Le Mars falls short in rain-shortened doubleheader

Monday, June 13, 2022

SERGEANT BLUFF/LE MARS — The Le Mars Community softball and baseball teams were scheduled to face Sergeant Bluff-Luton in a Missouri River Activities Conference doubleheader on Thursday. Those matchups were cut short as only one game was completed on each side.

The Le Mars softball team dropped a 6-4 contest as their opening game was called after five innings against the Class 3A No. 9 ranked Warriors. That game was played in Sergeant Bluff.

The Bulldogs had rallied to cut the deficit from 6-2 to 6-4 with two runs in the fifth, but did not get an opportunity to try to complete the comeback as the game was called at the end of five innings due to field conditions.

Le Mars took an early lead as Averie Morgan led off the game with a home run, but the Warriors answered with a two-run homer from Elise Evans-Murphy in the bottom half of the inning.

SB-L added another run in the second and three in the third as Le Mars could not get the lead back. Payton Wright had an RBI double for the Bulldogs in the third and Maggie Allen and Libby Leraas drove in the runs in the fifth, but it wasn’t enough to come back for the win.

Kamea Van Kalsbeek pitched the win for the Warriors with two runs allowed in three innings as she struck out three. Emma Crooks tossed two innings and gave up the other two runs, one of which was earned.

Lizzie Koonce pitched all five innings for the Bulldogs. Of the six runs allowed, five were earned. She finished with a pair of strikeouts.

SB-L improved to 12-2 with the win as they moved to 10-0 in the conference. Le Mars fell to 10-5 with the loss as they are now 7-3 in MRAC games. The second half of the doubleheader will be made up on June 20.

Baseball falls in six innings

The Le Mars baseball team dropped their game to Sergeant Bluff-Luton by a 13-3 score in six innings at home.

SB-L scored in each of the six innings in the game including a five run first inning. Le Mars scored all three of their runs in the opening frame, but were held scoreless the rest of the way.

Bryce Click hit a home run, double and single for the Warriors out of the leadoff spot as he also reached on a walk and an error. He was one of three with 2 RBI games. Cole Conlon led the Warriors with a 3 RBI.

Evan Pratt pitched 5 2/3 innings for the Bulldogs and struck out four. Evan Jalas tossed 1/3 of an inning, getting his lone out via strikeout.

Brody Blake pitched the win for SB-L with seven strikeouts in six innings.

Le Mars fell to 5-9 in the conference and 5-11 overall. SB-L improved to 9-3 in the conference and 11-5 overall. The second half of the doubleheader has been rescheduled to be played on June 24.

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