RED OAK – Freshman J.C. Dermody threw a five-hit shutout as L.C. stayed unbeaten in the Hawkeye Ten Conference with an 11-0, six-inning win over Red Oak on Friday night.
Dermody has not yet allowed an earned run this season, according to quikstatsiowa.com. The Titans are the league’s only unbeaten team.
“This is his third start, and he’s pitched pretty well each time,” L.C. coach Lee Toole said. “He gets a lot of ground balls, and that’s good for our defense.”
Toole also said the Titans had some timely hitting.
“That’s something we haven’t had for the last few nights,” he said.
Jordan Wardlow socked a two-run triple in the fourth inning, and Bryson Sharon hit an RBI double in the sixth.
Lewis Central (16-5, 13-0) 031 304–11 9 1
Red Oak 000 000 –0 5 1
W: J.C. Dermody. L: Garrett Couse. 2B: LC, Bryson Sharon. 3B: LC, Jordan Wardlow
Harlan 6, SB-Luton 4
HARLAN – Isaiah Ahrenholtz hit a two-run single and Derec Weyer followed with a two-run double in a four-run fifth inning as Class 3-A No. 4 Harlan took the nonconference game.
Harlan trailed 4-1 entering the bottom of the fifth inning before coming back to take the lead. Jonathan Owens added a sixth-inning RBI double for the Cyclones.
SB-Luton 200 110 0–4 9 3
Harlan (15-3, 10-3) 100 041 x–6 8 3
W: Trey Gross. L: Sean Owens. 2B: H, Isaiah Ahrenholtz, Derec Weyer, Jonathan Owens.
Logan-Magnolia 8, Riverside 0
LOGAN – Logan-Magnolia sophomore Eli Pickle pitched four innings of two-hit ball with seven strikeouts to help the Panthers start strong.
Pickle left with a 6-0 lead, as the Panthers scored four times in the third inning, sparked by Barret Pitt’s two-run double.
Pitt went 2 for 2 with three RBIs for the Panthers. Losing pitcher Eddie Vicek and Rhett Bentley had two hits each for Riverside.
Riverside 000 000 0–0 6 0
Logan-Magnolia 204 002 x–8 8 2
W: Eli Pickle. L: Eddie Vicek. 2B: L-M, Barret Pitt.
Riverside 6, Logan-Magnolia 3
LOGAN – Riverside finished better than it started, and as a result wrapped up the third seed in next week’s Western Iowa Conference tournament.
Lo-Ma’s first three batters reached – two on errors – and scored, Riverside coach Chris Conover said.
The Panthers still led 3-1 until Riverside struck for five runs in the seventh inning. The rally included five consecutive hits. Chiara Rains hit a two-run double and Gracie Bluml added an RBI double.
“We decided to start swinging it, finally,” Conover said. “They just kind of got their confidence, and when the girls are loose and confident, they’re a very dangerous team.”
Riverside 001 000 5–6 9 3
Logan-Magnolia 300 000 0–3 5 0
W: Kenna Ford. L: Reanna Rife. 2B: R, Ari McGlade, Ford, Chiara Rains, Gracie Bluml.
West Harrison 8, Exira-EHK 5
MONDAMIN – Class 1-A No. 11 West Harrison scored four sixth-inning runs to beat Exira-EHK for the second time in two days.
The Hawkeyes trailed 5-4 before their big inning, which was sparked by Haley Koch’s RBI double and Chloe Gilgen’s RBI single.
West Harrison (17-2, 9-0) 110 024 x–8 15 2
Exira-EHK 100 103 0–5 12 2
W: Emily McIntosh. L: Macy Emgarten. 2B: WH, Haley Koch 2, McIntosh
St. Albert baseball 10-10, Creston 2-19
St. Albert split a Hawkeye Ten Conference doubleheader with Creston on Thursday at Chuck Wolever Field, winning the first game 10-2 and losing the nightcap 19-10.
In the opener for the Falcons, Bennett Heisterkamp allowed one run in four innings to get the win, and Eric Matthai went 3-for-4 with an RBI.
Gavin Gillam led Creston in the nightcap, going 4-for-6 with four RBIs. Cy Patterson went 2-for-5 with four RBIs for the hosts, and Brett Klusman was 3-for-3 with three RBIs.
Creston 100 001 0 – 2 6 3
St. Albert 214 021 x – 10 12 1
W: Bennett Heisterkamp. L: Keegan Smith. 2B: SA, Isaac Sherrill, Reed Miller. HR: C, Gavin Gillam.
Creston (4-13, 3-9) 901 010 8 – 19 10 2
St. Albert (14-9, 8-5) 001 111 6 – 10 11 2
W: Eli Loudon. L: Luke Hubbard. 2B: C, Eli Loudon, Britain Miller, Gavin Gillam, Brayton Chestnut; SA, Lance Wright, Cy Patterson 2. HR: Loudon