Nevada Journal sports round-up: Cub baseball, softball teams combine to go 7-2 during week

Joe Randleman
Ames Tribune
Colin Memmer

The Nevada baseball team won three of four games and the Cub softball team was 4-1 this past week.

The Cub baseball team improved to 5-5 overall and 2-3 in the Heart of Iowa Conference after defeating Iowa Falls-Alden by a 13-9 score May 31 at Iowa Falls, Vinton-Shellsburgy by a 4-1 margin June 2 at Nevada and South Hamilton, 11-5, June 3 Nevada. The Cubs fell to West Marshall by a 12-2 score June 1 at State Center.

Nevada rallied from a 9-6 deficit with seven runs in the sixth inning against IFA. 

Gavin Melohn and Christian Hawbaker both scored and drove in two runs apiece, Colin Memmer doubled and scored twice and Cael Franzen singled and scored two runs. Franzen was the winning pitcher after giving up one hit and one walk with four strikeouts in 2 2/3 scoreless innings.

The Cubs couldn't overcome an eight-run first inning by West Marshall in the loss to the Trojans. Riley Murphy was the losing pitcher after allowing eight runs on four hits in 2/3 of an inning and William Carsrud and James Edwards each doubled once for Nevada's only hits.

Nevada received a brilliant pitching performance from Memmer in the win over Vinton-Shellsburg. Memmer gave up an unearned run in the first inning and kept the Vikings off the board the rest of the way, finishing with five strikeouts and no walks allowed.

Connor Schnettgoecke was 1-for-3 with two RBIs, Melohn tripled and scored twice, Franzen singled and scored, Carsrud was 2-for-3 and Caleb Kooiker drove in a run against the Vikings.

The Cubs jumped out to a 6-0 lead after one inning and coasted to victory over South Hamilton. Carsrud went 2-for-3 with three RBIs, Karter Beving was 2-for-4 with two RBIs, Melohn was 2-for-3 with three runs and an RBI, Franzen walked twice and scored three times and Kooiker doubled and drove in a run against the Hawks.

Franzen went the distance on the mound as the winning pitcher against South Hamilton. He allowed three earned runs on nine hits with four strikeouts and one walk.

Cub softball team goes 2-0 at BGM Invite

The Nevada softball team went to 5-1 on the season after sweeping two games at the BGM Invitational Saturday in Brooklyn.

The Cubs defeated New London by a 10-5 score after scoring eight runs over the first two innings. Stats were not available for the game at press time.

Nevada handed BGM a 10-9 setback Saturday. The Cubs jumped out to an 8-1 lead and withstood an eight-run BGM sixth inning for the win.

Kylie Taylor was 3-for-4 with a triple and four RBIs, Peyton Hanson 2-for-3 with a home run and five RBIs and Briar Crain 3-for-4 with a double and three runs against BGM. Mayzi Weig also went 2-for-4 with a run.

Samantha Herridge got the win against BGM. She gave up one unearned run on three hits with six strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings.

The Cubs won a 20-14 slugfest with South Hamilton Friday at Nevada. They jumped out to a 15-6 lead and cruised to victory.

Makayla Spaid finished 4-for-4 with a double and four RBIs, Lani Khounsourath 4-for-5 with four runs and two RBIs, Taylor 4-for-5 with two runs and an RBI, Herridge 3-for-4 with a double and Hanson 3-for-4 with two doubles and four RBIs against the Hawks. Avery Hinson was 2-for-5 with a triple and four RBIs and Crain 2-for-4 with a double, three runs and two RBIs.

Herridge gave up nine runs on 11 hits with eight strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings and Spaid five runs with two strikeouts and walks apiece in 1 2/3 innings on the mound.

The Cubs suffered an 8-2 loss at home to West Marshall June 1. They took an early 2-0 lead, but gave up seven runs over the third and fourth frames and couldn't recover.

Hanson was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs and Khounsourath 2-for-3 with a run in the loss. Crain also singled and scored.

Herridge took the loss after surrendering six earned runs on nine hits and three walks with four strikeouts in four innings.

Nevada handed IFA a 7-1 setback May 31 at Iowa Falls.

Spaid went the distance and struck out 12 batters as the winning pitcher. She gave up nine hits and just two walks.

Hanson was 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs, Crain went 2-for-4 with two runs and Katelyn Khounsourath singled and drove in two runs versus the Cadets.

Andrew Grover

Royal baseball, softball teams each get two wins

The Colo-NESCO baseball team went 2-1 last week to improve to 3-4 on the season and 2-2 in the Iowa Star Conference South Division.

The Royals won a 14-12 slugfest at West Central Valley Saturday. They took a 7-4 lead after three innings and made it stick.

Ephram Muntz doubled twice and drove in two runs, Andrew Grover went 3-for-5 with a double, three runs and an RBI, Spencer Hansen 2-for-5 with three runs and an RBI and Kenny Cutler 2-for-3 with two RBIs in the win. Kaleb Gray also drove in two runs and Lucas Frohwein scored three times.

Breckin Clatt got the win after surrendering two earned runs on three hits and six walks with three strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings.

Colo-NESCO defeated GMG by a 4-2 score Friday at Green Mountain. The Royals went ahead with two unanswered runs in the fifth.

Gray went 3-for-3 with an RBI, Frohwein singled and scored twice, Grover singled and scored once, Muntz went 1-for-3 with an RBI and Hansen doubled and drove in a run. Drew Banks was the winning pitcher after allowing two earned runs on one hit and six walks with seven strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings.

The Royals suffered a 6-1 loss to North Tama June 1 in Zearing.

Colo-NESCO scored its only run against the Redhawks in the sixth inning. Grover doubled twice and drove in a run, Frohwein walked two times and scored once and Hansen and Ben Rouse each singled once.

Hansen took the loss after surrendering three earned runs on five hits with four strikeouts and two walks in 4 1/3 innings.

The Colo-NESCO softball team lost at Grand View Christian by an 11-4 score in Des Moines May 31, defeated North Tama by a 10-0 score June 1 at McCallsburg and suffered a 1-0 loss to GMG Friday at McCallsburg in going to 1-3 in the ISC South.

In the loss to GVC Callie Kohlwes, Abigail Hostetler, Annabelle Nessa and Rylie Upchurch each drove in a run and Jenna Hill scored twice. Upchurch also doubled and ended up 2-for-3 with one run and RBI apiece and Kohlwes, Nessa and Rebecca Nessa each ended up with two hits.

Kohlwes took the loss after giving up seven earned runs on 11 hits and three walks with four strikeouts.

Kohlwes, Rebecca Nessa, Rylee Handsaker and Taylor Cox each drove in two runs and Hill and Hostetler each scored twice in the win over North Tama. Annabelle Nessa was the winning pitcher after tossing a three-hit shutout with five strikeouts and three walks in five innings.

Colo-NESCO could only muster four hits in the loss to GMG. Kohlwes was 2-for-3 and Annabelle Nessa and Cox each singled once.

Kohlwes threw a great game in defeat against GMG. She allowed just three hits and struck out four with no walks.

The Royals split two games at the Colo-NESCO Invitational Saturday in McCallsburg with a 6-1 win over Belmond-Klemme and a 10-2 loss to Tri-County in going to 2-7 on the season.

In the victory over Belmond-Klemmer the Royals scored four times in the first inning and coasted to the win.

Kohlwes was the winning pitcher after tossing another three-hitter with five strikeouts and two walks in five innings. Kohlwes was also 1-for-3 with two RBIs and a run and Upchurch, Hill and Handsaker were each 1-for-3 with one run and RBI apiece.

Annabelle Nessa took the loss versus Tri-County after allowing nine earned runs on 10 hits with five strikeouts and walks apiece in six innings. Upchurch was 2-for-3 with an RBI, Rebekah Nessa drove in a run, Handsaker singled and scored and Kohlwes, Hostetler and Izabell Voelker each singled once.