PCM baseball picks up another tournament title
It didn’t take long for the Prairie City-Monroe baseball team to get back on a winning streak.
The Class 2A No. 5 Mustangs (12-2, 6-1 Heart of Iowa Conference) picked up their second tournament championship at East Marshall over the weekend, extending their win streak to three games in the process.
In game 1 against Gladbrook-Reinbeck, senior Kody Wilkie threw a gem from the mound, going all six innings and giving up just two hits against four strikeouts in PCM’s 2-0 victory. Ethan Kain and Jordan Van Roekel knocked in the two runs, as Kain went 1-2 with an RBI and two stolen bases, while Van Roekel finished 1-3 with an RBI and one stolen base. PCM scored both of its runs in the sixth inning.
In the championship game against host East Marshall, the Mustangs got a little bit quicker of a jump in their 4-2 victory. Scoring one run in the second and three in the third, PCM was able to hold off a potential East Marshall rally in the fourth when it put two runs up on the board.
Bo Clymer, who also earned the win from the mound, was one of four Mustangs to contribute an RBI, also including Bryce Wignall, Dalton Speers and Kain. Kurt Timmons relieved Clymer in the fifth to keep East Marshall at bay for the rest of the game.
PCM will be back at home today when it hosts Jefferson-Scranton in a makeup game at 7:30 p.m.
SFlbHawk softball picks up three wins over weekend
The Lynnville-Sully softball team took care of business over the weekend, getting three wins over Friday and Saturday. The Hawks won at North Mahaska 6-0 on Friday night in South Iowa Cedar League Action, and then hosted a tournament on Saturday, where they beat Des Moines Christian 4-1 and Melcher-Dallas 6-2
The wins move Lynnville-Sully to 10-5 overall and 7-1 in the SICL.
On Friday vs. North Mahaska, the Hawks spread out their runs with one each in the second, third, fourth and sixth innings and two in the seventh. They had 11 hits, led by senior Brianna James going 2-for-3, while freshmen Shelby Davis and Madison Rasmusson each going 2-for-4. Davis also stole three bases. Rasmusson also picked up the win on the mound, throwing seven innings of four-hit ball.
Senior Amelia DeWitt hit a two-run home run to lead Lynnville-Sully against Des Moines Christian, while James’ three-run homer led the Hawks against Melcher-Dallas.
L-S baseball falls at North Mahaska on Friday
The Lynnville-Sully baseball team played a South Iowa Cedar League Conference game at North Mahaska on Friday, falling 4-1 to the Warhawks.
The Hawks (6-6, 5-3 SICL) were held to three hits in 25 at-bats, scoring their lone run in the top of the seventh inning.
Colfax-Mingo baseball dominates GMG
The offense for the Colfax-Mingo baseball team has been firing on all cylinders lately, as the Tigerhawks followed up a 15-hit, 11-1 win over Lynnville-Sully on Thursday with a 10-hit, 14-7 win over Green Mountain-Garwin on Friday.
Colfax-Mingo (4-7, 1-5 Heat of Iowa Conference) jumped out to a 10-0 lead thanks to a eight-run second inning. It added four more in the top of the fifth.
Senior Mitch Larson had a huge game, going 3-for-3 at the plate with three RBIs and had six stolen bases. Juniors Chad McLain and Jake Alexander each went 2-for-4, with Alexander having two doubles and two RBIs.
Tigerhawks softball routes Saydel
The first portion of the Colfax-Mingo softball team’s schedule may have been a little rough, but the Tigerhawks seem to have hit their stride lately with three straight wins, including a 12-4 nonconference win over Saydel on Friday.
Colfax-Mingo (4-6 overall) trailed 4-2 before a nine-run fifth inning blew the game open.
Katelyn Buehrer dominated at the plate for the Tigerhawks, going 4-for-4 with a double and three RBIs while Sydnie Fahrney had a double and three RBIs, Colfax-Mingo totaled 13 hits in the game.
CMB baseball narrowly missed first win
The Collins-Maxwell-Baxter baseball team played its closest game of the season, but couldn’t pull out the victory in a 8-7 loss to Madrid on Friday.
The Raiders (0-10, 0-6 Heart of Iowa Conference) turned out nine hits, including three from sophomore Zach Samson, in the loss. Samson contributed two RBIs with his three hits, while Darrien Sadler knocked in two of his own with a double. Seth Balke, Nick Carroll and Logan Cory contributed the other three RBIs.
CMB scored once in the first and had a big six-run fifth inning to tie the game, but Madrid answered with the game-winning run in the sixth. The Raiders will host Colfax-Mingo at 6 p.m. today in Collins.