July 12, 2024

C-M baseball ends season after loss to Woodward-Granger

East Marshall edges Tigerhawks in regular-season finale

Cael Bracewell

OGDEN — Cael Bracewell had two of the team’s three hits at the plate and struck out nine on the mound, but the Colfax-Mingo baseball team’s season ended on Saturday following a 2-0 loss to Woodward-Granger in the Class 2A District 13 quarterfinals at Ogden High School.

Only one of the Hawks’ runs were earned as the Tigerhawks were plagued by two errors. Bracewell allowed just two hits in the loss.

Woodward-Granger scored one in the third and one in the fifth to advance. The Hawks (11-14) will play No. 4 Van Meter (28-6) at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in Van Meter.

Joe Earles

Bracewell led off the fourth inning with a triple, but the next three Tigerhawks went down on strikes. Colfax-Mingo (8-12) struck out 13 times at the plate.

Bracewell had a two-out infield single in the sixth and then stole second but was stranded.

Joe Earles collected the other hit. He singled in the seventh but was stranded on third base. The Tigerhawks did not walk in the game.

Bracewell ended the season with a team-best .418 batting average and had a team-high .610 on-base percentage. He also stole a team-most 13 bases.

The Tigerhawk senior allowed one earned run on two hits and two walks in his final pitching start. He struck out nine, kept his earned run average at 1.16 and dropped to 5-2.

Camden Cunningham

Bracewell finished with a state-best 126 strikeouts in 60 1/3 innings, which ranked as the seventh most in Iowa.

Colfax-Mingo’s non-conference game against Colo-NESCO scheduled for July 2 was canceled due to weather.

East Marshall 4, Colfax-Mingo 3, 8 innings

LE GRAND — Bracewell had the team’s only hit and fanned 12 batters on the mound, but East Marshall rallied past the Tigerhawks with a pair of late runs during a 4-3 non-conference game on July 1.

The Tigerhawks took a 3-1 lead with a three-run fifth, but the Mustangs plated single runs in the fifth, seventh and eighth to edge their visitors in extra innings.

East Marshall had a 2-1 advantage in hits and both teams committed two errors.

Donnie Baucom

Bracewell was chased with two outs in the sixth after running out of pitches. He allowed two runs — one earned — on no hits, four walks and one hit batter in 5 2/3 innings.

Camden Cunningham (1-5) took the loss on the mound after surrendering two runs — none earned — on two hits and two walks. He struck out two in 1 2/3 innings.

Bracewell had one hit, one run, one RBI and one walk to lead the offense. He leads the Tigerhawks with 25 runs, 19 walks and 48 total bases.

Kaden Dalton, Konner Dalton, Wyatt Jay, Alex Teed, Earles and Cunningham all walked once.

Konner Dalton stole one base and Logan Exley and Xavier Woods each scored one run. The Tigerhawks struck out 13 times at the plate.

East Marshall (14-15) was led by Jacob Farrington, who finished with one hit and two RBIs. The Mustangs struck out 15 times, drew six walks and stole six bases.

Alex Teed