In a couple of games heard right here on KCHA last night, the Charles City Comet softball team was in New Hampton for a Northeast Iowa Conference double-header. In the first game, Sami Heyer led the Comets with another dominant pitching performance as she shut-out the Chickasaws and Charles City won 3-0. Heyer finished the first game giving up just one hit and struck out 13. In the second game, the Chickasaws struck first with a run in each of the first and second innings. That 2-0 for the Chickasaws would hold up until the top of the fifth when the Comets tied it on a Payten Reams single. Reams then came up in the seventh inning and drove in the winning run as they went on to win game two 3-2. Heyer earned the win as she gave up the two runs on one hit and struck out eight. The Comet softball team improves to 29-2 and their NEIC record is now 15-1 which is good enough for them to clinch their second straight conference title. The Comets will finish up their NEIC season tonight with a road double-header at Decorah. You can tune into both of those games right here on KCHA starting with a pre-game at 5:15 and first pitch of the first game will be at 5:30.
The Rockford Warrior softball team hosted Nashua-Plainfield last night in a Top of Iowa Conference game. The Huskies took the early lead with a run in the top of the first, but Rockford then scored eleven unanswered runs including seven runs in the sixth inning to end the game early 11-1. Emma Ramon, Marissa Norby and Dawson Schriever each had two hits in the game for Rockford and Jamie Schuster and Gabby Keith each had a pair of RBI. Norby earned the win as she pitched all six innings, gave up the one unearned run and struck out nine. The Rockford softball team improves to 14-7 overall and 9-5 in the conference while Nashua drops to 8-14 and 5-10. The Warriors will play at home again tonight against Hampton-Dumont and Nashua will next be in action tomorrow night at home against Lake Mills.
The Nashua-Plainfield Husky baseball team also hosted Rockford last night in a Top of Iowa Conference contest. Nashua jumped out in front with a six-run second inning. The Warriors would tie the game in the seventh before the Huskies pushed across the winning run in the bottom of the seventh for the 7-6 win. Kristian Holmvig had two hits and two runs batted in to lead the Nashua offense and Dylan Downing earned the win by pitching the final two outs of the seventh. Mason Hyde pitched the first six and two thirds innings for the Huskies and gave up three earned runs on five hits and struck out ten. The Nashua baseball team ups their overall record to 8-13 and they are now 6-9 in the conference while the Warriors fall to 8-13 and 4-9. Nashua baseball will take on Lake Mills tomorrow night at home and Rockford will host Hampton-Dumont tonight.
The North Butler Bearcat baseball team was in Forest City last night for a Top of Iowa Conference game against the Indians. Forest City scored three runs in the first inning and held that lead until the end of the game as they defeated the Bearcats 6-3. Kane Allison had three hits and three runs scored for North Butler and Jared Feldman had the three RBI. The North Butler Bearcat baseball team is now 7-8 overall this season and 6-8 in TIC games. They will be in action again tonight at home against Northwood-Kensett.