Nevada knocks off No. 4 2A team, 5-1

GRINNELL – The Nevada baseball team couldn’t successfully follow up a huge victory over Roland-Story in a non-conference game with Grinnell Friday in Grinnell, as the Cubs failed to get a hit off Tiger pitcher Eli Dunne in a 5-0 setback.

In addition to tossing a no-hitter, Dunne also didn’t allow a walk and struck out nine in an impressive victory that helped the Tigers atone for an upset loss to the Cubs last year when Grinnell was rated in the top three in Class 3A. The only Cub batters to reach base made it via Tiger defensive mistakes.

Brook Thompson was the losing pitcher for Nevada as he gave up three earned runs on 11 hits with four strikeouts and no walks in a complete-game performance. The loss put Nevada at 17-10 on the season.

Grinnell improved to 13-12. Garrett Jay was 3-for-3 with a double, run and two RBI and Dunne went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI to pace the Tigers offensively.

Grinnell 5, Nevada 0

N 000 000 0 – 0 0 NA

G 002 030 X – 5 11 NA

N: Brook Thompson and Chase Stout

G: Eli Dunne

WP: Dunne

LP: Thompson

2B: G – Dunne, Garrett Jay

STORY CITY – The Nevada baseball team kept its Heart of Iowa Conference championship hopes alive with a huge 5-1 road victory over a Roland-Story team ranked fourth in Class 2A July 3 at Story City.

The Cubs jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning and made that advantage stick until the top of the fifth. In the fifth inning, Nevada tagged Roland-Story pitchers Evan Johnson and Alex Urbanek for four runs to build a 5-0 advantage.

Roland-Story came back with a run in the bottom of the inning. But behind the brilliant pitching of Chase Stout, the Cubs held Roland-Story scoreless over the final two innings to complete a season sweep of the Norsemen and improve to 12-3 in the HOIC.

The victory leaves Nevada tied with Saydel for second in the conference; both teams are just one game behind North Polk.

The victory was Nevada’s third over a rated 2A team this season. The Cubs handed Roland-Story a 7-2 loss at Billy Sunday Field in the first meeting between the two teams and they upset then-No. 1 North Polk by a 6-3 score at home on June 27.

Stout was sensational in the win as he limited Roland-Story to five hits, and picked up two strikeouts and had two walks in seven innings to earn the win.

Stout, Colynn Black, Brook Thompson and John Jamison provided the big spark at the plate for the Cubs. Stout finished 2-for-3 with a double, walk and two runs; Black smacked a pair of doubles and had one run and RBI apiece; Thompson went 1-for-4 with a run, steal and two RBI and Jamison doubled and drove in two runs.

Zach Anderson also singled, walked and scored and Patrick Stephenson drew a walk for Nevada.

Cole Birchmier doubled and Zach Hovick, Tyler Hovick, Colton Finley and Alex Urbanek each had a single for Roland-Story. Zach Hovick drove in Andrew Schlatter for the lone Norseman run.

Johnson was the losing pitcher as he gave up three earned runs on four hits with six strikeouts and four walks in 4 1/3 innings. The loss put Roland-Story at 9-7 in the HOIC.

Nevada 5, Roland-Story 1

N 100 040 0 – 5 7 NA

R-S 000 010 0 – 1 5 NA

N: Chase Stout and Chad Jamison

R-S: Evan Johnson, Alex Urbanek (5) and Tyler Hovick

WP: Stout

LP: Johnson

2B: N – Colynn Black 2, Stout, John Jamison; R-S – Cole Birchmier

NEVADA – Nevada had little trouble disposing of Collins-Maxwell-Baxter in both games of a doubleheader July 2 at Billy Sunday Field.

The Cubs whipped the last-place team in the Heart of Iowa Conference by a 10-3 score in the first game and then won the nightcap by an 8-2 score.

In the first game Nevada used a four-run fourth inning to take a 5-0 lead. The Cubs added two more scores in the sixth and three in the seventh to pull away.

Colynn Black, Chad Jamison and Tanner Hanson each collected two hits for Nevada in the victory. Black tripled and drove in a run, Jamison walked once and scored twice and Hanson tripled, scored twice and drove in four runs.

Patrick Stephenson knocked in three runs and he finished 1-for-4 with a run. Owen Shawgo went 1-for-3 with a walk and two runs and steals apiece, John Jamison singled and scored, Zach Anderson singled and drove in a run and Brook Thompson added a single as every Cub that batted picked up a hit.

Eighth-grader Tyler Shafer earned his first varsity victory for the Cubs. Shafer gave up two earned runs on five hits with three strikeouts and walks apiece in five innings.

Thompson threw the final two innings and allowed one run on four hits with two strikeouts and a walk.

Seth Balke took the loss for CMB as he allowed nine runs – six earned – and totaled two strikeouts and one walk in six innings. Zach Samson doubled twice and finished with two steals and one run, walk and RBI apiece to lead CMB on offense.

In the second game Nevada fell behind 2-0 after one inning. But it didn’t take long for the Cubs to regroup as they scored three times in the second, and added three more runs in the fourth and two in the sixth to pull away for the victory.

Anderson was the winning pitcher as he tossed a three-hitter with four strikeouts and three walks. Anderson didn’t allow an earned run, going the full seven innings.

Dannon Anderson and Dan Ralston made the most of their opportunity to get on the field in the nightcap as the both went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored. Anderson also knocked in a pair of runs.

Thompson was 2-for-3 with a walk, run, RBI and two steals and Shawgo doubled, stole a base and scored. John Jamison ended up 1-for-3 with a walk, steal, run and RBI; Zach Anderson doubled in a run and Stephenson finished 1-for-3 with a steal, run and RBI.

Samson was 2-for-2 with an RBI; Brad Ritter singled, walked and scored; Zach Hartgers drove in a run and Balke stole a base and scored for CMB. Nate Bishop was the losing pitcher after giving up six runs – two earned – and striking out four with three walks in 3 1/3 innings.

Nevada 10, CMB 3

N 010 402 3 – 10 12 NA

CMB 000 021 0 – 3 9 NA

N: Tyler Shafer, Brook Thompson (6) and Chase Stout

CMB: Seth Balke, Zach Hartgers (7) and Brad Ritter

WP: Shafer

LP: Balke

2B: CMB – Zach Samson 2

3B: N – Colynn Black, Tanner Hanson

Nevada 8, CMB 2

CMB 200 000 0 – 2 3 NA

N 030 302 X – 8 10 NA

CMB: Nate Bishop, Levi Anderson (4) and Brad Ritter, Hunter McWhirter (4)

N: Zach Anderson and Chad Jamison

WP: Anderson

LP: Bishop

2B: N – Anderson, Owen Shawgo, Dan Ralston, Dannon Anderson

STATE CENTER – Hits were plentiful for Nevada in a 15-2 dismantling of West Marshall in five innings July 1 at State Center.

The Cubs hammered Trojan pitching for 16 hits on the night. Nevada also took advantage of five steals and four walks to record an easy non-conference victory.

Nevada was hot at the plate from the start, putting seven runs on the board in the first inning. The Cubs took a 9-0 lead after a two-run third, and after West Marshall scored twice in the fourth, Nevada dropped the hammer on the Trojans with a six-run fifth.

Colynn Black was 3-for-3 with a double, two runs, one walk and three RBI and Brook Thompson, Zach Anderson, John Jamison, Owen Shawgo and Patrick Stephenson each collected two hits for the Cubs.

Thompson doubled, swiped a base, drove in two runs and scored three times. Anderson tallied two RBI and a run; Jamison doubled, stole a base, scored twice and picked up an RBI; Shawgo, stole a base and scored and Stephenson swiped a base and crossed the plate on three occasions.

Chase Stout was 1-for-4 with a walk, run and RBI; Chad Jamison, singled, walked and scored and Tanner Hanson went 1-for-3 with a walk, steal and run.

Black was the winning pitcher as he allowed two earned runs on three hits with four walks and two strikeouts in seven innings.

Dylan Petermeier took the loss for West Marshall, giving up nine runs – just two earned – and totaled three strikeouts and walks apiece in four innings. Jared Riemenschneider doubled and scored, Matt Van Metre doubled in two runs and Cody Berns scored for the Trojans.

Nevada 15, West Marshall 2 (5)

N 702 06 – 15 16 NA

WM 000 20 – 2 3 NA

N: Colynn Black and Chase Stout

WM: Dylan Petermeier, Cody Berns (5) and Alex Billman

WP: Black

LP: Petermeier

2B: N – Black, Brook Thompson, John Jamison; WM – Jared Riemenschneider, Matt Van Metre

GRINNELL – Nevada dropped both of its games at the Grinnell Invitational June 29 as the Cubs suffered a close 6-5 setback versus North Mahaska and a 4-0 loss at the hands of Eddyville-Blakesburg/Fremont at Grinnell.

In the loss to North Mahaska, most of the game’s scoring came over the first thee innings. Nevada took a 3-2 lead after one inning, but North Mahaska plated four runs in the third to build a 6-4 lead.

Nevada scored once in the fifth to pull within a run, but the Cubs could get no closer.

Owen Shawgo went 3-for-3 with a run, walk, three steals and three RBI for Nevada in the loss. Zach Anderson, Colynn Black and John Jamison each singled and scored and Patrick Stephenson had a single.

Black also stole two bases, Anderson drew a walk and Jamison walked and drove in a run. Chad Jamison tacked on a single and a walk and Patrick Stephenson was 1-for-3 with a walk and a steal.

Eighth-grader Tyler Shafer took the loss in his first varsity start. Shafer gave up six runs – two earned – on six hits with 11 strikeouts and seven walks in seven innings.

Brock Pollpeter earned the win for North Mahaska as he struck out four and walked seven, also going the full seven innings. Conner Hehli and A.J. Hibler each drove in two runs for the Warhawks.

In the loss to Eddyville-Blakesburg/Fremont, the Cubs mustered just three hits against Rocket pitcher Lewie Winkleman. Eddyville-Blakesburg/Fremont scored all four of its runs in the third inning and let Winkleman take care of the rest as he struck out one batter and walked two over seven innings.

Brook Thompson took the loss for Nevada, allowing four earned runs on eight hits with two strikeouts and no walks. Shawgo, Chase Stout and Chad Jamison each had one hit and Stout and Tanner Hanson each drew a walk for the Cubs.

Christian Bambrook was 2-for-4 with a run and two RBI, Cory Archer finished 2-for-4 with a run and a steal and Cole Maines went 2-for-3 with an RBI to lead the Rockets on offense.

North Mahaska 6, Nevada 5

NM 204 000 0 – 6 6 NA

N 301 010 0 – 5 7 NA

NM: Brock Pollpeter and Taylor Legvold

N: Tyler Shafer and Chad Jamison

WP: Pollpeter

LP: Shafer

2B: NM – Trent Roose

E-B/F 4, Nevada 0

EBF 004 000 0 – 4 8 NA

N 000 000 0 – 0 3 NA

EBF: Lewie Winkleman and Chance Wursta

N: Brook Thompson and Chase Stout

WP: Winkleman

LP: Thompson