South Tama falls twice in non-conference play

The South Tama County Trojans will take two straight losses into the postseason after losses to Center Point-Urbana and Ballard this week.

Center-Point Urbana jumped out to a 10-0 lead after one inning and cruised to a 13-1 win on Monday and then Ballard (16-15) started fast and plated two runs in the final inning during a 4-1 win in the Trojans’ home finale Tuesday night.

South Tama County (20-11) only had three hits in the loss to Ballard, which ended a three-game losing streak. Kaleb Davenport doubled while Sam Kuhter and Colson Frakes also had hits. Dalton Doyle started, went the distance and lost on the mound, allowing six hits and one earned run while walking three and striking out three.

Five hits were collected for the Trojans against Center Point-Urbana (15-23), led by Davenport’s single and double. Kolton Smith scored the lone run and took the loss on the mound after surrendering seven earned runs in one inning of work.

The Trojans will start Class 3A postseason play on Friday vs. Clear Creek-Amana at Williamsburg. Game time is set for 5 p.m.