ZEARING – The Colo-Nesco baseball team didn’t hit its stride on offense until it was too late in a 7-3 home loss to Colfax-Mingo June 13.

The Royals scored all three of their runs in the bottom of the seventh inning. By that time they trailed 7-0, thanks in large part to a five-run sixth by Colfax-Mingo.

The game was scoreless over the first three innings, then Colfax-Mingo scored a run in the fourth. The Tigerhawks kept that edge until its big sixth inning.

J.T. Adams homered and drove home two of Colo-Nesco’s runs in the seventh and Taylor Hill added an RBI double. Adam Lytle was 2-for-3 with a double and a run and Grant Tiarks walked twice and scored once.

Hill ended up 2-for-4 overall at the plate and Tyler Guy also singled once.

Adams was the losing pitcher as he gave up six runs, including four earned, on three hits with five strikeouts and walks apiece in five innings. Brandyn Niemeyer gave up one earned run on four hits with two strikeouts and one walk in two innings.

The loss put Colo-Nesco at 6-5 on the season.

Caleb Anderson allowed three runs on six hits with 10 strikeouts and one walk in 4 2/3 innings to earn the win in relief for Colfax-Mingo. Chad McLain was the top Tigerhawk hitter as he finished 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI.

Colfax-Mingo 7, Colo-Nesco 3

C-M 000 105 1 – 7 7 NA

C-N 000 000 3 – 3 6 NA

C-M: Connor Hainer, Caleb Anderson (3), Jake Alexander (7) and Tim Blood

C-N: J.T. Adams, Brandyn Niemeyer (6) and Taylor Hill

WP: Anderson

LP: Adams

2B: C-M – Chad McLain 2; C-N – Hill, Adam Lytle

HR: C-N – Adams

BLAIRSBURG – Colo-Nesco cruised to its fourth Iowa Star Conference victory of the season June 12 with a 14-1 road victory over Northeast Hamilton June 12 in five innings.

The Royals scored at least two runs in each of the first four innings, overpowering the Trojans to improve to 4-1 in the ISC. Colo-Nesco put up three runs in the first inning, four in the second and two in the third before dealing the fatal blow with a five-run fourth.

Northeast Hamilton’s only run came in the first inning as the game was called due to the 10 run rule.

Brandyn Niemeyer and Tyler Guy both went 3-for-4 in the victory. Niemeyer homered, stole three bases, scored three times and drove in two runs and Guy knocked in two runs and scored once.

J.T. Adams, Adam Lytle, Tanner Clatt and Grant Tiarks each singled and scored and Clatt and Tiarks knocked in one run apiece. Taylor Hill singled, stole a base and scored three times; Steven Cutler walked twice and scored once and Christian Montgomery stole a base and scored.

Niemeyer was the winning pitcher as he allowed one unearned run on three hits with 14 strikeouts and five walks in five innings.

Stephan Chamness, Gabe Rapp and Logan Seiser each singled once for the only Northeast Hamilton hits and Trevor Klaver scored the only Trojan run.

Rapp took the loss on the mound after allowing 11 earned runs with eight strikeouts and three walks in five innings.

Colo-Nesco 14, Northeast Hamilton 1 (5)

C-N 342 50 – 14 11 NA

NEH 100 00 – 1 3 NA

C-N: Brandyn Niemeyer and Taylor Hill

NEH: Gabe Rapp and Kyle Pruismann

WP: Niemeyer

LP: Rapp

HR: C-N – Niemeyer

TRAER – Colo-Nesco suffered its first Iowa Star Conference loss in four conference games with an 11-1 setback in five innings at North Tama June 10.

The Royals trailed 2-1 after one inning, and then things got out of hand as the Redhawks scored three runs in the second and four in the third to pull away.

Adam Lytle and Tyler Guy both singled once for the only Royal hits and Guy and J.T. Adams each walked once. Adams scored the only run for Colo-Nesco and Brandyn Niemeyer picked up the RBI.

Niemeyer was the losing pitcher after allowing five runs on three hits with two walks and three strikeouts in two innings. Adams gave up six runs on two hits with seven walks and two strikeouts in 2 2/3 innings.

Jacob Wrage went 2-for-2 with two walks, three runs, three steals and two RBI for North Tama. He was also the victorious pitcher after striking out three and walking two, not giving up an earned run over four innings.

North Tama 11, Colo-Nesco 1 (5)

C-N 100 00 – 1 2 NA

NT 234 02 – 11 5 NA

C-N: Brandyn Niemeyer, J.T. Adams and Taylor Hill

NT: Jacob Wrage, Caden Stuart (5) and Brody Hulme

WP: Wrage

LP: Niemeyer