SPORTS SHORTS: Trojans pull away from South Hardin
ELDORA – The West Marshall softball team scored six runs in the seventh inning to finish off South Hardin in an NICL West Division clash Thursday, winning 14-1.
Brooke Snider went all seven innings for the win, allowing an unearned run on three hits and two walks. She struck out four for the Trojans (4-7, 4-4).
Snider also went 2-for-5 at the plate with a double and three RBIs, and Nicole Riemenschneider was 3-for-4 with five RBIs. Sadie Simatovich was 3-for-4 with three runs scored, while Karis Gibbs and Jennifer Davis went 2-for-5.
Alaina Lake took the loss for South Hardin (2-6, 2-6).
Nichols, West Marshall tame Tigers
ELDORA – Garrett Nichols struck out a career-high nine batters over six innings, allowing five hits and two unearned runs as the West Marshall baseball team toppled South Hardin 16-2.
The Trojans (5-6, 3-3) led 10-2 before scoring six times in the seventh inning.
Chandler Sponseller and Alex Billman both had three hits for West Marshall, while Matt Van Metre, Nolan Sinning, Ross Randall and Dylan Petermeier had two hits apiece. Van Metre and Sinning both doubled and drove in two runs, and Sponseller plated a pair as well.
Dane Butler took the loss for South Hardin (1-5, 1-5).
STC softball scores freely on G-R
TAMA – South Tama broke out the bats for a season-high scoring burst in a 17-7 win over Gladbrook-Reinbeck in nonconference play Thursday.
Tori Appelgate drove in four runs and Sam Holtz added four hits including a pair of doubles as the Trojans (5-4) snapped a two-game skid. Dani Stubbs tallied three hits with a triple and Madison Baack tacked on a solo homer as STC topped its previous season-high scoring total by eight runs.
Kallie Hala claimed the win in relief allowing three runs on four hits, while fanning a pair and walking none in four innings. The Trojans put up five runs in both the fourth and sixth, while adding three in the third and fifth. G-R led 4-1 entering the third and 7-4 heading into the bottom of the fourth. Madison White took the loss for the Rebels (0-8), who have surrendered double-digit runs in six games.
No stats were available for G-R.
South Tama will compete in the Hudson Tournament Saturday and open with the host Pirates at 9 a.m. The Rebels will host their own tournament Saturday.
Redhawks edged by NE Hamilton
BLAIRSBURG – Logan Seiser struck out nine in a complete-game pitching performance, helping Northeast Hamilton hold off North Tama 2-1 in an Iowa Star Conference baseball contest Wednesday night.
The host Trojans scored twice in the bottom of the second inning, while North Tama notched its lone run in the fourth.
Brandon Kaufman, North Tama’s lone senior, went the distance on the mound in the loss. He allowed four hits and two earned runs with a walk and five strikeouts.
Cameron Hoeg was 1-for-3 at the plate with a run scored, while Brody Hulme and Cael Kopriva both went 1-for-2.
The Redhawks host Aplington-Parkersburg on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. in non-conference action. North Tama’s round-robin tournament with North-Linn and Iowa Valley starts at 10 a.m. Saturday.
West Marshall blanked by Carlisle
CARLISLE – The West Marshall baseball team managed just two hits in a 6-0 loss to non-conference foe Carlisle on Wednesday night.
The Trojans struck out 14 times in the loss as Carlisle (2-5) ended a five-game skid.
Dylan Petermeier and Chandler Sponseller accounted for West Marshall’s only hits. Parker Hulbert took the loss on the mound, allowing five earned runs on six hits and three walks with two strikeouts over 3 2/3 innings pitched. Sponseller went the final 2 1/3 frames, striking out two.
Wolverines turn back Dunkerton, 4-3
GREEN MOUNTAIN – GMG scored twice in both of its first two at-bats, and the four runs proved to be enough for pitcher Josh Raymond as the Wolverine baseball team took a 4-3 win over Dunkerton in Iowa Star Conference play Wednesday.
Raymond had a two-run double and Jacob Burt had an RBI triple for GMG (2-4, 1-2), which had lost to BCLUW 13-0 in five innings a night earlier.
Austin Vaughn added a single, a stolen base and a run scored for the Wolverines.
Jordan Kubitz got the loss for Dunkerton (1-2, 1-2).
Adair, Rebels run past Benton 10-0
REINBECK – Nicole Adair scored five goals and added two assists as the 10th-ranked Gladbrook-Reinbeck girls’ soccer squad advanced to the Class 1A Region 6 semifinals with a 10-0 triumph over Benton Community on Wednesday.
Kyleah Dugan had two goals and an assist, and Taylor Weida also scored twice for the Rebels (11-5), who move on to meet No. 4 Union tonight at 6 p.m. in La Porte City.
Cydney Rose scored her first goal of the season as well for G-R, and Hanna Christopher recorded an assist. Bailea Evenson did not face any shots on goal from Benton (4-13).
No. 1 Go-Hawks eliminate STC/EM
WAVERLY – Morgan Neuendorf tallied six goals and an assist in leading the No. 1-ranked Waverly-Shell Rock girls’ soccer team to a 10-0 win over South Tama/East Marshall in Wednesday’s Class 2A Region 5 semifinals.
Haley Grawe had three goals and two assists and Haley Eckenrod scored the other goal for the Go-Hawks (17-2), who won their 10th straight.
The match lasted just 60 minutes.
Hanna Keckler came up with 25 saves in net for the STC/EM squad, which was unable to register a shot on goal in its season-ending defeat.
The Trojans ended the season with a 4-15 record.