Area baseball roundup: PCM wins, Newton rained out
COLLINS — Prairie City-Monroe senior Dillon Bruxvoort hit his second home run of the week and Austin Brown limited Colfax-Mingo to two hits in the Mustangs’ 11-1, five-inning victory on Friday.
Bruxvoort, a left-handed batter, homered over the left-field fence in the third inning to give PCM an 8-0 lead. The Mustangs scored twice in the first inning and added four more in the second.
That was more than enough run support for Brown, who retired the first nine batters he faced. The lefty avoided trouble in the fourth by striking out Colfax-Mingo’s Jacob Buehrer to end the inning after a pair of walks loaded the bases.
Brown escaped the fifth relatively unscathed after again loading the bases by walking two Tigerhawks. Colfax-Mingo senior Juan Gonzalez scored his team’s only run of the game in the inning after a pitch from Brown got away from PCM catcher Jerod DeVries.
Colfax-Mingo pitcher Colin Lourens suffered the loss as he pitched all five innings and gave up 15 hits, tying a season high for the Mustangs.
PCM’s Clay Cooper went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and two RBI. Teammates Chase Keuning Trey Lindsay both drove in three runs.
Keuning broke out a funk with his three-hit night. He began the game with one hit in his previous 17 at bats.
Tigerhawks drop pair at
Twin Cedars tourney
BUSSEY — Colfax-Mingo’s struggles at the plate resurfaced in losses to Twin Cedars and Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont on Saturday.
One night after Colfax-Mingo’s offense produced only two hits in a five-inning game, the Tigerhawks managed only three hits combined in two shutout losses on Saturday.
Twin Cedars pitchers Otis Roby and Garrett Pettyjohn combined to throw a no-hitter in a 7-0 win against Colfax-Mingo. Roby lasted six innings and struck out 10 before Pettyjohn threw a perfect seventh in relief.
Twin Cedars, ranked No. 1 in Class 1A, used a six-run fourth that featured a home run from senior Corey Harrell to break a scoreless tie with the Tigerhawks.
Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont beat Colfax-Mingo, 10-0 in five innings, by scoring twice in the first inning and then adding eight more runs from the third through the fifth.
No Colfax-Mingo stats were available as of press time Monday morning.
Newton, Dallas Center-Grimes game postponed
Newton’s home game that was scheduled for Friday against Dallas Center-Grimes (10-10) was postponed due to poor playing conditions following last week’s rainfall.
The two teams have rescheduled the varsity game for Tuesday night at 6 in Newton. No junior-varsity game will be played.
The Cardinals (9-14) play today at Grinnell (9-12) in a doubleheader beginning at 6.