Cubs smash CRC and EM, edge GC

Joe Randleman Staff Writer
Nevada’s Kyle Bauman puts the ball in play during an at-bat in the second game of a doubleheader between the Cubs and North Polk May 30 at Alleman.

FAIRBANK — The Nevada baseball team put the bat on the ball a lot at the Wapsie Valley Invitational Saturday as the Cubs crushed Clayton Ridge/Central and also defeated Wapsie Valley at Fairbank.

Nevada pummeled Clayton Ridge/Central by a 21-4 score in four innings. The Cubs earned a forfeit win over Wapsie Valley after Wapsie Valley had a pitcher go over the allowed pitch count, with Nevada holding a 7-0 advantage on the field.

The two victories put Nevada at 6-3 on the season.

In the win over CR/C, the Cubs had nine hits and took advantage of nine walks and eight steals. Nevada hammered CR/C for nine runs in the first inning and seven in the fourth to end the game early.

Jack Higgins was 2-for-4 with a triple, steal, two runs and three RBIs; Bronzon Mason went 2-for-2 with a double, walk, two runs and three RBIs and Ross Uthe homered and drove in two runs to pace the Cub offensive attack. Trent Stahl doubled, walked, stole two bases and picked up three runs and RBIs apiece; Kyle Bauman was 1-for-1 with a walk, three runs and two RBIs and Brock Dutton doubled, walked, stole a base, scored twice and knocked in a pair of runs.

Preston Cattanach ended up 1-for-2 with a steal and two walks, runs and RBIs apiece and Thomas Crawford walked, stole two bases, drove in two runs and scored four times. James Carsrud also picked up two runs and RBIs apiece.

Bauman was the winning pitcher. He gave up four runs — two earned — on six hits and two walks with five strikeouts.

Nevada 21, Clayton Ridge/Central 4 (4)

N 923 7 - 21 9 NA

CRC 202 0 - 4 6 NA

N: Kyle Bauman and James Carsrud.

CRC: Caden Palmer, Drake Ostrander (1), Tommy Seeland (4) and Kole Brandel.

WP: Bauman.

LP: Palmer.

2B: N - Trent Stahl, Bronzon Mason, Brock Dutton. CRC - Brandel.

3B: N - Jack Higgins.

HR: N - Ross Uthe.

NEVADA - Nevada rallied for an exciting 8-7 victory over Greene County in Heart of Iowa Conference play June 1 at Billy Sunday Field in Nevada.

The Cubs trailed 7-5 going into the bottom of the sixth inning. They put up two runs in the sixth to tie the game, kept the Rams off the board in the top of the seventh and then scored the winning run in the bottom of the inning to go to 1-3 in the conference.

Trent Stahl turned in an amazing game for Nevada offensively. He went a perfect 5-for-5 with a triple, steal, three runs and an RBI.

Jack Higgins ended up 3-for-3 with a double, two runs and a walk, steal and RBI apiece and Kyle Bauman was 2-for-3 with three RBIs. James Carsrud doubled and scored; Preston Cattanach finished 1-for-1 with two walks, two RBIs and one run and steal apiece; Brock Dutton singled and stole a base and Bronzon Mason walked and scored.

Carter Franzen threw 1 ⅔ scoreless innings in relief to get the win for Nevada. Franzen struck out one batter and didn’t give up a walk.

Dylan Sporrer started the game for Nevada. He surrendered seven runs — five earned — with one strikeout and no walks in 5 ⅓ innings.

Wade Adcock took the loss for Greene County after giving up one run with three hits and two walks with one strikeout in ⅓ of an inning.

Nevada 8, Greene County 7

GC 130 012 0 - 7 12 NA

N 310 012 1 - 8 14 NA

GC: Austin Delp, Wade Adcock (7) and Tom Gannon.

N: Dylan Sporrer, Carter Franzen (6) and Keaton Fry.

WP: Franzen.

LP: Adcock.

2B: GC - Delp, Ben Wilkens, Tyler Teeples. N - Jack Higgins, James Carsrud.

3B: N - Trent Stahl.

ALLEMAN - A lack of consistency prevented Nevada from keeping up with a strong North Polk team during a doubleheader May 30 at Alleman.

The Cubs were swept by scores of 13-3 in five innings and 12-4.

Nevada came on late offensively in the first game, but couldn’t overcome a huge 11-run Comet third inning. In the second game the Cubs jumped out to a 3-1 lead, only to see North Polk finish the game on an 11-1 run over the final four innings.

“(We) just have to eliminate the big innings, capitalize on our chances and move ahead,” Nevada head baseball coach Blake Jobe said. “That’s a really good team. We should’ve had them in that second game, but one big inning let us down and we couldn’t crawl back.”

But with his team having won three of its first four games, Jobe is confident Nevada can bounce back strong.

“We have a good core of athletes,” Jobe said. “We just have to complete a whole game and beat a good team. We’ve really hit the ball well all throughout the year. We’ve just got figure it out on the mound a little bit more, field the ball behind our pitchers and put together a whole game.”

In the first game against North Polk, Jack Higgins was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI, Trent Stahl was 1-for-3 with one run and RBI apiece and Thomas Crawford singled and drove in a run for Nevada. Brock Dutton singled and scored and Bronzon Mason added a double.

Dutton took the loss after giving up seven runs — six earned — on four hits with one strikeout and walk apiece in 2 ⅓ innings.

Jake Johnson was the winning Comet pitcher as he allowed three earned runs on six hits with four strikeouts and no walks, going all five innings. Reid Sommers doubled, tripled and picked up two runs and RBIs apiece and Payton Johnson was 2-for-3 with a double and three runs to pace North Polk on offense.

In the nightcap, Stahl was 1-for-3 with three steals and runs apiece and Preston Cattanach was 2-for-4 with two RBIs for the Cubs. Higgins singled, walked scored and drove in a run; Keaton Fry went 2-for-3 and Kyle Bauman finished 1-for-3.

James Carsrud was the losing pitcher in the second game. He gave up five runs — four earned — on six hits and three walks with three strikeouts in four innings.

Freshman Joe Husak got the win in relief for North Polk during the nightcap. He only surrendered one run on three hits and one walk with four strikeouts in 4 ⅔ innings.

Jake Johnson went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs and Colby Cupp was 2-for-3 with three runs and steals apiece for North Polk in the second game.

North Polk 13, Nevada 3 (5)

N 000 03 - 3 6 2

NP 00(11) 11 - 13 10 0

N: Brock Dutton, Preston Cattanach (3), Jordan Barrett (3) and Keaton Fry.

NP: Jake Johnson and Sam Kvidera.

WP: Johnson.

LP: Dutton.

2B: N - Bronzon Mason, Jack Higgins. NP - Colby Cupp, Reid Sommers, Mason Russell, Payton Johnson.

3B: NP - Sommers.

North Polk 12, Nevada 4

NP 100 244 1 - 12 10 1

N 102 000 1 - 4 7 1

NP: Cupp, Joe Husak (3) and Kvidera, Cameron Markert (7).

N: James Carsrud, Higgins (5), Cattanach (6) and Fry.

WP: Husak.

LP: Carsrud.

2B: NP - J. Johnson.

LE GRAND - Nevada countered a huge East Marshall inning with an even bigger one of its own, winning a 22-10 slugfest over the Mustangs in five innings May 29 at Le Grand.

East Marshall went up 10-6 after breaking out for nine runs in the bottom of the third. But Nevada came back with a huge 10-run fourth, and the Cubs scored six more times in the fifth to end the game early.

Bronzon Mason went 2-for-3 with a homer, four runs and six RBIs; Jack Higgins was 3-for-3 with two doubles, two walks, three runs and five RBIs and Keaton Fry went 2-for-3 with two runs and five RBIs for Nevada. Trent Stahl finished 2-for-4 with two runs, steals and RBIs apiece; Thomas Crawford singled, walked twice and scored three times; Preston Cattanach singled and picked up three runs and walks apiece and Kyle Bauman went 1-for-2 with three walks and two runs.

Brock Dutton was 2-for-3 with two walks, two steals, three runs and an RBI. James Carsrud walked and drove in a run.

Dutton was the winning pitcher in relief.

Nevada 22, East Marshall 10

N 033 (10)6 - 22 13 NA

EM 109 00 - 10 7 NA

N: Dylan Sporrer, Carter Franzen (3), Brock Dutton (3) and Keaton Fry.

WP: Dutton.

2B: Jack Higgins 2.

HR: Bronzon Mason.

NEVADA - After combining for 30 runs over its first two games, the Nevada baseball team went cold at the plate against South Hamilton in an 8-0 loss to the Hawks May 25 in a weather-shortened five-inning affair at Billy Sunday Field.

Nevada only tallied four hits off Hawk pitcher C.J. Hewitt. South Hamilton took a 3-0 lead through three innings, then broke the game open in the fourth with a five-run outburst.

Nevada was unable to counter. The game was called before Nevada batted in the bottom of the fifth, officially giving South Hamilton the victory after going over four innings.

Thomas Crawford singled twice and stole a base, Trent Stahl tallied a single and a steal and Kyle Bauman also singled for Nevada in the loss. Brock Dutton added a walk and a steal for the Cubs.

James Carsrud gave up three runs on three hits and two walks with three strikeouts in three innings as the losing pitcher. Hewitt struck out two and walked one in four innings as the winning pitcher.

Sam Lewis doubled and tallied two runs and RBIs apiece, Hewitt was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and D.J. Klonglan singled, walked twice and scored three times for the Hawks.

South Hamilton 8, Nevada 0 (5)

SH 102 50 - 8 6 NA

N 000 0X - 0 4 NA

SH: C.J. Hewitt and Zeke Balderas.

N: James Carsrud, Cam Shill (4), Brock Dutton (4) and Keaton Fry.

WP: Hewitt.

LP: Carsrud.

2B: SH - Sam Lewis, Mateo Balderas.