RSM tops Le Mars
MARCH ?? Class 1A No. 4 ranked Remsen St. Mary’s baseball team beat March 11 – 1 in six rounds in a non-conference game on Friday.
Blaine Harpenau struck out eight in his full play on the mound, giving up a run on a hit and three trips.
Levi Waldschmitt led the Hawks on record with 3 RBI on a trio of hits, two singles and a triple.
Carter Schorg and Xavier Galles added two RBI pieces.
Only one of the races the Hawks scored was earned when the Bulldogs had six errors. Caleb Dreckman took the loss with five unearned races allowed on four hits and a turn of 2 1/3 laps. Donnie Daggett gave up six races, one of which was earned, while he struck out five in 3 2/3 laps.
It was the first meeting between the schools since 2017, a 2-1 Le Mars victory.
RSM improved to 14-2 overall while The Mars slipped to 12-7.
Hinton doubled up H-LP
LAKE PARK ?? The Hinton baseball team doubled Harris-Lake Park 8-4 in Friday’s meeting between the two War Eagle Conference schools.
After three pointless starts to start the game, the Blackhawks swung on the offense with races scoring in each of the last four turns on the record.
Carter Allen picked up 2 RBI with a single and double, while Gavin Nelson had 2 RBI with a single and sacrificial fly.
Brody Spies added two trips and two hits while Glen Carlson reached a couple of singles.
Allen threw the win in a six inning. He gave up the four races on four hits and three trips while hitting five. Easton Stusse threw a frame for pointless relief.
Hinton improved to 10-5 overall with the win.
Lady Westerners win two home tournaments
AKRON ?? Class 1A No. 7 ranked softball team from Akron-Westfield won a couple of matches at the home tournament on Saturday.
The team won 4-0 over Western Christian. Hailey Wilken had a double and 2 RBIs while Alyssa Nemesio and Chloee Colt picked up the other RBIs. Colt joined Tori Nemesio as the two on the list with several hits.
Megan Meinen threw six innings with five strikes as she spread four hits. Natalie Nielsen struck out two in an inning of relief to intercept the combined shutout.
The team won its second match 11-1 over West Lyon in five rounds.
Meinen had 4 RBI to lead the team as she had a single and triple for her two hits. Ciara Baron reached three singles as the only other player on the team with several hits. Colt added 2 RBI on a single and went while four others had an RBI chip.
Hailey Wilken threw the majority of the match and got the victory when she knocked out seven with only one hit allowed.
AW’s record improved to 18-1 at the end of the day.
KP baseball loses first matches
HOLSTEIN ?? Class 1A No. 3 ranked Kingsley-Pierson baseball team dropped their first games of the season Saturday with losses to Sioux City West and Ridge View.
The Panthers dropped a 9-6 competition to the Wolverines, their first loss of the season.
Damon Schmid homer, but it was only a handful of hits for the team in the competition. Most of the offense came via trips with nine free passes drawn, but that was not quite enough.
Kevin Wright took the loss with a couple of races allowed in 2 1/3 laps. Brandon Kron gave up five races over his 2 1/3 laps of work while Schmid gave up two more.
The Panthers lost an insane 15-14 game against conference phone Ridge View, their first loss to the Raptors since 2017. It ended a series of nine consecutive triumphs for the Panthers in the series including both regular season conference meetings this season.
The Raptors scored the first seven races and took an 11-1 lead after three innings. The Panthers scored in the last five turns on the plate, but ended up only a little short in the comeback effort.
Schmid led the team with 5 RBI when he had a single and triple. Emerson Pratt added 4 RBI on two singles, a double and a trip.
Boston Doeschot had four hits, two singles and two doubles, part of the six in the lineup that ended with several hits.
Jackson Howe took the loss with four races allowed in 1 1/3 laps. The Raptors added seven more races against Malakie Christophersen and four more against Doeschot.
After Saturday’s matches, KP fell to 17-2 overall in the season.
Lady Jays shared weekend games
SIOUX CENTER ?? Gehlen Catholic softball teams split their games over the weekend and lost to Sioux Center, but beat Storm Lake.
The Jays dropped a 2-1 competition to the Warriors, the No. 10 ranked team in Class 3A.
Makenzie Alesch drove in Emily Kellen for the only Gehlen race. These two had two of the team’s three hits in the match with Alyssa Kolbeck who got the other.
Rylee Schnepf took the loss in the circle with both races not being earned. She struck out four in six innings while giving up four hits and a couple of rounds.
Gehlen got his offense late in an 8-3 win over the Tornadoes. After making it 1-0 after four laps, Gehlen got the bats started with two races in the fifth and sixth laps and four more in the seventh.
Lillian Harpenau and Larissa Pohlen led the Jays with two RBI pieces. Pohlen had two hits, one of which was home-made.
Kellen beat the entire match winner with seven strikes. She allowed three races on six trips and five hits.
Gehlen’s record was 12-5 after the matches.