Local and Area Sports July 9, 2014

Baseball on the Pitchers Mound Close Up with room for copy

In a double header heard on KCHA AM last night, some last second heroics were on display as the Comet baseball team was able to salvage a split with Oelwein. In game two, the Comets found themselves in an extremely deep hole 9-0 heading into the bottom of the seventh. Charles City would then begin to chip away with base hit after base hit until the score reached 9-6 with Levi Miller up and the bases loaded. Miller would then deliver a grand slam for a walk off win and the double header split. Miller finished the game with three hits, two for extra bases and scored two runs in that seventh inning. Dallas Nehls, Sam Lipke, Dylan Isaakson, Collin Johanningmeier, Nate Manning, and Johnny Etherington all also had RBIs in the inning. In game one, the Comets gave up a five run third inning and it became just a bit too much to overcome as they fell 5-4. After the five run top of the third, Charles City came right back with three in the bottom half of the inning and then got another run in the bottom of the seventh. Dylan Isaakson went 3-4 with a run and 2 RBI in the loss. The Comets are now 10-15 overall and 5-10 in the NEIC, they will be at Decorah tomorrow night.
In other baseball action, the Nashua Plainfield Huskies had a wild game of their own against Janesville. Runs were coming in bunches as Janesville scored 10 runs in the first three innings, but Nashua came back to get the lead with 15 runs between the second and sixth innings. The Huskies led 15-11 heading into the seventh inning, but could not hold on to that lead as Janesville would score five in the frame on knock off Nashua 16-15. The Huskies drop to 7-17 overall and they will wrap up the regular season tonight with a Corn Bowl Conference game against Saint Ansgar.
The North Butler Bearcats baseball team behind a great pitching performance by Shaylan Lahr were able to win a Corn Bowl Conference game against Saint Ansgar last night 8-3. Lahr gave up eight hits over seven innings of work to pick up the win. Offensively Brandon Heuer, Reid Lammers, Ty Lewis, and Dalton Nelson had two hits apiece and Dillan Rodemaker had 2 RBI. North Butler improves to 8-11 overall and 6-8 in league play. The Bearcats will host Ackley tonight.
In softball action, the Osage Green Devils were on KCHA FM last night as they participated in the opening round of the Class 3A softball tournament against Forest City. The Green Devils would control the game from the get-go and cruised to a 7-1 win. Cassidy Mohl picked up the win inside the circle and she also had three hits while Heubsch drove in three runs. Osage ups their record to 24-3 this season and will set their sights on Garner Hayfield Ventura as they will play in the Region 2 semi finals on Friday. That game again can be heard on KCHA FM.
The Nashua Plainfield Huskies softball team saw their season come to a close last night at the hands of South Winn with a 17-3 loss in the Class 2A Region 3 opening round.
There will be plenty of playoff softball tonight, here is what is on the schedule. The North Butler Bearcats will host Dike New Hartford in Allison for a Class 2A Region 3 quarterfinal. The game will begin at 7pm.
The Saint Ansgar Saints will play Lake Mills in Saint Ansgar in a Class 2A Region 2 quarterfinal. Game time is 7pm.
Rockford will host Clarksville tonight in a Class 1A Region 2 quarterfinal. First pitch is at 5:30pm.
And Riceville will travel to Jackson Junction for a meeting with Turkey Valley in another Class 1A Region 2 quarterfinal.