KCHA Sports Report (6/7)

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Charles City baseball was live on KCHA last night as the Comets hosted a doubleheader against Waukon. Charles City would jump out to a one to nothing lead in the first and would never let go of the lead. The Comets would tack on three in the fourth and five in the fifth to lock down a nine to two victory. Cole Reams swung the bat well in this game as he went three for three with one and two RBIs. Elliott Sinwell also hit good as he had a pair of hits and scored a couple of runs. Waukon woke up the bats in game two as they would score two runs in the first and third innings to take a four to one lead over Charles City. Two more runs would follow in the fourth for Waukon as they were threatening to bust open the game. The Comets would answer in the bottom of the sixth with five runs to tie it up and this game would go to extra innings. After a scoreless eighth inning, Charles City would bring home one runner in the bottom of the ninth for a seven to six, walk-off win. Reams and Dylan Salinas each had two RBIs in the come from behind, walk-off win. Jordan Kapping, Carter Johanningmeier, Nate Lasher, and Cole Reams would all pitch in the game. Charles City improves six and five with the sweep of Waukon and now won’t play until Friday when they play at Central Springs.

The Comet’s softball team was also in action on Tuesday night as they took a road trip up to Forest City for a game. Charles City would only let this game go five innings as they would win, ten to nothing. Sammy Heyer took the mound once again for the Comets and she was great. In Heyer’s five innings pitched, she allowed no runs, on no hits, while striking out 11 Forest City batters. Payton Reams had a good game as she had two hits and three RBIs. Bailey Mitchell and Lisabeth Fiser each had two hits as well. The Comets will travel to New Hampton tonight to take on the Chickasaws in a conference matchup.

The Osage Green Devils Hosted Garner-Hayfield/Ventura on Tuesday night. The Green Devils would give up one run in the first inning but they would tie it up in the second. Garner would retake the lead in the top of the third by having one runner cross home plate. Osage would snatch the lead back in the bottom of the fourth and they would take a nine to seven lead to the sixth. The Green Devils could not close the game out as Garner would strike for four runs in the sixth, and eventually close out the game, 11 to nine. With the loss, Osage falls to four and six on the season and will take on Rockford at home tonight.

The Osage softball team took on Garner-Hayfield/Ventura on Tuesday. The Green Devils would take care of business early, and make this a short game. Osage would win, 14 to one. The Green Devils never let the starting pitcher for Garner-Hayfield/Ventura, Ashley Markla, get comfortable as was charged with nine runs on 14 hits. Osage will take on Rockford in a Top of Iowa Conference game tonight at home.

The Rockford baseball team took on West Hancock on the road last night. The Warriors would fall behind early and trail after one inning, one to nothing. Rockford would follow a scoreless first with two runs in the second, three in the third, and three in the fourth to take an eight to three lead. The Warriors would tack on one more run in the sixth to bring home a nine to three win. Clay Kuhlmeier would throw five innings of four hit ball for Rockford. Kuhlmeier would also reach base reach base four times and stole four bases. Kayden Lyman had three RBIs in the game while Bushbaum Zach had two. Rockford will travel to Osage on Wednesday night for their next game.

The Warrior’s softball team hosted West Hancock on Tuesday night and the Warriors would run them right off of their field. Rockford would score one run in the first inning. The Warriors would continue to put runs on the board. In the bottom of the second inning, Rockford would bat around the lineup and bring home seven base runners. Four more runs would follow in the next inning and the Warriors would win this game in four innings, 12 to nothing. Marissa Norby had three hits in the game and scored three times. Norby also knocked in a run. Emma Ramon would get the win for the Warriors as she pitched three innings of three hit ball and allowed no runs.

St. Ansgar traveled to Clear Lake last night for a game on the softball diamond. There was no shortage of runs in this game as the two teams scored 23 runs total. St. Ansgar would score two runs in the top of the first inning, but their lead would not last long. Clear Lake answered for six runs in the bottom of the inning to take the early advantage. The Saints scored six runs in the next four frames to take and eight to six lead. Ansgar would throw three more runs on the scoreboard in the sixth only to have Clear Lake tie it up with five runs of their own in the bottom of the inning. This game would go to extra innings, tied up at 11. The Saints would go scoreless in the top of the first extra inning, and Clear Lake would come away with the win 12 to 11. St. Ansgar continues to struggle on the season. Next up, the Saints will play Norhtwood-Kensett at home.