KCHA Sports Report (6/1)

Baseball ball isolated on white background
Baseball ball isolated on white background

In a game heard right here on KCHA last night the Charles City softball team hosted Cedar Falls and this was a good game for a while. Cedar Falls came firing out of the gate as their first two baserunners reached base and would eventually score in that inning. The Comets would answer right back in the bottom of the first inning when Payton Reams and Kelby Katcher hit back-to-back homeruns to tie the game up at two. A couple of innings later, the Tigers clawed their way back into the lead and after three innings the score sat at four to three. In the bottom of the fourth the Comets struck for two runs to take the lead back. After Charles City reclaimed the lead they put eight more runs up on the scoreboard for insurance. The Comets would eventually win on a homerun that pushed the ten run rule into effect. Sara Martin had a great night at the plate for the Comets blasting two line drive homeruns. Charles City climbs to six and one and has a double header against Waukon tonight in Charles City.

The Comets baseball team had a game as well last night against Turkey Valley at home. This game would end early due to the ten run rule as Charles City poured the runs on early and often. The lead would balloon up to 17 to nothing and that is where the final score would sit. The Comets improve to four and three on the young season and will host a doubleheader with MFL Mar-Mac on Thursday.

St. Ansger traveled to Nashua-Plainfield on the baseball diamond last night and the Saints were clicking on all cylinders from the first pitch. In the top of the first inning the Husky’s starting pitcher, Shane Hillesheim, allowed five runners to cross home plate. St. Ansger would follow that up by scoring 14 runs in the next four innings, including an eight run fourth, and they would go on to win 19-4. Cole Willert and Ben Boerjan each reached base four out of their five plate appearances and each had three steals for the Saints. For the Huskies, Jared Whitinger, Mason Hyde, and Luke Harrington all had runs batted in in the game. Nashua-Plainfield still can’t notch their first win as they stumble to oh and five while St. Ansgar has started the year well with a five and one record.

The Huskies of Nashua-Plainfield played host to St. Ansgar last night on the softball diamond. The Saints would get the action going early with two runs in the first and nine runs in the second and would lead 11 to nothing after two innings. The Huskies got two of their own runs in the bottom of the third. St. Ansgar would tack on five more runs in the top of the next inning and this game would reach the ten run rule as the Saints beat the Huskies 16 to two. Toyia Griffin takes the loss for Nashua-Plainfield as she gave up 16 runs but only six of those being earned. The Huskies only had four people reach base. Bailey Weiss and Sydney Hansen each had two hits while Kacie Erwin had one hit. Sierra Fisher reached base thanks to a walk. Nashua-Plainfield hosts Rockford on Thursday while the Saints host Lake Mills.

The North Butler Bearcats softball team took on the Osage Green Devils at North Butler last night. This game went scoreless through one inning. That changed when in the top of the second, Osage got the scoring started, bringing in one to take an early lead. The Bearcats would bring in four runs in the bottom of the second inning and they would not look back. This game would go the full seven innings but it is still a big win for North Butler as they notch their fourth win of the season, 10 to one. North Butler had Kayla Siemens, Marcy Jacobs, Abbie Wix, and Madi Pleas all get two hits in the contest while all but one Bearcat reached base safely. North Butler is four and one but now doesn’t play until Saturday. The Green Devils fall to oh and five on the season.

The Osage and North Butler baseball teams had a showdown on the diamond last night in North Butler. The Green Devils struggled to get the bats going in this game as they were shut down by the Bearcats starting pitcher in the early innings. The score after two was five to nothing. Osage would get runners on base as the game moved on. Garrett Maakestad went three for three with two runs in the game for the Green Devils, but Osage came up short at bat and would lose this game, eight to three. Gavin Shaeffer takes the loss for Osage as they currently sit with a two and four record. They will travel to Cresco on Thursday night to take on Crestwood. For North Butler, they are .500 on the year and will play the Huskies from Nashua-Plainfield next.

Rockford took on Newman Catholic on the softball diamond on Wednesday night at Rockford. Newman Catholic drove in one run in the top of the first inning, but in the bottom of the second inning, the Warriors got two runners across home plate. They followed that up with another run in the next inning and after three, Rockford led three to one. That didn’t last long as Newman Catholic struck for seven in the top of the fourth and they didn’t look back. They would tack on four more runs and win this game 12 to six. Emma Ramon, the Warriors starting pitcher, allowed ten runs in four innings of work. Skylar Schmitt had a big night at the plate for Rockford going three for four with three runs scored. The Warriors still sit with a good record and will travel to Nashua-Plainfield on Thursday evening.

The Rockford baseball team would take on Newman Catholic on Wednesday night and it would not be the Warriors night. Rockford’s starting pitcher, Thomas Kadera, would take the loss in this game allowing twelve earned runs in two innings of work. Newman Catholic crossed home plate five times in the first, three times in the second, and eight times in the third to put this game away early. Rockford would score five runs in the bottom of the third, thanks to a double by Blake Farr that brought in two runs. Farr would go on later to score. The Warriors drop this game and are currently on a two game losing streak. Rockford has one more home game against Garner-Hayfield/Venture before they travel to Central Springs.