OGDEN - For the third year in a row, the Collins-Maxwell-Baxter baseball team upset Ogden in the postseason as the Raiders pulled off a 3-2 victory over the Bulldogs in the Class 2A district quarterfinals Saturday at Ogden.
CMB received outstanding pitching from Travis Lindemoen and Creighton Caple to get past the Bulldogs and advance to the regional semifinals for the third year in a row. Lindemoen kept Ogden off the board for six innings and Caple finished off the Bulldogs in the seventh to get the save.
Lindemoen ended up allowing two runs — one earned — in the seventh inning as the winning pitcher. He only gave up four hits and struck out eight with two walks.
Caple only gave up one hit and he struck out one batter in his scoreless inning of work.
The Raiders finished with six hits on offense. They scored twice in the fourth inning and added what turned out to be the winning run in the top of the fifth.
Lindemoen was 2-for-3 with a walk, steal and run; Cole Damman ended up 1-for-4 with an RBI and Adam Smith walked scored and drove in a run. Brady Ross walked twice and drove in a run, Ian Thomson was 1-for-2 with a walk, Caple and Bryce Bacon each singled once and Brady Kemp walked, stole a base and scored.
The victory put CMB at 5-20. Ogden ended its season with a 14-15 record.
Carter Church surrendered two earned runs on four hits with five strikeouts and four walks in 3 ⅔ innings as the losing Bulldog pitcher. Wes Clausen singled and drove in a run and Kayden Kruse went 2-for-2 with a walk and a run to lead Ogden at the plate.
CMB 3, Ogden 2
CMB 000 210 0 - 3 6 NA
O 000 000 2 - 2 5 NA
CMB: Travis Lindemoen, Creighton Caple (7) and Brady Kemp.
O: Carter Church, Jacob Craven (4) and Chad Mohr.
JEWELL - Collins-Maxwell-Baxter had trouble stringing hits together in a 4-0 loss to South Hamilton July 6 at Jewell.
The Raiders matched the Hawks with six hits, but they couldn’t manufacture a run, finishing 2-14 in the Heart of Iowa Conference.
South Hamilton put up two runs in the first inning. The Hawks tacked on two more insurance scores in the fourth.
Creighton Caple was 2-for-3 with a double, walk and steal as the top hitter for CMB. Brady Ross, Brady Kemp, Cater Nelsen and Ian Thomson each added a single and Kemp also walked once.
Tucker Maxwell earned one free pass and he also stole a base for the Raiders on offense.
Maxwell was the losing pitcher. He allowed four earned runs on five hits with four strikeouts and walks apiece in four innings.
Caple threw one hitless and scoreless inning of relief with one strikeout. Kemp gave up one hit and struck out three batters with no walks in a scoreless inning of work.
C.J. Hewitt struck out five batters and allowed just two hits in 2 ⅔ innings as the winning South Hamilton pitcher. D.J. Klonglan was 2-for-4 with two runs, one steal and an RBI and Cole Ellis went 1-for-3 with a run, steal and two RBI for the Hawks with the bat.
South Hamilton 4, CMB 0
CMB 000 000 0 - 0 6 NA
SH 200 200 X - 4 6 NA
CMB: Tucker Maxwell, Brady Kemp (5), Creighton Caple (6) and Bryce Bacon.
SH: C.J. Hewitt, Zeke Balderas (3), Cole Berg (5), D.J. Klonglan (7) and Rylan Harris.
2B: CMB - Caple. SH - Blake Barquist.
MADRID - A late spurt on offense wasn’t enough to overcome two bad innings for Collins-Maxwell-Baxter in an 11-5 non-conference loss at Madrid July 5.
The Raiders scored all five of their runs over the last two innings. But it couldn’t make up for a six-run Madrid second inning and the Tigers also pushed five runs across in the sixth to put the game away.
Creighton Caple was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs; Cole Damman finished 2-for-2 with a double, two walks, two steals and an RBI and Travis Lindemoen ended up 2-for-4 with an RBI for CMB offensively. Brady Kemp added one single and two RBI, Brady Ross walked two times and scored twice, Tucker Maxwell stole a base and scored and Bryce Bacon drew one walk.
Carter Nelsen allowed six unearned runs on three hits and three walks with one strikeout in 1 ⅔ innings as the losing CMB pitcher. Bacon surrendered three earned runs on three hits and walks apiece and he struck out four in 3 ⅓ innings, Derrick Klemme gave up two runs on three hits in one inning and Cole Damman threw 11 pitches for the Raiders.
Logan Wicker gave up two hits and one walk and he struck out seven in five scoreless innings of work as the victorious pitcher for Madrid. Bryce Dean went 2-for-3 with a double, walk, two runs and three RBI and Landen Klatt and Devin Fuson each knocked in two runs for the Tigers.
Madrid 11, CMB 5
CMB 000 003 2 - 5 7 NA
M 060 005 X - 11 9 NA
CMB: Carter Nelsen, Cole Damman (2), Bryce Bacon (2), Derrick Klemme (6) and Travis Lindemoen.
M: Logan Wicker, Nolan Owensby (6), Eli Greufe (7) and Wyatt Smith.
2B: CMB - Damman, Creighton Caple. M - Bryce Dean.