SPORTS SHORTS: Mustangs make good on Nevada miscues
LE GRAND — The East Marshall softball team took advantage of Nevada’s six defensive errors for a 4-1 win over the visiting Cubs on Tuesday night.
Errors accounted for three of East Marshall’s four runs as the Mustangs improved to 12-2. Reagan McIlrath was 3-for-4 at the plate with the team’s only RBI, while Emma Pfantz, Hannah Birks and Morgan Neuroth each had a single.
Pitcher Kodie Hoskey struck out seven and walked three in the win, scattering five singles.
The Mustangs host Class 3A No. 13 Solon on Thursday and Hudson on Friday.
Comets fall to host Hawks
SULLY — The BCLUW baseball team’s lead was shortlived as the Comets fell 7-1 at Lynnville-Sully on Tuesday night.
The Comets (0-10) led 1-0 after scoring a run in the top of the fourth, but the Hawks (8-7) pulled even in the home half and piled on six runs in the sixth.
Ray Callaway got the loss in his return to the BCLUW lineup, striking out three and walking two over five innings.
Treye Teske singled and scored the Comets’ lone run. Walker Ashton, Colton Keller and Callaway each had a single.
BCLUW visits Ogden for its Class 1A District 4 opener Saturday at 7 p.m.
Bobcat baseball team doubled up by Railsplitters
DES MOINES — The Marshalltown baseball team couldn’t lock down a late lead in the opening game of Monday’s doubleheader at Des Moines Lincoln, and the Railsplitters rolled from there, capturing wins of 15-5 in six innings and 9-0 in the CIML doubleheader.
The Bobcats (3-15) led 5-3 in the first game before Lincoln (9-9) scored eight times in the bottom of the fifth. The Rails finished off the game with four more runs in the sixth.
Jacob Van Pelt, Tyne Weeden and Tyler Dunham each had two hits in the opener, including a double for Dunham. Van Pelt drove in two runs and Dunham another.
Four MHS pitchers combined to issue seven walks and five hit batsmen.
In the nightcap, errors proved costly as Lincoln scored six unearned runs in its 9-0 triumph. Dunham was the hard-luck loser, allowing nine hits and eight runs — two earned — over three innings. He struck out three.
Nick Rebik was 2-for-3 while Bennett Hageman and Kabba Pins both hit doubles for the Bobcats. Van Pelt added a single.
GMG outscored by Spartans
GREEN MOUNTAIN — The Collins-Maxwell baseball team made itself at home on Monday night at GMG, scoring a 22-8 victory in five innings over the Wolverines.
Collins-Maxwell (5-4) scored seven times in the fourth inning and 12 more in the fifth to break free from a 3-all tie.
GMG (1-10) pitchers combined to walk eight batters and hit five more. Kooper Gill took the loss, allowing 10 runs on eight hits in four innings of work.
Zach Krull led the Wolverines at the plate, finishing 3-for-4 with a run and two RBIs. Brayden Duden went 2-for-3 with a triple and an RBI, while Brock Teske homered.
Clippers take two from STC
TAMA — The Clear Creek-Amana baseball team tallied 22 hits in a two-game sweep of South Tama on Monday, beating the Trojans 15-3 in five innings and 13-2 in the nightcap.
The visiting Clippers collected 13 hits in the opener, a 15-3, five-inning outcome. Brock Reade and Grant Jensen had three hits apiece to lead CCA.
Logan Arp was 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored, while Jordan Bly and Lane Lekin each had a single for STC. Matt Wiese pitched 3 2/3 innings for the loss, allowing seven runs — five earned — on six hits and one walk, striking out two.
In the second game, Clear Creek-Amana scored in five of its seven at-bats for a 13-2 win. The Clippers had nine hits and were beneficiaries of 10 walks and two hit batsmen.
Gavin Jimenez went 2-for-3 to lead South Tama offensively. Lekin doubled, while Mickey Wanatee and Bradyen Smith both had run-scoring singles. Jacob Collison took the loss, allowing five runs — one earned — in five innings. He walked one, hit two batters and struck out two.
No. 1 Spartans blank GMG
GREEN MOUNTAIN — The GMG softball team was victim of a perfect game in Monday’s 13-0, five-inning loss to Class 1A No. 1 Collins-Maxwell.
The Wolverines (2-9) were held without a hit and struck out eight times in the loss. Adelyn Sienknecht pitched all five innings for GMG, allowing nine earned runs on 16 hits and a walk.
Trojan softball falls twice
MAQUOKETA — The South Tama softball team had just five hits to show for a pair of losses at Maquoketa on Monday night, falling 3-0 and 12-0 in four innings.
Abby Sandvick got two of those hits in the first game as South Tama (2-18) hung around with the Cardinals (4-16). Maquoketa scored once in the first inning and twice in the third, but South Tama was unable to break through.
STC junior pitcher Ashlynn Ellenbecker gave up seven hits and just one earned run, striking out eight while walking none. Jenna Cremeans had a double and Laurel Upah a single for the Trojans.
Eighth-grader Mary Kate Frakes had South Tama’s lone hit in the run rule-shortened nightcap. Frakes also took the loss in the circle, allowing nine runs — five earned — on seven hits, two walks and two hit batsmen. She struck out one.
Redhawks overtake Royals
TRAER — The North Tama baseball team scored in five of its six at-bats en route to a 9-3 victory over Colo-NESCO on Monday night.
The Redhawks (10-1) took advantage of three Colo-NESCO errors in the bottom of the second to overtake the Royals for a 5-3 lead. Ryan McLean’s two-run triple was the big blow for the North Tama attack.
Aaron Snider got the win on the mound for the Redhawks, allowing three runs — two earned — in 3 2/3 innings. He walked five, hit one batter, but struck out eight. Skyler Staker pitched 3 1/3 innings of hitless relief, walking two and hitting one batter while striking out nine.
Leadoff batter Luke Pennell went 2-for-4 and scored twice, and Adam Greiner was 2-for-2 with two runs scored. Gabe Kopriva added a triple and a sacrifice fly, while Staker doubled and Snider singled.
Ephram Muntz had a two-run, two-out single to highlight Colo-NESCO’s three-run at-bat in the top of the first inning.