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Local Sports

R-S sweeps PCM baseball in HOIC doubleheader

PCM senior Derek Brown fields a ground ball during a game earlier this season. Brown started in Game 1 against Roland-Story but took the loss. The Class 2A No. 9 Norse won both games of a doubleheader 3-0 and 7-0.
PCM senior Derek Brown fields a ground ball during a game earlier this season. Brown started in Game 1 against Roland-Story but took the loss. The Class 2A No. 9 Norse won both games of a doubleheader 3-0 and 7-0.

PRAIRIE CITY — Prairie City-Monroe's baseball team couldn't muster enough offense during a Heart of Iowa Conference doubleheader against Class 2A No. 9 Roland-Story on Monday night.

The Norse took both games, winning 3-0 and 7-0. The Mustangs were held to five hits.

"Our pitching was good. We were in the strike zone and were efficient," PCM coach Jeff Lindsay said. "Our pitchers did well in both games."

Roland-Story scored all three of its runs in Game 1 in the first inning against Derek Brown. Brown took the loss, allowing three earned runs on six hits with five strikeouts, two walks and one hit batter.

Kolten Johnson finished the game, allowing no runs on one hit with one strikeout and one walk in two innings.

PCM's offense had just two hits. Andrew Mitchell doubled and Dane Owens singled. Gabe Steenhoek walked twice and Sage Burns walked once.

In the nightcap, Roland-Story (9-2 overall, 6-1 in conference play) led 1-0 after one inning and then plated four in the fourth and two in the seventh.

Caleb Duinink had two of the team's three hits. Durant Van Dyke doubled.

"We hit the ball at times but didn't have much to show for it," Lindsay said. "Roland-Story is a solid team. Give all the credit to them."

Van Dyke took the loss on the mound, allowing five earned runs on six hits with two strikeouts, three walks and one hit batter in four innings.

MItchell pitched two innings and allowed no runs on one hit with three strikeouts. Steenhoek tossed the final inning and allowed two runs on two hits with one strikeout.

PCM (3-4, 3-3) plays South Hamilton at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday in Jewell.

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