ZEARING – The Colo-Nesco baseball team struggled late in a 14-3 loss to East Marshall in five innings July 9 at Zearing.
After only trailing 3-2 going into the fourth, the Royals gave up 11 straight runs to allow the Mustangs to blow the game open. East Marshall scored three times in the fourth then exploded for eight runs in the fifth.
Colo-Nesco was only able to answer with one run in the bottom of the fifth as the game was called due to the 10-run rule. The loss put the Royals at 6-18 overall.
Grant Tiarks, Payton Larson and Steven Cutler each collected two hits for Colo-Nesco in the loss. Tiarks doubled, scored and drove in two runs and Cutler came up with one RBI.
Brady Stoeffler and Christian Reischauer both singled and scored and Taylor Hill added a single. Garrett Tiarks drew Colo-Nesco’s lone walk of the game.
Mark Frohwein was the losing pitcher. He allowed 14 runs – just five earned – on eight hits with seven walks and no strikeouts in five innings.
Austin Briney struck two and walked one in five innings to earn the win for East Marshall. Nick Long was 2-for-3 with a home run and three runs and RBI apiece and Nick Mommer drove in four runs for the Mustangs on offense.
East Marshall 14, Colo-Nesco 3 (5)
EM 102 38 – 14 8 NA
C-N 011 01 – 3 9 NA
EM: Austin Briney and Ryan Puumala
C-N: Mark Frohwein and Garrett Tiarks
2B: C-N – Grant Tiarks
HR: EM – Nick Long
CONRAD – One rough inning was too much for Colo-Nesco to overcome in a 13-2 non-conference loss to BCLUW July 8 in Conrad.
The Royals only trailed 4-2 after three innings. But they gave up nine runs in the fourth and never recovered, falling in five innings due to the 10-run rule.
Brady Stoeffler, Taylor Hill, Payton Larson and Steven Cutler each picked up one hit for Colo-Nesco in the loss. Hill drove in two runs and Larson and Cutler each scored once.
Cole Silver struck out three and walked one in five innings to earn the victory for BCLUW. Mitch Miller went 1-for-1 with three walks, two steals, three runs and three RBI for the Comets on offense.