PREP SOFTBALL: Mustangs march past Gladbrook-Reinbeck

GLADBROOK – Class 3A No. 6 East Marshall mauled Gladbrook-Reinbeck on Monday night, hitting three home runs among its 24 hits in a 17-2, five-inning softball victory.

Sophomore?Kylee Hoskey connected for her first varsity home run as a part of East Marshall’s five-run second inning, while seniors and twin sisters Katie and Callie Roseland also went deep for the Mustangs (11-1, 4-1).

Katie Roseland finished 4-for-5 at the plate with a double and a solo homer, while Ashley Allen and Taylor Fricke both had three hits including a double. Sophia Grego also rapped out four hits as East Marshall claimed its fifth consecutive win.

Haley Long went all seven innings in the circle, allowing two earned runs on six hits and two walks while striking out nine.

Taylor Street lasted just two innings in the circle for Gladbrook-Reinbeck (1-9, 0-4), which lost its seventh in a row.

East Marshall hosts Grundy Center tonight in league play, while the Rebels visit South Hardin for a conference tilt.

Grundy Center 5, West Marshall 2

GRUNDY CENTER – The Grundy Center softball team ended a three-game losing streak by rallying for five runs in the bottom of the sixth for a 5-2 victory over NICL West foe West Marshall.

Kallie Malloy took the loss for West Marshall, surrendering all five runs in her only inning in the circle. Rachel Freland struck out eight over five innings, including four frames of no-hit ball.

Sadie Simatovich was 2-for-4 with a run scored, while Nicole Riemenschneider was 1-for-3 to account for all of West Marshall’s hits. Shelby Larsen had an RBI and Georgia Porter tallied a run in the 11th straight loss for West Marshall (1-13, 0-4).

Grundy Center (2-5, 2-2) plays tonight at East Marshall while West Marshall hosts BCLUW.

Newton 10, South Tama 3

TAMA – Newton tallied nine hits while collecting nine total free passes in a 10-3 non-conference victory over South Tama.

Kallie Hala took the loss for STC (5-8). Hailee Weiss and Dani Stubbs both had two hits to lead the Trojans offensively.

South Tama hosts Benton Community tonight and Grinnell Thursday in more non-conference action.