PREP BASEBALL: East Marshall rallies past Colo-NESCO

GILMAN – Caleb Benzing drove in the tying run with a seventh-inning single and then scored on an error as the East Marshall baseball team denied Colo-NESCO, 4-3, in a non-conference contest Tuesday night.

The Royals (11-17) led 3-2 entering the bottom of the seventh but could not hold on. Austin Briney reached with a leadoff walk and advanced to second on Nick Mommer’s sacrifice bunt. Benzing followed with a single to right field and took second when the ball got through the right fielder. Nate DeBondt’s grounder to short was misplayed, and then a throwing error on the same play allowed Benzing to come around as the game-winning run.

Nick Long went two innings on the mound for the win, allowing one hit and one walk with three strikeouts. J.T. Adams got the loss for Colo-NESCO.

East Marshall (12-16) had five hits – one each for Sam Benzing, Caleb Benzing, Josh Wilson, Mommer and DeBondt. Mommer’s double drove in a run, while Wilson’s pinch-hit single plated another.

Taylor Hill went 2-for-4 with a double to lead the Royals offensively. Adam Lytle and Brandyn Niemeyer each had run-scoring hits, while Brady Stoeffler and Adams both singled as well.

BCLUW 2, GMG 1, 8 innings

GREEN MOUNTAIN – Conner Ubben and Josh Raymond matched each other zero for zero for seven innings, before BCLUW’s two-run tally in the top of the eighth inning was enough to outlast GMG’s one in the bottom half for a non-conference win Tuesday.

BCLUW (10-15) won its third straight to end the regular season, rallying for two runs with two out in the eighth. Isaac Novak walked, stole second, and scored on Lane Caster’s single to left. Caster took second on the throw home, moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on another to make it 2-0 Comets.

After a single by Max Callaway and a walk to Tyler Lutes, Bridger Claassen relieved Raymond and got the final out of the inning.

The host Wolverines (5-18) got back-to-back walks for Raymond and Tyler Thurston in the home half, and a single by Tyler Krull plated GMG’s only run.

Ubben earned the win, striking out 12 and walking three in a three-hitter, going all eight frames. Raymond went 7 2/3 innings in the loss, allowing five hits and three walks while striking out nine.

Caster led BCLUW with two hits. Noah Thurston, Jacob Burt and Krull had GMG’s singles.

West Marshall 8, Dike-New Hartford 1

DIKE – Nolan Sinning tossed a three-hitter as West Marshall defeated Dike-New Hartford 8-1 in a cross-NICL contest Tuesday.

Sinning struck out six, walked four, and Dike-New Hartford’s only run came unearned in the fourth. By then, the Trojans (19-8) had already taken a 6-0 lead highlighted by a four-run first.

Jared Johnson was 2-for-2 with an RBI to lead West Marshall at the plate. Jared Riemenschneider was 1-for-1, walked three times and scored four runs. Garrett Goodwin finished 1-for-3 with three RBIs, while Justin Weitzell and Sinning both added singles.

Marcus Luna walked 12 in four innings as the losing pitcher for the Wolverines (14-12).

West Marshall is back at home tonight to take on BGM (23-3) at 7:30 p.m.


Jesup 7-6, North Tama 1-2

JESUP – The North Tama baseball team suffered defeat twice Monday at Jesup (13-14), falling 7-1 and 6-2 in non-conference play.

It marked just the second time the Redhawks (24-9) have lost consecutive games this season.

Jacob Wrage took the loss in the opener, allowing six earned runs on 10 hits with one walk and four strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings. Caden Stuart struck out two in relief.

Wrage went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a run and a stolen bace to pace the Redhawks.

Brandon Kaufman took the loss in the nightcap, allowing five runs on five hits and three walks with five strikeouts over four innings.