KCHA Sports Report (6/20)

Baseball ball isolated on white background
Baseball ball isolated on white background

The Charles City baseball team took on Crestwood last night in a NEIC matchup heard here on KCHA. The Comets would bring home five base runners in the first inning and one in the second to take a good lead into the third. Crestwood would only score five runs total in the game as Charles City would go onto win, 11 to five. Colton Slinger had two hits and three RBIs in the game while Drew Mitchell would get the win on the mound. Mitchell pitched Four and a third inning and allowed only three earned runs. The Comets snap their six-game losing streak and will host Osage tonight.

The Comets softball team traveled to Waukon for a game last night. Charles City would jump out of the gates with two runs right away in the first inning. That is all the Comets would need as Sammy Heyer would pitch a complete game, shutout while striking out 11 batters. Charles City would go onto win by a final score of 12 to nothing. Payton Reams had three hits, three runs scored, and three RBIs in the game. Tayler Schmidt would also swing the bat well as she collected two hits, two runs scored, and three RBIs. Charles City improves to 21 and three and will host St. Ansgar tonight.

The Husky’s softball team hosted Central Springs on Tuesday night and this game would not go the home team’s way. This matchup would only last five innings as Nashua would get run off of the field early. Central Springs would get at least one run in every inning, the highest scoring frame being an eight run fifth. The Huskies would go onto lose this game 18 to nothing. Nashua’s starting pitcher, Toyia Griffin threw five innings while allowing 18 runs to come home, only six of those being earned. Britney Holthaus would have the lone hit of the game for the Huskies. Nashua-Plainfield remains winless on the season and will travel to St. Ansgar on Wednesday night.

Osage softball took the diamond on Monday night for a showdown with Lake Mills. The Green Devils would get two runs in the second and fourth innings to take a four to two lead into the fifth. Osage would bring home one runner in the sixth and seventh to pull away and win this game, six to two. Autumn O’Malley pitched a complete game while allowing only two hits and eight strikeouts. Katelyn Halbach would have four hits in the game and a home run for the Green Devils. Osage improves to seven and 14 and will play Mason City at home tonight.

North Butler baseball faced off against St. Ansgar last night and the Bearcats needed to win this game. They would not, however, as North Butler would lose to the Saints by a score of 14 to two. The Bearcats fall to five and seven and will take on Belmond-Klemme tonight. St. Ansgar’s next game is against Clear Lake tonight as well.

Like the baseball teams, the North Butler and St. Ansgar softball teams faced off on Monday night. There were no runs scored until the Saints cracked the scoring open with one run in the fourth inning. That St. Ansgar lead would hold through five and a half frames. In the bottom of the sixth, the Bearcats struck for four runs and would not let go of that lead. North Butler defeats St. Ansgar, four to one. Hallie Testroet didn’t have a hit in the game but brought in two RBIs. Taylor Graven pitched seven innings and allowed only one run for North Butler. The Bearcats will hit the road for a game on Wednesday night against Osage. For the Saints, they play at Charles City tonight.

The Rockford baseball team was back in action on Monday evening when they traveled to Northwood-Kensett for a game. The Warriors would do most of their scoring early in this game with three runs in the first and four runs in the second. Each team would tack on one run in the seventh but Rockford comes away a winner on this night, eight to one. Clay Kuhlmeier had two home runs in the game for the Warriors along with six RBIs. Max Rooney pitched a gem as he went six innings, allowed three hits, and struck out ten batters. Rockford has won seven of their last 10 games and will take on Newman Catholic on the road Wednesday night.

It was a similar story for the Rockford softball team on Monday when they also took on Northwood-Kensett. The Warriors would fall behind early as Northwood would put four runs on the scoreboard through two innings. Rockford tied it up, though, in the top of the third with a pair of runs. Heading into the fourth inning, the score was tied at four. Northwood would retake a lead with four runners scoring in the bottom of the fourth. Back came the Warriors once again. In the fifth inning, Rockford would trim into the lead by scoring two runs and they would cap off the comeback with four base runners scoring in the sixth. The Warriors would get the win, 11 to eight. Emma Ramon, Jenna Paulus, and Ella Carroll all had two RBIs in the game for Rockford. Skylar Schmitt would cross home plate five times in this contest as well. Rockford softball will also travel to Newman Catholic on Wednesday night.