LEGRAND – The Colo-Nesco softball team came up short in a pair of games at the East Marshall Invitational Saturday as the Royals lost to Albia by three runs and came up five runs short versus East Marshall.
Colo-Nesco was handed a 10-7 loss by Albia in six innings. The Royals gave up eight runs over the first two innings and couldn’t quite recuperate.
Colo-Nesco actually led 4-3 through one inning, but Albia put up five runs in the second. The Royals trailed by four going into the fourth inning, but they plated three runs in the top of the fourth and held the Blue Demons scoreless in the bottom of the inning to get right back into the game.
The Royals were unable to keep up the momentum in the top of the fifth inning, and Albia came back with two runs in the bottom of the inning to regain momentum. Colo-Nesco was unable to score in the top of the sixth and the game was called due to time consideration.
Kylie Sarver was 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI, Erica Babinat went 2-for-4 with a double and Kassie Robinson was 2-for-3 with two RBI to lead Colo-Nesco offensively. Hannah Buseman went 1-for-4 with a walk and two runs, Madison Farren singled in a run, Peyton Hall was 1-for-4 with an RBI and Sam Riese singled, walked, stole a base and tallied one run and RBI apiece.
Babinat took the loss after giving up eight earned runs on seven hits with four strikeouts and walks apiece in 1 1/3 innings. Riese threw the other 3 2/3 frames and allowed two runs – one earned – on two hits with four walks and four strikeouts.
Sydney Weldon went 1-for-2 with two walks, a double, steal, three runs and one RBI and Rechelle Hindman homered, walked twice and drove in four runs for Albia. Makenna Adler was the winning pitcher for the Blue Demons after giving up seven runs – four earned – with four strikeouts and two walks in five innings.
Colo-Nesco took a 7-2 setback at the hands of East Marshall in six innings. The Royals gave up three runs in the third and two in the fourth to fall behind 6-1, and they couldn’t make up any ground over the next two innings before the game was called.
Babinat took the loss after throwing all 5 1/3 innings and allowing six earned runs on 13 hits with three strikeouts and walks apiece. Sarver was 2-for-3 with a steal, Buseman went 1-for-3 with a run, Babinat and Hall both singled, McKenna Farren walked and drove in a run and Riese had a walk, RBI and run for the Royals.
Haley Long picked up 10 strikeouts and issued two walks in six innings to earn the victory for East Marshall. Katie Roseland went 3-for-4 with a double, home run and two RBI, Paige Miller finished 3-for-4 with three runs and Mariah Fritz was 3-for-4 with two runs to pace the Mustangs on offense.
The two losses put Colo-Nesco at 3-6 on the season.
Albia 10, Colo-Nesco 7 (6)
C-N 400 300 – 7 10 NA
A 350 02X – 10 9 NA
C-N: Erica Babinat, Sam Riese (2) and Kylie Sarver
A: Makenna Adler, Lexie VanPolen (6) and Emma Dinneen
2B: C-N – Babinat; A – Adler, Sydney Weldon
HR: C-N – Sarver; A – Rechelle Hindman
East Marshall 7, Colo-Nesco 2 (6)
C-N 001 001 – 2 5 NA
EM 103 201 – 7 14 NA
C-N: Babinat and Sarver
EM: Haley Long and Katie Roseland
2B: EM – Roseland, Ashley Allen
HR: EM - Roseland
MCCALLSBURG – Huge first and fourth innings enabled Colo-Nesco to dispose of Meskwaki early Friday in an Iowa Star Conference outing in McCallsburg.
The Royals scored five times in the first inning and countered the Warriors’ two-run third with an eight-run outburst in the bottom of the fourth inning to pull off a 14-2 victory in four innings. The game was called due to the 12-run rule put in place after three innings.
Colo-Nesco prevailed with ease despite totaling just six hits. The Royals took advantage of 12 Meskwaki walks along with Warrior defensive mistakes.
Sam Riese homered, walked twice and drove in four runs and Hannah Buseman finished 2-for-3 with a steal, two runs and three RBI as the top hitters for Colo-Nesco. Erica Babinat was 1-for-3 with a walk and three runs, Shayla Dean finished 1-for-4 with a walk, two steals, two runs and an RBI and Kassie Robinson singled in a run.
Kylie Sarver walked twice, stole two bases and had one run and RBI apiece, Melanie Van Loon drove in three runs and added one walk, steal and run apiece and Michelle Babinat recorded a walk, a steal and a run on the night. Madison Farren chipped in two walks, a steal and a run and Peyton Hall finished with two walks, two steals and one run and RBI apiece.
Erica Babinat was the winning pitcher as she gave up two earned runs on one hit with seven strikeouts and two walks in four innings. The win put the Royals at 2-1 in the ISC.
Colo-Nesco 14, Meskwaki 2 (3)
M 002 0 – 2 1 NA
C-N 510 8 – 14 6 NA
C-N: Erica Babinat and Kylie Sarver
HR: C-N – Sam Riese
GARWIN – A huge first inning sparked Colo-Nesco to a 15-1 dismantling of GMG in four innings June 3 at Garwin.
The Royals plated a whopping nine runs in the top of the first inning and the rout was on as GMG had no answers. Colo-Nesco scored three times in the third and tacked on three more runs in the fourth to end the game early on account of the 12-run rule that goes into play after three innings.
GMG prevented the game from ending after three innings by scoring its only run in the bottom of the third.
Sam Riese went 2-for-4 with a double and home run, scored twice and drove in four runs to pace Colo-Nesco’s 11-hit attack on offense. Erica Babinat smacked two doubles and drove in four runs and Hannah Buseman was 2-for-4 with a walk, three runs and an RBI.
Kylie Sarver doubled, walked twice and delivered one run and RBI apiece, McKenna Farren was 1-for-2 with an RBI, Peyton Hall went 1-for-3 with two walks and run and Madison Farren and Michelle Babinat both singled and scored. Shayla Dean added two walks and three runs for the Royals.
Erica Babinat was the winning pitcher. She threw all four innings and allowed one earned run on three hits with seven strikeouts and two walks.
The victory put Colo-Nesco at 2-4 overall.
Colo-Nesco 15, GMG 1 (4)
C-N 903 3 – 15 11 NA
GMG 001 0 – 1 3 NA
C-N: Erica Babinat and Kylie Sarver
2B: Babinat 2, Sarver, Riese
HR: Sam Riese