In a game heard on KCHA last night, the Charles City Comet’s took on the New Hampton Chickasaws in a conference rivalry. This game was played in New Hampton. The Comets would not hit as well as they have been as they only got on base seven times. Charles City would manage to get one run in the first, third, and fifth innings. Sammy Heyer was on the mound for the Comets and she locked them down, striking out twelve batters in seven innings. Heyer would allow one run to cross home plate but that was an unearned run. Sara Martin had a good night at the plate and in the field. While batting, Martin had two hits and the first two RBIs of the game for Charles City. Then, in the fifth inning with the Chickasaws batting, Martin had a ball hit to her in the outfield. She sprinted to her left and made a remarkable two handed diving catch. The Comets would go onto win the game, three to one. Charles City will host Oelwein on Thursday night as they look to build on their current five game winning streak.
Osage took on Rockford Wednesday night at home as both teams came into this game needing to string some wins together. This game was scoreless through two innings, but the Green Devils got the scoring started in the third with two runs. The Warriors would trim into the lead a little bit with one run in the fifth. Osage would answer that rally with a run in the bottom of the inning to secure the lead, three to one. That is where the final score would sit as the Green Devils would come out on top. Noah Krabbe pitched for Osage and he threw a complete game but managed to give up one run. The Green Devils were only able to get one hit and that came from Brett Bobinet. Nathan Bushbaum crossed the plate twice for Osage. Trey Norby drove in Dillon Schriever who was the only run for Rockford. Next up for Rockford, they will take on North Butler at home on Friday. Osage will travel to Northwood-Kensett on Friday night.
The Osage and Rockford softball teams met on the softball diamond as well on this night. The Warriors jumped out to a 10 to nothing lead after three innings of play. Rockford’s starting pitcher, Jamie Schuster, would only allow two hits in the game as the Warriors would go onto win, 12 to nothing. Skylar Schmitt swung the bat well as she had three hits, two doubles, and five RBIs. Rockford is on a two game winning streak and will travel to Garner-Hayfield/Ventura tonight. Osage continues their rough season and will travel to Northwood-Kensett on Friday.
The North Butler baseball team hosted West Fork on Wednesday night. This game would not go as planned for the Bearcats as they would score four runs in the first two innings, but were still trailing. The score going into the third was five to four in favor of West Fork. The Bearcats would tack on one more run but it was not enough. West Fork won the game, nine to five. The loss knocks North Butler down to four and four on the season. The Bearcat’s next game is at Rockford on Friday night.
The Bearcat’s softball team played as well on Wednesday night as they would hit the road to Allison for a game with West Fork. North Butler would get good pitching and enough clutch hitting to come away with the win, four to nothing. The Bearcat’s still only have two losses on the season and they will take on Rockford next in a Top of Iowa Conference matchup.
The St. Ansgar baseball team continued their great season with another win on Wednesday night over Northwood-Kensett. The Saints would score three in the first, five in the second, and 10 runs in the third inning. This game would only last four innings as the Saints would win, 18 to nothing. St. Ansgar’s pitcher, Cole Willert, only allowed one hit over four innings pitched while striking out six batters. Collin Kramer scored three runs in the game while also driving in three runs. Jared Mayer would also cross home plate three times for the Saints. St. Ansgar improves to 10 and one and will host Forest City on Thursday night.
The Saint’s softball team was in a barn burner on Wednesday night when they hosted Northwood-Kensett. St. Ansgar would score three runs in the first inning, but Northwood would answer right back with seven runs in the top of the second. The Saints would eventually take back the lead and would hold it until the top of the seventh. Then, Northwood struck for three runs to take a 10 to nine lead. St. Ansgar would not score in the bottom of the seventh and they would go onto lose, 10 to nine. The Saint’s next game is against Newman Catholic on Friday.