The Bull Sports Report (6/12)

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The New Hampton baseball team only had one loss coming into their game Friday against Waverly-Shell Rock. The Chickasaws would be the home team and they would jump out to an early lead after one inning, three to nothing. New Hampton would tack on one more run in the fourth. That is all the Chickasaws would need as starting pitcher, Carter Stochl, would allow only one run over seven innings pitched with 13 strikeouts. Zach Wemark had a home run in the game with three RBIs for New Hampton. The Chickasaws are currently 16 and one and will host Charles City on Monday night.

The Chickasaw’s softball team was traveling on Friday night as they were the visitors against MFL-Mar-Mac. This would be a one to nothing game after five innings of play in favor of New Hampton. The flood gates would be lifted in the fifth as the Chickasaws had six base runners cross home plate. The final score would be New Hampton, seven, MFL-Mar-Mac, nothing. Lauren Frerichs had one hit in the game, scored twice, and had two RBIs. Sadie Tenge pitched a complete game shutout for New Hampton. The Chickasaws have Monday off and will travel to Nashua-Plainfield on Tuesday night.

The Nashua-Plainfield baseball team had Tuesday through Thursday off last week, but the rest would not help them in their game against West Fork on Friday night. The Husky’s starting pitcher, Jared Whitinger, had a rough night on the mound as he allowed ten runs in three innings pitched. Only three of those runs were earned, though. The score after three frames played was, ten to nothing in favor of West Fork. The Huskies would scratch one runner across home plate in the fourth, but Nashua-Plainfield would go onto lose, 13 to one. Mason Hyde scored the lone run of the game for the Huskies. Levi Enright would also reach base for Nashua-Plainfield. The Huskies still do not have a win and will travel to Rockford on Monday.

Turkey Valley softball was back in action on Friday after only having two games last week. The rest would not benefit the Trojans as they took on a very good Crestwood team. Crestwood would score three runs in the first, two in the second, and one in the fourth inning. Then, Crestwood would put this game away with an 11 run fifth inning. The Trojans would drop this game by a score of 17 to nothing. Turkey Valley’s starting pitcher, Morgan Kuennen, would allow all 17 runs to scored but would only be charged with 13 of those runs. Kassidy Reicks had two of the three hits in the game for the Trojans. Turkey Valley remains winless on the season and will host Clayton Ridge tonight.

The Sumner-Fredericksburg baseball team was back in action on Friday night as they hosted a doubleheader against Wapsie Valley. In game one, Wapsie Valley would score five runs in the first inning and would lead five to one. The Cougars would then kick it into gear by scoring four runs in the third and three in the fourth to take an eight to seven lead. Wapsie Valley would retake the lead with a seven run sixth inning and they would hold on for the win, 14 to nine. Ethan Wood had three RBIs in the game for the Cougars. Sam Fox would also bring in two runs and he would score twice. Game two was the Cougar’s to lose as starting pitcher, Brett Meyer, had a good start. Meyer only allowed three runs over five innings of work. Meyer was relieved by Andrew Tisue who could not close the game out as he gave up seven runs and took the loss, 10 to eight. Wood and Colton Dralle each had three RBIs in the loss. Sumner Fredericksburg still doesn’t have a win on the season and they will travel to Denver on Monday night for a doubleheader.

Wins haven’t come easy this season for the Cougar’s softball team, but this weekend was a winning one. Sumner-Fredericksburg took on Cedar Falls as the visiting team on Friday night. Cedar falls would jump into the lead in the first inning with one run. They would add onto that lead with three more runs in the third and the Cougars trailed four to one after five innings. Sumner-Fredericksburg would come to life in the sixth with one runner coming home then three more in the seventh. The Cougars would get the final three outs and win, five to four. Krayton Allen had two home runs in the game for the Cougars. Sumner’s second game of the weekend was against Marshalltown. The Cougars would only scratch two runs across home plate in this game while Marshalltown managed to get four runs. Jaydlin Seehase and Kelsey Pagel each had one RBI in this game. In the final game of the weekend, the Cougars took on Waterloo West. Sumner would jump out of the gates and take a seven to one lead after three innings. West would try and chip away at the lead but their comeback attempt fell just short as the Cougars would win, nine to seven. Pagel, Kylie Hoth, Jaiden Jacobson, and Kesley Allen all had an extra base hit in the game. Sumner-Fredericksburg goes two and one on the weekend and will travel to Denver for a game on Monday night.

South Winneshiek got back on the winning tracks this weekend with a pair of wins over Riceville. The Warriors would score one run in the first and second inning to take a two to nothing lead. Riceville would tie it up in the bottom of the second with two runs of their own. The bats would then go silent for both teams as the score remained the same through five innings played. The Warriors bats then woke up and would score three runs in the sixth and four runs in the seventh to win the game, nine to two. Joel Hanson and Alex Holthaus each scored two runs in the game for the Warriors. Game two was a little closer, but it had the same result. South Winneshiek jumped out to a three to nothing lead after three innings. Riceville would try to comeback but they fell short, losing six to five. Rodney Schwartzhoff did not have a hit in the game but he still managed to steal four bases. Hunter Todd and Jackson Lukes had the only RBIs in the game for South Winneshiek. The Warriors improve to 10 and six and will host Starmont for a doubleheader tonight.

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