The Maquoketa Cardinals softball team won four games and lost one game last week. 

After splitting a doubleheader on Tuesday June 7, at Cascade, the Cardinals finished the week 3-0, winning the eight-team tournament in Calamus-Wheatland on Saturday. There, the Cardinals beat Bellevue 14-0 and Calamus-Wheatland 3-2 in 9 innings. Then, in the championship game, the Cardinals downed Northeast 5-4. 

Kalyn Hackman got the Cardinals’ week off on a positive note as she led off the game against Cascade and hit her first career home run to center field, giving the Cardinals an early 1-0 lead. Coach Lance Richardson put Malisha Robert in right field after Taylor Bates injured her foot. Robert took advantage of the playing time and smacked a two-run home run to left center. Hackman, Robert, and Mikaela Burken each collected two RBI for the game.

In game two, the Cardinals recorded 12 hits but could only push one run across the plate. The tough-luck loser in the circle was Skyler Burkey. Burkey pitched all seven innings and gave up six hits and three runs; two of those runs were unearned. Burkey struck out four and walked four. The Cougers broke a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the sixth on two Cardinal errors, a sacrifice and a hit scoring two unearned runs.

Then, on Saturday at the Calamus-Wheatland tournament, Burkey pitched three innings of no hit softball in the Cardinals’ 14-0 win to start the day. Jenna Wiebenga was the hitting star going 6x10 with a home run — the ninth of her career — along with three doubles and eight RBI for the day.

Tenley Cavanagh recorded three hits including a triple, double, and four RBI. Kasedi Frazier had four hits on the day. 

The Cardinals struck out as a team only seven times combined in all three games and committed zero defensive errors in the three games. All three of the Cardinals’ pitchers picked-up victories: Burkey allowed no hits in a  shortened game; Wiebenga tossed nine innings; and Carley Cavanagh pitched well in the championship game.

This week the girls hosted Independence on Monday. Then on Wednesday, June 15, the Cardinals travel to Benton Community for a doubleheader. Maquoketa finishes the week Thursday at Maquoketa with West Delaware coming to town.

All events start at 5:30 p.m.



M (6-6) 100 331 0 — 8 12 1

C (3-4)  001 000 0 — 1 1 2

Maquoketa — Clare Hackman 3x4; Tenley Cavanagh 2x4; Malisha Robert 1x2; Kasedi Frazier 1x3; Laney Hafner 1x3; Carley Cavanagh 1x3; Kalyn Hackman 1x4; Jenna Wiebenga 1x4; Mikaela Burken 1x4. Doubles — C. Hackman 1; Burken 1. Home Run — K. Hackman 1; Robert 1. RBI — K. Hackman 2; Robert 2; Burken 2; Wiebenga 1; C. Cavanagh 1. Stolen Bases — Frazier1. WP — C. Cavanagh. LP — Kate Green.



M (6-7) 010 000 0 — 1 12 2

C (4-4)  000 102 0 — 3 6 1

Maquoketa — Laney Hafner 2x3; Kalyn Hackman 2x4; Clare Hackman 2x4; Malisha Robert 2x4; Audree Kuhlman 1x2; Kasedi Frazier 1x3; Tenley Cavanagh 1x4; Jenna Wiebenga 1x4. Doubles — C. Hackman 1; Robert 1. Stolen Bases — Robert 1. WP — Brianna Carroll. LP — Skylar Burkey. 



B (0-8)  000 000 0 — 0 0 1

M (7-7) 635 000 0 — 14 12 0

Maquoketa — Jenna Wiebenga 3x3; Tenley Cavanagh 2x3; Mia Powers 1x1; Malisha Robert 1x1; Skylar Burkey 1x1; Carley Cavanagh 1x2; Clare Hackman 1x2; Kasedi Frazier 1x2; Kalyn Hackman 1x3. Doubles — Wiebenga 1; Robert 1. Triples — T. Cavanagh 1. Home Run — Wiebenga 1. RBI — Wiebenga 5; T. Cavanagh 3; C. Hackman 1; Powers 1; Robert 1; Burkey 1; C. Cavanagh 1. Stolen Bases — Robert 2; T. Cavanagh 1; Audree Kuhlman 1. WP — Skylar Burkey. LP — Player. 



M (8-7)         100 000 101 — 3 8 0

CW (4-10-1) 000 002 000 — 2 7 4

Maquoketa — Laney Hafner 2x4; Clare Hackman 1x3; Milaela Burken 1x3; Kalyn Hackman 1x4; Kasedi Frazier 1x4; Jenna Wiebenga 1x4; Carley Cavanagh 1x4. Doubles — Hafner 2; K. Hackman 1; Wiebenga 1. RBI — Wiebenga 1; C. Cavanagh 1; Malisha Robert 1. Stolen Bases — Hafner 1. WP — Jenna Wiebenga. LP — Delaney Engler. 



M (9-7)   002 030 0 — 5 7 0

N (11-3) 000 200 2 — 4 8 2

Maquoketa — Kasedi Frazier 2x2; Audree Kuhlman 2x2; Jenna Wiebenga 2x3; Tenley Cavanagh 1x4. Doubles — T. Cavanagh 1. RBI — Wiebenga 2; T. Cavanagh 1; Frazier 1. Stolen Bases — Frazier 1; T. Cavanagh 1. WP — Carley Cavanagh. LP — Madison Kluever. 



After rainout, Cards fall to Central DeWitt

The Cardinals baseball team had an unusual week last week. 

On Monday, the Cardinals got washed out in Vinton; these games will not be made-up. 

The Cardinals were able to play Friday night, June 10, in Maquoketa as the Central DeWitt Sabers came to town. 

The Sabers shutout the Cardinals in both ends of the non-conference doubleheader. In the first game, the Sabers scored four runs in the top of the first. The score remained 4-0, and as the teams batted in the top of the seventh, Central DeWitt pushed four more runs across the plate. Then, the Sabers held the Cardinals scoreless in the bottom of the seventh to win 8-0. 

After giving up those four runs in the first, the Cardinals’ pitcher, Owen Powers, kept the Sabers off balance for the bulk of the game. In the top of the seventh, Brandon Skladzien relieved Powers, and the Sabers doubled their runs in the inning. 

In game two, sophomore Dylan Mangler took the hill for the Cardinals. Kyle Bixby took the mound for the Sabers and provided the only offensive run for his team.

At the plate, Bixby led off the second inning with a double. The next batter, Mitchel Maher, ripped a double to right center that scored Bixby. The Sabers won game two 1-0 in a pitcher’s duel.

Mangler pitched all seven innings threw just 81 pitches while allowed six hits, one run and one base on balls while striking out six. Bixby was just a little better than Mangler; Bixby pitched all seven innings, threw only 69 pitches, allowed only one hit, walking one, and struck out six.

Caide Steffen recorded the only hit for the Cardinals, and Mangler got on base by drawing a walk.

Next week, the Cardinals host Independence on Monday June 13, and on Wednesday June 15, the Cardinals travel to Eldridge to take on North Scott in a non-conference contest. To close out the week, Maquoketa travel to Benton Community for a doubleheader Thursday.  Results for those games will be in the June 22 edition of the Sentinel-Press.



CD (4-8)  400 000 4 — 8 11 0

Maq (3-9)000 000 0 — 0 4 2

Maquoketa — Kasey Coakley 2x3; Mitchell Roeder 1x3; Sean Swanson 1x3. 

Stolen Bases — Coakley 1. WP — Noah Thein. LP — Owen Powers. 



CD (5-8)    010 000 0 — 1 6 1

Maq (3-10)000 000 0 — 0 1 1

Maquoketa — Caide Steffen 1x3. WP — Kyle Bixby. LP — Dylan Mangler. 


River Hawks split with Lisbon

The River Hawks went 2-1 last week after beating Springville 10-0 and splitting a doubleheader with Lisbon June 9.

To start off the week, the River Hawks beat the winless Springville Orioles 10-0.

Aidan Gruver picked-up his first win of the season as pitcher, allowing two hits, zero runs, striking out nine and walking five.

Offensive stars in the game were Conor Gruver, and Ayden Huling both going 3-4. Luke Reuter went 2x2, with two RBI and three stolen bases. The River Hawks pounded out 10 hits and stole eight bases in the win.

In a more challenging matchup, the Lisbon Lions, ranked sixth in class 1A in the latest Iowa high school boys baseball poll with a 10-1 record, turned the tables on the River Hawks, shutting them out 7-0 in the first game of the doubleheader. 

The score was 1-0 Lisbon going to the top of the sixth, but an error and five-straight singles extended the Lions’ lead to 6-0.

In game two the River Hawks hung on in the seventh inning to win in a slugfest, 17-12, to earn a split in the doubleheader  

In the second game, winning pitcher Conor Gruver was also the top hitter for the River Hawks. He was 3x3 at the plate with a double, four runs, three RBI, two walks, and one stolen base. The River Hawks banged out 17 hits. Ashten Huling and Hayden Felkey also recorded three hits and had four RBI apiece. Every batter in the River Hawk lineup had at least one hit or scored a run. The first four hitters in the lineup combined for 10 hits and scored 12 runs to pace the River Hawks. 

This week the River Hawks traveled to Edgewood-Colesburg Monday, June 13, for one game. Then on Thursday, June 16, Marquette Catholic comes to Miles for a doubleheader starting at 5 p.m. Then on Friday, Monticello travels to Miller Field in Miles for a non-conference game starting at 7 p.m.



EV (4-3)  022 231 0 — 10 10 0

S (0-10)  000 000 0 — 0 2 3

Easton Valley — Conor Gruver 3x4; Ayden Huling 3x4; Luke Reuter 2x2; Ashten Huling 1x3; Brig Bormann 1x4. Doubles — C. Gruver 2. RBI — Reuter 2; Ayden Huling 2.; Ashten Huling 1; Hayden Felkey1.   Stolen Bases — Reuter 3; Bormann 1; C. Gruver 1; Ashten Huling 1; Ayden Huling 1; Bryar Haring 1. WP — Aidan Gruver. LP — Oliver Longerbeam. 



L (11-1)  100 005 1 — 7 11 0

EV (4-4)  000 000 0 — 0 5 3

Easton Valley — Brig Bormann 2x3; Hayden Felkey 1x2; Ashten Huling 1x3; Carson Fuegen 1x3. Doubles — Fuegen 1. Stolen Bases — Bormann 1. WP — Hunter Clark. LP — Ivan Lant. 



L (11-2)  001 611 3 — 12 8 3

EV (5-4)  302 543 0 — 17 17 5

Easton Valley — Conor Gruver 3x3; Hayden Felkey 3x4; Ashten Huling 3x5; Callan Messerich 2x2; Carson Fuegen 2x4; Brig Bormann 2x4; Ayden Huling 1x2; Luke Reuter 1x5. Doubles — Ashten Huling 1; C. Gruver 1. RBI — Felkey 4; C. Gruver 3; Ashten Huling 2; Bormann 1; Ayden Huling 1.  Stolen Bases — Aidan Gruver 2; C. Gruver 1; Fuegen 1. WP — Conor Gruver. LP — Cohen Kamaus.