Yeggy home run highlights highland victory

A home run by Highland’s Cael Yeggy highlighted local baseball action Tuesday.

Trojans shut out in Centerville

CENTERVILLE — The Fairfield baseball team, with a record of 2-8, had just one less hit than No. 8 (Class 3A) Centerville (5-1) in a nonconference game but the Big Reds capitalized on eight walks to defeat the Trojans, 10-0, in six innings.

Centerville put up four runs in the opening inning, one each in the second and third and two each in the fourth and sixth.

Matthew Swanson went 2-for-2 to lead the Trojan offense. Elan Ledger went 2-for-3, and both Carter Ferrel and Nate Smithburg collected hits.

Max Weaton took the loss on the mound, giving up seven runs (five earned) on five hits and four walks, while striking out one batter.

Nate Smithburg gave up one earned run over two innings, while striking out two. Landen Schafer and Landon Kooiker each saw time on the mound as well.

Columbus lowered at Highland

RIVERSIDE — The Huskies (6-3) ended the Super Conference North Division game early with the help of a 10-run second inning over the Wildcats (0-7).

Connor Grinstead, Kaige Vonnahme and Mason McFarland combined to pitch five innings with 10 strikeouts, two walks and three hits.

Trevor McFarland led the way at the plate with two doubles while Cael Yeggy hit a home run and Chase Schultz had a double. Grant Colbert went 2-for-2.

Pekin clips Falcons

LETTS — The Panthers (6-2) won this North road game over Louisa-Muscatine (4-6), 17-5, with seven runs in the seventh inning.

Chase Stansberry went 3-for-4 with four RBIs and Mason Juhl was 2-for-4 with four RBIs for Pekin. Brady Latcham also connected for two hits.

Brady Millikin pitched four innings with three strikeouts three walks, five hits (two earned) and Chandler Stull threw three innings with no hits, no walks and five Ks.

Ravens fly past Wolves

KALONA — The Hillcrest Academy (4-5) offense was red-hot in the early innings of this North game, scoring eight runs in the first three frames to defeat Winfield-Mt. Union (1-6) 8-2.

Hillcrest put up five runs in the second and three in the third to take a commanding 8-0 lead. W-MU scored two runs on a two-RBI double by Jacob Ford in the seventh inning, but that was all the offense the Wolves could muster.

Hillcrest was led by Jace Rempel, who went 2-for-3 with a double and three RBIs. Kobe Borntrager went 1-for-1 with a double and an RBI. Luke Schrock went 2-for-2.

Drew Blauvelt threw six shutout innings for the Ravens, giving up five hits and one walk, while striking out eight batters, to pick up the win. Schrock gave up two earned runs in the seventh, but also struck out two.

Ford finished 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs for W-MU. Collin Simmons went 3-for-4 with a double. Ford took the loss on the mound, giving up five earned runs over two innings.