Royals’ Reischauer hits for the cycle

CLARKSVILLE – Christian Reischauer hit for the cycle, hitting the go-ahead home run in the seventh inning, and then picked up the win on the mound as the Colo-NESCO baseball team came back to defeat Clarksville 11-9 on Friday in Iowa Star Conference play.

With the Royals (4-2, 2-2) down 9-8 in the seventh inning, Reischauer launched a three-run homer to give C-N the lead as Christian Montgomery and Kelly Gray came in to score. Reischauer finished 4-for-5 with four RBIs, scoring three runs and stealing two bases. He also tossed five innings giving up three runs, one earned, on four hits, four walks and eight strikeouts.

Tanner Clatt finished 3-for-4 with an RBI and run score while stealing four bases. Montgomery and Brady Stoeffler also two bases each as the Royals swiped 14 bases. Stoeffler finished 2-for-4 with a triple, one RBI and scored two runs.

Colo-NESCO hosts Riceville on Monday for an Iowa Star Conference doubleheader. First pitch is set for 5 p.m.

Trojans fall short against Newton

STATE CENTER – The West Marshall baseball team fell 5-3 to Newton in a non-conference matchup that was shortened to six innings due to lightning.

Newton scored a run each in the first and second innings to take a 2-0 lead. The Trojans (5-4) responded with two runs in the bottom of the second to tie things 2-all. The Cardinals scored two in the fifth and another in the sixth before West Marshall got one back in the bottom of the sixth.

Cameron Bannister went 2-for-2 for the Trojans, while Ross Randall and Cody Mead knocked out a double each. Parker Hulbert took the loss on the mound, tossing four innings, giving up three runs on five hits, walking four and striking out another four.

West Marshall hosts a doubleheader on Monday with rival East Marshall. First pitch of game one is at 5:30 p.m.

Mustangs blanked by North Polk

ALLEMAN – The East Marshall softball team was bested by Norwalk at the North Polk softball tournament Friday, a 6-0 decision. The Mustangs (6-3, 2-1 NICL West) were no-hit on the road.

Eighth-grade pitcher Kodie Hoskey was the losing pitcher, giving up five hits, six runs and striking out seven.

The Mustangs will face Chariton in the second day of the tournament today in Alleman.

STC softball splits with Anamosa

TAMA – The South Tama County softball team picked up its first win of the season Thursday night taking game one of a doubleheader against Anamosa, 6-3. The Trojans then came up short in the nightcap, losing 12-7.

Brittney Breya collected the win from the pitcher’s circle in the opening game, allowing six hits, three walks and four strikeouts. Belle Tyynismaa and Lauren Yuska each collected two hits for STC (1-3) in the win.

Tyynismaa knocked out another three hits and two RBIs in the second game. Shae Slaven had three hits, a single, double and triple. Saylor Upah also had a multi-hit game including a double. Maci Fritz hit a double and knocked in two runs.

Sabrina Holtz took the loss, tossing 1 2/3 innings, giving up eight runs, walking five and striking out a batter. Breya came in relief and hurled the final 5 1/3 innings, giving up four runs on seven hits and sitting down five.