SPORTS SHORTS: North Tama 2-0 in own tournament

TRAER – Caden Stuart took an eventful trip around the bases in the bottom of the ninth to score the winning run in the North Tama baseball team’s 5-4 nine-inning victory over North Mahaska Saturday.

Following a 10-0 five-inning victory over BCLUW, the Redhawks capped off a 2-0 day at the J.L. Lister Tournament.

Stuart got on base with a single before moving to second on a wild pitch. The freshman reached third on a bunt and continued toward home when the errant throw to first sailed into the outfield. Stuart earned a spot on the all-tournament team alongside Dalton Hulme, Jacob Wrage and Brent Billerbeck as the Redhawks (16-5) picked up their 10th win in their last 11 games.

Trent Roose put North Mahaska (11-2) in front at 4-3 with a two-run homer in the top of the fifth, before North Tama answered with a run in the sixth.

Hulme threw the final inning for the win, allowing one hit and one walk while striking out a pair. Wrage threw the other eight frames and gave up four runs on 11 hits. The senior fanned nine and walked one as the Redhawks snapped the Warhawks’ six-game win streak.

Wrage helped his cause with an RBI single and run, while Hulme finished 2-for-5 at the dish. Billerbeck doubled and scored a run and Huston Danker crossed home once and singled as the Redhawks finished with seven hits.

Hulme tossed a two-hitter against the Comets, while fanning five and walking four in five frames. North Tama tallied three runs in the second and two in the third before repeating the pattern in the fourth and fifth to end the game early.

Wrage hit 3-of-4 with a double and drove in four runs, while Stuart was 2-for-3 with an RBI. Billerbeck hit 2-for-3 and scored twice, while also stealing two bases and Hulme doubled, scored and brought in a run. Danker (1-for-3) drove in a pair and crossed home twice.

No BCLUW stats were available.

North Mahaska defeated the Comets 12-5 in the other game of the round-robin tournament, rattling off seven runs in the sixth to break away. BCLUW (4-7) led 2-1 after the second, before the Warhawks took the lead for good with three tallies in the third.

The Redhawks head to Clarksville Wednesday before hosting rival Class 1A No. 4 ranked Don Bosco Friday. The Comets face East Marshall on the road Monday and host South Tama Tuesday, before traveling to Gladbrook-Reinbeck Friday.

G-R softball has 0-3 showing at W-SR

WAVERLY – Falling into a five-run hole in the first frame, the Gladbrook-Reinbeck softball team’s rally came up short in a 6-3 loss to Decorah in their final game at the Waverly-Shell Rock Tournament Saturday.

The Rebels (1-15) also sustained a 14-0 loss to the host Class 3A No. 13 ranked Go-Hawks and a 4-3 setback to Iowa Falls-Alden, extending their losing streak to 14.

After spotting Decorah five runs in the first game, the Vikings added to their cushion with another run in the third, before the Rebels rallied with single tallies in the fourth, sixth and seventh.

Emily Snider sparked the Rebels from the lead-off spot hitting 3-for-4, stealing two bases and scoring a run. Nicole Adair (1-for-4), Hanna Christopher (1-for-3) and Jordan LaBarge (1-for-3) each drove in a run, while Lauren Gauthier (1-for-3) also tallied a hit for G-R. Taylor Street allowed six runs (five earned) on 10 hits in a seven-inning effort for the loss.

Waverly-Shell Rock breezed past the Rebels 14-0 in three innings – including an eight-run outburst in the first. The Go-Hawks added six more in the second, while Adair accounted for G-R’s lone hit of the game. Katy Thompson surrendered 14 runs (11 earned) on seven hits and five walks in the loss.

The Rebels started the day strong taking a 3-0 lead on Iowa Falls-Alden before the Cadets came back with a run in the third, two in the fifth and the winning tally in the bottom of the seventh.

Amber Berendes went 2-for-3 at the dish, while Snider, Adair, Hayley Weber and Chelsea Taylor each hit 1-for-3. Snider, Hanna Christopher and Madison White each crossed home, while Taylor tallied an RBI.

White was saddled with the loss allowing four runs on 10 hits in a complete game effort. She fanned four and didn’t issue a walk.

The Rebels host West Marshall Monday and travel to Grundy Center Tuesday.

MHS girls basketball camp upcoming

The Marshalltown girls basketball camp is offering two sessions June 25-27.

The morning session runs from 9-11 a.m. for girls entering grades 9-12. The afternoon portion is from 1-3 p.m. for girls entering grades 6-8.

Registration is $20 at the door. Email head coach Stacy O’Hare at for more information.