CLARKSVILLE – The Colo-Nesco baseball team easily overcame a sluggish start to whip Clarksville, 16-6, for its first victory of the season Friday at Clarksville.
Colo-Nesco trailed 4-0 after one inning. But the Royals plated three runs over each of the next three innings, then exploded for six runs in the fifth to build a huge 15-6 advantage.
Pitcher Christian Reischauer took care of the rest as he kept Clarksville off the scoreboard over the final three innings. The victory put Colo-Nesco at 1-2 overall and 1-0 in the Iowa Star Conference.
Reischauer pitched a complete game. He allowed four earned runs on three hits with nine strikeouts and five walks to earn the victory.
On offense Colo-Nesco totaled 11 hits. The Royals pounded out seven extra-base knocks, including three triples.
Grant Tiarks went 3-for-4 with a triple, two runs and three RBI and Taylor Hill ended up 2-for-4 with a double, triple, two runs, one steal and three RBI to pace Colo-Nesco on offense. Payton Larson doubled twice, walked and scored a run; Reischauer tripled, walked, stole a base, scored twice and drove in three runs and Tanner Clatt was 1-for-4 with a double, two runs and one RBI for the Royals.
Matthew Hill also went 1-for-4 with two runs, Brady Stoeffler singled and scored and Wayne Beard and Parker Eley each scored once.
Colo-Nesco 16, Clarksville 6
C-N 033 360 1 – 16 11 NA
C 401 100 0 – 6 3 NA
C-N: Christian Reischauer and Taylor Hill
2B: Payton Larson 2, Hill, Tanner Clatt
3B: Reischauer, Hill, Grant Tiarks
ZEARING – A pair of bad innings doomed Colo-Nesco in a 14-1 loss to Lynnville-Sully in six innings May 29 at Zearing.
After only trailing 2-1 through two innings, the Royals gave up five runs in both the third and sixth frames. Colo-Nesco wasn’t able to put up a run after the second inning, suffering its second loss of the season.
Brady Stoeffler was the losing pitcher for Colo-Nesco. He gave up 10 earned runs on 14 hits with five strikeouts and two walks in six innings.
Taylor Hill doubled and scored and Grant Tiarks, Christian Reischauer, Steven Cutler and Tanner Clatt each singled once for Colo-Nesco. Payton Larson picked up an RBI for the Royals.
Sage Ehresman went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI, Caleb James was 2-for-3 with three runs and one RBI and Bailee Samson was also 2-for-3 with three runs for Lynnville-Sully. Lucas Smith was the winning Hawk pitcher as he threw all six innings and struck two with no walks.
Lynnville-Sully 14, Colo-Nesco 1 (6)
L-S 205 025 – 14 14 NA
C-N 010 000 – 1 5 NA
L-S: Lucas Smith and Brandon Dunsbergen
C-N: Brady Stoeffler and Taylor Hill
2B: L-S – Daniel Zimmerman; C-N – Hill
HR: L-S – Sage Ehresman
ZEARING – Colo-Nesco struggled defensively and on the mound in a 14-3 season-opening loss to West Marshall May 28 in Zearing.
The Royals sputtered late, giving up four runs in the fourth inning, three in the sixth and five in the seventh. On offense, Colo-Nesco was only able to muster a single run in the first, sixth and seventh frames, despite totaling nine hits.
Taylor Hill and Steven Cutler were both 3-for-4 for Colo-Nesco. Hill doubled, stole a base and scored a run and Cutler had one steal.
Christian Reischauer went 2-for-4 with a run, steal and RBI and Grant Tiarks doubled for the other Royal hit. Brady Stoeffler walked and scored and Payton Larson drove in one run.
Reischauer was the losing pitcher after giving up six runs on three hits with six walks and five strikeouts in 3 1/3 innings.
Parker Hulbert earned the win for West Marshall. He allowed one run on three hits with five strikeouts and three walks in 4 2/3 innings.
Chandler Sponseller drove in four runs; Garrett Nichols knocked in three; Nolan Sinning was 2-for-3 with four steals, three runs and two RBI and Jared Johnson hit a solo home run for West Marshall.
West Marshall 14, Colo-Nesco 3
WM 101 403 5 – 14 11 NA
C-N 100 001 1 – 3 9 NA
WM: Parker Hulbert, Alex Billman (5), David Disney (7) and Jared Johnson
C-N: Christian Reischauer, Brady Stoeffler (4), Steven Cutler (6), Taylor Hill (7) and Hill, Garret Tiarks (7)
2B: WM – Garrett Nichols, Chandler Sponseller; C-N – Grant Tiarks, Hill
HR: WM – Johnson