Local Baseball and Softball Recaps (June 9th)

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The Corn Bowl Conference had a full slate of baseball and softball games on June 9th. On the baseball diamond, the Rockford Warriors and Riceville Wildcats were in a nip/tuck game. The score was knotted at the end of seven innings which forced extras. With two outs in the bottom of the ninth and the bases loaded, Aaron Jeffrey strolled to the plate. Jeffrey was able to produce a base hit between third and short to score Tony Hain and provide the walk off win for the Warriors. Jeffrey’s hit gave a well deserved win to Rockford pitcher Logan Johnson who pitched all nine innings, giving up just five hits, he struck out 14 and walked just one batter. Nate Miller was the losing pitcher for Riceville as he gave up the game winning hit after coming in to relieve Jake Kraft in the sixth inning. Rockford improves to 5-2 on the season and 4-0 in Corn Bowl Conference play; they will be at Northwood Kensett tomorrow night. Riceville drops to 4-5 overall and 3-1 in the Corn Bowl. The Wildcats will head to Cresco on Thursday.
The North Butler Bearcats’ rally in the sixth came up a little short in a Corn Bowl Conference baseball game at Central Springs. The Panthers jumped ahead 5-0 after the first two innings, but North Butler cut the lead as they scored four in the sixth, but that would be it and Central Springs took the game 6-4. The Bearcats are now 2-5 overall and 1-3 in conference games. North Butler is scheduled to play at Saint Ansgar tomorrow night.
Speaking of Saint Ansgar, the Saints couldn’t muster any offence against West Fork last night as they were shut out 4-0 in Sheffield. The Saints managed only one hit to back Bret Williams on the mound who went six innings and struck out five. Saint Ansgar is now 3-8-1 on the season and they are set to host Forest City tonight.
The other Corn Bowl Conference baseball score turned in was Nashua 10 Northwood Kensett 1.
The Osage Green Devils baseball team was in Forest City for a North Iowa Conference game. Osage’s Tyler Mork was dazzling on the mound as he threw a complete game shutout; he gave up five hits, struck out four and walked just one in the win. The score was just 1-0 heading into the seventh inning, but Osage plated five runs in the frame which was plenty of support for Mork. Osage improves to 6-3 on the season and are now 4-0 in the North Iowa Conference. The Green Devils will host Garner/Hayfield Ventura tomorrow night.
In Corn Bowl Conference softball last night, the Rockford Warriors dominated in all facets in a 10-0 win in six innings over Riceville. Emily Carroll gave up just one hit inside the circle while striking out seven. Rockford was aided in the game by 14 walks issued by Riceville pitching. The Warriors are now 7-2 overall and 4-0 in conference play, they will be at Northwood Kensett tomorrow night. Riceville drops to 1-8 and 0-4. The Wildcats will travel to Nashua tomorrow night.
Nashua Plainfield and Northwood Kensett were in a close one last night in softball action at Northwood. The game was even at one when they entered the seventh inning. Nashua was able to push two runs across in the seventh to take the lead and the game 3-1. Nashua improves to 4-3 overall this season and they are now 2-2 in Corn Bowl Conference play. The Huskies will host Riceville tomorrow night.
The Saint Ansgar Saints offence brought the power to Sheffield last night in a Corn Bowl Conference matchup. Mel Gerbig went deep for a homer and added three RBI, Natalie Halfman added a couple of hits and runs batted in as the Saints topped West Fork 10-4. With the win, the Saints are now 7-3 overall and 2-2 in conference games. They will host North Butler tomorrow night.
The Osage Green Devils were all over Forest City late in the game as they throttled the Indians 14-3 in Osage. With just one run after three innings, the Green Devils exploded for thirteen runs in the next three to improve to 7-1 this season overall and Osage is now 3-0 in North Iowa Conference play. Osage is in action tomorrow night as they will host Garner/Hayfield Ventura.