Abraham Lincoln salvaged a split of a Missouri River Conference prep baseball doubleheader with Sioux City West on Thursday.
The visiting Wolverines took the first game 17-8 before the Lynx won the nightcap 8-5.
Abraham Lincoln started the twin bill in style, scoring eight runs in the first two innings. But seven A.L. errors hurt the Lynx.
“They were not difficult plays,” said Abraham Lincoln Coach Brett Elam, “but we still mishandled the balls.”
Ben Fichter and Andrew Christensen each had two hits for A.L.
In the second game, A.L. senior Logan Kruse made key pitches when he had to in working 6 1/3 innings.
“Logan kept throwing strikes,” said Elam. “He threw great for us.”
The Lynx took charge with a six-run fifth inning. Cade Nelson plated two runs with a suicide squeeze bunt and Tyler Reiss slugged a three-run double.
Hunter Nice doubled and singled twice for the Lynx.
Lewis Central 10, Glenwood 7, 8 inn.
GLENWOOD – Lewis Central came from behind to edge Glenwood 10-7 in eight innings in a Hawkeye Ten Conference prep baseball game.
The visiting Titans broke the tie in the top of the eighth thanks to Jonah Pomrenke’s double, two unearned runs and Drake Nettles’ RBI single.
Jordan Wardlow hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning to tie the game at 6-6.
Bryson Sharon earned the win with four innings of relief pitching. He gave up only two hits and struck out seven.
Sioux City East sweeps Jackets
SIOUX CITY – Thomas Jefferson dropped a heartbreaking Missouri River Conference prep baseball doubleheader to Sioux City East. East won the first game 10-6 and took the nightcap 9-8 by scoring four times in the bottom of the seventh inning.
In the first game for the Yellow Jackets, Jared Thompson was 2-for-2 with a double. Grant Merk and Ryan Steinspring each had two hits. Nathan Newton had a double.
In the second game Merk and Tucker Rowe were each 2-for-2. Steinspring and Rowe had doubles.
Underwood 12, Sidney 0
UNDERWOOD – James Marsh, Nick Ravlin and Drake Adair combined for a five-hitter for Class 2-A No. 9 Underwood.
Zach Teten, Blake Hall and Coby Fink had two hits each for Underwood. Isaac Heilman had a two-run double.
Brett Gruber led Sidney with two hits.
Glenwood 7, Lewis Central 3
GLENWOOD – Glenwood scored four sixth-inning runs for the Hawkeye Ten win.
Brielle Smith and Brianna Gerhardt had two-run doubles to account for the scoring in the sixth inning.
Sydney Biermann got the win. The senior struck out 11 with no walks. She allowed only three hits and no earned runs.
Titan freshman pitcher Megan Gittins went five-plus innings, striking out nine. Taylor Elam and Presley Rodenburg had key hits.
Saintes split with Red Oak
RED OAK - St. Albert broke into the win column in prep softball in dramatic fashion with a 5-3 win over Red Oak in Hawkeye Ten Conference play.
It was the nightcap of a doubleheader that saw Red Oak win the first game 12-2 in five innings.
The Saintes won the second game with a three-run top of the seventh inning. Maddy Horvath, Isabel Pershing and Sarah Eggerling, who finished with two hits, had key hits in the frame.
Jessica McMartin, an eighth-grader, got the win with a solid pitching performance.
In the first game, Peyton Carman had a hit and drove in the St. Albert runs.
Treynor 4, Missouri Valley 1
TREYNOR – Sydni Huisman pitched a one-hitter and slammed a triple to lead the Cards to the win.
“I thought we grinded it out well and got some key hits when we needed to,” Treynor coach Kara Huisman said. “It was a well-played game on both sides.”
Missouri Valley 000 100 0–1 1 3
Treynor 020 020 x–4 8 1
W: Sydni Huisman. L: Julia Janssen. 3B: T, Huisman.
Treynor baseball 10, Logan-Magnolia 0
TREYNOR – Drew Petersen threw a two-hitter and Nate McCombs went 2 for 4 with three RBIs to lead the Class 2-A No. 3 Cardinals.
Logan-Magnolia 000 00 –0 2 2
Treynor 213 04–10 11 0
W: Drew Petersen. L: Joel Richardson.
Underwood 4, AHSTW baseball 2
AVOCA – Underwood’s Landon Nelson outdueled AHSTW’s Lane Nelson on the mound as the Class 2-A No. 9 Eagles won.
“I thought we played a pretty good game against a very good Underwood team,” AHSTW coach Jason Holst said. “Lane pitched a very good game for his first start of the season.”
Underwood 001 210 0–4 9 1
AHSTW 100 100 0–2 5 1
W: Landon Nelson. L: Lane Nelson. 2B: AHSTW, Blake Holst.