In a couple of games heard right here on KCHA Friday night, the Charles City Comet baseball team hosted Oelwein in a Northeast Iowa Conference double-header. The first game was a pitcher’s duel as the Comets and Huskies traded runs in the second inning and then it wasn’t until the top of the sixth when Oelwein scored the go-ahead run and came away with a 2-1 win over Charles City. Theo Arndt pitched all seven innings in game one as he gave up the two runs on six hits and struck out six. In game number two, Carter Johanningmeier kept the Huskies off-balance as her threw a complete game shut-out to lead the Comets to a 6-0 win. Johanningmeier gave up just three hits and struck out seven. Leading the offense was Dylan Salinas and Jace Cajthaml who each had a pair of hits and Salinas had two RBI as well. The Comet baseball team is now 3-2 overall this season and they move to 2-1 in the NEIC. Their next game will be tomorrow night at Decorah.
The Charles City Comet softball team had a busy weekend as they played five games in two days. On Friday the Comets were in West Union for a couple of games. The first one was against Dyersville Beckman. Sami Heyer pitched a four-inning perfect game and struck out nine as the Comets won easily 12-0 in four innings. The second game for the Comets was against Maquoketa Valley and they took them down easily as well, beating them 14-3 in five innings. Ciana Sonberg and Allie Cross each had a home run in the win and Cross finished the game with six runs batted in. On Saturday, the Comets hosted the Jerry Newton Classic in which they played three games. In the first game, the Comets defeated West Hancock 15-3 in three innings. Carly Stevenson led the offense with two doubles and four RBI. Charles City took down Iowa Falls-Alden 9-2 in game two as Liz Fiser, Cora Crooks and Maddie Peters each had a pair of hits to lead the Comets. In the third game, Charles City downed North Butler 10-0 in five innings. With the five wins, the Comet softball team improves to 14-1 overall this season and they will play again tomorrow night at home against Forest City.
The Nashua-Plainfield Husky softball team hosted North Union on Friday night in non-conference action. The Huskies were defeated 14-3 in six innings. Britney Holthaus had a home run in the game for the Huskies who fell to 2-3 overall this season. Their next game will be tonight at Algona Bishop Garrigan.
The Nashua-Plainfield baseball team also hosted North Union on Friday night. The Huskies were able to come away with a 10-6 win. Mason Hyde led the Nashua offense with three hits including a home run, three runs scored and three RBI. The Husky baseball team is now 3-4 on the season and they will play at Algona Bishop Garrigan tonight.
The Osage Green Devil baseball team hosted Mason City Newman on Friday night in Top of Iowa Conference play. The Green Devils were no match for the top-ranked Knights as they went down 12-0. The Osage baseball team falls to 3-3 overall this season and 1-2 in the conference. They will be in action again tonight at Garner.
The North Butler Bearcat baseball team was at home on Friday night taking on Rockford in a Top of Iowa Conference game. The Bearcats suffered their first loss of the season as they Warriors won the game 13-3 in five innings. The Bearcat baseball team is now 4-1 overall this season and 3-1 in the conference. They will look to get back on track tonight at Lake Mills. The Rockford baseball team is now 4-3 overall and 2-0 in Top of Iowa Conference play. The Warriors play again tonight at North Union.
The North Butler softball team also hosted Rockford on Friday night in Top of Iowa Conference action. The Bearcats came out on top 9-5 to improve to 5-3 overall this season and 3-1 in the conference. North Butler softball plays again tonight at Lake Mills. The Rockford softball team falls to 6-1 and 1-1 and they will play tonight at home against Garner.