KCHA Sports Report (5/31)

Yellow Softball On The Infield
Yellow Softball Sitting on the Infield Dirt

The Charles City Comets baseball team traveled to Crestwood on Tuesday night for a doubleheader on the diamond. It didn’t take the Cadets long to get on the board as they put four runs on the scoreboard in the bottom of the first inning and that is all they would need to get the win. Crestwood got a good performance on the mound from their starting pitcher, Clayton Ollendieck, who threw a complete game shutout. Ollendieck had eight strikeouts on the night in the 10 to nothing win. In game two of the doubleheader Charles City got their revenge as they came out on top 9 to 7. All but two of the Comets starting players had a hit as they totaled up ten in the game. Theo Arndt and Drew Mitchell both had strong games for Charles City as they each had two hits and a run batted in. The Comets currently sit with a record of 3-3 and will play host to Turkey Valley on Wednesday night.

Nashua-Plainfield traveled to Central Springs on Tuesday night for a game on the softball diamond. This game did not last long as the Husky’s starting pitcher, Brittany Bendickson, allowed six runs in only two thirds of an inning pitched. She was then relieved by Bailey Weiss who in the second inning allowed ten runs to cross home plate. Britney Holthaus and Kacie Erwin were the only Husky batters to reach base. Nashua-Plainfield will travel to Osage on Friday for their next game.

The Husky’s baseball team also had a game at Central Springs on Tuesday night. Nashua-Plainfield led after two innings of play one to nothing. Central Springs then struck for four runs in the bottom of the third and nine runs in the bottom of the fourth off of Husky pitcher, Levi Enright. The leadoff batter for Nashua-Plainfield, Kristian Homvig, had a good game going one for one with two runs and two walks. The Huskies sit with an oh and four record going into their next game against St. Ansgar.

The Osage Green Devils baseball team got their second win of the season with a win over Hampton-Dumont on Tuesday night. Osage’s leadoff batter, Gavin Shaeffer, went hitless on the night but found himself getting walked four times and scoring two runs. Hunter Wagner also filled the stat line for the Green Devils going two for three, with two runs scored, two runs batted in, two stolen bases, and two walks. Eight of Osage’s nine starters got on base in this game as the Green Devils won 14 to eight. Their next two games will be on the road against North Butler and Crestwood.

The Bearcats of North Butler won a tough game on the softball diamond on Tuesday night against St. Ansgar. In the top of the first inning, Nicole Heeren came up to the plate with no one on base and two outs and put the ball over the fence for a homerun. Then it turned into a pitcher’s duel. No runners for either team crossed home plate after that and North Butler won, one to nothing over St. Ansgar. Taylor Graven started for the Bearcats and threw a complete game shutout with 13 strikeouts. Next up for North Butler is Osage. For St. Ansgar, their next game is against Nashua-Plainfield.

The North Butler baseball team was in a tough game as well against St. Ansgar on Tuesday night. Dalton Nelson got the start in the game for the Bearcats and pitched into the late innings, only giving up one run. But for St. Ansgar they got an equally good pitching performance. Collin Kramer started the game for the Saints and only allowed one run. Seven innings was not enough for this game as the teams were tied at one. It wasn’t until the bottom of the ninth when St. Ansgar was able to come away with a walkoff win. The two runs the Saints scored came off of the bats of Ben Boerjan and Mark Williams. St. Ansgar would win this game, two to one. The Saints climb to four and one while the Bearcats slip to two and three.

Rockford softball didn’t waste time putting up runs on Tuesday night against Northwood-Kensett. After four innings of play the Warriors led eight to nothing. This game would eventually reach the ten run rule and Rockford would win, 16-6. Marissa Norby had four hits in five plate appearances and brought in two runs while scoring two of his own runs. Ella Carroll also had a good game, going three for four with two runs and two runs batted in. The Warriors improve to four and two, and will host Newman Catholic in their next game.