Easton Valley 13

Marquette Catholic 3

The Easton Valley River Hawks baseball team opened postseason play Saturday night July 11 at home.

Not even the weather could beat the River Hawks so far this season as the River Hawks and the Marquette Catholic Mohawks waited out rain and lighting for one hour and 45 minutes before the first pitch was delivered. 

“They were prepared to wait it out as long as it took to get the game in Saturday instead of playing Monday then the winner turning around and playing Tuesday,” said EV Head Coach Derek Erwin. 

But once the game started, the River Hawks jumped on the Mohawks early. Lead-off hitter Carson Fuegen drew a walk, Brig Bormann connected for one of his three singles, and Conor Gruver walked (the first of four on the night) to load the bases. 

Pitcher Austin Franzen doubled, scoring two runners and giving the River Hawks a quick lead. 

With the score 3-0, Ashten Huling up to bat and Franzen on third, Erwin employed the suicide squeeze. The pitch was low and outside, allowing Franzen to steal home. 

“I thought it was the right time to squeeze,” Erwin said. “We were up by a few runs and I wanted to keep the pressure on the Mohawks and get my team fired up.” 

The River Hawks scored five times in the first inning, knocking out Mohawks starting pitcher Christian Prull before the inning was over. 

With the River Hawks up 11-0 in the top of the fifth, Coach Erwin brought in relief pitcher Nate Trenkamp, but the Mohawks roughed up Trenkamp for three runs on back-to-back doubles and a couple of hits. The River Hawks put the game in the W column with two outs in the sixth inning as Huling hit a single up the middle to score two runs and to secure a victory after the rain delay. 

“13-0 record is by far the best record since the school name change to Easton Valley to start a season,” Erwin said.

The River Hawks were scheduled to play the Calamus-Wheatland Warriors Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Miles. The Warriors beat Springville 3-0 in Miles to earn the right to play Tuesday. The winner in the Easton Valley-Calamus-Wheatland game will travel to Alburnett on Saturday. 

MC (5-7) 000 030 0 —   3   8 4

EV (13-0)541 102 0 — 13 11 2

Easton Valley — Brig Bormann 3x3; Austin Franzen 2x3; Jessen Weber 2x3; Ashten Huling 2x4; Aiden Gruver 1x3; Nate Trenkamp 1x4. Doubles — Franzen 2; Gruver 1. RBI — Huling 4; Bormann 2; Weber 2; Franzen 1. Stolen Bases — Weber 2; Franzen 1; Bormann 1; Carson Fuegen 1. WP — Franzen. LP — Christian Prull. 

 

Easton Valley 5

Midland 3

(At Miles July 6)

M (7-7) 000 100 2 — 3 7 5

E (11-0)000 131 0 — 5 8 0

Easton Valley — Austin Franzen 2x2; Aiden Gruver 1x2; Carson Fuegen 1x4; Brig Bormann 1x4; Conor Gruver 1x4; Nate Trenkamp 1x4; Ashten Huling 1x4. Doubles — Franzen 1. RBI — Franzen 1; Huling 1; Gruver 1. Stolen Bases — Trenkamp 1; Jessen Weber 1; Ayden Huling 1. WP — Trenkamp. LP — Wilson Buckwalter.

 

Easton Valley 3

Midland 1

(At Miles July 6)

M (7-8) 000 100 0 — 1 5 0

E (12-0)100 002 0 — 3 2 1

Easton Valley — Carson Fuegen 1x3; Austin Franzen 1x3. Doubles — Franzen 1. RBI — Franzen 2. Stolen Bases — Fuegen 1; Ayden Huling 1. WP — Franzen. LP — Sawyer Hansen. 

 

Cardinals grab

three wins 

Central DeWitt 9

Maquoketa 1

The Maquoketa Cardinals baseball team went 3-2 last week, splitting doubleheaders with Central DeWitt and Marion and winning a non-conference game against Tipton.

After dropping the first game in Clinton against the No. 1-ranked team in Class 3A, the Cardinals came back with four runs in the top of the fourth inning to take a 5-3 lead. The Cards tacked on an insurance run in the seventh as Cardinals hurler Payton Mangler shut down the Sabers for the victory

On July 7, the Tipton Tigers came to town and got on the board first, scoring three runs in the first inning.

After the first inning Cardinal starting pitcher Liam Aunan held the Tigers scoreless until the sixth when the Tigers scored one run to tie the game at 4-4. 

The Cardinals tallied single runs in the first, third, fourth, and fifth innings to take a 4-3 lead. They found some breathing room in the sixth as they pushed four runs across the plate to take an 8-4 lead to the top of the seventh. 

Jack Dostal relieved Aunan in the seventh. The Tigers gave Cardinals fans some anxious moments in the seventh after scoring two runs and leaving a runner at second and third base with two outs before Dostal fanned the last Tipton batter to secure the victory.

After dropping the first game in Marion, the Cardinals again came from behind in the second game to pull out a tough 11-9 win. 

Marion put up a seven spot in the second inning making a tough hill to climb for the Cardinals. But the Cardinals put up four runs in the fourth to close the gap to 7-5. 

Entering the top of the seventh, the Cardinals were down 8-5 before Kasey Coakley led off the seventh with a single. Ryne Gruenwald lined out. Hunter Manning and Kannon Coakley both walked. Kasey Coakley scored on a wild pitch. Kole Harmon scored both Manning and Kannon Coakley with a two-RBI triple, tying the score at 8-8.

Dostal knocked in Harmon with a single to take the lead. 

Marion scored a run in the bottom of the seventh to force extra innings where the Cardinals finally won the game in the eighth inning. Mitchell Roeder walked, Manning and Kannon Coakley both singled, then Roeder and Manning scored as the Cardinals won 11-9.

The Cardinals traveled to Anamosa on Monday for a non-conference doubleheader before Central DeWitt visited Maquoketa to play a non-conference game Tuesday. The Cardinals open the Class 3A first round tournament at Maquoketa against Mount Vernon at 7 p.m. Friday.

M (11-6) 010 000 0 — 1 5 2

C (15-2) 201 006 0 — 9 7 2

Maquoketa — Kole Harmon 2x3; Abe Michel 1x2; Ryne Gruenwald 1x3; Jack Dostal 1x3. Stolen Bases — Gruenwald 1; Harmon 1. WP — Not listed. LP — Kasey Coakley.

Maquoketa 6

Central DeWitt 3

(At Clinton July 6)

M (12-6) 001 400 1 — 6 8 1

C (15-3) 201 000 0 — 3 10 x

Maquoketa — Hunter Manning 2x4; Payton Mangler 1x1; Ryne Gruenwald 1x2; Kannon Coakley 1x3; Kasey Coakley

1x3; Kole Harmon 1x4; Mitchell Roeder 1x4. Doubles — Gruenwald 1; Manning 1; Kannon Coakley 1; Kasey Coakley 1. RBI — Manning 2; Kasey Coakley 2; Roeder 1. Stolen Bases — Payton Schuller 1. WP — Mangler. LP — Player. 

 

Maquoketa 8

Tipton 6

(At Maquoketa July 7)

T (5-9)     300 001 2 — 6 11 3

M (13-6)   101 114 0 — 8 10 2

Maquoketa — Hunter Manning 3x4; Abe Michel 2x3; Kannon Coakley 1x3; Kole Harmon 1x3; Jack Dostal 1x3; Payton Mangler 1x3; Kasey Coakley 1x3. Doubles — Manning 1; Kannon Coakley 1. RBI — Kannon Coakley 2; Dostal 2; Manning 1; Harmon 1; Mangler 1. Stolen Bases — Harmon 1; Ryne Gruenwald 1; Payton Schuller 1. WP — Liam Aunan. LP — Cole Syring.

 

Marion 11

Maquoketa 5

(At Marion July 9)

MQ (13-7)   000 410 0 —  5 13 2

MR (5-8)    204 140 0 — 11  7 2

Maquoketa — Ryne Gruenwald 4x5; Kannon Coakley 3x4; Hunter Manning 2x4; Mitchell Roeder 2x4; Abe Michel 1x3; Kole Harmon 1x4. RBI — Gruenwald 2; Manning 1; Coakley 1; Harmon 1. Stolen Bases — Payton Schueller. WP — Dane Cartensen. LP — Kasey Coakley.

 

Maquoketa 11

Marion 9

(At Marion July 9)

MQ (14-7)   100 400 42 — 11 7 5

MR (5-9)     070 001 10 —  9 8 8

Maquoketa — Payton Mangler 2x4; Kasey Coakley 1x2; Hunter Manning 1x3; Kannon Coakley 1x3; Jack Dostal 1x3; Kole Harmon 1x4. Triples — Harmon 1. RBI — Harmon 2; Kannon Coakley 1; Mangler 1; Kasey Coakley 1; Mitchell Roeder 1. Stolen Bases — Harmon 1. WP — Kaleb Whaley. LP — Cael Hodges.

 

Softball

 

Maquoketa 3

South Tama 0

The Maquoketa Cardinals softball team picked up its first sweep of the season 3-0 and 12-0 on July 6 at home against South Tama.

Cardinal starting pitcher Jenna Wiebenga limited the Trojans to just four hits — three of them singles. Wiebenga struck out five and walked one en route to her second win of the season. 

The Cardinals banged out 10 hits with Wiebenga collecting two doubles and Hope Meyer with two hits — one a triple. Clare Hackman and Addie Bowman also scored two hits in the first game. Tenley Cavanagh hit a double and collect two RBIs.

Tenley’s sister, Carley Cavanagh, pitched game two against South Tama. Carley, an eighth-grader, limited the Trojans to just one single in four innings for the second complete game shutout on the night for the Cardinals. Carley struck out four hitters. 

She received plenty of support as the Cardinals racked up 14 hits and the defense did not have any errors. Bowman went 3x3 with 2 RBI; Hackman, T. Cavanagh, C. Cavanagh, and Laney Hafner all had two hits in the nightcap. Those two wins are what the Cardinals needed to head into postseason play with more confidence.

The Cardinals were supposed to play Beckman Catholic on July 8 but the game was cancelled. 

The Cardinals open postseason at 7 p.m. Thursday in a Class 4A Region 8 quarterfinal at Central DeWitt. 

S (2-17)  000 000 0 — 0   4 4

M (3-16) 102 000 0 — 3 10 0

Maquoketa — Addie Bowmann 2x3; Jenna Wiebenga 2x3; Hope Meyer 2x3; Clare Hackman 2x4; Tenley Cavanagh 1x2; Malisha Robert 1x3. Doubles — Wiebenga 2; Cavanagh 1; Robert 1. Triples — Meyer 1. RBI — Cavanagh 2; Wiebenga 1. Stolen Bases — Kasedi Frazier 1. WP — Wiebenga. LP — Ashlynn Ellenbecker. 

 

Maquoketa 12

South Tama 0

(At Maquoketa July 6)

S (2-18) 000 000 0 — 0 1 4

M (4-16) 203 700 0 — 12 14 0

Maquoketa — Addie Bowman 3x3; Tenley Cavanagh 2x2; Laney Hafner 2x3; Carley Cavanagh 2x3; Clare Hackman 2x4; Malisha Robert 1x2; Mikaela Burken 1x3; Hope Meyer 1x3. Doubles — Bowman 1; Burken 1; Hafner 1; C. Cavanagh 1. RBI — Bowman 2; Hafner 2; C. Cavanagh 2; Hackman 1; T. Cavanagh 1; Meyer 1. Stolen Bases — Bowman 2; Hackman 1. WP — C. Cavanagh. LP — Mary Kate Franks.

 

Midland 7

Easton Valley 0

The River Hawks softball team appeared at full strength for the first time this season. 

Senior Calli Beck pitched for the first time this season. She was a little rusty as she walked five batters, hit a player with a pitch, and gave up six hits with no strikeouts. The defense added to the troubles by committing five errors in the contest. 

The River Hawks mustered only three hits off the Midland Eagle’s pitcher, with EV junior catcher Zoe Espirdon collecting two hits — a single and a double. Shortstop Sydney McNeil had the other hit, which was a double.

Being at full strength, the Easton Valley River Hawks are looking to do some damage in postseason play as the River Hawks (0-7) traveled to Springville (9-7) in the Class 1A Region 8 first-round game Monday July 13.

M (3-11)001 000 6 — 7 4 0

E (0-7)  000 000 0 — 0 3 5

Easton Valley — Zoe Espirdon 2x3; Sydney McNeil 1x2. Doubles — Espirdon 1; McNeil 1. Stolen Bases — Espirdon 1; McNeil 1; Renee Hartung 1. WP — Rashelle Cole. LP — Calli Beck. 

 

Stats from the week of June 29

became available July 9.

West Delaware 9

Maquoketa 0

(At Maquoketa June 29)

W (11-4)202 201 2 — 9 12 1

M (2-13)000 000 0 — 0   2 4

Maquoketa — Addie Bowman 1x3; Mikaela Burken 1x3. WP — Macey Kleitsch. LP — Jenna Wiebenga.

 

West Delaware 6

Maquoketa 4

(At Maquoketa June 29)

W (12-4)030 012 0 — 6 16 0

M (2-14)400 000 0 — 4   8 0

Maquoketa — Clare Hackman 2x3; Carley Cavanagh 2x3; Mikaela Burken 2x4; Addie Bowman 1x3; Laney Hafner 1x3. Doubles — Burken 1; Cavanagh 1. RBI — Hafner 2; Cavanagh 2. Stolen Bases — Bowman 1. WP — Macey Kleitsch. LP — Cavanagh

 

Marion 5

Maquoketa 1

(At Marion July 02)

MQ (2-15) 100 000 0 — 1   6 1

MRN (8-7)112 001 0 — 5 10 2

Maquoketa — Clare Hackman 1x3; Addie Bowman 1x3; Jenna Wiebenga 1x3; Mikaela Burken 1x3; Tenley Cavanagh 1x3; Malisha Robert 1x3. Doubles — Burken 1; Robert 1. RBI — Cavanagh 1. WP — Megan Kessens. LP — Wiebenga.

 

Marion 9

Maquoketa 4

(At Marion July 2)

MQ (2-16) 200 101 0 — 4   8 2

MRN (9-7)151 011 0 — 9 10 3

Maquoketa — Laney Hafner 2x3; Clare Hackman 2x4; Taylor Bates 1x2; Hope Meyer 1x2; Mikaela Burken 1x3; Addie Bowman 1x4. Doubles — Burken 1. RBI — Bates 1; Meyer 1; Tenley Cavanagh 1. WP — Haley Slaymaker. LP — Carley Cavanagh.