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Royal baseball team wins four straight

The Colo-Nesco baseball team poses at Principal Park after defeating Southeast Webster-Grand by a 9-3 score on June 4. Photo courtesy of Sandy Cutler
The Colo-Nesco baseball team poses at Principal Park after defeating Southeast Webster-Grand by a 9-3 score on June 4. Photo courtesy of Sandy Cutler

C-N starts off 3-0 in ISC

ZEARING – An overpowering start ignited the Colo-Nesco baseball team to an easy 16-1 victory over Meskwaki in four innings Friday in Zearing.

The Royals scored six runs in the first inning and eight more in the second to take an insurmountable 14-0 lead. They went on cruise control over the next two innings before the game ended early due to the 15-run rule after four innings.

Colo-Nesco took advantage of 14 walks issued by Meskwaki pitchers Tyus and Terrell Grant. The Royals also accounted for five hits in the game.

Adam Lytle doubled, walked, stole a base and scored; Tanner Clatt doubled, walked, drove in a run and scored three times and Jake Webb doubled in a run for the Royals. Grant Tiarks singled, scored and drove in two runs and T.J. Dunkin added a pinch-hit single for Colo-Nesco.

J.T. Adams and Brandyn Niemeyer both walked three times and scored twice. Tyler Guy and Taylor Hill both walked once and scored two times, Brady Stoeffler picked up two walks and runs apiece, Steven Cutler walked and scored and Christian Montgomery also picked up a free pass for the Royals.

Niemeyer was the winning pitcher after recording six strikeouts and one walk in two innings of scoreless, hitless ball. Stoeffler allowed one unearned run on three walks and no hits and he finished with five strikeouts.

The victory put Colo-Nesco at 5-3 overall and 3-0 in the Iowa Star Conference.

Colo-Nesco 16, Meskwaki 1 (4)

M 000 1 – 1 1 NA

C-N 680 2 – 16 5 NA

M: Tyus Grant, Terrell Grant (3) and Victor Garcia

C-N: Brandyn Niemeyer, Brady Stoeffler (3) and Taylor Hill

WP: Niemeyer

LP: Ty. Grant

2B: C-N – Adam Lytle, Tanner Clatt, Jake Webb

ZEARING – Strong pitching and an opportunistic offense propelled Colo-Nesco to a 6-2 Iowa Star Conference victory over Tripoli June 5 in Zearing.

The Royals seized a 3-0 lead after one inning and never trailed, improving to 2-0 in the ISC. Colo-Nesco only picked up four hits on offense, but the Royals took advantage of five walks and some Tripoli defensive mistakes to prevail.

Taylor Hill was 2-for-3 with a double, steal and run and Dayton Gilmore doubled in two runs as the top hitters for Colo-Nesco. J.T. Adams went 1-for-3 with walk, steal, run and RBI as the only other Royal to pick up a hit.

Brady Stoeffler walked twice, stole a base and scored; Tyler Guy walked and scored; Tanner Clatt picked up a run and Grant Tiarks drew one walk for Colo-Nesco.

Adams threw a strong complete game to earn the win. He gave up two unearned runs on six hits with nine strikeouts and five walks.

Colo-Nesco 6, Tripoli 2

T 001 100 0 – 2 6 NA

C-N 300 201 X – 6 4 NA

C-N: J.T. Adams and Taylor Hill

WP: Adams

2B: C-N – Hill, Dayton Gilmore

DES MOINES – Colo-Nesco made the most of a special opportunity June 4 as the Royals competed against Southeast Webster-Grand at Principal Park in Des Moines and defeated the Eagles, 9-3.

Colo-Nesco fell behind 2-0 early. But the Royals evened the score up by the end of the third inning and then hit a hot streak – scoring twice in the fourth, three times in the fifth and adding two more runs in the sixth to pull away.

Dayton Gilmore paced the Royal offense by going 2-for-3 with a walk, double, RBI and two runs and Taylor Hill finished 1-for-2 with two runs, steals and walks apiece. J.T. Adams went 2-for-5 with a steal and an RBI, Brandyn Niemeyer finished 1-for-4 with a steal and a run, Tyler Guy singled and drove in a run and Adam Lytle walked twice and scored once.

Grant Tiarks drew three free passes and scored a run, Brady Stoeffler picked up two walks and a run and Steven Cutler also walked and scored for the Royals. As a team, Colo-Nesco benefited from 13 Eagle walks and the Royals totaled seven hits.

Niemeyer was the winning pitcher. He went the distance and dominated – allowing one earned run on three hits with 12 strikeouts and one walk in seven innings.

The victory evened Colo-Nesco’s record at 3-3 on the season.

Colo-Nesco 9, Southeast Webster-Grand 3

SEW 110 010 0 – 3 3 NA

C-N 011 232 X – 9 7 NA

SEW: Curt Castenson, Cade King (4) and Joe Phipps

C-N: Brandyn Niemeyer and Taylor Hill

WP: Niemeyer

LP: Castenson

2B: SEW – Phipps; C-N – Dayton Gilmore

GREEN MOUNTAIN – Great pitching and a pair of strong innings on offense lifted Colo-Nesco to a 7-2 Iowa Star Conference victory over GMG June 3 in Green Mountain.

Royal pitcher J.T. Adams only gave up four hits in seven innings and Colo-Nesco scored three runs in two different innings to start off 1-0 in the ISC.

Colo-Nesco took a 1-0 lead through three innings and then plated three runs in the top of the fourth. GMG answered with a run in the bottom of the inning, but the Royals shutout the Wolverines over the next two frames and then scored three runs in the top of the seventh to sew up the game.

Adams struck out 11 batters and issued five walks to earn the victory. Colo-Nesco totaled eight hits on offense and the Royals also picked up four steals and three walks.

Brandyn Niemeyer was 3-for-4 with a triple, steal, run and two RBI and Taylor Hill went 2-for-3 with a walk, two steals and two runs for Colo-Nesco on offense. Tyler Guy doubled in a run; Adam Lytle was 1-for-4 with a steal, walk and RBI; Brady Stoeffler singled in a run and Adams; Grant Tiarks and Steven Cutler each scored once.

Josh Raymond took the loss for GMG after giving up four earned runs and allowing six walks and five strikeouts in seven innings. Austin Vaughn doubled and scored, Noah Thurston walked and scored and Bridger Claassen and Brandon Weitzell each drove in a run for the Wolverines.

Colo-Nesco 7, GMG 2

C-N 010 300 3 – 7 8 NA

GMG 000 100 1 – 2 4 NA

C-N: J.T. Adams and Taylor Hill

GMG: Josh Raymond and Jacob Burt

WP: Adams

LP: Raymond

2B: C-N – Tyler Guy; GMG – Austin Vaughn

3B: C-N – Brandyn Niemeyer

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