SPORTS SHORTS: Marshalltown drops two on the road
DES MOINES — The Marshalltown baseball team ended its regular season with a doubleheader loss to Des Moines Hoover on Monday night. The Bobcats fell 5-4 and 11-6 to the Huskies (6-20) and dropped their record to 5-19 in the shortened 2020 campaign.
The Bobcats had eight hits in game one of the doubleheader — two from Nick Rebik, two from Kabba Pins and one each from Ethan Wertzberger, Jacob Van Pelt, Bennett Hageman and Tyler Dunham. Pins drove in two runs, and Dunham and Van Pelt drove in one apiece.
Bennett Hageman started the game and threw 4 1/3 innings, giving up two runs (none earned) on three hits and four walks. Dunham threw the final three innings in relief, giving up three runs (two earned) on five hits and two walks.
In game two, Patrick Landeros led the Bobcats with three hits and three RBIs at the plate. Justice Richardson, Rebik and Wertzberger had one hit apiece.
Collin Johnson started on the mound and went one inning, giving up three runs (two earned) on three hits. Van Pelt threw 2 2/3 innings in relief, giving up six runs (three earned) on three hits and two walks. Landeros pitched the rest of the game and gave up two runs on three hits and one walk.
The Bobcats begin postseason play with a Class 4A Substate 2 first-round game against Waukee on the road at 7 p.m. Friday.
ISU’s Purdy named to O’Brien watch list
FORT WORTH, Texas — Iowa State junior quarterback Brock Purdy was added to the preseason Davey O’Brien Award watch list as announced Tuesday by the Davey O’Brien Foundation.
The Davey O’Brien Award is given annually to the nation’s best quarterback.
Purdy, who was a Davey O’Brien Award semifinalist in 2019, is coming off a 2019 season where he shattered virtually every season passing mark in program history, including passing yardage (3,982), total offense (4,231), passing touchdowns (27), touchdowns responsible (35) and completions (312).
8 Hawkeyes receive preseason honors
IOWA CITY — Four University of Iowa football players — senior kicker Keith Duncan, senior offensive tackle Alaric Jackson, sophomore center Tyler Linderbaum, and senior wide receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette — were preseason Phil Steele All-America selections to highlight eight Hawkeyes who earned preseason recognition from the college football magazine.
Duncan was a preseason first-team All-American selection, while Jackson, Linderbaum, and Smith-Marsette were named preseason third team All-America. Smith-Marsette was named as a return specialist.
Duncan and Jackson were also preseason first-team all-Big Ten selections. Smith-Marsette and redshirt sophomore wide receiver Nico Ragaini were also named to the all-Big Ten first team as return specialists.
Linderbaum and senior defensive end Chauncey Golston were named to the preseason all-Big Ten second team. Senior defensive back Matt Hankins and sophomore running back Tyler Goodson were named to Steele’s preseason all-Big Ten third team.