SPORTS SHORTS: Mustangs advance to regional final
LA PORTE CITY — The East Marshall softball team got yet another win in the Class 3A Region 5 tournament on Friday as the Mustangs defeated Vinton-Shellsburg 5-4 in the semifinal round.
Kodie Hoskey had yet another great performance on the mound for the Mustangs (17-17), going the full game and giving up six hits while striking out nine.
Madison Farrington had two hits and two RBIs in the game, while Hoskey also had two hits and Rylee Freese had one hit and two RBIs.
Comet baseball takes down Clarksville
BEAMAN — The BCLUW baseball team ended a short two-game skid on Friday night when it jumped all over Clarksville for a 19-1, four-inning victory.
Calob Keller got the start for the Comets, going three innings and giving up two hits and three walks while striking out two.
BCLUW (14-11) had a field day at the plate as well, with quite a few Comets recording multiple hits and runs. Troy Dolphin had three hits and six RBIs in the game, while Brad Barkema, Blake Mann and Ian Showers each knocking in two hits and two RBIs.
North Tama finishes with road triumph
ALEXANDER — The North Tama baseball team ended its season on a high note on Thursday by taking down CAL on the road 5-1.
North Tama (24-4) won its final 16 games of the year and enters the postseason as one of the hottest teams in 1A.
Will Earley got the start against CAL, going all seven innings while allowing only one run off three hits and striking out 11.
Skyler Staker, Joe Earley and Cael Even each went 2-for-4 in the game, with Earley crossing the plate twice and Even knocking in an RBI.
South Tama baseball falls to Grinnell
TAMA — The South Tama baseball team got off to a slow start on Thursday against Grinnell, falling behind 4-0 after the first two innings and eventually losing 7-2.
Lucas Wilkerson started on the mound for South Tama (5-26), going the first two innings and giving up four runs off four hits, though only one was earned. Cam Klosterman finished the final five innings for the Trojans, giving up three runs off five hits and walking a batter.
Klosterman also had two hits, going 2-for-3 and scoring the only two runs for South Tama. Lane Koch also went 2-for-3, driving in Klosterman both times he scored.
AGWSR baseball tops Spartans in 11
GRUNDY CENTER — AGWSR and Grundy Center had some unfinished business to settle on Thursday night, as they finished off a game that started on June 28.
The game ended up going 11 innings, with the Cougars coming out on top 7-6.
Liam Stubbe got the win on the mound for AGWSR (8-7), going six innings while allowing no runs off three hits and striking out six. For Grundy Center (1-20), Garret Weldon went nine innings while giving up eight hits and six runs and striking out four. Braidan Buhrow got the loss, however, pitching the last two innings and giving up two hits and the deciding run.
Stubbe led the way batting for AGWSR, going 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored. Matt Pfaltzgraff also went 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run.
On the Spartans’ side, Jared Krausman, Cole Weber, Braidan Buhrow and Austin Knaack each knocked down two hits in the game, with Krausman scoring twice and driving in two RBIs.
Redhawks stop South Hardin in five
TRAER — In their penultimate game of the season, the North Tama baseball team took down South Hardin in five innings, winning 10-0 over the Tigers.
Lance Zobel got started for North Tama (23-4), going four innings while giving up only one hit and no runs and striking out four.
Skyler Staker and Cameron Hoeg were both perfect at the plate against South Hardin (4-11), with Staker going 2-for-2 with three runs scored and an RBI and Hoeg going 3-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBIs.
G-R baseball shuts out Turkey Valley
REINBECK — Rebels baseball ended their season on the right foot on Thursday when they took out Turkey Valley 9-0 at home.
Tyler Tscherter went 6 2/3 innings on the mound for Gladbrook-Reinbeck (13-8), giving up only one hit and no runs while fanning 16.
Tscherter was also effective at the plate, going 2-for-4 with two runs. Keagan Geisking went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run for the Rebels as well.
Colo-NESCO falls to Colfax-Mingo in 5
COLO — Royals baseball had a tough time handling Colfax-Mingo on Wednesday night, as Colo-NESCO dropped the game at home 17-2.
Four pitchers saw time on the mound for the Royals, with Matthew Hill throwing the bulk of the pitches in three innings.
Jacob Clatt went 2-for-2 at the plate for Colo-NESCO (7-19) with a home run.