In a game heard right here on KCHA last night, the Charles City Comet softball team was in Van Horne for the Class 4A Region 4 Final against Benton Community. The Comets were able to strike first as Payton Reams scored on a passed ball in the top of the third inning and as Tayler Schmidt raced to third on the play, the ball was overthrown and Schmidt scored the Comets’ second run. The score would remain 2-0 until the bottom of the fifth when a similar play allowed Benton to score on an error at home, but the Comet defense was able to tag out the second runner trying to score on the play which kept Charles City in the lead at 2-1. The Comets held on to the lead until the bottom of the seventh and with two outs in the inning, Comet fans in attendance were on their feet…
Heyer finished the complete game giving up one unearned run and she struck out 9 batters. The Comets improve to 32-6 on the season and will be making their second straight trip to the State Tournament. Charles City drew the seven seed in the tournament and will have their first game against Fairfield on Tuesday in Fort Dodge.
The Nashua-Plainfield Husky baseball team had a tough draw in their postseason opener last night as they were at Kee High for a Class 1 District 5 Quarter-Final. A five-run third inning for Kee High allowed them to coast to a 9-2 victory over Nashua. Mason Hyde had a home run for the Husky offense and Tanner Haut had an RBI double. The Nashua baseball team finishes their season with a record of 1-20.
The North Butler Bearcat baseball team was in Sheffield last night taking on AGWSR in a Class 1A District 4 Quarter-Final. These two evenly matched teams saw their game go to extra innings before the Bearcats were able to win it 5-4 in nine innings. North Butler improves to 8-13 this season and will play in a District Semi-Final against West Fork tomorrow night.
The Rockford Warrior baseball team also saw their postseason opener go into extra innings last night. Rockford was in Mason City taking on Clarksville in a Class 1A District 4 Quarter-Final. The game was tied at two after the first seven innings and it wasn’t until the top of the ninth when Clarksville broke the game open with four runs. The Warriors did not have an answer and lost the game 6-2 in nine innings. Rockford concludes their season with a record of 12-14.
The Saint Ansgar Saints baseball team opened up postseason play at home last night as Postville came to town for a Class 1A District 5 Quarter-Final. The Saints shot out of the gate with six runs in the first inning and ten in the second. They then added two more in the third and went on to win 18-1 in four innings. Ben Boerjan had four hits, three runs scored, and three RBIs while Colin Kramer had three hits, three runs scored, and four runs driven in. Cole Willert also got in on the action as he had three hits and four runs scored. Boerjan picked up the pitching win as he went the first two innings and Willert pitched the final two frames. The Saints improve to 25-6 this season and will play in the District Semi-Finals tomorrow night against Riceville.