KCHA Sports Report (6/15)

Charles-City-Comets

In a game heard right here on KCHA last night, the Charles City softball team took on Crestwood with first place in the Northeast Iowa Conference on the line. The Comets would jump ahead early in this game as two runs would come in to score. Madeline Peters would drive in one of those runs with a line drive single to right-center. Charles City would hold that lead through four innings of play, two to nothing. Sammy Heyer was on the mound again for the Comets and she did not allow a Crestwood runner to reach base as the game moved into the fifth. Momentum would then shift as the Crestwood bats came to life. Cresco would score one run in the fifth and sixth innings to tie it up. That is where the score would sit through seven innings and the game would head to extras. Crestwood would scratch one more run across home plate on a wild pitch and the Comets would lose the game, three to two. That loss is only Charles City’s second loss on the season. The Comets will play Waverly-Shell Rock on Thursday night.

The Comets baseball team welcomed Oelwein to Charles City last night for a game on the diamond. Oelwein would take an early lead in the first with one runner coming around to score. The Comets would knot it up at one in the fourth with a run of their own. Oelwein would answer right back with another run in the top of the fifth. Charles City wouldn’t go quietly as they would score three runs in the sixth to take the lead. Oelwein fought back again as they would tie things up in the seventh, and this game would head to extra innings. In the top of the tenth, Oelwein would drive home one run and would hold onto that lead to win the game, five to four. Nate Lasher, Cole Reams, Drew Mitchell, and Dylan Salinas would all have hits for Charles City. Mitchell would also pitch eight innings and allow only two runs. The Comets snap their four-game losing streak and will travel to Decorah on Friday night.

The Nashua-Plainfield baseball team had Tuesday night off but they were back in action on Wednesday when they hosted Northwood-Kensett. The Huskies came into this game winless on the season and nothing would change after this game. Northwood would jump out to an early three to nothing lead in the first inning. Nashua would tie it up in the third with two runs, but a three run, fifth inning ultimately put the game away for Northwood, six to five. The Husky’s offense was led by Kristian Holmvig, Mason Hyde, and Levi Enright who all had two hits in the game. Enright would take the loss on the mound as Nashua remains winless on the season. There next game is against Janesville on the road.

The Osage baseball team welcomed Central Springs to town last night for a game. The Green Devils would get the scoring started early by bringing home a base runner in the bottom of the first. Osage’s bats would then go silent, but that was no problem because their starting pitcher, Nathan Bushbaum would throw six innings and only allow one run. Central Springs would tie it up with a run in the seventh. Osage would go home happy, though, as the Green Devils scored one run in the bottom of the seventh for a walk-off winner, two to one. Hayden Meek and Noah Krabbe would each have an RBI in the game for Osage. The Green Devils sit at seven and eight on the season and will travel to St. Ansgar on Friday.

Rockford softball was back in action last night as they traveled to West Fork. The home team would get one run in the second, two in the third, and two in the fourth. West Fork’s lead would hold through six innings. In the top of the seventh, the Warriors made it a game with four runs coming in to score but Rockford would lose, five to four. The Warriors fall to 10 and nine on the season and will travel to North Iowa, Buffalo Center on Friday.

The Rockford Warriors baseball team came into last night on a three-game winning streak. That would change when they traveled to West Fork. This would be a shortened game as the Warriors got mauled right out of the gate. West Fork would score eleven runs in the first four innings while Rockford scored none. The Warriors would go onto lose, eleven to nothing. Tanner Grady takes the loss for Rockford, but Grady and Trey Norby were the only Warrior batters to get a hit. Rockford is one game above the .500 mark and will travel to North Iowa, Buffalo Center Friday.

St. Ansgar softball took on Algona for a game last night. This game would go scoreless through three and a half innings. Then, the Saints came up in the bottom of the fourth and scored four runs. Those would be the only runs of the game for either team as St. Ansgar gets the win, four to nothing. Lily Walk, Saint’s Pitcher, threw seven shutout innings while allowing only four hits. Caitlyn Juhl and Walk were the only Saints to have RBIs in this game. St. Ansgar will travel to Iowa Falls tonight for their next matchup.

After losing three straight games, St. Ansgar is now riding a four-game win streak after their win last night over Algona. Cole Willert would get the start for the Saints and he would hold down Algona. St. Ansgar would get one run in the first and three in the second inning to hold a four to two lead. Algona would get one more run in the fourth but they could not complete the comeback as the Saints would win, four to three. Willert’s final stat line was five innings pitched, three runs, and three strikeouts. Jared Mayer, Adam Williams, and Jarrett Woods would all score for St. Ansgar. The Saints are now 14-4 and will host Osage in a conference matchup next.