Weekend sports roundup
The Highland baseball team improved to 7-5 with two wins over the weekend.
The Huskies picked up a win against Winfield-Mt. Union on Friday, 8-2, and beat West Branch 7-6 on Saturday, but fell to Lisbon 11-0, to close out the weekend action.
In Friday night’s matchup, Highland jumped out to 4-0 lead in the third inning, and never looked back. The Huskies tacked on another two runs in the sixth inning to close out the game against Winfield-Mt. Union.
Highland notched 10 hits in the contest to go with eight walks, led by junior Adam Schwarz, who went 2-for-4 at the plate, driving in a team-high three runs.
Against West Branch, a four-run fifth inning gave Highland a 6-5 lead, but that was erased in the top of the seventh when the Huskies gave up a run to tie the game at 6.
Highland managed to pick up a run in the bottom of the seventh to complete the walk-off win and the second win of the weekend for the Huskies.
Jake Yeggy led the way for Highland in the game, going 2-for-3 with a homerun and four RBIs in the contest.
In the weekend finale, Lisbon put up three runs each in the first and third innings, and then another five in the fifth to end the game against Highland, who only picked up two hits in the game.
Highland has now won three of its last four games, and will face Louisa-Muscatine on Monday evening.
The Columbus baseball team dropped its lone contest over the weekend, falling to Mediapolis 18-4.
Mediapolis found a groove early, plating six runs in the top of the first, and another six in the fourth en route to the win.
For the Wildcats, they picked up their four runs in the third inning, with Todd Kenan and Richard Rivers picking up two RBIs apiece in the game, while Mitchell Stewart led the team going 2-for-3 at
Columbus moved to 1-8 on the year, and will take on WACO Monday night.
Iowa Mennonite baseball dropped three contests over the weekend, falling to 3-6 on the year.
In the first game on Friday, a two-run fifth inning from Louisa Muscatine was too much for IMS to overcome in the game. The inning gave Louisa-Muscatine a 3-2 lead, and they cruised to a 4-2 victory.
Reggie Hostetler hit a solo homerun for IMS in the game, while Tanner Leyden picked up the only other IMS RBI in the contest.
Against Mt. Pleasant on Saturday, IMS had seven hits and drew five walks, but fell 11-4.
Mt. Pleasant opened things up quickly with 10 runs in the first three innings, with IMS picking up their runs in the final three innings of the game. Leyden led the way offensively, going 2-for-4 with an RBI for IMS.
In Saturday’s finale Mid-Prairie and IMS went into extra innings, but the Golden Hawks pulled out the victory in the 11th, winning 2-1.
IMS pulled out in front in the top of the first when Leyden drove in Hostetler, but could not plate another run in the game.
Mid-Prairie tied the game up in the third, before getting the winning run across in the 11th inning.
IMS will host Mediapolis for its next game, while Mid-Prairie takes on Bellevue. Both games are on Monday.
The Keota softball team was locked in a shootout on Friday night, but ultimately fell to English Valleys 16-14.
English Valleys had an 8-2 lead going into the bottom of the third inning, but after that point, Keota battled back, plating four in that frame.
Valleys answered with four in the top of the fifth, and Keota was able to get three back in the bottom half to make it 12-9.
Valleys picked up two runs in each of the sixth and seventh innings, giving them a 16-9 lead, but Keota still had a rallying effort left in them.
They managed to get five runs, but couldn’t get any more to go, falling on
Kelsi Sieren went 2-for-4 in the game, notching a homerun and five RBIs in the contest, along with scoring two runs and stealing three bases. Maggie Baker went 2-for-5 with a homerun and three RBIs in the game.
Keota will take on HLV at home on Monday.