SPORTS SHORTS: Redhawks edged out by Colo-NESCO

TRAER — The North Tama baseball team lost its season opener to Iowa Star Conference foe Colo-NESCO on Monday, 11-9.

Izach Henson took the loss for the Redhawks (0-1, 0-1) after allowing four hits and seven runs in 4 1/3 innings, though only one was earned. He also walked four and struck out three. Ryan McLean was the starting pitcher and he allowed one hit and four runs while striking out six and walking six in 4 2/3 innings.

Shawn Gilbert was the winning pitcher for the Royals (1-0, 1-0) after throwing two shutout innings.

McLean was 3-for-4 at the plate with two doubles and a run scored, while Hale Hulme was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a stolen base.

North Tama next hosts Gladbrook-Reinbeck on Thursday.

Central’s Fritz named to all-region team

PELLA — Central College standout pitcher and East Marshall graduate Mariah Fritz was named to the NFCA Division III All-Midwest Region team.

Fritz was named the American Rivers Conference co-pitcher of the year. She posted a 20-9 record and threw 172 total innings while appearing in 32 games. She posted a 3.58 earned run average with 79 walks and 72 strikeouts.

She was twice named the league’s pitcher of the week.

Coe’s Greene named to ARC first team

CEDAR RAPIDS — Former Marshalltown baseball player and current Coe College junior Jack Greene has been named to the all-American Rivers Conference first team.

Greene, a 2016 MHS graduate, was also a first-team all-conference honoree a year ago, and he was a second-team selection in 2017.

This year, Greene had a 2.61 earned-run average, the fifth-best in the ARC. He was also second in the conference in strikeouts with 78 and he finished with 7-1 record and an opponent batting average of .209.

Former East Marshall standout and current Central College junior Nick Long also earned a spot on the all-conference teams as an honorable mention. Long finished with a 1-4 record in six conference starts, striking out 31 batters in 36.1 innings of work. He allowed an opponent batting average of .283 and finished with a 4.42 ERA.

Iowa to host ladies football academy

IOWA CITY — Registration is open for the ninth annual University of Iowa Ladies Football Academy. Participants can team up with Hawkeye football head coach Kirk Ferentz and members of the Iowa football team and coaching staff, while raising money for the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital.

The 2019 Ladies Football Academy is set for Saturday, June 8. Participants are able to enter the inner sanctum of Iowa football for the ultimate Hawkeye experience, while meeting Hawkeye players and coaches. Campers are able to win exclusive, authentic Iowa football prizes as well.

The LFA special guest is Gary Dolphin, long-time radio voice of Iowa football and basketball. Dolphin and Ferentz will conduct a meet-and-greet with photos as part of the rotation throughout the day.

Participants are able to learn the game while competing in skills and drills and enjoying a behind-the-scenes look into where and how the Hawkeyes train. Participants experience the excitement and energy inside the Black and Gold locker room and the rush of swarming the field at Kinnick Stadium to the sound of AC/DC’s “Back in Black.”

To register, visit iowaladiesfootballacademy.com.