The Score Sheet: McDonald powers Iowa to win, plus high school baseball and softball results

High School Baseball

The Charles City baseball team looked to rebound after dropping their opening game of the season last night on the road at Mason City.

Erik Hoefer reports.


The New Hampton Chickasaw baseball team improved to 2-0 on the year blanking the Clear Lake Lions 10-0 in six innings.

The Rockford Warrior baseball team fell in their debut 3-0 to Lake Mills.

Turkey Valley opened their season against MFL-Mar-Mac and lost 11-2. Kannon Leuenberger bagged a pair of RBIs for the Trojans.

South Winneshiek fell behind 2-0 in the third inning and didn’t recover losing to Waukon 7-5.  Kody Kleve and Nick Holien each had an RBI.

North Fayette Valley split their double header with Independence outlasting the Mustangs 9-6 in game one and then lost game two 19-5.

High School Softball

The Comet softball team opened the 2019 season on the road at Turkey Valley.  The Comets made quick work of the Trojans by running away 16-0.  Sami Heyer fanned eight of the nine batters she faced.  Liz Fizer, Kiki Connell and Lyida Staudt each collected two hits.  Heyer blasted three RBIs and Allie Cross and Staudt each collected two RBIs.

The North Butler Bearcat softball team galloped away from Osage last night 12-6.  Ahsley Halback is credited with the loss in the circle and Victoria Schwarting and Libby Schwamman each collected a pair of RBIs.

The Clarksville Indians picked up a 3-0 win over Janesville.

Other scores haven’t been reported.

Iowa Baseball

New Hampton grad Cole McDonald pitched eight innings while striking out nine and Iowa scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning as the Hawkeyes upset top seeded Indiana 4-2 in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament in Omaha.

McDonald was interviewed on the Big Ten Network after the game.


Iowa trailed 1-0 before breaking through in the seventh.


Iowa plays Nebraska in the late game tonight.

Iowa Basketball

Iowa’s Joe Wieskamp is returning for his sophomore season.

Todd Kimm reports.



Chris Berg

Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki, daughter Brynlee and son Jaxon.
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