Postseason Baseball Results for Wednesday, July 6th
Kuemper vs West Monona at Cherokee – Class 1A District 16
West Monona 2
The Kuemper Knights had some difficulties on both sides of the ball as they took on West Monona, but their luck changed in the sixth innings in the Class 1A District 16 Semifinals.
Kuemper’s struggles started defensively as they allowed West Monona to score a run off an error in the second inning. The all-turf field at Cherokee also played a part in the cadence of the defense with Carter Putney sliding past a bunt ball in the beginning parts of the contest. The Knights were able to tie up the game in the bottom of the second when Cooper Pottebaum got home. Both teams stayed tied at one run apiece for a while with the Knights making a change defensively, putting Mason Knerl on the mound in the third inning. Knerl was able to change the momentum of the defense by throwing consistently and giving the defense behind him a chance to make plays.
The Knights were able to grab their first lead of the game in the bottom of the fifth when Koby Lampman got John Boes home to lead 2-1. Boes had a solid night of hitting by going 3-3 with a double and two runs scored, and he was the start of a big change for Kuemper. In the sixth inning, Kuemper got their offense going after one out was recorded when Benicio Lujano got a double. Copper Pottebaum was able to bring him and Cal Wanninger home with a two RBI single. With two outs, Max Irlmeier was able to rocket off a two RBI double to score Pottebaum and Boes to give the Knights a solid 6-1 lead. The West Monona offense was trying to mount a late-game comeback in the seventh. They were able to score a runner when JJ Lander hit an RBI single. With runners at second and third, the Kuemper defense was able to close out the game with a 1-3 putout, flyout to Boes, and a final flyout to Cal Wanninger at first base to come away victorious by a final score of 6-2.
The victory will bring the Knights into the District 16 finals as they take on OABCIG on Saturday, July 9th in Cherokee.
Benicio Lujano: 2-3, 2-2B, RS
Cal Wanninger: 1-3
Cooper Pottebaum: 2-3, RS, 2 RBI
John Boes: 3-3, 2B, 2 RS
Max Irlmeier: 1-2, 2B, 2 RBI
Koby Lampman: RBI
Tristan Janson: RS, SB
Tate Bieret: RS
Carter Putney: Pitching: 2 IP, 1 Hit, RS, 4 BB, 2 K
Mason Knerl: Pitching: 5 IP, 4 Hits, RA, BB, 5 K
Teams 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Final
WM 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 | 2
KUE 0 1 0 0 1 4 0 | 6
Stanton at Coon Rapids Bayard – Class 1A District 15
Coon Rapids Bayard 2
The Coon Rapids Bayard Crusaders were able to edge out the Stanton Vikings by a very close score Wednesday to advance to the Class 1A District 15 finals.
Both offenses were unable to get anyone across home plate in the first three innings of the game. Kolby Culbertson was the starting pitcher for the Crusaders and along with not allowing an earned run and recording three strikeouts, the defense behind him made plays with 21 putouts on 29 chances. The Crusaders were finally able to break through the Vikings’ defense with a run scored in the fourth inning and later got another one home in the fifth to lead 2-0. Gabe Obert and Parker Hays were the ones to score those runs without anyone batting them in. Obert was able to record two of the three hits for the Crusaders, going 2-3 with a double. Tanner Oswald had the other hit as he went 1-3 on the night.
The Crusaders defensively stayed out ahead of Stanton and were able to survive and advance with a score of 2-0. Coon Rapids Bayard will now take on Tri-Center in the Class 1A District 15 title game on Saturday, July 9th in Tri-Center.
Coon Rapids Bayard Stats
Gabe Obert: 2-3, RS, 2B
Tanner Oswald: 1-3
Kolby Culbertson: 2 BB, 2 SB; Pitching: 4 IP, 1 Hit, 4 BB, 3 K, W
Jacob Estrada: BB
Parker Hays: RS, BB
Cal Heydon: BB
Lance Clayburg: BB
Easton Hays: Pitching: 3 IP, 2 Hits, BB, 3 K
Teams 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Final
STAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 | 0
CRB 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 | 2
South Central Central at Pocahontas Area – Class 2A District 3
Pocahontas Area 16
South Central Calhoun 8
The South Central Calhoun Titans put up a solid fight against Pocahontas Area Wednesday, but their season came to an end in the Class 2A District 3 Semifinals.
The Indians were able to get their offense off to a quick start in the bottom of the first with six runs scored. South Central Calhoun’s offense got runs produced in the top of the third when they scored two. Pocahontas Area stayed out ahead with three more runs scored in the bottom half of the third and led 9-2. Kaden Dorman and Brock Nattress both had solid nights at the plate with both going 2-4 and Dorman batting in two runners home.
While the South Central Calhoun offense kept the pressure on with four runs scored in the top of the fourth to cut down the Indian lead to 9-6, the Indians weren’t slowing down either. They’d put up another five runs in the bottom half of the fourth to extend their lead to 14-6. It remained a game within reach for South Central Calhoun as they got two more runners home in the top of the fifth to cut down the Indian lead once again at 14-9. Pocahontas Area had a little more in the tank in the bottom of the sixth when they got another two runs on the board to lead 16-8. The Titans’ final chance in the top of the seventh was not meant to be as the Indians were able to survive and advance with a final score of 16-8.
Jacob Kalkwarf and Khyean Hawkins both rattled off doubles for the Titans while Andrew Anderson, Kalkwarf, Hawkins, Jayden Soard, Brock Nattress, and Caleb Juhl all scored runs. The Titans season comes to an end with a final record of 7-12.
South Central Calhoun Stats
Andrew Anderson: 2 RS, 3 BB, SB
Jayden Soard: RS
Jacob Kalkwarf: 1-4, RS, 2B, RBI
Kaden Dorman: 2-4, 2 RBI
Charlie Nattress: 1-4
Brock Nattress: 2-4, 2 RS, SB
Khyean Hawkins: 1-3, 2B, RS, RBI, BB
Caleb Juhl: BB, RS
Carson Shaver: Pitching: 2.2 IP, 4 Hits, 4 RA, 2 ER, 3 HB
Cody Thompson: Pitching: 3.1 IP, 7 Hits, 12 RA, 4 ER, BB, 4 HB, 2 K, L
Teams 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Final
SCC 0 0 2 4 2 0 0 | 8
POC 6 0 3 5 0 2 X | 16
IKM-Manning at Kingsley Pierson – Class 1A District 16
Kingsley Pierson 11
The IKM-Manning Wolves saw their season come to an end as they took on Kingsley-Pierson Wednesday in the Class 1A District 16 Semifinals.
The Panthers got their offense off to a big start after a scoreless first inning. They’d put up three runs in the bottom of the second inning all before getting one runner out. The Wolves had two walks and a hit by pitch that loaded up the bases for Kingsley Pierson and they took advantage of that situation to score runs. The Panthers added on eight runs in the bottom of the third and led 11-0. IKM-Manning was able to get Treyton Barry home in the top of the fifth inning to cut down the lead to 11-1. Unable to get another runner home, the IKM-Manning Wolves were defeated in five innings by Kingsley Pierson by a final score of 11-1.
The Wolves season will come to an end with a final record of 10-13.
Treyton Barry: RS, BB, 2 SB; Pitching: 2 IP, 7 Hits, 8 RA, 7 ER, 3 BB, HB, L
Lane Sams: 1-3; Pitching: 2 IP, 2 Hits, 3 RA, ER, 2 BB
Max Nielsen: 2 BB
Cooper Perdew: 1-3
Reed Hinners: 2 BB
Ben Ramsey: BB
Kaiden Barry: BB
Davis Rasmussen: HBP
Bryc Summerfield: BB
Teams 1 2 3 4 5 Final
IKMM 0 0 0 0 1 | 1
K-P 0 3 8 0 X | 11