C-M baseball team falls to Ogden in district quarterfinals: Spartans top Earlham in first round

Joe Randleman
Ames Tribune
Caden Hasbrouck

OGDEN - The Collins-Maxwell baseball team won a 2-1 battle over Earlham in its Class 1A district opener July 12 and fell to Ogden the next day in the district quarterfinals by 13-3 score in six innings.

 Masterful pitching from Caden Hasbrouck enabled Collins-Maxwell to get past Earlham in the opening round. Hasbrouck gave up one unearned run on six hits with five strikeouts and three walks in six innings as the winning pitcher.

Weston Kahler was overpowering in his one inning of relief to get the save. Kahler struck out all three Cardinal batters he faced in the seventh inning.

Earlham's only run came in the fifth inning after Collins-Maxwell had taken a 2-0 lead. The Spartans scored both of their runs in the third inning.

Caleb Dvorak

Caleb Dvorak was 2-for-3 with a double and he drove in both runs for Collins-Maxwell. Jace Huntrods and Blake Huntrods both singled and scored, Hasbrouck connected for a double and Austin Kepple singled once for the Spartans.

Ogden jumped out to a 4-1 lead over Collins-Maxwell after one inning in the quarterfinals July 13. The Bulldogs forced the Spartans to try and play catch up all night.

Collins-Maxwell hung around going into the third inning. The Spartans trailed 6-3, but gave up five unanswered runs over the next two innings and Ogden coasted the rest of the way.

Jace Huntrods and Luke Huntrods were both 2-for-3 and Hasbrouck, Kepple, Josef Dvorak, Dane Beattie and Brayden Bartleson each had one hit against Ogden. Jace Huntrods and Beattie each scored one run, pinch runner William Booth also crossed the plate once and Brody Sampson picked up an RBI.

Kepple took the loss against Ogden. He gave up eight earned runs on six hits and six walks in 4 2/3 innings.

Jace Huntrods allowed five runs on five hits with two strikeouts and walks apiece in relief for the Spartans.

Collins-Maxwell finished the season with a 12-8-1 record. It is the first winning season in program history.