Local Baseball Teams Ousted

Baseball on the Pitchers Mound Close Up with room for copy

In a game heard right here on KCHA Friday night, the Charles City Comet baseball team opened up postseason play with a District game against Decorah in Waverly. The Comets fell behind early, but were able to hang with the perennial powerhouse Vikings throughout the game to make it an exciting one. All and all Decorah was able to end Charles City’s season by bouncing them from the playoffs 8-3. Decorah used clutch two out hitting to score the majority of their runs and Charles City was unable to get those clutch hits. In his final game as a Comet, Nate Manning went 1-3 and scored 2 of the three Comet runs. Dallas Nehls got Charles City on the board with an RBI double in the second. Senior Tyler LaBarge recorded the only other hit for Charles City. The Comets end their season at 10-22.
In a game heard on 951 The Bull Saturday night, the New Hampton Chickasaw baseball team saw their season come to a close as well as they fell to South Winneshiek in a Class 2A District final. In his final game as a Chickasaw, Kyle Smith tried his best to will New Hampton to a victory by pitching a complete game and getting two hits at the plate and three RBI, but his efforts fell short in a 7-4 decision. New Hampton struck first in the bottom of the first when Smith knocked in Tucker Tenge, but South Winn would come right back with four runs in the top of the second. New Hampton would collect single runs in the third, fifth and sixth to stay in it, but South Winn was just a little too much in this one. Smith ended the game giving up 3 earned runs while striking out five in the loss. New Hampton ends their season at 20-12.