In a game heard right here on KCHA last night, the Charles City Comets softball team hosted the Waukon Indians for a doubleheader. Sammy Heyer took the mound for game one, this being the first time since striking out 29 Waverly-Shell Rock batters on Tuesday night. Heyer didn’t let off the gas in this game as she struck out the side in the first inning and didn’t allow a Waukon baserunner to reach until the eleventh batter of the game. Heyer would go on to strike out eight batters in game one. This game would only go four innings as the Comets would push the 12 run rule into effect. Tayler Schmidt, Charles City junior, came into the game with only three RBIs on the year, but after game one she had tacked four more to that total. Schmidt also had two doubles in the game as the Comets would win 13 to one. The scoring would be more steady in game two as the Comets would get three runs in the second and fifth and two runs in the third and fourth. Heyer would be on the mound for game two as well and would only throw 46 pitches over five innings. Waukon would not cross home plate in this game and the Comets would win their sixth straight game, ten to nothing. Shantel VanHauen had three hits in game two with three RBIs as Charles City’s record improves eight and one.
The Nashua-Plainfield Huskies and the Rockford Warriors had a showdown on the softball diamond last night at the Husky’s home field. Rockford’s offense would get going early as they would score two runs in the top of the first inning. After a scoreless first for Nashua-Plainfield, they would score one in the second and two in the third. Then the flood gates would open for the Warriors. Brittany Bendickson, the Husky’s starting pitcher, would allow seven runs in the top of the fourth and eight in the top of the sixth. That was more than enough for Rockford to get the win over Nashua-Plainfield, 19 to four. Rockford improves their record to five and three and will host Central Springs on Friday. For the Husky’s, they remain winless and travel to Hudson this Saturday.
The St. Ansgar softball team hosted Lake Mills last night and through the first three innings of play, this game was controlled by Saints. The Saints scored one in the first, one in the second, and two in the third inning and led four to nothing after three innings of play. Then Lake Mills would get the bats going and connect for 11 hits. The Bulldog’s four and five hitters did most of the damage. Hailey Borgmeyer and Mallory Wilhelm each had good game. Borgmeyer had three hits, two doubles, and one RBI in the game. For Wilhelm, she also had three hits, but she tacked on three RBIs. Lake Mills was able to pull out a one run win, six to five. St. Ansgar will host West Fork on Friday night.
The Warriors baseball team was also in action on Thursday night as they took on Garner-Hayfield/Ventura at home. Rockford would jump on the Cardinals starting pitcher, Cade Bamrick, early as he allowed five runs in only one third of an inning pitched. Rockford would go onto score seven total in the first inning. The Warriors would score one run in the sixth as well and the final score would be eight to nothing. Rockford got a good start out of their starting pitcher, Max Rooney, who went five and two thirds innings pitched and struck out 15 Cardinal batters. Dillon Schriever, Dylan Keith, and Tanner Grady were the only batters in the game to get a hit for the Warriors. Rockford will travel to Central Springs today with a four and three record.
If you like offense, then you would have liked the game that the Osage Green Devils played in on Thursday night. They baseball team would travel to Crestwood and after one inning of play, they would trail eight to one. Osage wouldn’t go away quietly as they would score four in the top of the second and at least one run every inning after that. The Green Devils got two runs in the top of the seventh to force extra innings and their offense wouldn’t stop after seven. Two more runs would cross home plate in the first extra inning for Osage and they would go on to win a high scoring game, 17 to 15. Garrett Maakestad, catcher of the Green Devils, had a great game at the plate on the day as he reached base four time, scored four runs, and had two RBIs. Gavin Shaeffer had a good game as well as he had only one hit but got walked four times and had five runs scored. Osage’s next game is against Nashua-Plainfield on Friday night.