SPORTS SHORTS: Pirates pillage BCLUW softball late

HUDSON — The Class 1A No. 5 BCLUW softball team got out to a 4-0 lead but saw Hudson rally back for a 7-6 victory over the Comets in Tuesday’s cross-NICL contest.

Bailey Ashton allowed one hit over 4 1/3 innings, walking three and striking out six, but received the no-decision. Abby Feldpausch was ticketed for five earned runs on six hits and three walks over 1 2/3 innings of relief work in the circle.

Hudson scored three times in the fifth and four times in the sixth to take a 7-5 lead. The Comets (17-9) got one across in the top of the seventh but could do no more.

Kiersten Kruse led BCLUW by going 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored, while Lili Wilson and Cate Nason both finished 2-for-3 at the plate. Madison Ubben went 1-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored.

Morgan Galbraith had two hits, including a double, and drove in four runs for Hudson (11-10).

Schaper powers Trojans past Nevada

STATE CENTER — Renae Schaper pounded out two doubles, a home run and four RBIs to lead the West Marshall softball team past Nevada on Tuesday night, winning 8-0.

Schaper put the Trojans on the board first with her first-inning round-tripper, driving in Lilly Buck with the blast, and tacked on a two-run double in the second inning to put West Marshall on top 4-0. She added a single and a double during her 4-for-4 plate performance.

Payton Halverson, Grace de Neui and Morgan Cripps each had two hits, while Loran Nicholson spun a five-hit shutout from the circle. Nicholson walked one and struck out two, putting the defense to work behind her for a winning effort.

Jones lifts Trojans in pitcher’s duel

STATE CENTER — West Marshall junior Gabe Jones twirled a three-hit shutout and the Trojans got just enough offense to escape with a 2-0 victory over the visiting Cubs on Tuesday night.

Jones struck out seven, walked one and allowed just three hits over the complete-game performance, needing just 86 pitches to go the distance on the mound for West Marshall.

The Trojans did all their scoring in the bottom of the fourth inning. Cameron Bannister reached on an error, moved up on a wild pickoff attempt and scored on Kinnick Christensen’s single. Christensen advanced to second on the throw home, took third on a wild pitch and came across on a sacrifice fly by Kaden Davis.

Christensen also had a double to account for two of West Marshall’s three hits. Josh Larsen had the other hit for the Trojans, who visit Saydel tonight.

Mustangs blanked by host Rockets

EDDYVILLE — The East Marshall baseball team suffered its third-straight defeat, falling 10-0 in six innings to Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont.

Dane Thompson had two of East Marshall’s three hits, including a double, while Wesley Hamor had the other.

Logan Bowie got the loss on the mound for the Mustangs, allowing eight runs — five earned — on seven hits over four innings. He walked one and struck out none.

MHS volleyball to host individual skills

The Marshalltown Bobcat volleyball staff welcomes the coaches of Midwest Performance Volleyball for Individual Skills Camps on August 1-2.

Camp is open to all athletes from Marshalltown and surround communities for girls entering grades 6-12.

Camp directors include Kaylee Manns, a former Iowa State All-American; Emily Brown, a former Big 12 Freshman of the Year for Kansas; and Allison Mayfield, a former outside hitter for Kansas who currently is playing internationally.

Camp for athletes in grades 9-12 will be from 8-11 a.m. and noon-2 p.m. and cost $75. Junior high camp for athletes entering grades 6-8 will be from 2-4 p.m. and cost $35.

For more details on how to register for the camp, please contact MHS head volleyball coach Chris Brees at chris.brees@iavalley.edu or at (515) 865-5354.