Baseball Roundup: City High, West High Split MVC Doubleheaders
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West High split a Mississippi Valley Conference doubleheader with Cedar Falls on Tuesday in the conference opener for both teams in Cedar Falls.
Cedar Falls won the opener 1-0 in eight innings and Class 4A second-ranked West High salvaged a split with a 9-4 win in the nightcap.
Both teams are 6-1 and 1-1 in MVC play after each taking a game on Tuesday night.
West High had eight hits in the opener but couldn’t push a run across while dropping its first game of the season.
Tony Comellas, Nate Disterhoft, Jason Strunk and Dane Randall all had two hits in the loss.
Braden Houston tossed seven strong innings allowing six hits and two walks while striking out four but didn’t factor into the decision as Tyler Stern took the loss in relief.
West High pounded 14 hits in game two led by three from Connor McCaffery who also picked up the win on the mound.
McCaffery allowed two hits and walked four in four innings while striking out four and went 3-for-4 at the plate with three RBI.
Ono-Fullard went 2-for-4 and scored twice while Disterhoft, Strunk and Houston all added two hits.
Logan Sims was 1-for-3 with two runs for West High.
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City High Splits With Cedar Rapids Prairie
City High and Class 4A tenth-ranked Cedar Rapids Prairie took turns trading lopsided wins in a Mississippi Valley Conference opening double for both teams on Tuesday in Cedar Rapids.
City High won the opener 13-3 while Prairie battled back to win the nightcap 9-3 as both teams moved to 4-3 on the season and 1-1 in MVC play.
Five City High players had multi-hit games in the opener as City High scored 13 runs on 12 hits.
Zach Stone led the offensive charge going 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBI while Brett McClear was 2-for-4 and drove in three runs.
Caleb Sass had a double among his two hits and scored three runs, Joey Schnoebelen was 2-for-5 with a double and Jacob Dykes went 2-for-4 and drove in three runs.
Bryce Frantz earned the win allowing three runs, two earned, on six hits while striking out four in five innings.
Levi Pugh tossed two innings of scoreless relief to close out the win.
Prairie got even with a 9-3 win in the nightcap as City High managed just six hits.
Sass and McCleary each had two hits for City High and Stone had a triple and drove in two runs.
Dykes was 1-for-3 with an RBI in game two.
Riley Regennitter took the loss allowing six runs, four earned, on five hits in 3 1/3 innings.
Prairie junior Levi Usher had three homers in the double header to lead the Hawks.
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Regina Downs Bellevue To Stay Unbeaten in RVC Play
Regina bounced back from back-to-back non-conference losses with a 7-4 win over Bellevue on Tuesday in a River Valley Conference cross-divisional matchup in Iowa City.
Mitchell Gahan went 2-for-3 with a home run and 3 RBI as Regina improved to 4-2 on the season and 3-0 in RVC play.
Bellevue dropped to 1-3 on the season and 1-3 in conference play.
Gahan led a nine-hit effort by Regina as Nick Brandt and Trent Hoogerwerf each added two hits.
Brandt also picked up the win, working six strong innings to improve his season record to 2-0.
Brandt allowed four runs on six hits and struck out seven while walking one.
Gahan pitched a hitless inning of relief to close out the win.
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HR – ICR: Mitchell Gahan
CCA Splits WAMAC Doubleheader With Marion
Clear Creek Amana split a WAMAC doubleheader with Marion on Tuesday in Marion winning the opener 8-5 and falling 7-2 in the nightcap.
The Clippers moved to 1-4 on the season and 1-1 in WAMAC play while Marion moved to 2-3 on the season and 1-1 in conference play.
Clear Creek Amana scored seven runs in the first inning of the opener and never let Marion pull even in an 8-5 win.
Tyler Hallett went 4-for-4 and Cody Ogden had two hits and drove in three runs to lead Clear Creek Amana.
Grant Riggan had a hit, scored twice and drove in two runs while Camden Smyka and Connor Korschgen each had a hit and an RBI.
Kobey Schlotman picked up the win allowing five runs on seven hits and striking out six in a complete game.
Marion starter Rick Atkins struck out 11 and held Clear Creek Amana to two hits in a 7-2 win in game two.
Ogden and Jensen had hits for the Clippers in game two and Ogden scored both Clear Creek Amana runs.
Ogden took the loss allowing seven runs, one earned, on seven hits in five innings
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W – Kobey Schlotman L – Brady Donohue
2B – CCA: Cody Ogden. MAR: Maverick Miller, Parker Ridge, Mitch Wiese
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W – Rick Atkins L – Cody Ogden
2B: MAR: Baylor Fish, Trevor Paulson