The Prairie City-Monroe Mustangs baseball team took on Greene County on Wednesday in a scheduled doubleheader. The games were very different with one exception, PCM walked away with wins in both.
In the first game, Greene County scored 10 runs, which would be enough to win almost any game, and some would argue it should be enough to win any game, but not when PCM scored 17.
The Mustangs got out to a huge lead early, scoring 14 runs in their first four innings. Greene County started rallying in the bottom of the fourth, and the score was 14-7 after five. The teams each scored three runs in the seventh to cap off the scoring.
Chase Keuning picked up the win for the Mustangs. He pitched four innings, giving up four earned runs and striking out three batters.
Leading the Mustangs in hits were Keuning and Nathan VandeWall with four each. Keuning drove in five runs and scored one. VandeWall had three runs scored. Ethan Kain drove in four runs on three hits and scored two runs. Alex DeWitte had three hits in six at-bats and drove in three runs.
Game Two was a very different tale, but the Mustangs got the sweep with a 4-3 walkoff win in eight innings.
Freshman Clay Cooper recorded the walkoff hit on an RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning.
VandeWall picked up the win, pitching two hitless innings with three strikeouts. He also had one of the eight hits for the Mustangs.
The remaining RBI were credited to Kain, who went 2-for-3, and Troy Vittetoe, who was 1-for-4.
Hawks softball gliding along
The Lynnville-Sully softball team won its 16th consecutive game on Wednesday with a, 8-4 win over South Iowa Cedar League conference rival Sigourney.
Ace pitcher Madison Rasmusson went the distance, going seven innings and giving up just two earned runs while picking up eight strikeouts. Rasmusson also tripled twice as the Hawks’ leadoff hitter, driving in four runs.
Shelby Davis had a single in four at-bats with an RBI. Kristal Beyer also singled in a run. Becca Vos had a double and a single in three at-bats. Kasiah Ehresman had two hits and three runs scored.
Tigerhawks lose third straight
The Colfax-Mingo Tigerhawks baseball team lost its third straight game on Wednesday, falling 5-3 on a late rally by Nevada.
The Tigerhawks took a 2-1 lead on a triple hit by senior Chad McLain in the third inning, but they were unable to stifle two two-run rallies by Nevada in the sixth and seventh innings.
McLain’s triple was the only C-M hit on the day. He also scored one of the three runs for the Tigerhawks.
Jake Alexander took the loss for C-M. He pitched all seven innings and struck out six Nevada hitters.
CMB loses in five innings
The tourblesome year for the Collins-Maxwell/Baxter baseball team continued on Wednesday when the team suffered its 12th loss in 13 games, falling 11-0 to Gilbert at home.
The Raiders’ two hits on the day were singles by Darrien Sadler and Brady Stover.
Zach Hartgers recorded the loss for CMB. He pitched four innings, giving up nine runs on eight hits and two walks. Nate Bushop came on in relief. He gave up two runs in one inning.