SPORTS SHORTS: West Marshall softball stuns Tigers

STATE CENTER – The West Marshall softball team plated two runs in the seventh to force extra innings and then won it in the eighth to shock South Hardin, 4-3 in eight innings, in an NICL West Division contest Tuesday night.

Nicole Riemenschneider got the rally started in the seventh with an RBI fielder’s choice and then Morgan Hopper tied the game with a pinchhit, two-run single with two outs in her only at-bat of the game.

Kenadey Porter also batted just once but it was the game-winning hit in the bottom of the eighth inning.

Shelby Larsen and Karis Gibbs also had hits in the win for the Trojans, who improved to 5-17 on the season and 3-5 in NICL West play.

McKenna Hotopp threw all eight innings for the Trojans and allowed three runs on seven hits while striking out four.

Alaina Lake took the loss for the Tigers. She threw all eight innings.

West Marshall heads to Class 2A No. 9 AGWSR on Thursday. The JV-varsity doubleheader kicks off at 6 p.m. in Ackley.

BCLUW?earns NICL West?win over STC

TAMA – The BCLUW softball team got three hits from Sarah McCoy at the plate and a seven-hit, one-run effort in the circle from Nicolette Simpson as the Class 2A No. 10 Comets beat South Tama County, 6-1, in a North Iowa Cedar League West Division game Tuesday.

McCoy was 3-for-3 with a single, double and home run to go along with an RBI and a run scored.

Jessica deNeui had a two-run home in the victory, and Mallory Vawter added two singles and a run scored as well. Olivia Callaway also was 1-for-3 with a run scored.

Simpson earned the win in the circle as she surrendered just one run in the seventh inning and seven hits. She fanned 10.

The Comets, who scored three runs in the second inning and two in the fifth, improved to 14-5 on the season and 8-2 in NICL West play. BCLUW next plays at Charles City at 8 p.m. tonight.

South Tama drops to 6-11 after the loss and will next travel to East Marshall tonight before hosting the Mustangs on Thursday.

Mohawks sweep MHS freshmen

MASON CITY – The Marshalltown freshman baseball team got bumped off twice in Central Iowa Conference Northern Division action Monday, falling 16-1 and 4-1 at Mason City.

The Mohawks scored 11 times in the second inning of the opening game, which lasted only four innings. Starting pitcher Spencer Dempewolf surrendered 15 runs (11 earned) on six hits and seven walks in 1 2/3 innings for Marshalltown (2-9). Devan Mann allowed just an unearned run on four hits in 1 2/3 innings, walking one.

Mason Huntley and Paden Himes had the Bobcats’ only hits in the opener. Dempewolf drove in Huntley for an RBI.

Cody Mead, Tim Potter and Dempewolf had the only hits for Marshalltown, including an RBI double for Mead to drive in Mann. Huntley went all six innings in the loss, allowing three earned runs on five hits with three strikeouts.