’Cats split final series with Lincoln

Marshalltown starts substate play Friday at Mason City

T-R PHOTO BY ANNE VANCE • Marshalltown’s Nate Vance and Brian Trowbridge share a celebration after scoring runs during game one of Monday’s home doubleheader against Des Moines Lincoln.

T-R PHOTO BY ANNE VANCE • Marshalltown’s Nate Vance and Brian Trowbridge share a celebration after scoring runs during game one of Monday’s home doubleheader against Des Moines Lincoln.

Marshalltown baseball finished off their regular season on Monday night when they welcomed in Des Moines Lincoln on senior night for a doubleheader.

The Bobcats split the two games, taking game one 6-3 and falling in game two 8-3.

In true senior night fashion, senior Miguel Torrez led the way in game one from the plate for Marshalltown (16-24), going 3-for-3 and driving in two RBIs in the win. Junior Nate Vance also was perfect batting, going 2-for-2 with two runs scored. Sophomore Tate Kuehner got the save, allowing no runs and no hits in the final inning of play.

Vance got the start on the mound in game one as well, and he had a near-perfect line through 4 2/3 innings, allowing only one hit and no runs while striking out six.

Marshalltown took the lead in the second inning and went on to extend to a 6-0 lead through five in game one. The Railsplitters (17-22) scored all of their runs in the sixth frame.

T-R PHOTO BY ANNE VANCE

T-R PHOTO BY ANNE VANCE

In game two, Torrez recorded another hit in his only at bat, giving him a 4-for-4 total line in his two senior night games. Senior Jordan Smiley also went 2-for-4 with an RBI in game two.

Following his save in game one, Kuehner took the loss toeing the rubber for Marshalltown in game two, going three innings and giving up three runs off five hits and striking out two. Junior Noah DeVenney pitched 2 2/3 innings of relief as well, allowing no runs and no hits in his time on the mound.

Now that the regular season is over, the Bobcats set their sights on Mason City for their first round matchup in the Class 4A Substate 2 tournament on Friday at Mason City starting at 7 p.m. Marshalltown won the season series against the Mohawks 3-1.

T-R PHOTO BY ANNE VANCE

T-R PHOTO BY ANNE VANCE