SPORTS SHORTS: Lillibridge aces Elmwood’s No. 3
Don Lillibridge scored a hole-in-one at Elmwood Country Club on Monday, acing the 140-yard par-3 third hole. Witnesses to the ace were Aiddy Phomvisay, Joe Miller, Rod Dempewolf and Dave Mattox.
West Marshall rallies past Rebels
REINBECK – The West Marshall baseball team had the last laugh – twice.
The Trojans scored twice in the top of the seventh inning in the first game to take a 4-2 victory over Gladbrook-Reinbeck, and then they used a three-run eighth to top the Rebels in extras, 5-2, in the nightcap on Monday.
West Marshall (7-6, 5-3) broke a 2-all tie with three singles and a balk in the seventh inning of the opener. Nolan Sinning had an RBI single in the seventh and also struck out 12 in earning the win. Sinning pitched 6 1/3 frames, allowing three hits and one earned run. He walked four. Matt Van Metre got the final two outs for the save.
Sinning and Sawyer Phillips both had two hits for the Trojans.
In the nightcap, G-R pitcher Marco Barron took a no-hitter and a 1-0 lead into the sixth inning before West Marshall scored twice. Van Metre’s RBI double tied it up.
Ross Randall led off the eighth with a double and scored on Jared Johnson’s fielder’s choice grounder to break the 2-all tie. Van Metre added his second RBI of the game with a suicide squeeze to make it 5-2.
Dylan Petermeier got the win for his three innings of relief work, allowing an earned run on one hit and one walk with two strikeouts. Cameron Murphy got the loss for the Rebels (6-3, 5-3).
Royals score repeatedly on GMG
MCCALLSBURG – Madison Farren and Sam Riese hit home runs as the Colo-NESCO softball team got its first win of the season, 13-3 in five innings over GMG on Monday in Iowa Star Conference play.
The Royals (1-6, 1-1) scored seven times in the first inning and at least once more in each of their next four at-bats. GMG pitching issued 14 walks.
Hannah Buseman, Kassie Robinson and Farren each had two hits, while Mackenna Ruffcorn allowed five hits and struck out four in the win.
Peyton Mannan had two hits including a double to lead GMG (1-6, 0-4). Eve Gallantine, Kyla Wilkening and Sydney Sorem each added a single. Abigail Duden got the loss in the circle, giving up nine runs in three innings.
In Iowa Star Conference play tonight, GMG visits Clarksville and Colo-NESCO goes to Tripoli.
Raymond leads Wolverines past C-N
ZEARING – Josh Raymond struck out nine in a two-hitter and Chad Plaehn homered to lead the GMG baseball team to a 7-1 win over Colo-NESCO in Iowa Star Conference action Monday.
Raymond surrendered just two hits and three walks in the win, going all seven innings for the Wolverines (4-4, 3-2). Christian Reischauer took the loss for the Royals (2-4, 1-2).
GMG scored at least one run in six of seven at-bats, including Plaehn’s solo home run in the second inning. He finished 2-for-4 with a double, a home run and two RBIs.
Bridger Claassen was 2-for-3 with a walk, a run scored and an RBI, while Noah Thurston finished 2-for-4 with two RBIs.
MHS sophomores split with Dodgers
The Marshalltown sophomore baseball team got the tying run to second base in the bottom of the seventh inning but could not complete a sweep of Central Iowa Conference Northern Division foe Fort Dodge on Monday at MHS.
The Bobcats (3-2, 1-1) won the opening game 13-4, and their rally came up a run short in the nightcap, falling 6-5.
In the opener, Luke Severson tossed six innings of three-hit ball, surrendering three walks and three earned runs while striking out three. Kyler Ladehoff contributed a perfect inning as well.
The Bobcat bats backed them with 18 hits of support, with Ladehoff leading the way going 4-for-4 with a double, two stolen bases, three runs scored and two RBIs. Leadoff hitter Sam Rogers was 3-for-5 with two doubles, two runs and two RBIs. Severson went 3-for-4 with a double, two runs and two RBIs, Dayton Slifer was 2-for-2 with a double and three RBIs, and Jack Greene finished 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs.
In the nightcap, Marshalltown took advantage of two hits and two Fort Dodge errors to cup a 6-2 deficit down to one run in the seventh.
Jake Sponselor led MHS offensively, going 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored. Losing pitcher Reggie Johannes was 1-for-3 with an RBI.