KCHA Sports Report (7/7)

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The Charles City Comet baseball team was in non-conference action last night as they traveled to Saint Ansgar to take on the Saints. With Charles City leading 3-2, the Saints pushed across six runs in the bottom of the fourth and scored a pair in the bottom of the fifth to win the game, 10-3. Theo Arndt had a hit and a run for the Comets and Tait Arndt had a hit and an RBI. Jarrett Woods led Saint Ansgar with two hits and two runs batted in and Mark Williams and Collin Kramer each had a pair of RBIs for the Saints. Ben Boerjan picked up the win on the mound for Saint Ansgar as he went five innings, gave up just one hit, and struck out four. Charles City falls to 10-17 overall this season and they will wrap up their Northeast Iowa Conference schedule tonight with a home double-header against Decorah. You can tune into both games tonight, here on KCHA starting with a pre-game at 4:45 and first pitch of the first game will be at 5 pm. The Saints improve to 24-5 on the season and they will wrap up their regular season tonight at South Winneshiek.

The Nashua-Plainfield Husky baseball team ended their regular season on a high note last night as they picked up their first win of the season at Clarksville. The Huskies shut-out the Indians 7-0 behind excellent pitching performances by Mason Hyde and Levi Enright. Hyde went five innings, gave up three hits, and struck out six while Enright threw the final two innings without giving up a hit. He also had two hits and two RBIs. Blaine Bilharz and Michael Stille also drove in a pair of runs for Nashua. The Huskies finish their regular season with a record of 1-19 and they will play in a Class 1A District Quarter-Final at Kee High on Tuesday.

The Rockford Warrior baseball team hosted Osage last night in a Top of Iowa Conference, make-up game. The Warriors rallied for four runs in the bottom of the seventh to come away with a 5-4, walk-off win. Rockford collected just two hits in the game, one by Kayden Lyman and one by Brett Hansen, but they took advantage of seven walks to earn the win. Lyman was the winning pitcher as he threw the final three innings, gave up no runs, and two hits while striking out three. Hayden Meeks had two hits and a run for Osage and Thor Maakestad drove in a pair for the Green Devils. Rockford ends their regular season with an overall record of 12-13 and they went 5-11 in the conference while Osage ends at 11-16 and 7-9. The Warriors will play in a District Quarter-Final on Tuesday against Clarksville in Mason City and Osage will play Hampton-Dumont tomorrow night in their District Quarter-Final.

The North Butler Bearcat baseball team also wrapped up their regular season last night as they were at Hampton-Dumont. The Bearcats found themselves in a pitcher’s duel as the game was tied at one after seven innings. North Butler scored in the top of the ninth, but the Bulldogs came back with two in the bottom half of the frame for the walk-off win. The Bearcat baseball team concludes their regular season with a record of 7-13 and will have their District Quarter-Final on Tuesday when they take on AGWSR in Sheffield.

Playoff softball continues tonight with Classes 1A, 2A, and 3A holding Regional Semi-Final games. The North Butler Bearcat softball team will host Algona Bishop Garrigan in the Class 1A Region 4 Semis. The Bearcats come in with an overall record of 22-7 while Bishop Garrigan is 21-9. First pitch from Allison will be at 7pm.

The Charles City Comet softball team will begin their postseason tournament tomorrow night at home. After receiving a first round bye, the Comets will welcome in Independence for a Class 4A Region 4 Semi-Final. The Comets went 30-6 during the regular season which included a 9-1 win over these Mustangs way back on May 26th while Independence enters the game at 25-13.  You can tune into tomorrow night’s game right here on KCHA starting with a pregame at 6:45 and first pitch will be at 7 pm.