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Baseball roundup: Mt. Pleasant grabs first victory
Cardinal, New London open season against one another
Mt. Pleasant 13, Central Lee 3
Mt. Pleasant grabbed it first victory of the season on Thursday with a victory over Central Lee.
After two innings, the Panthers led 6-3 and in the third they added three more runs to increase the advantage to 9-3.
Central Lee went scoreless the rest of the way out and the Panthers added four insurance runs in the sixth.
Payton Hagans led the Panthers with two hits in the game.
Jake Ensminger, Carter Amos, Payton Walker and Payson Coleman all had a hit as well.
Coleman added two RBIs, while Ensminger, Amos, Walker and Wyatt Woodsmall all finished with one.
Ben Newton threw five innings for Panthers and Ensminger pitched for one.
Cardinal 7, New London 0
Cardinal opened up the season with a victory over New London on Friday.
The Comets led just 2-0 after three innings, but in the fourth they put four on the board. They added one more in the sixth.
New London could never get across home plate.
Craig Miller led the Comets with two hits and an RBI in the win. Josh Courteny, Tatem Telfer and Cayden Courtney all had RBIs as well.
Carson Kenney, Telfer and Quinn Snyder all threw for the Comets.
New London was led by Kye Reighard, Gavin Menke-Bailey and Brendan Richey who all had one hit.
On the mound, Memphis Watson and Brendan Richey both threw.
Van Buren County 8, Keokuk 5
Van Buren County is 2-0 to start the season after a win over Keokuk on Thursday.
After two innings, the squads were tied at 1-1. Between the fourth and fifth, Keokuk built a 5-1 lead, but the Warriors ended with seven unanswered between the sixth and seventh for the victory.
Dominic Meierotto had three hits for the Warriors along with two RBIs.
Taylor Sprouse and Lucas DeLong each had RBIs as well.
Sprouse, Jackson Manning and Izaak Loeffler were on the hill for Van Buren County.
No. 2 (Class 2A) Mid-Prairie 10, Regina Catholic 5
The Golden Hawks won their second game of the season after downing Regina Catholic on Friday.
A nine run third inning propelled Mid-Prairie past the Regals.
Dylan Henry finished with three hits and two RBIs in the win.
Camron Pickard, Alex Bean and Collin Miller added a pair of hits each. Joe Hall had two RBIs as well.
Henry and Brock Harland were on the hill for Mid-Prairie.
Keota 10, Twin Cedars 0
Keota had no issues with Twin Cedars on Friday.
The Eagles scored three in the first, three in the third and two each in the fourth and fifth innings to down the Sabers.
Dalton Dodd had two hits and three RBIs for the Eagles.
Chase Sieren finished with two hits and three RBIs as well.
Tanner Waterhouse had a pair of hits and an RBI too.