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Baseball roundup: Cardinal stays unbeaten
Clear Creek-Amana 3, Mt. Pleasant 2
Mt. Pleasant baseball nearly completed the comeback against Clear Creek-Amana on Wednesday night.
The Panthers went scoreless for five innings and trailed 3-0 after the fourth.
Clear Creek-Amana scored a pair in the third and one in the fourth.
Mt. Pleasant never gave up.
The Panthers were able to bring the game to within one, 3-2, in the top half of the sixth as Payton Hagans was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.
In the next at-bat, a wild pitch brought another Panther run home, but that’s all they could muster the rest of the way out.
Mt. Pleasant left 11 runners on base in the loss.
Jake Ensminger, Payson Coleman, Wyatt Woodsmall and Payton Hagans each had a hit in the game. Hagans had the lone RBI.
On the hill, Ensminger allowed five hits in five innings, along with three runs, one earned and five strikeouts.
Hagans pitched one inning, giving up two hits and had two strikeouts.
They will take on Washington on May 30 in a doubleheader.
Cardinal 11, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 10
Cardinal was able to hold on against the Rockets on Wednesday night.
The Comets built a large 10-2 lead over the Rockets through six innings and heading into the seventh inning.
EBF scored a whopping eight runs in the top half of the seventh to tie it at 10-10.
Cardinal responded with a run in the bottom of the inning to survive.
Cayden Courtney led the Comets with three hits and three RBIs in the win.
Tatem Telfer and Gavin Ware each had two hits as well. Both notched an RBI.
Carson Kenney and Craig Miller had one hit. Kenney finished with two RBIs.
Cardinal improves to 3-0 on the season.
Pekin 6, Winfield-Mt. Union 3
Pekin’s five run first inning was enough to get past Winfield-Mt. Union on Tuesday.
The Panthers scored one additional run in the fourth.
WMU went five innings before its first run of the game. The Wolves scored a pair in the sixth and one in the seventh, but couldn’t bring the game even.
For Pekin, Koy Pollock finished with two hits and an RBI in the win.
JaeDon Wolver, Ben Ehret, Deklan Hampton and Hudson VanEnglenhoven each had one hit. Ehret finished with two RBIs as well.
Sven Dahlstrom and JaeDon Wolver each threw for the Panthers. The pair gave up a combined seven hits, three runs, three earned and had 11 strikeouts.
For the Wolves, Cael Philips and Cole Milks each had two hits. The pair had an RBI each too.
Riley Kaalberg, Andrew Brown and Kohlby Newsom each finished with a hit. Brown had one RBI.
Kaalberg pitched for the Wolves for six innings, giving up six hits, six runs, four earned and five strikeouts.
Milks pitched one innings and had one strikeout.
Highland 10, Louisa-Muscatine 6
Highland grabbed win number three on Tuesday with a victory over Louisa-Muscatine.
The Huskies scored six runs in the first inning and never lost the lead.
After five innings, the Huskies led by just two runs, 7-5, but they went on to score three in the sixth to pull away.
The Falcons got one back in the seventh, but that’s all Highland gave up.
Ethan Paisley led Highland with two hits and an RBI.
Tristin Richardson, Ryker Miller, Aiden Paisley, Ethan Simpson and Bryce Hazelett all had one hit. Simpson also had two RBIs.
Richardson, Miller and Aiden Paisley had one RBI each.
Peyton Yeggy and Colten Sypherd gave up five hits, six runs, one earned and compiled 12 strikeouts on the hill.
Highland moves to 3-1.
Fort Madison 8, Van Buren County 5
Van Buren County scored the first run of the game against Fort Madison, but the Bloodhounds answered back with a flurry of runs in the bottom half of the third.
They would never trail again.
After four innings, the Bloodhounds held a 6-2 advantage.
Van Buren County pulled within two, 6-4, after a two run top of the sixth, but the Bloodhounds matched with two runs of their own in the bottom of the inning.
With one at-bat remaining, the Warriors scored just one additional run before the Bloodhounds secured the final out of the game.
The Warriors move to 2-1 with the loss.
Sigourney 7, Keota 2
Keota and Sigourney were tied at 2-2 after five innings of action on Wednesday, but the Savages scored five between the sixth and seventh to pull out the win.
Aidan Anderson had two hits for the Eagles. Aiden McGuire had one hit. Chas Sieren and Caleb Waterhouse each had an RBI.
Keota moves to 3-3 on the season.
On the hill, Aidan Anderson pitched seven innings, giving up six hits, seven runs, four earned and had seven strikeouts.