford, while Kodie Hoskey drove in a pair. Rasmusson allowed seven runs — three earned — on five hits and two walks before getting relieved in the bottom of the first. Hoskey allowed only one hit while striking out three and walking three over the final 4 1/3 frames.
Hoskey was saddled with the loss in game two, a 10-5 defeat at the hands of Des Moines Christian. She allowed six runs — only one earned — on four hits and one walk in four innings, striking out three. Rylee Freese surrendered four runs in the final two frames.
Melinda Puumala led the Mustangs at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored. Juliana Arifi was 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI.
AGWSR softball goes 3-1 at Prairie
CEDAR RAPIDS — The AGWSR softball team improved to 14-4 with a 3-1 showing at the Cedar Rapids Prairie Tournament on Saturday.
The Cougars beat Marion (5-0) but lost to the host Hawks (14-0) on Friday before beating Mid-Prairie (3-2) and Estherville-Lincoln Central (3-1) on Saturday.
Taryan Barrick tossed a three-hitter in the win against Marion, striking out 11 while walking one in six innings. Alana Groninga went 2-for-3 with two doubles, a run and an RBI, while Makenna Kuper was 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBIs. Miranda Jimmerson finished 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored.
Prairie, which went 4-0 in its tournament, got 13 runs against Rachel Sicard in the 14-0, five-inning affair. Mariah Jimmerson, Ali Gerbracht and Addi Johnson had the only hits for AGWSR.
In Saturday’s opener, the Cougars scored three runs in the third inning to counter Mid-Prairie’s two-run first, winning 3-2. Barrick went 2-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI, and pitched two scoreless innings of relief for the save. Gerbracht was 2-for-3 with a triple and the go-ahead RBI.
AGWSR outlasted E-LC in its finale, 3-1, behind Barrick’s three-hitter. She struck out seven and walked one, allowing one unearned run. Groninga was 2-for-3 at the dish with a solo home run and two runs scored. Kuper was 2-for-3 with a triple and Barrick added a double.
Redhawks win East Buchanan tourney
WINTHROP — The North Tama baseball team cruised to the championship of the East Buchanan Tournament on Saturday, 10-running Wapsie Valley and Clayton Ridge for the title.
The Redhawks (10-4) opened with a 12-2 win against Wapsie Valley. Lance Zobel allowed two runs on four hits, five walks and a strikeout for the pitching victory. Cael Even was 2-for-3 with three RBIs to lead his team at the plate.
Cameron Hoeg and Ryan McLean combined on a three-hitter in a 13-3 Redhawk victory over Clayton Ridge in the title game. Cael Kopriva went 2-for-2 with two walks, a double, a triple, two RBIs and four runs scored. Hoeg was 2-for-2 with two doubles, two runs and three RBIs, and Joe Earley was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored.
Mustang baseball splits home tourney
GILMAN — The East Marshall baseball team scored seven runs in the first two innings of both of its game Saturday at the Mustang Invitational, but only one fast start resulted in win for the home team. East Marshall (2-11) defeated PCM 13-11 but fell 10-9 to Cardinal.
The Mustangs opened with a 13-11 win against PCM, getting out to a 13-8 lead and holding on down the stretch. Zane Johnson went 4-for-4 with two doubles, two RBIs and four runs scored, and Justin Ridout finished 4-for-5 with a double, three RBIs and two runs scored. Lansin Lacina chipped in going 3-for-4 with a double and two runs. Grant Curtis pitched five innings for the win.
Four unearned runs in the nightcap prevented East Marshall from upending Cardinal, falling 10-9. Johnson went 3-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored, while Jordan McAnulty, Colton Weese, Jacob Svendsen, Ridout and Lacina had two hits apiece. Svendsen drove in three runs. Eighth-grader Wesley Hamor allowed only one run in the seventh inning but was stuck with the loss.
Wigginton to train with Canada U19
AMES — Iowa State freshman guard Lindell Wigginton will participate in training for Canada’s U19 team in Etobicoke, Ontario from June 12-20.
If selected to the team, Wigginton will travel to Troyes, France for training and exhibitions prior to participating in the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup from July 1-9 in Cairo, Egypt.
“This is a great opportunity for Lindell to train and play against really good competition and under the supervision of a really good group of coaches,” Iowa State head coach Steve Prohm said. “Anytime you have the opportunity to represent your country it is a really special thing. We’ll look forward to following him and to having him back on campus in July.”
Wigginton, who arrived on campus at Iowa State last week, played for Canada’s U18 team at the FIBA Americas in Chile last summer and led the team in scoring at 14.0 points per game.
Canada is paired with Japan, Spain and Mali in Group C at the tournament in Egypt. All teams qualify for the final phase with seeding based on finish in group play.