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Tue
07
Jul

Bulldog baseball team improves to 8-4


MFL MarMac shortstop Cedrick Drahn edges into the outfield to catch an East Buchanan pop up. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

Ethan Stubbs pitched well against East Buchanan on July 1, allowing just two hits and one earned run in six innings.

Cullen McShane breaks for home in game one of the Bulldogs' doubleheader with South Winn.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

The MFL MarMac baseball team improved its record to 8-4 last week, bouncing back from a doubleheader sweep at the hands of undefeated South Winneshiek to win games against North Fayette Valley and East Buchanan.

The Bulldogs faced off against South Winn on June 29. The Warriors took game one of the doubleheader 11-1, aided by three separate four-run innings. 

MFL MarMac managed just four hits against tough South Winn pitching. Cullen McShane had two of those and scored the team’s lone run in the second inning. Max Havlicek and JT Stocker had one hit apiece.

Tue
07
Jul

MFL MarMac softball team picks up two more wins


Brinan Berger tags out a South Winn runner at second base. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

Abby Schellhorn drops down a bunt in game one of the Bulldogs’ doubleheader with West Central.

Abby Koslowski nabs a pitch behind the plate.

Jordan Schubert was busy on the base paths last week, with two separate four-hit games.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

The MFL MarMac softball team is now 6-3, after splitting doubleheaders with West Central and South Winneshiek and losing a non-conference match-up with Sumner-Fredericksburg last week.

The Bulldogs won the first game of the June 29 doubleheader with West Central by a score of 9-4. Lauren Haberichter picked up the win, holding the Blue Devils to seven hits and two earned runs over seven innings. She amassed 15 strikeouts, a season best.

Tue
07
Jul

Tough losses for Central softball


Chelsia Larson rounds the bases after hitting a grand slam against West Central. (Photos by Bev Hamann)

Central shortstop Delaney Scherf prepares to tag a South Winn runner out at second base.

Kaitlyn Wiley covers third base.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

The Central softball team had a tough third week of the season, losing a single game to Springville and doubleheaders with West Central and South Winneshiek.

Springville won the June 29 match-up 7-1, bolstered by a four-run third inning. The Warriors scored their lone run in the fourth, when Kaitlyn Wiley drove in Abby Cummer. In addition to a double by Cummer, Delaney Scherf, Lexi Loan, Chelsia Larson and Grace Kuehl all had hits in the game.

Tue
07
Jul

War Eagles cap off week with sweep of Turkey Valley


Evan Schroeder went 1-2 in the War Eagles’ game against Jesup on July 2. (Photos by Bev Hamann)

War Eagle shortstop Caleb Helle throws to first against the J-Hawks.

Sean Wilwert works behind the plate for the War Eagles.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

The Clayton Ridge/Central (CR/C) War Eagles upped their record to 3-11 last week, capped off by a Friday sweep of Upper Iowa Conference foe Turkey Valley.

The busy week, which included six games, started June 30, with a doubleheader against Kee. The War Eagles took an early 1-0 lead in the first game, but the Hawks tied it up in the bottom of the second, then tacked on runs in four more innings to win 12-2.

Tue
30
Jun

MFL MarMac baseball team continues to roll


JT Stocker had a combined three hits and two RBIs during MFL MarMac’s doubleheader with Turkey Valley on June 25. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

In six innings against Turkey Valley, Ethan Stubbs allowed just four hits and one earned run and struck out eight batters.

Karter Decker happily sprints home in the Bulldogs’ 11-1 victory over Turkey Valley on June 25.

Bulldog second baseman Bryce Radloff awaits a throw from first, as a Trojan player heads in for a slide.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

The MFL MarMac baseball team continued its hot start to the season last week, sweeping North Fayette Valley and taking one of two games against Turkey Valley.

In the first game against NFV on June 24, the Bulldogs won 4-2 after scoring in each of the first four innings. The TigerHawks crossed the plate in both the sixth and seventh, but couldn’t close the gap.

Left fielder Karter Decker was 2-3 in the game with an RBI. Chaise Ziegler was also 2-3, while Ethan Stubbs singled and drove in a run. Max Havlicek, who did not have a hit in the game but was hit by a pitch, walked and stole three bases, scored two of the team’s runs.

Tue
30
Jun

Bulldogs take two from Central in rain-shortened week


Lauren Haberichter limited Central to just two hits in a 7-2 win on June 23. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

Mackenzy Ruff was 2-2 with an RBI and run scored in the first game of a June 23 doubleheader with Central.

Abby Schellhorn speeds from second to third in the first of two games with Central.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

Rain dampened much of the MFL MarMac softball team’s schedule last week, postponing a doubleheader with Turkey Valley and canceling one game at North Linn. Even the two games the Bulldogs managed to sneak in on June 23 against Central were played a night later than planned due to inclement weather. 

The Bulldogs made the most of their limited time on the field, though, sweeping Central in a key Upper Iowa Conference match-up.

Tue
30
Jun

Warriors fall victim to late rallies


Maddy Wille slides safely into second base in game two of the doubleheader against Clayton Ridge. (Photos by Bev Hamann)

Abby Cummer takes a big hack during game one of Central’s June 23 doubleheader at MFL MarMac.

Chelsia Larson has been Central’s main presence on the mound this season.

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

The Central Warrior softball team now has a season record of 3-7, following a tough week filled with rain postponements and make-up games.

The Warriors kicked off play at MFL MarMac on June 23, losing the first game of a doubleheader 7-2 and the second 4-2, after giving up a four-run sixth inning. 

On Wednesday, June 24, they played the first game of a planned doubleheader against Clayton Ridge. The game was a lead-changing affair that came down to clutch hitting by the Eagles in the bottom of the sixth, sealing a 12-11 victory. 

Tue
30
Jun

War Eagles get first win of season

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

The Clayton Ridge/Central War Eagles won their first game of the season on June 23, against Turkey Valley. The Trojans nearly rallied in the bottom of the seventh inning, but the War Eagles held on to the narrow 4-3 victory. 

Key performers included Caleb Helle, who struck out 11 batters, and Oakley Harbaugh, who had a hit, RBI and a stolen base. Drake Ostrander went 1-3, drove in a run and scored once.

The team tried to keep the winning momentum going June 24, against Kee. The Hawks couldn’t be tamed, though, totaling 11 runs on 11 hits for an 11-2 victory. 

Tue
23
Jun

MFL MarMac baseball team is off to 3-1 start


Max Havlicek sends the ball from third to first in the game against the War Eagles. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

Chaise Ziegler went 2-4 with two RBIs in MFL MarMac’s 9-5 win over Clayton Ridge/Central on June 16.

Senior pitcher Kaleb Tilson tossed five innings against Clayton Ridge/Central, surrendering seven hits and five earned runs. He struck out four War Eagles.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

The MFL MarMac baseball team is off to a 3-1 start, with wins over Waukon, Clayton Ridge/Central and Kee and a tough loss at Jesup last week.

The 8-6 win at Waukon on June 15 was a comeback affair for the Bulldogs. The team trailed 5-3 heading into the sixth, before scoring three times in the top of the inning and twice more in the seventh to earn the victory.

Senior Cedrick Drahn was 2-3 in the game, driving in one run and scoring twice. Senior JT Stocker also tallied two hits—including a triple—and scored two times. In a 2-4 night, sophomore Cullen McShane had two RBIs and scored once.

Tue
23
Jun

A ‘sweep’ beginning to the season


At the urging of head coach Jerald Kleve, Lauren Kishman sprints home in MFL MarMac’s 22-4 victory over Clayton Ridge on June 17. Kishman was 2-2 in the game, driving in four runs and scoring twice. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

Senior third baseman Keri Picha tosses the ball to first for an out in game one against the Eagles.

In game one of the doubleheader against Clayton Ridge, Lauren Haberichter tossed five innings, allowing seven hits and striking out nine batters.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

The MFL MarMac softball team swept Upper Iowa Conference foe Clayton Ridge in a doubleheader June 17, to start the season 2-0.

The first game was a 22-4 rout, book-ended by seven Bulldog runs in the first inning and 12 in the fifth. In addition to 11 hits, MFL MarMac players walked 14 times in the game and were hit by four pitches. 

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