NEWTON - The Marshalltown freshman baseball team ended a six-game losing streak by winning back-to-back games to claim the Newton Tournament championship on Saturday.
The Bobcats (7-20) defeated Bondurant-Farrar 7-0 and then topped the tourney host Cardinals in the title game, 6-3.
In the first round, Peyton Williams and Sam Rogers combined to pitch a four-hit shutout over five innings. Williams allowed four hits and a walk in 3 2/3 innings, while Rogers walked one in 1 1/3 frames.
Jack Greene went 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored to lead MHS offensively. Luke Severson, Kyler Ladehoff and Rogers each contributed two hits, while Jeffrey Miron and Williams had one apiece.
In the championship game, Marshalltown scored three times in the top of the fifth to break a 3-all tie with Newton. Williams was 2-for-3 with an RBI, a run and one of Marshalltown's four triples. Joe Rebik, Severson and Miron each tripled, while Cody Mead and Rogers added singles.
Mead pitched two innings, striking out two, while Rogers allowed one unearned run over three innings for the win. He allowed one hit and three walks while striking out one.
The Bobcats host Mason City in league play Monday starting at 11:30 a.m.
Six-game losing streak befalls Bobcats
ANKENY - The Marshalltown sophomore baseball team suffered its fifth and sixth straight losses Friday, losing 15-0 and 15-5 to host Ankeny.
The Bobcats (3-21-1) managed just one hit in the opener, which only lasted four innings. Ben Rebik singled for MHS, while Luke Severson took the loss on the mound. He allowed eight hits and all 15 runs, though only three were earned, over 3 2/3 innings. He walked four and struck out three, while the defense committed seven errors.
Ankeny scored at least once in five of its six at-bats in the second game. Marshalltown got within 7-5 after scoring three runs in the top of the fifth, but the Hawks responded with four runs in the bottom half and four more in the sixth to end the game by the run rule.
Brandin Chaloupek had a two-run double for MHS. Complete statistics for the second game were not available.
The Bobcats host Mason City on Monday night at 5 p.m.
Champs crowned in Parent-Child event
Elmwood Country Club recently held its Parent-Child Tournament, with winners being crowned in nine different divisions.
In the father/son division, it was Max and Trent Upah topping the 14-and-over field with a round of 44. Beau and Craig Ragland took second with a 46. In the 11-13 group, it was Cole and Trent Davis shooting 40 for the win, with Tate Carlson and Jeff Miller scoring second (48). Colin and Joe Schmitt shot 43 for the 9-10 title, with Carson and Patrick Williams (51) coming in second. Isaiah and Sam Zoske (42) took the 8-and-under title, with Cael and Rob Sandvick (49) finishing second.
In the father/daughter divisions, the 12-and-over title went to Abigail and Greg Brennecke with their 59. Amber and Mark Henson (46) won the 11-and-under division.
In the mother/daughter ranks, Shelby and Trecy Brennecke (61) claimed the 12-and-over crown, while Natalie and Andrea Henson (87) won the 11-and-under division.
Drake and Kristin Polley picked up first place in the mother/son division, shooting 48.