The New Hampton baseball team came into this weekend with a nine and one record as they had three games on the diamond. Oelwein hosted the Chickasaws in a doubleheader on Friday night. In game one, New Hampton jumped out of the gates with four runs in the first, three in the second, and three in the third. Oelwein would not get on the board as this game only went five innings. Carter Stochl got the win on the mound for the Chickasaws as he went five innings pitched, struck out eight batters, and only allowed three hits. Ryan Gorman had a nice day at the plate going two for three with three runs scored and three RBIs. The second half of the doubleheader was much closer as this would be a one run game. New Hampton was up four to nothing after four and a half innings of play. Then Oelwein came to life and scored three runs to push it to a one run lead for the Chickasaws. Starting pitcher for New Hampton, Keegan Tenge, eventually got out of the fifth and was relieved by Gorman who slammed the door for the save. New Hampton would win game two four to three. In the final game of the weekend for New Hampton, the Chickasaws would travel to West Union to take on North Fayette Valley. This would be another all-around great game for New Hampton as they would win it, nine to nothing. Mason Cleveland was the winning pitcher as he gave up no runs over six innings of work. New Hampton still only has one loss on the season and will host Crest Wood on Tuesday night.
The Chickasaws softball team played three games as well this weekend. Their first game against Independence would be their only loss of the weekend. Savannah Anderson got the start for New Hampton and she didn’t pitch that bad as she went all seven innings, only giving up five runs. The bats struggled to get going throughout the game for the Chickasaws as only three players reached base. Kallie Olson, Kaelyn Ambrose, and Maddi Moorman were the only players to get a hit in the game for New Hampton as they lost game one, five to one. New Hampton would take on South Winneshiek in game two. After struggling to hit the ball in game one, the Chickasaws would jump on the scoreboard in the first inning with two runs. They would follow that up with one in the fourth and three in the sixth as they would go on to win, six to one. Paige Wisner and Kallie Olson each went one for two with two RBIs in the game. In New Hampton’s final game of the weekend, they would take on Crestwood. Runs came often in this game and after five innings of play, the score was 12 to four in favor of the Chickasaws. Crestwood would score five runs in the final two innings, but it would not be enough as New Hampton would go two and one on the day. Maddi Moorman had a good game as she collected three hits and three runs. Olson continued her good day in game three as she collected three more hits and three more RBIs. The Chickasaws will take on Waverly on Monday night.
The Nashua-Plainfield Huskies faced off against the Osage Green Devils on the baseball diamond on Friday night in a Top of Iowa Conference matchup. The Huskies would not cross home plate in this game as they would only manage to reach base five times. Jared Whitinger and Mason Hyde were the only Huskies to get hits as Osage would win four to nothing. The Green Devils starting pitcher, Nathan Bushbaum, would have a great day on the mound as he would got five and two thirds innings pitched, only allow two hits, and strike out sixteen of the seventeen batters he faced. Hayden Meek of Osage would have one hit in the game with two runs scored. With that win, Osage climbed to .500 and travels to West Fork on Monday night. The Huskies still can’t find the win column as they slip to oh and six on the season.
Turkey Valley baseball had come into this last weekend with only one win, and they would add to that total. The Trojans took on South Winneshiek in their first game and the Warriors would take control early in this game. The Warriors would strike for five combined runs in the first two innings, then the flood gates would open. In the top of the third, South Winneshiek would put twelve more runs on the scoreboard and run away with the game. Evan Drilling got charged with the loss by the Trojans as he only lasted one inning. The leadoff batter for the Warriors, Jaron Todd had two hits in two plate appearances and scored four runs. Turkey Valley would take on MFL-Mar-Mac in their second game on Saturday and double their win total. Evan Busta got the start for the Trojans as he would pitch five innings of one hit ball and only allow one run. Wyatt Blazek swung a good bat in game two as he had two hits, one run scored, and two RBIs. The Trojans improve their record to two and seven and now doesn’t play until Wednesday when they will travel to Waukon.
South Winneshiek would be in a good game to end their week of play when they took on Crestwood. Both teams would match a run in the first and third innings, but in the fifth, the Warriors would strike for three runs while Crestwood only managed one. South Winneshiek would lead five to three after five innings. In the bottom of the seventh, Crestwood would get those two runs back to tie the game up at six, and that sent this game to extra innings. The Warriors would bring home two base runners in the top of the eighth, but Crestwood would match them once again. After a scoreless ninth inning, the Warriors would strike for two in the tenth while Crestwood could only bring one-man home, and South Winneshiek would get the win. A team effort on the mound got the win for the Warriors as Nate Kuenned, Jaron Todd, Noah Tieskoetter, and Levi Lukes all pitched in this game. The Warriors will host EdCo for a doubleheader on Monday night.
Sumner-Fredericksburg only had one game this weekend as they packed their bags and went to Don Bosco. Kolby Rich would get the start for the Cougars as he would give up twelve runs in the loss. Sumner-Fredericksburg was never able to get their bats going as they only had six hits and brought in two runs in the 12 to two loss. Brett Meyer and Sam Fox each had two hits in the game. The Cougars have two games at Jesup on Monday night.
The Cougar’s softball team had three games as well over the weekend. On Friday, Sumner-Fredericksburg would take on Charles City and this game would only last six innings. The Cougars would actually find themselves trailing for the first three innings as they would lead three to nothing. Then the Comets would strike for 15 runs in the next three innings to push the ten run rule into effect. Chantelle Nuss got the start for Sumner-Fredericksburg as she went three innings while only allowing one run on two hits. She was relieved by Jenna Pagel who was charged with nine runs. Jaydlin Seehase had a good game, with three hits and three RBIs. In the Cougar’s next game against MFL-Mar-Mac, they would be on the other side of the ten run rule. This game was scoreless after two innings of play. In the top of the third, the Cougars would scrape one runner across home plate. They would follow that up with six in the following inning to put this game out of reach. The final would be ten to nothing as Pagel would get the win in game two. Krayton Allen and Kylie Hoth each had three hits in the game. The West Delaware Hawks were the last team standing between the Cougar’s and a winning record for the weekend. The Hawks would take control of this game early and not let go as the took a six to nothing lead through five innings. The Cougars would score three runs in the sixth, but it was too late as they would lose to West Delaware, eight to three. Hoth had another good game as she went four for four. Kaylyn Hoth would take the loss for Sumner-Fredericksburg as their record falls to three and six on the season.