The New Hampton baseball team played host to Decorah last night. Both teams would get good pitching performances. Carter Stochl took the mound for the Chickasaws and he would throw a great game; six and two third innings pitched while allowing only three hits and one run. New Hampton’s offense took advantage of a good pitching performance and put up three runs to secure a three to one win. Stochl, Keegan Tenge, and Ryan Gorman were the only Chickasaw batters to get hits. New Hampton currently sits at 20 and one and will host Oelwein Wednesday night.
New Hampton softball came into Monday night on a nine-game winning streak. That would change when the first place team in the NEIC, Crestwood, came to town. The Chickasaws would go quiet for the first five innings of this game while Cresco would tally one run in the first, third, and fifth. New Hampton would try to put a rally together in the sixth as they had two runners cross home plate, but their comeback attempt came up short as they would lose, three to two. Savannah Anderson takes the loss for the Chickasaws but she pitched well, only allowing six hits and three runs. Lauren Frerichs would drive in the only two runs of the game for New Hampton as the team falls to 16 and eight on the season. The Chickasaws next game is against conference rival, Waverly-Shell Rock on Wednesday.
The Husky’s softball team hosted Central Springs on Tuesday night and this game would not go the home team’s way. This matchup would only last five innings as Nashua would get run off of the field early. Central Springs would get at least one run in every inning, the highest scoring frame being an eight run fifth. The Huskies would go onto lose this game 18 to nothing. Nashua’s starting pitcher, Toyia Griffin threw five innings while allowing 18 runs to come home, only six of those being earned. Britney Holthaus would have the lone hit of the game for the Huskies. Nashua-Plainfield remains winless on the season and will travel to St. Ansgar on Wednesday night.
The Turkey Valley Trojans traveled to EdCo on Monday night for a doubleheader. Game one would go scoreless through three innings, but EdCo would get the scoring started in the fourth with two runs. The Trojans would then take the lead in the sixth with five runs of their own. EdCo would bounce back and match the five runs that Turkey Valley scored in the top of the inning. Going into the seventh, the score was seven to five, EdCo led. The Trojans would scrape one run across in the top of the seventh, but they would fall, seven to six. Evan Drilling and Wyatt Blazek each had two RBIs in the game. The second half of the doubleheader would have a different result. EdCo would once again take a lead, three to nothing. That score would hold through five innings. In the top of the sixth, the comeback was on for Turkey Valley as they put four runs on the board to take the lead. The seventh inning would go scoreless and the Trojans would win, four to three. Evan Busta and Drilling both pitched in this game for Turkey Valley. The teams split the doubleheaders as the Trojans improve to six and eight on the season and will host Oelwein tonight.
Sumner-Fredericksburg took on Columbus Catholic on the softball diamond last night for a double header. Columbus Catholic would get the scoring started in the second inning with two runners coming in. They would match that in the third, but the Cougars would put their first run on the scoreboard in the fourth. After four innings of play, the score sate at five to one. Both teams would score one more run as Sumner would lost game one, six to two. Krayton Allen and Landree Kobliska were the only Cougars to score. Sumner would find themselves with a lead in the second game as they would score three in the first and hold that through two innings. Columbus Catholic would come to life by scoring three runs in three straight innings as they retook the lead, nine to three. The Cougars would try to mount a comeback but they would fall short and lose, nine to six. Jenna Pagel had three RBIs in the game and Chelsea Burrows had two doubles for Sumner. The Cougars fall to eight and 12 on the season and will play at home against Union Community tonight.
The Warriors of South Winneshiek welcomed MFL-Mar-Mac to town last night for a doubleheader. Matthew Holthaus was on the mound in game one for the Warriors and he would allow no runs over seven innings pitched. That meant that South Winneshiek would only need one run to win and they got just that in the second as three runners came around to score. The Warriors would tack on five more runs and win game one, eight to nothing. Jaron Todd had two hits, a triple, and an RBI in the game while Levi Lukes collected one hit, one run scored, one RBI, and three stolen bases. The Warriors would find themselves trailing after one inning in game two, but that wouldn’t last. The Warriors struck for seven runs in the second and never looked back as they would go onto win, 14 to three. Hunter Todd pitched five innings of five hit ball for the Warriors while Rodney Schwartzhoff collected two hits, two runs scored, and three stolen bases. South Winneshiek will look to build on these wins when they host Starmont for a doubleheader tonight.
The Warriors softball team was also in action last night as they traveled to Clayton Ridge for a doubleheader. South Winneshiek would get their bats going early with one run in the first and two in the second inning. The score would stay there until the top of the fifth when the Warriors started to pour it on. South Winneshiek would get five runs in the fifth and three in the sixth to push the ten-run rule into effect. The Warriors won game one, 11 to one. Game two was the complete opposite of the first game as South Winneshiek could not get on the board in a 10 to nothing loss. Taylor Numendahl had the only hit of the game for the Warriors while starting pitcher, Taylor Buchheit would take the loss. South Winneshiek continues their up and down season and will take on Crestwood in Cresco tonight.