KCHA Sports Report (6/12)

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

The Charles City baseball team had a rough weekend as they were on the road for three games. The Comets traveled to Central Springs on Friday night. The starting pitcher for Charles City, Drew Mitchell, would have a strong start but would struggle in the late innings. This game was scoreless through three innings played but Central Springs would score one in the fourth and fifth, then five in the sixth inning to put this game away, seven to one. Colton Slinger had the lone RBI in this game for the Comets. Charles City had two games on Saturday, the first one being against St. Ansgar. Almost matching the game from the night before for the Comets, this game would be scoreless through five innings. Then, a five run sixth would seal the deal for St. Ansgar. Charles City would lose, five to one. Slinger, Colton Reams, and Wyatt Stevenson were the only Charles City players to get hits in this game. In the Comet’s final game of the weekend, against Kee, they would get the bats going early. Charles City would actually hold a lead through one inning of play, two to one. That wouldn’t last long as Kee would score four runs in the bottom of the second and that would be enough for the win. The Comets go oh and three on the weekend after losing, six to two. Mitchell, Jalen Jones, and Tait Arndt would rack up the only hits in the game for Charles City. The Comets have now lost five of seven games and will travel to New Hampton on Monday night.

The Nashua-Plainfield baseball team had Tuesday through Thursday off last week, but the rest would not help them in their game against West Fork on Friday night. The Husky’s starting pitcher, Jared Whitinger, had a rough night on the mound as he allowed ten runs in three innings pitched. Only three of those runs were earned, though. The score after three frames played was, ten to nothing in favor of West Fork. The Huskies would scratch one runner across home plate in the fourth, but Nashua-Plainfield would go onto lose, 13 to one. Mason Hyde scored the lone run of the game for the Huskies. Levi Enright would also reach base for Nashua-Plainfield. The Huskies still do not have a win and will travel to Rockford on Monday.

Osage baseball took the diamond on Friday night and was just one game below the .500 mark. The Green Devils would travel to Northwood-Kensett on Friday and Osage would come out on top. The Green Devils would get the scoring started in the second inning with three runs crossing home plate. Osage would tack on one run in the fourth, two in the fifth, one in the sixth, and three in the seventh. The Green Devils would go onto win 10 to nothing. Nathan Bushbaum went two for two with three walks and scored three runs. Garrett Maakestad also had a good game for Osage as he collected four hits and crossed home plate once. The Green Devils sit with a record of six and six and have a game against Newman Catholic on Monday.

The Green Devils softball team had a few games over the weekend as well. Like the baseball team, the softball team traveled to Northwood-Kensett on Friday night. This game would only last five innings as Osage would be swinging a hot bat from the first pitch. The Green Devils would bring home two runners in the second and fourth innings. Osage would also score one in the third and two in the fifth to push it up to a ten run lead. Northwood would only manage to score one run as Osage would come out on top, 11 to one. Kourtney Chambers, Melanie Bye, Katelyn Maliszewski, and Ashlynn Brock would all score twice in this game. On Saturday, Osage took on Riceville at home with similar results from the night before. The Green Devil’s bats would stay hot as they would score 13 runs in this game, capped off by a four run sixth. Riceville had little success at bat as they only scored three runs in this 13 to three loss. The Osage softball team travels to Newman Catholic as well tonight for a game.

The North Butler boys would take on Rockford in both team’s lone game of the weekend. The Warriors would take care of business in this game as starting pitcher, Max Rooney, would only allow one run while striking out 10 North Butler batters. Clay Kuhlmeier and Kayden Lyman each drove in two runs as the Warriors would come away with a four to one win. The Bearcats drop to four and five on the season and will travel to Northwood-Kensett tonight. Rockford improves to .500 on the season and will host Nashua-Plainfield on Monday night.

North Butler softball came into this weekend with only two losses on the season. The Bearcats would hit the road for three game to try and keep their good record going. On Friday, the Bearcats traveled to Rockford for a conference matchup. This game would only last three innings as North Butler would score four runs in the first, one in the second, and seven in the third. The Bearcats would win 12 to nothing. Kayla Siemens had a perfect day at the plate going two for two with three runs scored. Hallie Testroet would also bat well with three hits and three RBIs. North Butler would have similar results in their first game on Saturday as their game with Eagle Grove would be a short one as well. The Bearcats had a six run second inning and that was more than enough to come away with an 11 to nothing win. Taylor Graven would start the game on the mound for North Butler and would only allow two hits while striking out 15 batters. Graven would also have three hits and four RBIs in the game. The final game of the weekend for the Bearcats would be a good one as they took on Algona. North Butler would score two runs in the first inning but then their bats would go silent. Algona would eventually tie the game at two in the sixth, but this game would go into extra innings. The Bearcats would bring home one runner in the top of the eighth and would win, three to two. North Butler has a perfect weekend and will travel to Northwood-Kensett tonight.

The St. Ansgar baseball team had a busy weekend with three games. The first one being on Friday against Newman Catholic. The Saints would be held scoreless in this game as Jared Mayer and Collin Kramer were the only St. Ansgar players to get a hit. The Saints would lose game one, three to nothing. The second game of the weekend against Kee would be a back and forth affair. After four innings of play, the Saints would lead five to one. Kee would take the lead in the top of the sixth inning with five runs of their own. St. Ansgar would retake the lead with two runners crossing home plate in the bottom of the frame. Kee wouldn’t quit, though, as they would get three more runs in the seventh to secure a nine to seven win. Gabe Walk, Ben Boerjan, Tony Williams, and John Patterson all pitched in this game for the Saints. St. Ansgar breaks their three game losing streak and will play Monday night at Central Springs.