PREP BASEBALL: GMG breaks free from Clarksville
CLARKSVILLE – The GMG baseball team finished off Clarksville with a six-run seventh inning, putting away the host Indians 16-2 in Wednesday’s Iowa Star Conference clash.
The visiting Wolverines (5-4, 4-2) scored five times in the first inning, once in the third and four times in the fifth to take a 10-1 lead, just shy of the 10-run rule. A six-run seventh finished the job.
Jacob Burt pitched all seven innings in the win for GMG, allowing one earned run on six hits and two walks. He struck out seven.
Cole Langenbau led the Wolverines offensively, going 3-for-5 with two doubles, three runs scored and four RBIs. Chad Plaehn was 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, three runs and two RBIs, while Bridger Claassen went 2-for-6 with a double, two runs and an RBI. Austin Vaughn also had a two-run double for GMG, which hosts Montezuma tonight and North Tama on Friday night.
Janesville 10, North Tama 2
TRAER – Janesville scored in five of seven at-bats on its way to a 10-2 win over North Tama in an Iowa Star Conference showdown Wednesday night.
Cameron Hoeg took the loss for the Redhawk pitching staff, allowing five runs – four earned – on six hits and two walks with three strikeouts over 2 1/3 innings.
Caden Stuart led North Tama at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored. Ben Panfil was 1-for-2 with an RBI, while Hoeg was 1-for-1 with a double. Brody Hulme and Brandon Kaufman came away with singles as well.
North Tama is back in action with a league game Friday at GMG.
Colo-NESCO 9, Tripoli 6
TRIPOLI – Brady Stoeffler and Grant Tiarks had three hits apiece as the Colo-NESCO baseball team topped Tripoli 9-6 in Iowa Star Conference play Wednesday.
The Royals (3-5) racked up 16 hits altogether, holding off Tripoli’s comeback attempt. Colo-NESCO led 6-3 before scoring an insurance run in the sixth, but the Panthers (2-6) got three runs back to climb within one. C-N scored twice more in the seventh, and Christian Reischauer got the final four outs for the save.
Stoeffler earned the win, allowing four earned runs on five hits, six walks and two hit batsmen. He struck out two.
Tiarks finished 3-for-5 with three runs and two RBIs, while Stoeffler was 3-for-4 with a run and three RBIs. Taylor Hill, Peyton Larsen and Matthew Hill added two hits apiece.