Raiders improve to 5-8 in HOIC

LEGRAND – The Collins-Maxwell-Baxter softball team put up a good fight against a ranked East Marshall squad before suffering an 8-4 loss on the road June 27.

The Raiders scored one run in each of the first three innings and they only trailed the fourth-ranked team in Class 3A by a 4-3 score going into the bottom of the fifth inning.

East Marshall then plated four runs in its half of the fifth to create some breathing room. But CMB didn’t let the game get out of hand as the Raiders blanked the Mustangs in the sixth and scored one more run in the seventh before coming up short, falling to 9-17 on the season.

CMB ended up with eight hits in the loss. The Raiders had good balance throughout the lineup as seven different players picked up a hit.

Cortney Ubben went 2-for-3 with a steal and a run; Mackenzie Schmitz finished 1-for-2 with two walks and a pair of runs and Abby Applegate doubled, walked twice and drove in a run for CMB. Megan Ritter singled and scored, Cheyanne Warne and Brittany Peterson both singled and drove in a run and Taylor Ross finished 1-for-3.

Warne was the losing pitcher as she allowed six earned runs on nine hits with four walks and three strikeouts in six innings.

Haley Long picked up the win for East Marshall as she threw all seven innings, striking out 11 batters and walking four. Taylor Fricke doubled, homered and drove in two runs and Long and Sophie Grego also knocked two runs apiece for the Mustangs.

East Marshall 8, CMB 4

CMB 111 000 1 – 4 8 NA

EM 202 040 X – 8 9 NA

CMB: Cheyanne Warne and Abby Applegate

EM: Haley Long and Katie Roseland

WP: Long

LP: Warne

2B: CMB – Applegate; EM – Mariah Fritz, Taylor Fricke

HR: EM – Fricke

COLLINS – Collins-Maxwell-Baxter earned some revenge June 25 when the Raiders topped Nevada by a 5-3 score at Collins.

CMB had suffered a 7-6 loss to the Cubs in Nevada just four days earlier, thanks to a bad first inning. In the rematch, CMB jumped out to a 4-0 lead and held on to improve to 5-8 in the Heart of Iowa Conference.

The Raiders tallied nine hits in the victory. Taylor Ross was 2-for-3 with a run, Mackenzie Schmitz finished 2-for-4 with two RBI and Megan Ritter was 2-for-4 with a run to lead the way for CMB on offense.

Abby Applegate finished 1-for-3 with an RBI, Payge Jurgens walked and scored twice, Becky Williams singled and scored and Cortney Ubben was 1-for-3.

Cheyanne Warne was the winning pitcher as she went the distance and allowed one earned run on 11 hits with four walks and two strikeouts.

Alex Van Dam gave up all five runs for Nevada in seven innings to take the loss. She had three strikeouts and one walk.

Haley Ellingson was 3-for-4 with a run and Tanner Messerli also went 3-for-4 as the top Nevada hitters. Kelsey Haley finished 2-for-4 with a walk and Megan Anderson and Delaney Cheek each scored once for the Cubs.

CMB 5, Nevada 3

N 000 200 1 – 3 11 NA

CMB 031 100 X – 5 9 NA

N: Alex Van Dam and Tanner Messerli

CMB: Cheyanne Warne and Abby Applegate

WP: Warne

LP: Van Dam

JEFFERSON – A monster fourth inning wasn’t enough to get Collins-Maxwell-Baxter past Greene County June 24 in Jefferson.

The Raiders had an amazing 10-run outburst in the third to take an 11-0 lead. But Greene County pulled within 11-5 two innings later and in the sixth inning the Rams erupted for seven runs.

CMB was unable to answer in the seventh as the Raiders were dealt a heartbreaking 12-11 loss.

Cheyanne Warne hit a home run to highlight CMB’s big third inning; she drove in four runs for the game and also drew a walk. Becky Williams was 3-for-3 with a double, walk, run, steal and RBI and Mackenzie Schmitz finished 2-for-5 with a steal, run and RBI.

Megan Ritter added a single and two runs, Payge Jurgens singled, walked and scored; Abby Applegate was 1-for-3 with a walk and RBI; Cortney Ubben scored twice and Taylor Ross and Brittany Petersen each scored once for the Raiders. Veronica Condon tacked on a pinch-hit two-run single for CMB.

Warne took the loss as she gave up 12 runs – eight earned – on 12 hits with one walk in five innings. Heather Jessen threw one scoreless inning with no hits and one walk for the Raiders.

Mady Adamson hit three doubles and drove in four runs to lead Greene County. Emily Christensen added two doubles, runs and RBI apiece; Tressa Rasmussen was 2-for-4 with a double, run and RBI and Jennifer Kennedy finished 2-for-4 with two runs.

Kennedy gave up six runs – five earned – on three hits with five walks and two strikeouts in 2 2/3 innings. Marissa Promes was the winning pitcher for the Rams as she allowed five runs – none earned – on seven hits with four strikeouts and no walks in 4 1/3 innings.

Greene County 12, CMB 11

CMB 001 (10)00 0 – 11 10 NA

GC 000 327 X – 12 12 NA

CMB: Cheyanne Warne, Heather Jessen (6) and Abby Applegate

GC: Jennifer Kennedy, Marissa Promes (5) and Promes, Hannah Cooklin (5)

WP: Promes

LP: Warne

2B: CMB – Becky Williams; GC – Mady Adamson 3, Emily Christensen 2, Tressa Rasmussen

HR: CMB – Warne