SPORTS SHORTS: Bobcats routed by Little Cyclones


The Marshalltown Bobcats baseball team is still searching for its first win of the 2020 season after an 11-1 loss to Ames (6-3) Monday evening.

The 0-12 Bobcats had four hits against the Little Cyclones — A double from Joe Harris, a double from Ethan Wertzberger and singles from Bennett Hageman and Tyler Dunham. The Bobcats scored one run but Ames’ bats were too much for the Bobcat pitching staff.

Hageman started on the mound for Marshalltown and went 3 1/3 innings, giving up five earned runs on six hits and three walks. He recorded three strikeouts. Tyler Dunham threw an inning of relief, giving up five runs (three earned) on three hits. Harris closed out the game for Marshalltown with a shutout inning.

The Bobcats play a doubleheader Wednesday evening against Des Moines East in Des Moines.

Mustangs get first win, beat Trojans

GILMAN — The East Marshall baseball team got its first win of the summer, knocking off West Marshall in walk-off fashion, 8-7, here Monday night.

Zach Jacobson was hit by a pitch to lead off the bottom of the seventh inning, stole second and scored on Wesley Hamor’s single down the right-field line for the game-winning run.

West Marshall (6-2) had led 7-0 after scoring that many times in the third inning, but East Marshall (1-7) answered with five runs of its own.

Dane Thompson and Eli Curtis both went 2-for-3 with a run to lead the Mustang bats. Jacobson was 1-for-3 with a double, two runs and three RBIs. Jaron Johnson got the win in relief, throwing two hitless innings with three strikeouts.

Brayden Evertsen and Jeremy Sly both had two hits to lead West Marshall. Will Dawley took the loss.

BCLUW softball blanks G-R, 10-0 in 6

CONRAD — Kiersten Kruse pitched a three-hit shutout and the BCLUW softball team beat Gladbrook-Reinbeck 10-0 in six innings here Monday night.

Kruse struck out seven and walked four, helping the Comets keep Gladbrook-Reinbeck in check before BCLUW’s own bats could get going. The Comets led 2-0 before scoring four times in the fifth and four more times in the sixth to end it.

Emma Averill was 2-for-3 with a double and three RBIs, Madison Ubben was 2-for-4 with two RBIs, and Kruse was 2-for-3 for the Comets.


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