Le Mars takes on Sergeant Bluff-Luton
LE MARS — The Le Mars Community baseball and softball teams hosted Sergeant Bluff-Luton in Missouri River Activities Conference action Tuesday.
The Lady Bulldogs earned a split with the No. 6 ranked team in Class 4A, winning the first game by a 10-8 score.
Emma Christensen led off the game with a home run for the Warriors as they scored two in the first and another in the third to take a 3-0 lead. Le Mars took the lead with four runs in the third and added another four runs in the fifth after SBL pulled back in front with a three-run fourth. The Warriors tied the game in the top of the sixth with two runs before Le Mars answered with two in the bottom of the frame and held on for the win.
Libby Leraas led Le Mars with 4 RBI on a pair of hits. Maggie Allen, Brooke Haage and Alivia Milbrodt each drove in one run. Lizzie Koonce pitched the win in the circle for Le Mars.
Game two was a 10-1 win for the Warriors. Kinzey Foley led the Warriors with 3 RBI as she walked twice and picked up two hits. Chloe Black reached on four hits while Ella Skinner went 3-for-3 with a walk.
Le Mars got their only run of the game in the third inning on a solo home run from Brooke Haage.
Abby Lewis pitched a complete game win for the Warriors. Milbrodt took the loss with all of the runs charged to her in 4 2/3 innings pitched. Koonce came in for 2 1/3 innings of scoreless relief.
The Le Mars baseball team was swept by Class 3A No. 4 SBL. The Warriors won the first game 11-3.
Ethan Kuiken had the highlight of the game for the Bulldogs with a home run as he went 2-for-3 with 2 RBI. Camden Schroeder took the loss after giving up five runs in four full innings of work.
Game two was a 6-0 final with the Warriors scoring five of their six runs in the final two innings. Josh Pratt kept the Bulldogs in the game with one run allowed through five innings as he struck out seven. Ayden Hoag gave up four runs and Braiden Hurd allowed another run in relief.
Pratt led the offense with a 3-for-3 performance at the plate.
The Le Mars baseball team fell to 6-8 on the season while the Warriors improved to 14-1.
The SBL softball team saw their record move to 14-2 at the end of the night while the Lady Bulldogs moved to 11-2. Both teams had 10-2 records in the MRAC which was tied atop the league standings entering Thursday’s final MRAC games.
Le Mars: Hits 9; Walks1; 2B- Allen, Pratt; 3B- None; HR- None; RBI- Leraas 4, Allen 1, Haage 1, Milbrodt 1; Pitching: Lizzie Koonce (W)- 7 IP, 9 H, 8 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 2 Ks.
Le Mars: Hits- 7; Walks- 4; 2B- None; 3B- None; HR- Haage; RBI- Haage; Pitching: Alivia Milbrodt (L)- 4 2/3 IP, 10 H, 10 R, 7 ER, 3 BB, 6 Ks; Lizzie Koonce- 2 1/3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K.
Le Mars: Hits- 8; Walks- 4; 2B- None; 3B- None; HR- Kuiken; RBI- Kuiken 2, Parrott 1; Pitching: Camden Schroeder (L)- 4 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 Ks; Carter Alcorn- 2 1/3 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K; Josh Scheitler- 2/3 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K.
Le Mars: Hits- 7; Walks- 0; 2B- None; 3B- None; HR- None; RBI- None; Pitching: Josh Pratt (L)- 5 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 Ks; Ayden Hoag- 1 1/3 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 2 Ks; Braiden Hurd- 2/3 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 Ks.