Grinstead slam leads Highland past Pekin

It was a packed night of baseball and softball in Southeast Iowa on Tuesday. Here are the recaps from Tuesday’s games.

Highland splits with Pekin

Grinstead’s blast sparked the Highland baseball team (3-1) to a 9-4 road baseball victory, but the Huskies softball team lost the Southeast Iowa Super Conference North Division softball game at home 12-4 to the Panthers.

Mason McFarland was 2-for-2 with a double while Trevor McFarland went 2-for-3. Cael Yeggy went six innings for the win with three walks, four hits and nine strikeouts.

Kennan Winn suffered the loss on the mound but helped his cause at the plate with a double and a home run, accounting for all of Pekin’s runs. Brady Millikin went 3-for-4.

Sarah Burton and Mackinze Hora each had two hits for the Huskies.

No. 10 Mid-Prairie downs Fairfield

The Golden Hawks won a home nonconference baseball game 12-2 to up their record to 3-2.

Brad Tornow went 3-for-4 with a double and a triple and Hawks teammate Will Cavanagh had two doubles. Keegan Gingerich and Monte Slabaugh each pitched three innings with four strikeouts each. Gingerich did not allow a hit and walked one.

Fairfield had just three hits, one by Brad Smithburg, one by Elan Ledger and one by Nate Smithburg.

Mid-Prairie had 11 hits and took seven walks.

New London boys come up one run short

The New London baseball team gave Iowa City Regina a tight game in Iowa City. The Tigers scored three runs in a seventh-inning comeback bid, but couldn’t send the game-tying run across the plate in a 9-8 loss.

The Tigers collected 10 hits on the night and four RBIs. Josh Catala had another big game, going 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs. Seth Bailey picked up the loss on the mound, giving up six earned runs on seven hits and three walks over four innings. He struck out two Regal batters.

New London girls win in extras

The Tiger softball team won a thriller at Holy Trinity. New London came through in a back-and-fourth battle, 5-4, in eight innings.

Holy Trinity scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to tie the game up at 4-4 but New London scored the eventual game-winning run in the eighth.

Kara Krieger led the Tigers at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs. Sofie Reighard was 2-for-5 with an RBI, and Ashlyn McSorley went 1-for-4 with an RBI.

Elly Manning picked up the win, giving up two earned runs over six innings and striking out three batters. Sophie Mallott gave up two runs (one earned) over two frames.

Bulldogs ground Ravens

In North Division games, Mediapolis clipped Hillcrest in a baseball game, 1-0, at Mediapolis. Hillcrest lost a home softball game to Mediapolis 15-2.

Esther Hughes and Mia Graber had two hits apiece for the Ravens. Graber had a triple and a double. Hughes took the loss but struck out seven with wo walks.

Aiden Yoder had two of Hillcrest’s hits. Eli Ours threw all six innings with four hits, a walk and six strikeouts. The run was unearned.

Wapello sails past Columbus

In North games, Wapello softball won 19-7 at Columbus Junction and the Indians won the baseball game over the Wildcats in Wapello 10-2.

Cardinal swept by West Burlington

Both Comet teams dropped games to West Burlington. The baseball team fell 4-1 on the road, and the softball team was defeated 10-2 at home.

The Cardinal baseball team collected four hits on the night. The lone RBI came on a solo home run by Logan Chickering. Jentry Arbogast took the loss ont eh mound, giving up four runs over three innings. He struck out seven batters.

The softball team was tied 2-2 after three innings but West Burlington scored the final eight runs. Maddie Cloke had both hits for Cardinal, going 2-3, and Ava Ferrell gave up 10 runs (nine earned) over seven innings, striking out one batter in the process.

Van Buren drops two games

Central Lee swept Van Buren in South Division games. The Warrior baseball team was shut out 6-0 and the softball team fell 6-1.

The baseball team had just three this in their loss. Treyton Bainbridge took the loss on the mound, giving up three runs (four earned) over three innings. Jonah Heckenberg and Ryan Wolf also saw time on the mound.

The Van Buren girls held a short-lived one-run lead in the top of the first. Central Lee put up three runs in the first inning and three in the sixth to run away with the game.