Jordan Wardlow hit two of Lewis Central’s four home runs Friday night in an 11-5 win over Abraham Lincoln in intracity baseball.
The Titans struck first in the second inning when Jonah Pomrenke was hit by a pitch, moved to second on Cael Malskeit’s sacrifice bunt and scored on Bryson Sharon’s double.
Drake Nettles and Wardlow each hit solo homers in the third to put L.C. up 3-0. After a wild pitch and Nettles’ RBI single made it 5-0, A.L.’s Cade Nelson hit a two-run single in the fourth to cut it to 5-2.
Pomrenke hit a two-run blast in the fifth to restore L.C.’s five-run lead.
But the Lynx fought back in the bottom half, with Tyler Rardin’s two-run single pulling A.L. within 7-4. Andrew Christensen’s RBI groundout made it 7-5.
In the sixth, though, Nettles and Easton Dermody hit back-to-back doubles to make it 8-5, and a wild pitch and error brought Dermody in for a 9-5 L.C. lead. Wardlow homered to make it 10-5.
In the seventh, Nettles hit an RBI single for an 11-5 lead.
L.C. coach Lee Toole said it was nice to see his team respond to the fifth-inning challenge from the Lynx.
“Going into the game, we had such an emotional extra-inning win at Glenwood last night, I was concerned that they might run out of gas.”
The win caps a 5-0 week for the Titans.
“We’re a very young team and a pretty inexperienced team, but we’ve played well,” he said. “One thing these kids are good at is knowing that they have a lot of things they need to work on. Hopefully we can keep it going.”
Lewis Central 012 223 1–11 14 2
Abraham Lincoln 000 230 0– 5 8 2
W: Jordan Wardlow. L: Hunter Nice. HR: LC, Wardlow 2, Drake Nettles, Jonah Pomrenke
Logan-Magnolia 11, Treynor 10
LOGAN – A throwing error on a grounder scored Kaleb Hatcher with the winning run in the seventh inning as Logan-Magnolia handed Class 2-A No. 3 Treynor its first loss of the season.
The Cards had beaten Lo-Ma 10-0 on Wednesday and jumped out to a 7-3 lead entering the bottom of the third on Friday.
But Lo-Ma scored three in the third and added five in the fourth, which included Tre Melby’s two-run home run.
Colton Hanlon had four RBIs and Joel Richardson and Melby two each for Lo-Ma. Drew Petersen hit two doubles for Treynor.
“It’s a good one for the boys,” Lo-Ma coach Kurtis Hinkel said. “It gets their confidence rolling and lets them know they can compete at a high level.”
Treynor (11-1) 214 200 1–10 10 2
Logan-Magnolia (6-4) 003 511 1–11 11 2
W: Joe Hedger. L: Jaxon Schumacher. 2B: L-M, Joel Richardson, Colton Hanlon; T, Nate McCombs, Will Halverson, Brenden Dingus, Drew Petersen 2. HR: L-M, Tre Melby.
Glenwood 11, Thomas Jefferson 5
GLENWOOD – Brooklyn Taylor hit three doubles to lead a 10-hit Glenwood attack in the win.
For T.J., Hannah Belt was 3 for 3, including a three-run double, and Caitlyn Jones and Lilly Thompson were each 2 for 4.
Each coach saw good things from her team’s offense.
“I was really happy with how aggressive we were,” T.J. coach Amy Anderson said. “They stepped up their offensive game and made some adjustments.”
Glenwood coach Kylee Stanton said, “I thought it was a very solid game. We just need to keep pushing through instead of settling when we’re up a few runs.”
Thomas Jefferson plays at the Riverside tournament on Saturday.
Thomas Jefferson 012 020 0–5 9 3
Glenwood 330 032 x–11 10 1
W: Sydney Biermann. L: Caitlyn Jones. 2B: TJ, Hannah Beltt; G, Brooklyn Taylor 3, Kelly Embray 1, Hayllee Sell 1.
West Harrison 15, Ar-We-Va 3
West Harrison put together two big innings – a four-run first and a five-run sixth – on the way to the Rolling Valley Conference rout.
West Harrison, 8-1, has scored 10-plus runs in all but two games this season.
“We only lost two seniors last year. They were major contributors, but we were able to fill those positions with girls who were varsity players last year,” West Harrison coach Jami Sherer said.
“These girls have been playing ball together since kindergarten,” she said. “They know how to play ball, keep their focus and win every inning.
“It’s just one of those teams, you know? They make coaching easy and fun.”
West Harrison 422 025 0–15
Ar-We-Va 020 001 0– 3
Treynor 11, Logan-Magnolia 1
LOGAN – Treynor’s Sydni Huisman struck out 13 batters in the win.
Bella Dingus, Stella Umphreys and Konnor Sudmann each had two hits for the Cards, who scored six runs in the seventh inning.
“We had some very timely hits and ran the bases well” in that inning, which started with Umphreys’ double, coach Kara Huisman said.
Treynor 300 020 6–11 10 1
Logan-Magnolia 000 010 0–1 5 2
W: Sydni Huisman. L: Reanna Rife. 2B: T, Stella Umphreys.
St. Albert 16, Red Oak baseball 3
RED OAK – Ryan Genereux was 3 for 3, and the Falcons took advantage of 15 Red Oak walks.
St. Albert 101 185 0–16 9 2
Red Oak 100 101 0 –3 3 2
W: Luke Hubbard. L: Colton Kinnison.
Logan-Magnolia 16, Riverside baseball 3
OAKLAND – Colton Hanlon pitched a five-inning complete game for Logan-Magnolia, which gave him some breathing room with an eight-run third inning.
Logan-Magnolia 228 040–16
Riverside 021 00x–3
W: Colton Hanlon. L: Mason Bivens. 2B: L-M, Barret Pitt; R, Wyatt Hough.
Harlan softball 14, Clarinda 0
CLARINDA – Morgan Schaben pitched a one-hitter and hit a double to spark Harlan’s rout.
Harlan 073 040–14 12 1
Clarinda 000 00x –0 1 5
W: Morgan Schaben. L: Aziah Smalley. 2B: H, Schaben.