SPORTS SHORTS: Unbeaten Dons down Colo-NESCO

ZEARING – Don Bosco got three home runs, including two from Dalton Smith, in an 11-1 win over the Colo-NESCO baseball team in Iowa Star Conference play on Friday.

Smith homered twice and Alex Bagby added a round-tripper as the Dons improved to 6-0. They scored in five of seven at-bats, including four runs in the seventh inning.

Six of Don Bosco’s 11 runs were earned to starting pitcher Brady Stoeffler, who went six-plus innings on the mound for Colo-NESCO. Stoeffler struck out five, walked four and hit another, allowing seven hits.

Both of the Royals’ hits came in the first inning, as Peyton Larsen drove in Taylor Hill with the lone run for C-N. Baylor Bedard struck out 11 and walked one in the two-hitter for the Dons.

Colo-NESCO plays an Iowa Star tilt tonight at North Tama.

Rebel baseball outscores S-F Cougars

REINBECK – The Gladbrook-Reinbeck baseball team outscored Sumner-Fredericksburg 13-11 in a non-conference contest Friday night.

Leadoff batter Camden Kickbush went 4-for-4 with a run scored, a stolen base and two RBIs to lead the Rebels’ 13-hit attack. Cameron Murphy was 2-for-2 with three runs and two RBIs, and Zach Pierce was 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs as Gladbrook-Reinbeck improved to 6-1.

Starting pitcher Brady Kiehl got a no decision but drove in three runs. Cameron Murphy gave up two runs in the top of the sixth as Sumner-Fredericksburg (2-4) tied the game at 11-all, but the Rebels got Murphy the win by scoring twice in the bottom half.

G-R hosts West Marshall for an NICL West Division doubleheader tonight.

15-run inning earns MHS frosh a split

INDIANOLA – The Marshalltown freshman baseball team erased the memories of an opening-game loss to Indianola with a 15-run eruption in the second game on the way to a doubleheader split Friday.

Four errors cost the Bobcats (3-2) six unearned runs in an 8-1 loss in the first game. Indianola jumped out to a 7-1 lead and cruised from there. Reese Hageman was 2-for-2 and Cody Mead 2-for-4 with a double to lead the MHS bats.

Jordan Smiley took the loss, allowing eight hits and seven runs – one earned – in five innings. He walked three and struck out one.

Marshalltown’s defense overcame four more errors in the nightcap with 16 hits and a 15-run third inning. Mead was 3-for-3 with two stolen bases and two runs scored, and Smiley went 2-for-3 with two runs and three RBIs. Mason Huntley was 2-for-3 with a double, two runs and three RBIs, while Nate Vance and Wyatt Himes both contributed two hits.

Dayton Slifer and Hageman both had a double and drove in a pair in support of Vance, who allowed three runs – one earned – on six hits. He struck out six and walked none.