Cubs clobber Cadets for first victory: Nevada rolls to 11-1 victory at home

Joe Randleman
Ames Tribune
Marshal Sheldahl

The Nevada baseball team earned its first victory of the season June 1 with a dominant 11-1 victory over Iowa Falls-Alden in five innings at the Nevada Cubs Baseball Field. 

The Cubs took charge with three runs in the third inning to build a 4-0 lead. They plated four more runs in the fourth and countered a Cadet run in the top of the fifth with three in the bottom of the inning to end the game early. 

Colin Memmer was a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate and Christan Hawbaker and Connor Schnettgoecke both went 3-for-4. Memmer scored once and drove in three runs, Hawbaker crossed the plate four times and picked up an RBI and Schnettgoecke tallied three runs and one RBI. 

Colin Memmer

Karter Beving finished 2-for-3 with four RBIs, Grant Higgins went 1-for-2 with two walks and runs apiece and Gavin Melohn doubled and scored a run for the Cubs. Marshal Sheldahl also singled once for Nevada. 

Sheldahl was the winning pitcher. He allowed one run on two hits with 12 strikeouts and six walks in 4 1/3 innings. 

Cael Franzen threw 2/3 of an inning and struck out two batters with one walk and no runs or hits allowed. 

Nevada struggled against West Marshall and South Hamilton later in the week. The Cubs suffered a 15-4 loss to West Marshall in five innings June 2 at Nevada and they were blanked 15-0 by South Hamilton in four innings Friday at Jewell to fall to 1-6 on the season and 0-3 in the Heart of Iowa Conference. 

Nevada had five hits against West Marshall. Schnettgoecke was 2-for-3 with an RBI, Melohn scored twice and added a single and a walk and Caleb Kooiker singled and scored and Higgins added a single. Hawbaker also contributed one run and RBI apiece. 

Franzen took the loss after allowing seven earned runs on eight hits with three strikeouts and one walk in 2 1/3 innings. Memmer threw 2 2/3 innings and surrendered six runs on six hits and two walks with six strikeouts. 

The Cubs didn’t get a hit or a walk against South Hamilton pitcher Brock Galetich, who finished Friday with four strikeouts. Beving was the losing Nevada pitcher after giving up seven earned runs on 11 hits and one walk with five strikeouts in three innings.