BAXTER - A solid effort on offense wasn’t enough for the Collins-Maxwell baseball team in a 15-5 loss to rival Baxter in five innings June 6.


The Spartans totaled seven hits. They scored twice in the first inning and three times in the third.


But Collins-Maxwell went cold over the last two innings, allowing Baxter to pull away. The Bolts put up 12 runs over the first three innings, then plated three more runs in the fourth to end the game early.


The loss put Collins-Maxwell at 0-6, both overall and in the Iowa Star Conference.


Brett Livesay was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a steal and Luke Huntrods finished 2-for-3 with an RBI for the Spartans. Wes Kahler singled, stole a base and scored twice; Blake Huntrods singled and drove in a run and Jace Huntrods singled and stole a base.


Brayden Bartleson also knocked in a run and Kyle Vanderwal scored two times.


Bartleson was the losing pitcher after allowing three runs on four walks and one hit over ⅔ of an inning. Kahler struck out five and walked three in 3 ⅓ innings.


Jake Travis surrendered five runs on six hits with four strikeouts in 2 ⅓ innings as the winning Baxter pitcher. Derrick Klemme was 4-for-4 with a double, two runs and three RBIs, and Carter Nelsen and Cole Damman each drove in four runs for the Bolts.


Baxter 15, Collins-Maxwell 5 (5)


CM 203 00 - 5 7 NA


B 345 3X - 15 15 NA


CM: Brayden Bartleson, Wes Kahler (1) and Luke Huntrods.


B: Jake Travis, Carter Nelsen (3) and Cody Damman.


WP: Travis.


LP: Bartleson.


2B: B - Derrick Klemme


MAXWELL - Collins-Maxwell couldn’t find a way to slow down North Tama in a 22-3 loss to the Redhawks in five innings June 5 at Collins.


The Spartans fell behind 11-3 after four innings, then gave up 11 runs in the fifth. They had three hits offensively, scoring once in the first inning and two times in the second.


Brayden Bartleson and Brett Livesay both singled and scored for Collins-Maxwell. Luke Huntrods singled and stole two bases, and Caleb Dvorak and Owen Clark each drove in a run.


Jace Huntrods was the losing pitcher after giving up 10 runs on 10 hits with three strikeouts and a walk in 1 ⅔ innings. Dvorak allowed 12 runs on 10 hits over the final three innings.


Ryan McLean homered twice and drove in six runs for North Tama. Parker Hulme allowed three runs with three strikeouts and walks apiece as the winning Redhawk pitcher.


North Tama 22, Collins-Maxwell 3 (5)


NT 052 4(11) - 22 20 NA


CM 120 00 - 3 3 NA


NT: Parker Hulme, Aaron Snider (5) and Luke Pennell.


CM: Jace Huntrods, Caleb Dvorak (4) and Luke Huntrods.


WP: Hulme.


LP: J. Huntrods.


2B: NT - Hulme, Adam Greiner.


HR: NT - Ryan McLean 2, Tyler Morrison.


DUNKERTON - Collins-Maxwell was hurt by a rough second inning in a 15-5 loss at Dunkerton in five innings June 3.


The Spartans gave up seven runs in the second. That put them down 9-1 and they couldn’t recover, despite a strong effort over the last three innings.


Collins-Maxwell had solid night offensively in defeat. The Spartans totaled seven hits, including two doubles.


Jace Huntrods went 3-for-3 with a double, two steals, two runs and an RBI and Luke Huntrods doubled and drove in a run for Collins-Maxwell. Wes Kahler was 1-for-3 with one run and RBI apiece; Caleb Dvorak singled, walked and scored; and Brayden Bartleson was 1-for-3 with an RBI.


Luke Huntrods gave up nine runs on five hits and four walks with a strikeout in 1 ⅔ innings as the losing pitcher. Bartleson allowed six runs on 10 hits and two walks with two strikeouts in three innings.


Kolby Rich was 4-for-4 with three doubles, two runs and four RBIs and Carter Michels 2-for-3 with two doubles, four runs and three RBIs for Dunkerton. Kyler Rich was the winning Raider pitcher, striking out seven and walking three in five innings.


Dunkerton 15, Collins-Maxwell 5 (5)


CM 102 20 - 5 7 NA


D 272 13 - 15 15 NA


CM: Luke Huntrods, Brayden Bartleson (2) and Caleb Dvorak, Huntrods (2).


D: Kyler Rich and Carter Michels.


WP: Rich.


LP: Huntrods.


2B: CM - Huntrods, Jace Huntrods. D - Kolby Rich 3, Michels 2, Casey Gardner.