KCHA Sports Report (7/6)

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In a couple of games heard right here on KCHA last night, the Charles City Comet baseball team was in a Northeast Iowa Conference double-header at home against Oelwein.  In the first game, Oelwein jumped out to a 5-0 lead after an inning and a half, the Comets were able to battle back to within one run, but came up a little short and ended up losing the game 8-6.  Tyler Brockney led the Charles City offense in that game as he had three hits and four RBI while Drew Mitchell added a pair of hits and drove in two.  Nate Lasher came on in the second inning and pitched six innings, gave up two earned runs on four hits and struck out two.  In game two, the Comets once again fell behind early and couldn’t climb out of the hole and lost 6-3.  Lasher, Jordan Kapping, and Noah Schlader each had two hits in the game.  With the two losses, the Comet baseball team falls to 7-16 overall this season and they are 4-12 in the NEIC.  The boys will play again tomorrow night at home against Saint Ansgar.

The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union began its Regional Tournaments in Classes 1A and 2A all over the state and a number of area teams were in action.  The Nashua-Plainfield Husky softball team was in Clarksville and took on the Indians in a Class 1A Region 3 match-up.  Nashua could not figure out the Clarksville pitcher as their offense had no hits and struck out fifteen times in a 3-0 defeat.  Husky freshman pitcher Meghan Wright did her part to keep Nashua in it as she pitched the complete game and gave up no earned runs on five hits and struck out four.  The Nashua-Plainfield softball team completes their season with a record of 1-22.

The North Butler Bearcat softball team was at home last night in another Class 1A Region 3 game as they welcomed in Tripoli.  The Bearcats dominated the game from start to finish and came away with a 10-0 win in five innings.  North Butler softball is now 24-3 on the season and they will continue the postseason tonight at home against Clarksville.  First pitch will be at 7pm.

The Rockford Warrior softball team was in a Class 1A Region 2 game last night at home against North Iowa.  The game went back and forth in the first three innings with Rockford holding a 6-4 lead.  Both pitchers settled down and the score remained 6-4 heading into the top half of the seventh.  After an error and a double pulled North Iowa to within a run, Rockford pitcher Marissa Norby was able to retire the next three hitters to secure the 6-5 win.  The Warrior softball team is now 16-10 this season and they will host Colo-Nesco tonight in the Regional Quarterfinals.  First pitch will be at 5:30.

The Saint Ansgar Saints softball team advanced in Class 2A Region 4 last night as they were able to shutout Lake Mills at home 5-0.  The Saints move to 16-13 this season and will play in the Regional Quarterfinals tonight on the road against Mason City Newman Catholic.  This game is scheduled to start at 7pm.

The Class 3A Regional Tournaments will get underway tonight and the Osage Green Devil softball team will host Forest City.  Osage softball is 16-14 this season which includes a 4-3 win over the Indians last week.  Forest City comes in with a record of 12-15.  First pitch from Osage will be at 7pm.

The Nashua-Plainfield baseball team took care of Tripoli last night in a non-conference regular season game 10-0 in five innings.  Zach Bond picked up the win on the mound as he gave up just five hits and struck out three.  The Huskies improve to 11-15 this season and will finish up their regular season tomorrow night at home against Clarksville.

The Rockford Warrior baseball team concluded their regular season last night with a 7-3 win over CAL Latimer.  The Warriors will now focus their attention to the first round of the postseason which will be held on July 12th.