SPORTS SHORTS: GMG baseball takes down Meskwaki
GREEN MOUNTAIN – The GMG baseball team picked up back-to-back wins for the first time this season thanks to Friday’s 10-0, six-inning Iowa Star Conference victory over Meskwaki Settlement.
The Wolverines (3-4, 2-2) got a one-hitter from pitcher Austin Vaughn, who struck out 10 and walked three in going the distance on the mound.
Royce Timberwolf accounted for the only hit for the visiting Warriors (0-6, 0-6).
Cole Langenbau helped GMG break the game open with a three-run first inning, hitting a two-run single for the hosts. Jeff Hughes finished 1-for-3 with two RBIs, while Vaughn was 1-for-2 and scored three times. Bridger Claassen also had a hit and scored a run.
Tyus Grant went the distance on the hill for Meskwaki, allowing eight earned runs with six walks and three strikeouts.
GMG visits Colo-NESCO Monday night, while the Warriors play June 16 at Don Bosco.
Mustangs still unbeaten in NICL West
BEAMAN – The East Marshall baseball team remained unbeaten in NICL West Division play, blanking BCLUW on Friday night 8-0.
The Mustangs got a combined nine-hit shutout from three pitchers. Josh Benzing scattered seven hits over five frames for the win, walking none and striking out two. Sam Benzing and Nick Long each pitched a scoreless inning of relief.
East Marshall got seven hits in the win, highlighted by a two-run double for Ryan Puumala in the Mustangs’ three-run fourth that plated Nate DeBondt and Sam Benzing.
DeBondt was 2-for-4 with two runs scored. Dru Boliver added a two-out, RBI single in the third inning and finished with two runs driven in. Nick Mommer had a double.
Conner Ubben took the loss for BCLUW. No statistics were reported for the Comets.
East Marshall (9-3, 6-0) resumes NICL West play when it hosts South Tama for a doubleheader Monday in Gilman.
Wolverine softball scores first victory
GREEN MOUNTAIN – A nine-run first inning got the GMG softball team going in the right direction for its first win of the season Friday, as the Wolverines defeated Tripoli 14-4 in six innings.
GMG finished off the Panthers (0-3) with five runs in the bottom of the sixth, giving eighth-grade pitcher Haley Stahl her first victory. She struck out three, allowing four unearned runs on three hits and five walks.
Peyton Mannan was 2-for-2 with a double and two runs scored to lead the Wolverines (1-3), while Eve Gallentine was 1-for-2 with two runs scored. Peyton Gallentine had a two-run single and Mikaella Koster was 1-for-4 with two runs scored.
GMG competes in the Gladbrook-Reinbeck Tournament today but plays its pool games in Traer, starting with a 9:30 a.m. matchup with North Tama.