The Chickasaw’s baseball team had started the year with a nine and oh record, but that changed when they traveled to Mason City on Thursday. The Mohawks would strike for two runs in the first and second innings off of New Hampton’s starting pitcher, Zach Wemark. Wemark would going five innings pitched while allowing four runs, but the damage had already been done. Mason City would go onto win nine to three and snap the perfect start to the season for the Chickasaws. New Hampton travels to Oelwein for a doubleheader on Friday night with a nine and one record.
New Hampton softball played host to Crestwood on Thursday night for a doubleheader. This game was back and forth early but Paige Wisner, designated hitter for the Chickasaws, had all three runs batted in for the team and after three innings of play, the score was knotted up at three. It would be a pitcher’s duel the rest of the game. The only blemish for either pitcher came in the fifth when New Hampton’s starting pitcher, Kayla Gilbert, allowed two runs to cross home plate. Those two runs would allow Crestwood to go on and win the game, five to three. Savannah Anderson pitched two innings of relief work for the Chickasaws in game one. Game two was a tough battle. Anderson got the start and she would hold down Crestwood for the most part, only allowing four runs over seven innings pitched. That is all Crestwood would need as the Chickasaws only manage to get three runs as they would lose, four to three. Alli Denner had one plate appearance as a pinch hitter for New Hampton as she made it count, driving in two runs. The Chickasaws now sit with a record of four and four, and will travel to Cresco for a tournament this weekend.
The Nashua-Plainfield Huskies and the Rockford Warriors had a showdown on the softball diamond last night at the Husky’s home field. Rockford’s offense would get going early as they would score two runs in the top of the first inning. After a scoreless first for Nashua-Plainfield, they would score one in the second and two in the third. Then the flood gates would open for the Warriors. Brittany Bendickson, the Husky’s starting pitcher, would allow seven runs in the top of the fourth and eight in the top of the sixth. That was more than enough for Rockford to get the win over Nashua-Plainfield, 19 to four. The Husky’s catcher, Britney Holthaus, had three hits in the game with three RBIs. Rockford improves their record to five and three and will host Central Springs on Friday. For the Husky’s, they remain winless and travel to Hudson this Saturday.
Jackson Junction saw a doubleheader on Thursday night between Turkey Valley and MFL-Mar-Mac. The Trojans would drop game one with a score of 11 to eight. The Bulldogs hitters tagged Turkey Valley’s pitching staff with 19 hits and four walks in the contest. All but two of MFL-Mar-Mac’s starters got a hit. Zach Trudo had four hits in the games with an RBI and a run scored. Game two went in favor of the Trojans as they got the bats going early. Turkey Valley would score five in the first, three in the second, two in the third, and seven in the fourth. The twelve run rule would take effect and the Trojans would notch their first win on the season. Turkey Valley has Friday off but will host South Winneshiek on Saturday.
Sumner-Fredericksburg traveled to Hudson on Thursday night against the Hudson Pirates. Jenna Pagel would be the starting pitcher for the Cougars and she would have her struggles on the mound but managed to last a few innings. Pagel would go three and one third of an innings pitched while allowing four runs on five hits. The offense for the Cougars was clicking in this game as their leadoff hitter, Krayton Allen, would have a homerun and a triple. She would also score three runs and have an RBI. Jaydlin Seehase and Jordan Burrows would also have good games as they would each have four runs batted in. Sumner-Fredericksburg would go onto win this game, nine to six. The Cougars are currently on a two game winning streak and will travel to West Union for a tournament this weekend.
The Sumner-Fredericksburg Cougars remain winless on the season after losing a game last night against Hudson. Andrew Tisue would take the mound for the Cougars and he would only allow three runs over five innings of work. Two more runs in the bottom of the sixth ultimately put this one out of reach as Sumner-Fredericksburg falls to Hudson, five to one. The Cougars have started the year oh and six and will travel to Gilbertville on Friday to face Don Bosco.
The South Winneshiek softball team continued their winning ways on Thursday night as they swept a doubleheader for the third time this season. North Fayette Valley traveled to Calmar to take on the Warriors. The pitching from South Winneshiek held down the vising team as the Warriors would win the first game four to nothing and game two four to three. South Winneshiek remains undefeated and will travel to Cresco this weekend to participate in a tournament.
Unlike the Warriors softball team, their baseball team got swept on Thursday night by North Fayette Valley. Joel Hanson started pitching game one for South Winneshiek and he only gave up three runs over the first four innings. But in the fifth inning, Hanson had six runs charged to him and was relieved of his pitching duties. North Fayette would go on to score two more in that inning and win the game 11 to seven. Warriors shortstop, Hunter Todd had three hits in the game with two runs scored and one run batted in. Game two was much closer as the Warriors would lead four to three going into the final inning. Austin Tieskoetter came in to close the game out for the Warriors and he lasted one third of an inning, giving up the eventual winning run. South Winneshiek drops this game, five to four. Jaron Todd, Hunter Todd, and Joel Hanson were the only Warriors with a hit in game two. South Winneshiek now falls below the .500 mark but has the weekend off before hosting EdCo on Monday night.