CMB goes 2-1 at B-F tourney
BONDURANT - The Collins-Maxwell-Baxter softball team went 2-1 at the Bondurant-Farrar Invitational Saturday in Bondurant.
The Raiders - the No. 10 team in Class 3A - dominated Webster City and Earlham. They pounded Webster City by a 15-3 score in three innings and Earlham by a 15-2 margin.
In the victory over Webster City the Raiders had 16 hits and stole five bases.
Katie Camp went 3-for-3 with one run and steal apiece to pace the Raiders on offense. Mikayla Houge was 2-for-3 with a double, steal, run and three RBI; Abbey Kahler was 2-for-3 with three RBI; Payge Jurgens went 2-for-3 with two runs and one RBI and Hannah Caple was 2-for-3 with a double.
Megan Ritter went 1-for-2 with a walk and two runs, Mikayla Eslinger was 1-for-2 with a steal and two runs, Abby Husak finished 1-for-1 with a run, Heather Jessen went 1-for-2 with a double and a run and Kaitlynn Kelly was 1-for-3 with one run and RBI apiece for CMB. Emma Husak added two runs and steals apiece and Gracie Cheville scored twice.
Kahler was the winning pitcher. She allowed three runs - one earned - on three hits with seven strikeouts and no walks in three innings.
In the victory over Earlham, Houge was the winning pitcher as she struck out seven and gave up two earned runs on four hits and two walks, going the full seven innings.
Jurgens went 3-for-5 with a home run, two runs and six RBI for CMB in the victory over Earlham. Kahler was 2-for-5 with two doubles, three runs and three RBI; Camp finished 2-for-3 with two steals and runs apiece and Houge ended up 2-for-4 with a double.
Ritter went 1-for-4 with one walk, three runs and one RBI; Abby Husak was 1-for-3 with a run and Kelly was 1-for-2 with a walk, steal and two runs. Mikayla Markley finished 1-for-1, Caple was 1-for-4 and Holly Jessen went 1-for-1 with one run.
One bad inning doomed CMB against PCM. the Raiders gave up 10 runs in the second inning and couldn’t quite make up the difference, dropping a 12-10 slugfest in a shortened three-inning affair.
CMB plated five runs in the first and two in the second. They added three in the third, but PCM put up two runs in the third to hold on for the win and hand the Raiders their first loss of the season.
Sydney Schmidt gave up four earned runs on five hits with two strikeouts and walks apiece in 1 ? innings to take the loss. Heather Jessen allowed eight runs on five hits with three walks in 1 ? innings.
Holly Jessen was 2-for-2 with two doubles; Ritter went 1-for-2 with a walk, two runs and RBI and Camp finished 1-for-2 with a walk and two runs for CMB versus PCM. Houge walked twice, scored two runs and had one RBI; Kahler was 1-for-2 with a walk, run and RBI; Jurgens walked three times and scored once and Caple scored one run. Kayla Jennings went 2-for-3 with two doubles and RBI apiece and Jayci Vos was 2-for-3 with one run and three RBI to lead PCM on offense.
Chelbie Gillespie got the win for PCM. She gave up six earned runs and walked seven in three innings.
JEWELL - A great pitching performance from eighth-grader Mikayla Houge lifted Collins-Maxwell-Baxter to a 2-0 Heart of Iowa Conference victory over South Hamilton Friday at Jewell.
Houge tossed a four-hitter with four strikeouts and one walk in seven innings to earn the victory. The win put CMB at 5-0 both overall and in the HOIC.
CMB gave Houge all the offensive support she needed with two runs in the first inning. Payge Jurgens doubled in both runs for the Raiders.
Megan Ritter ended up 2-for-4 with one run, Katie Camp was 1-for-3 with one run and Hannah Caple finished 1-for-3. Abbey Kahler drew one walk and Abby Husak picked up one steal for CMB.
Ady Wintermote was the losing pitcher. She struck out six and walked one in seven innings.
Taylor Volkmann, Ronnie Olson, Katie Johnson and Alissa Moss each collected one single for South Hamilton.
COLLINS - A sixth-inning rally gave Collins-Maxwell-Baxter a 4-2 victory over Prairie City-Monroe June 1 in an early-season Heart of Iowa Conference showdown at Collins.
CMB fell behind 2-0 after PCM plated two runs in the top of the fourth. The score remained that way until the bottom of the sixth.
In the sixth inning CMB scored all four of its runs to move in front. The Raiders then blanked PCM in the top of the seventh to complete the comeback and go to 4-0 in the HOIC.
After Katie VandeWall hit a two-run homer to account for both PCM runs in the fourth Abbey Kahler led off the bottom of the sixth with a solo shot for CMB to cut the Mustang lead in half. The Raiders then loaded the bases with two outs, and Veronica Condon came through with a clutch two-run single to give CMB the lead.
The Raiders added an insurance run later in the inning when Holly Jessen scored on a wild pitch. Kahler worked around an error to keep PCM off the board in the seventh to secure the victory.
Kahler gave up two earned runs on four hits with five strikeouts and no walks in seven innings to get the win. Megan Ritter joined Condon and Kahler in picking up one hit for CMB and she also walked and stole two bases.
Payge Jurgens walked three times and stole one base. Jessen walked and scored, Hannah Caple drew one walk and Gracie Cheville and Jordynn Wesselink each scored one run for the Raiders.
Jayci Vos went 2-for-3 with one run and Abby Waddell had a single to go along with VandeWall’s home run for PCM. Kayla Jennings was the losing Mustang pitcher as she gave up four runs - three earned - on three hits with six strikeouts and walks apiece in six innings.