SPORTS SHORTS: Bobcat sophs score comeback victory

The Marshalltown sophomore baseball team rallied back from a 6-3 deficit with four unanswered runs to beat Mason City on Monday, snapping a six-game losing skid that led to a conference sweep of the Mohawks.

The Bobcats (5-21-1) scored twice in the sixth inning, once in the seventh and once more in the eighth to take a 7-6 victory from Mason City in Monday’s Central Iowa Conference Northern Division opener. MHS rode the momentum to a 15-3, five-inning romp in the second game.

In game one, the Bobcats trailed 6-3 before scoring twice with two outs. Joe Rebik walked, Peyton Williams singled and Brandin Chaloupek doubled them both home. In the seventh, Luke Severson led off with a double and later scored the tying run on a sacrifice fly.

In the eighth, Jordan Smith led off with a single and Joe Rebik followed with a double, allowing Smith to score when the throw got away from the Mohawk infield.

Severson finished 2-for-3 with two doubles and three runs scored. Joe Rebik and Smith had two hits apiece, and Smith got the win for a scoreless inning of relief. Jeffrey Miron threw three scoreless innings as the Bobcats rallied from the 6-3 deficit.

Marshalltown hammered out 18 hits in the second game, led by Reggie Johannes and Sam Rogers with three apiece. Rogers doubled twice and scored three times, while Johannes had two RBIs.

Ben Rebik, Jack Greene, Severson, Miron and Smith had two hits apiece, with Miron driving in three runs and Rebik and Smith plating two apiece.

Smith got the win on the mound, allowing three runs on five hits with a walk, a hit batsman and three strikeouts.

Marshalltown is back in action tonight at Waukee.

MHS freshmen fall to Mason City

The Marshalltown freshman baseball team suffered a pair of losses to Mason City in Monday’s Central Iowa Conference Northern Division twinbill, falling 8-0 and 12-4.

Devan Mann and Cody Mead had the only hits for the Bobcats in the first game, while Mann took the loss on the mound.

Mason City broke open a 1-0 lead with seven unearned runs in the sixth inning of game two. Both teams scored four times in the seventh.

Dayton Slifer had a double for MHS, while Jake Sponsler, Mason Huntley, Jordan Smiley, Mead and Mann each singled. Huntley was the hard-luck loser, allowing seven hits and one earned run on four walks and a strikeout over six innings.

The Bobcats (7-22) play today at Waukee.