Baseball

 

Independence 9

Maquoketa 7

 The wait is finally over. High school sports have resumed after being delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

The Cardinal boys opened the abbreviated season on the road for the first three games.

The Cardinals dropped both games of the June 15 doubleheader in Independence to open the season, 9-7 and 3-1. Then on June 17, the Cardinals traveled to Eldridge to take on the Mississippi Athletic Conference North Scott Lancers. The Cardinals came out on the short end of the stick, losing 13-3

On June 18, the Cardinals hosted Williamsburg. Coming home is just what the Cardinals needed as the team swept both games of the doubleheader. 

Jack Dostal provided the come-from-behind walk-off hit in the first game, propelling the Cardinals to the first win of the season. 

The Cardinals scored three times in the bottom of the seventh setting off a celebration in short right field. Dostal went 2x4 with three RBI. The Cardinals pounded out 13 hits, with Hunter Manning, Kannon Coakley, Kole Harmon and Abe Michel all collecting two hits apiece. Coakley also had two RBI while Manning had one RBI for the game. 

Mitchell Roeder pitched five strong innings, striking out six, but relief pitcher Kaleb Whaley picked up the victory after pitching one inning. 

Game two starting pitcher was freshman Kasey Coakley, who blanked the Raiders for six innings. Coakley started the seventh inning but had to be relieved because of his pitch count. The Raiders tried to mount a comeback off Cardinal relievers, scoring three times before Kasey’s brother Kannon Coakley came in to get the last out for a save. He preserved Kasey’s first high school win as a pitcher, striking out eight and walking two. 

The Cardinals only had five hits, but they were timely. Harmon and Kasey recorded the only two RBI in game two.

The Cardinals have another busy week. They hosted Mount Vernon June 22 and the Northeast Rebels at 5 p.m. Tuesday.  After a day off, the Cardinals travel to Vinton-Shellsburg on Thursday. 

M (0-1) 100 310 2 — 7   8 2

I   (1-0) 025 011 0 — 9 10 2

Maquoketa — Jack Dostal 2x3; Kole Harmon 2x3; Ryne Gruenwald 1x3; Kasey Coakley 1x4; Abe Michel 1x4; Mitchell Roeder 1x4. Doubles — Harmon 1. RBI — Gruenwald 2; Harmon 2; Michel 2. Stolen Bases — Hunter Manning. W — Logan Schmidt L — Liam Aunan. S — Drew Beatty

 

Independence 3

Maquoketa 1

(At Independence June 15)

M (0-2) 000 001 0 — 1 6 3

I   (2-0) 003 000 0 — 3 5 0

Maquoketa — Kasey Coakley 3x3; Kaleb Whaley 1x1; Jack Dostal 1x3; Payton Mangler 1x3. Doubles — Dostal 1. RBI — Whaley 1. Stolen Bases —Coakley 2; Hunter Manning 1. W — Korver Hupke. L — Mangler. S — Kaleb Lamphier.

 

North Scott 13

Maquoketa 3

(At Eldridge June 17)

M (0-3) 003 000 0 —   3 2 2

N (4-2) 343 210 0 — 13 7 0

Maquoketa — Ryne Gruenwald 1x2; Kannon Coakley 1x2. RBI — Coakley 2; Gruenwald 1. W — Parker Ruth. L — Kole Harmon 

 

Maquoketa 6

Williamsburg 5

(At Maquoketa) June 18 

W (1-2) 004 000 1 — 5   3 1

M (1-3) 200 010 3 — 6 12 1

Maquoketa — Abe Michel 2x3; Hunter Manning 2x4; Kannon Coakley 2x4; Kole Harmon 2x4; Jack Dostal 2x4; Ryne Gruenwald 1x3; Payton Mangler 1x3; Kasey Coakley 1x3. Doubles — Coakley 1; Harmon 1; Michel 1; Kasey Coakley 1. RBI — Dostal 3; Kannon Coakley 2; Manning 1. Stolen Bases — Dostal 1; Payton Schueller 1. W — Kaleb Whaley. L — Player.

 

Maquoketa 4

Williamsburg 3

(At Maquoketa June 18)

W (1-3) 000 000 3 — 3 4 2

M (2-3) 022 000 0 — 4 5 1

 

Easton Valley 10

Starmont 0

Miles — The Easton Valley boys opened the season undefeated with five wins. 

Nate Trenkamp was on the hill for the first game of the abbreviated season. He looked in midseason form, throwing a no-hit shutout for 4 2/3 innings on only 65 pitches. Trenkamp struck out 12 while walking only two.

Jessen Weber relieved Trenkamp, getting the last out of the game and preserving the no-hitter and the shutout.

Coach Derek Erwin limited Trenkamp’s pitches so he could pitch one inning in the River Hawks’ next game Thursday, the coach said. The Iowa High School Athletic Association limits pitch counts to protect the athletes. 

The River Hawks’ bats help Trenkamp relax as they scored eight times in the bottom of the first to coast to a 10-0 win. Conor Gruver and Austin Franzen had three RBI to pace the River Hawks.

In game two, Franzen was almost as dominant as Trenkamp, striking out eight while walking only one and giving up two hits. In four innings the offense once again was strong, scoring 15 runs on 11 hits. The top four batters each collected two hits: Carson Fuegen, two doubles, two RBI; Brig Bormann, two RBI; Gruver, one RBI; Trenkamp, one RBI. 

Franzen also collected one hit (a double) and one RBI. 

The River Hawks have scored 10 or more runs in each of their games this year, outscoring opponents 70-11. 

EV also has six players ranked in the top four in the state in different categories: 

Nate Trenkamp, innings pitched 12.0 (1st), strikeouts 25 (1st), RBI 14 (tied for 1st), sacrifice flies, (three people tied for 1st)

Conor Gruver: hits 11 (3rd), RBI 13 (tied for 3rd), doubles 5 (tied for (2nd)

Brig Borman: singles (tied for (5th), runs 15 (1st) 

Austin Franzen: sacrifice flies, (three people tied for 1st) 

Carson Fuegen: runs 13 (4th)

Aiden Gruver: stolen bases (tied for 4th). 

The River Hawks have three games this week: June 22 hosting East Buchanan then traveling to Lisbon Thursday, June 25.

S (0-1) 000 000 0 —   0 0 x

E (1-0) 414 010 0 — 10 8 0

Easton Valley — Brig Bormann 2x2; Aiden Gruver 2x2; Conor Gruver 1x2; Nate Trenkamp 1x2; Austin Franzen 1x2; Ashten Huling 1x2. Doubles — C. Gruver 1; Franzen 1. RBI — C. Gruver 3; Franzen 3; A. Gruver 1. Stolen Bases — Bormann 2; Trenkamp 2; A. Gruver 2; Carson Fuegen 2; C. Gruver 1; Franzen 1; Huling 1. W — Trenkamp. L — Connor Boardman.

 

Easton Valley 15

Starmont 0

(At Miles June 15)

S (0-2) 000 000 0 —   0   2 x

E (2-0) 811 500 0 — 15 11 0

Easton Valley — Nate Trenkamp 2x3; Conor Gruver 2x3; Carson Fuegen 2x4; Brig Bormann 2x4; Austin Franzen 1x2; Aiden Gruver 1x2; Ashten Huling 1x3. Doubles — Fuegen 2; Franzen 1. RBI — Fuegen 2; Bormann 2; C. Gruver 1; Trenkamp 1; Franzen 1; Ashten Huling 1; Ayden Huling 1. Stolen Bases — Bormann 2; Trenkamp 2; A.Gruver 2; Fuegen 1; Franzen 1; Weber 1. W — Franzen. L — Player. 

 

Easton Valley 18

Edgewood-Colesburg 5

(At Edgewood June 18)

EV  (3-0) 151 131 6 — 18 19 1

EW (1-2) 003 000 2 —   5 10 5

Easton Valley — Carson Fuegen 3x4; Nate Trenkamp 3x5; Austin Franzen 2x2; Aiden Gruver 2x3; Brig Bormann 2x4; Conor Gruver 2x4; Ayden Huling 2x4; Jessen Weber 2x5; Ashten Huling 1x4. Doubles — Ashten Huling 1. RBI — Trenkamp 4; C. Gruver 3; Franzen 3; Fuegen 2; Bormann 2; Huling 1; A. Gruver 1. Stolen Bases — A. Gruver 4; Fuegen 2; Bormann 2; Trenkamp 1; Franzen 1; Weber 1; Ayden Huling 1. W — Fuegen . L — Edmar Cipriano-Cruz. 

 

Easton Valley 11

Marquette Catholic 5

(At Miles June 19)

M (2-2) 002 020 1 —  5 x x

E (4-0) 141 122 0 — 11 9 2

Easton Valley — Carson Fuegen 2x3; Conor Gruver 2x4; Mason Kramer 2x4; Brig Bormann 1x2; Nate Trenkamp 1x4; Austin Franzen 1x5. Doubles — C. Gruver 2. Triples — Carson Fuegen 1. RBI — Trenkamp 3; C. Gruver 3; Fuegen 2; Bormann 1; Franzen 1; Krammer 1. Stolen Bases — Aiden Gruver 2; Bormann 1; Trenkamp 1; Kramer 1. W — Trenkamp. L — Zach Templeton. 

 

Easton Valley 16

Marquette Catholic 1

(At Mile June 19)

M (2-3) 10   0   000 0 —   1 x x

E  (5-0) 01(12) 300 0 — 16 15 0

Easton Valley — Conor Gruver 4x4; Carson Fuegen 2x2; Nate Trenkamp 2x3; Austin Franzen 2x3; Jessen Weber 1x1; Brig Bormann 1x2; Ayden Huling 1x2; Ashten Huling 1x2; Aiden Gruver 1x3. Doubles — C. Gruver 2; Trenkamp 2; Franzen 1; A. Gruver 1. RBI — Trenkamp 6; C. Gruver 3; A. Gruver 2; Bormann 1; Franzen 1; Weber 1; Ashten Huling 1. Stolen Bases — C. Gruver 1; A. Gruver 1; Trenkamp 1; Weber 1; Huling 1. W — Franzen. L — Carson Michels.

 

Softball

Independence 8

Maquoketa 6

With the return of high school sports, the Maquoketa Cardinals softball team had a full slate of games, playing eight softball games in the first week. 

The Cardinals could only scratch one victory in the eight games.

The Cardinals opened the season Monday night, June 15, in Independence. They dropped the first game of the doubleheader 8-6 but came back to win the nightcap by a slim 5-4 margin. 

In the first game, the Cardinals led 6-4 going into the bottom of the sixth, but the Mustangs scored four times to take the 8-6 lead and eventually the win. 

Freshman Mikaela Burken brought her hitting shoes to Indy, going 3x4 with a double and an RBI. Pitcher Jenna Wiebenga collected two hits and an RBI. Centerfielder Addie Bowman also had two hits, with one a triple, and an RBI; she also had a stolen base. 

Eighth-grader Carley Cavanagh started the second game in the circle for the Cardinals. Cavanagh scattered six hits, recorded six walks and struck out four for her first varsity win as the Cardinals won the second game 5-4. Top hitters in game two were Burken, Bowman and Laney Hafner; each had two hits. Hafner and Bowman each recorded a double. The Cardinals recorded five RBIs; Bowman had three while Hafner and Clare Hackman recorded the other two.

The Cardinals play six games this week starting Monday on the road at Mount Vernon, then Tuesday at home against the Northeast Rebels. The Cardinals are back on the road Wednesday at Vinton-Shellsburg, then end the week with varsity reserve/varsity games at Maquoketa with the North Scott Lady Lancers. 

M (0-1) 011 040 0 — 6   9 2

I  (1-0) 301 004 0 — 8 10 2

Maquoketa — Mikaela Burken 3x4; Addie Bowman 2x3; Jenna Wiebenga 2x4; Carley Cavanagh 1x3; Clare Hackman 1x4. Doubles — Hackman 1; Burken 1; Cavanagh 1. Triples — Bowman 1. RBI — Hackman 1; Wiebenga 1; Burken 1; Cavanagh 1; Bowman 1; Kasedi Frazier 1. Stolen Bases — Bowman 1. W — Marleigh Louvar. L — Wiebenga. 

 

Maquoketa 5

Independence 4

(At Independence June 15)

M (1-1) 020 120 0 — 5 8 1

I  (1-1) 020 200 0 — 4 7 2

Maquoketa — Laney Hafner 2x3; Mikaela Burken 2x4; Addie Bowman 2x4; Clare Hackman 1x4; Carley Cavanagh 1x4. Doubles — Hafner 1; Bowman 1. RBI — Bowman 3; Hafner 1; Hackman 1. W — Cavanagh. L — Marleigh Louvar. 

 

Williamsburg 5

Maquoketa 0

(At Maquoketa June 17)

W (3-0) 000 203 0 — 5 9 0

M (1-2) 000 000 0 — 0 1 4

Maquoketa — Jenna Wiebenga 1x3. W — Peyton Driscoll. L — Wiebenga. 

 

Williamsburg 10

Maquoketa 3

(At Maquoketa June 17)

W (4-0) 202 006 0 — 10 10 1

M (1-3) 100 020 0 — 3 6 5

Maquoketa — Jenna Wiebenga 2x3; Clare Hackman 1x2; Tenley Cavanagh 1x3; Mikaela Burken 1x3; Addie Bowman 1x3. RBI — Wiebenga 2; Cavanagh 1. Stolen Bases — Bowman 1. W — Peyton Driscoll. L — Carley Cavanagh. 

 

Central DeWitt 5

Maquoketa 3

(At DeWitt June 18)

Stats not provided by deadline.

 

Central DeWitt 7

Maquoketa 2

(At DeWitt June 18)

Stats not provided by deadline.

 

Solon 15

Maquoketa 3

(At Solon June 19)

Stats not provided by deadline.

 

Solon 10

Maquoketa 0

(At Solon June 19)

Stats not provided by deadline.

 

Edgewood-Colesburg 12

Easton Valley 10

Edgewood — The Easton Valley softball team might be short on players, but they put up a good fight Thursday at Edgewood-Colesburg before falling 12-10 June 18.

The River Hawks pounded out 10 hits. Jaysie Wood collected four hits, one double, three RBI, and a stolen base. Kylee Ready collected two hits, one double, two RBI and a stolen base. While Dana Carlson collected two RBI on a base hit, Renee Hartung scored four runs, stole four bases, one hit and an RBI.

The River Hawks are on the road this week. They traveled to East Buchanan on June 22 and Lisbon Thursday, June 25. 

EV  (0-1) 410 201 2 — 10 10 4

EW (2-1) 462 000 0 — 12 14 2

Easton Valley — Jaysie Wood 4x5; Kylee Ready 2x3; Addison Messerich 1x2; Renee Hartung 1x3; Sam Petersen 1x3; Dana Carlson 1x5. Doubles — Wood 1; Ready 1. RBI — Wood 3; Carlson 2; Ready 2; Hartung 1; Sydney McNeil 1. Stolen Bases — Hartung 4; McNeil 2; Wood 1; Ready 1; Messerich 1; Zoe Espirdon 1. W — Hailey Rauschr. L — Wood.