SPORTS SHORTS: Bobcat freshmen finish with a sweep

The Marshalltown freshman baseball team capped its season with a pair of wins Tuesday, taking down Des Moines Roosevelt by scores of 7-4 and 4-2 at the MHS diamond.

The Bobcats broke out to a 7-0 lead in the opening game and held on for the victory. Mason Huntley went the distance on the mound, allowing eight hits and four unearned runs while walking one and striking out four.

Jordan Smiley led Marshalltown’s 11-hit attack by going 2-for-3 with a run scored and two RBIs. Cody Mead and Paden Himes both had doubles, while Devan Mann, Dayton Slifer, Jake Sponsler, Cole Keeler, Spencer Dempewolf, Tim Potter and Huntley each had singles.

Marshalltown secured its first doubleheader sweep in nearly three weeks with the game-two triumph, getting a three-run fifth inning to take the lead for good. Mead pitched all seven innings for the win, allowing eight hits and one earned run while walking two and striking out five.

Mann, Slifer and Dempewolf had two hits apiece to lead Marshalltown, while Jordan Smiley, Mead, Huntley and Himes each had a single.

The Bobcats wrapped up the season with a 9-28 record.

MHS sophs split final two twinbills

The Marshalltown sophomore baseball team ended its season by splitting a pair of home doubleheaders, including a 19-9, five-inning victory over Des Moines Roosevelt in the last game of the summer Tuesday at the MHS diamond.

The Bobcats closed the year with an offensive explosion, pounding out 17 hits to get even with the Roughriders after losing the opener. Leadoff batter Luke Severson went 4-for-4 at the plate, scoring three runs and driving in two more.

Jordan Smith was 3-for-5 a double, two runs and two RBIs, while Ben Rebik was 2-for-3 with two doubles, two walks, two runs and three RBIs. Joe Rebik was 2-for-4 with an RBI and three runs scored, while Sam Rogers was 2-for-4 with a double, a run and three RBIs. Jack Greene was 2-for-4 with three runs and two stolen bases, while Kyler Ladehoff singled, scored three times and swiped four bases. Peyton Williams also had a hit for the Bobcats.

Rogers pitched all five innings for the win, striking out four.

Roosevelt’s seven-run sixth inning rallied the Roughriders back from a 3-0 deficit for a 7-3 win in the opening game. All seven runs came unearned to Smith, who took the loss.

Brandin Chaloupek, Ben Rebik and Greene had two hits apiece, including doubles for Rebik and Greene, while Reggie Johannes and Smith both had a single.

In Monday’s doubleheader, the Bobcats opened with a 6-3 win over Johnston. Ben Rebik allowed one run on three hits and a walk over four innings for the win, striking out three.

Joe Rebik and Severson had two hits apiece, while Williams doubled and Johannes added a single.

The visiting Dragons used an eight-run fifth inning to open up a big lead in their 11-3 victory in Monday’s second game. Severson pitched four innings but left with the Bobcats trailing 3-2, taking the loss.

Severson had a double and two RBIs, while Ben Rebik, Chaloupek, Johannes and Greene each contributed singles.

The MHS sophomores ended the summer with a 7-27-1 record.