MCCALLSBURG - The Colo-Nesco softball team won its second game in a row with a 4-2 home victory over Don Bosco Friday in McCallsburg.
The Royals rallied from a 2-1 deficit with three runs in the bottom of the sixth to even their season record at 2-2 and put their Iowa Star Conference mark at 2-1.
Mackenna Ruffcorn came up with the big hit for Colo-Nesco on offense. Ruffcorn homered and finished 2-for-3 with four RBI.
Rylee Purvis singled and scored twice and Molly Barten also had a single for the Royals. Grace Stalzer added one run for Colo-Nesco.
Kassie Robinson was the winning pitcher. Robinson gave up just one earned run on seven hits with five strikeouts and two walks.
Kindra Welter went 3-for-4 with a run and a steal and Kylie McMahon drove in two runs for Don Bosco. McMahon was the losing pitcher after giving up two earned runs with three strikeouts and one walk in six innings.
Colo-Nesco 2, Don Bosco 1
DB 100 010 0 - 2 7 NA
CN 100 003 X - 4 4 NA
DB: Kylie McMahon and Jenna Brown.
CN: Kassie Robinson and Chelsea Henze.
2B: DB - Brooklynn Schares.
HR: CN - Mackenna Ruffcorn.
GREEN MOUNTAIN - Colo-Nesco used a big night with the bat to oust GMG, 15-7, May 24 at Green Mountain for its first victory of the season.
The Royals built a two-run lead after three innings, then broke the game open with a five-run fourth. They pounded out eight hits and drew 13 walks.
Lauryn Hill went 2-for-4 with a double, walk, three runs and two RBI for Colo-Nesco. Kassie Robinson was 2-for-3 with a walk, run and two RBI; Claire Skinner went 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI and Rylee Purvis walked four times and scored four runs.
Grace Stalzer doubled, scored twice and drove in three runs. Mackenna Ruffcorn was the winning pitcher after allowing six earned runs on eight hits with seven strikeouts and four walks in seven innings.
Belle Duncan and and Zoe Duncan each drove in two runs for GMG. Kelsey Vaverka was the losing pitcher as she allowed six earned runs with 13 walks and four strikeouts.
Colo-Nesco 15, GMG 7
CN 342 500 1 - 15 8 NA
DB 322 000 0 - 8 8 NA
CN: Mackenna Ruffcorn and Chelsea Henze.
DB: Kelsey Vaverka and Madi Krull.
2B: CN - Lauryn Hill, Grace Stalzer. DB - Vaverka.
MCCALLSBURG - Colo-Nesco sputtered offensively down the stretch in a 5-3 non-conference loss to Grand View Christian May 23 at McCallsburg.
The game went into the fifth inning knotted at 3-3. Both teams scored twice in the first inning and once in the second.
After two scoreless innings by each team Grand View Christian got back on the board in the top of the fifth by pushing two more runs across the plate. Colo-Nesco was unable to counter, going scoreless over the final five innings and finishing with just four hits.
Mackenna Ruffcorn doubled and scored and Grace Stalzer singled and crossed the plate once for Colo-Nesco. Claire Skinner walked and scored, Rylee Purvis singled and drove in a run, Lauryn Hill knocked in a run and Molly Barten chipped in a single.
Ruffcorn took the loss after giving up two runs on three hits with one strikeout and walk apiece in three innings of relief. Kassie Robinson got the start and surrendered three earned runs on three hits with five walks and three strikeouts.
Emma Heffon struck out seven and walked only two in seven innings to earn the win for Grand View Christian. Sydney Lane went 2-for-4 with two RBI with the bat for the Thunder.
Grand View Christian 5, Colo-Nesco 3
GVC 210 020 0 - 5 6 NA
CN 210 000 0 - 3 4 NA
GVC: Emma Heffon and Sydney Lane.
CN: Kassie Robinson, Mackenna Ruffcorn (5) and Chelsea Henze.
2B: GVC - Meadon Seidenkranz. CN - Ruffcorn.
MCCALLSBURG - Colo-Nesco started strong, but went cold late in a 7-6 loss to North Tama in its season opener May 22 at McCallsburg.
The Royals jumped out to a 5-1 lead after two innings. But North Tama plated the next six runs to move in front going into the bottom of the seventh.
In the bottom of the seventh Colo-Nesco ended a four-inning drought on offense by putting one run on the board. But the Royals could do no more, falling one run short in the end.
Chelsea Henze was 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBI, Rylee Purvis went 2-for-4 with one RBI and Gracie Kettwig ended up 2-for-3 with a double and one RBI for Colo-Nesco on offense. Lauryn Hill and Grace Stalzer both doubled, scored and drove in a run, Kassie Robinson hit one single and Mackenna Ruffcorn walked two times and also scored twice in her first game since 2015.
Purvis gave up five runs - four earned - on eight hits with four walks and one strikeout in three innings to take the loss. Robinson allowed two runs on two hits in three innings of work.
Carlie Feisel got the win for North Tama. She allowed one unearned run on four hits with two walks and one strikeout in five innings.
Carissa Calderwood homered and drove in two runs and Tessa Dvorak also knocked in two runs for the Redhawks.
North Tama 7, Colo-Nesco 6
NT 010 401 1 - 7 10 NA
CN 320 000 1 - 6 9 NA
NT: Tessa Dvorak, Carlie Feisel (3) and Olivia Schrier.
CN: Kassie Robinson, Rylee Purvis (4) and Chelsea Henze.
2B: NT - Molly Kvidera. CN - Lauryn Hill, Grace Stalzer, Gracie Kettwig.
3B: CN - Henze.
HR: NT - Carissa Calderwood.