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Tue
14
Jul

Bulldogs hit double-digit win total


Kaleb Tilson gets an out at first base during game one of the Bulldogs’ doubleheader sweep of the War Eagles. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

The MFL MarMac baseball team closed out its regular season schedule with a record of 10-5, following a doubleheader sweep of Clayton Ridge/Central and loss to South Winneshiek last week.

The Bulldogs took on the War Eagles July 6, winning the first game of the doubleheader 9-4. MFL MarMac trailed 2-1 heading into the sixth, but cranked out five runs in the top of the inning, followed by three more in the seventh. The team collected just six hits, but took advantage of six walks, two hit by pitches and 11 steals to earn the victory.

Tue
14
Jul

Four more victories for MFL MarMac softball team


Abby Koslowski had one hit and an RBI in game one of a doubleheader sweep of Postville on July 8. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

The MFL MarMac softball team went 4-2 last week, in the final stretch of the regular season, with doubleheader sweeps of Kee and Postville and two losses at Turkey Valley.

The Bulldogs started the week July 6, at Kee, winning game one 6-5. The team held just a narrow 5-4 edge over the Hawks going into the top of the seventh, but pushed one run across to make it 6-4. Kee tacked on a run in the bottom of the inning, but failed to add more.

Tue
14
Jul

War Eagles wrap regular season with win


Oakley Harbaugh doubled, drove in a run and scored once in game one of the War Eagles’ July 6 doubleheader with MFL MarMac. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

Sean Wilwert takes a strong cut against Sumner-Fred on July 7. (Photo by Bev Hamann)

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

The Clayton Ridge/Central (CR/C) War Eagles wrapped up their regular season last week with an overall record of 4-14. 

The final week before the playoffs started on July 6, with a doubleheader against the MFL Mar-Mac Bulldogs. In game one, the War Eagles were winning 2-1 heading into the sixth inning when the Bulldog bats exploded for five runs, putting the game out of reach. The War Eagles eventually lost the game 9-4. 

While CR/C actually totaled more hits than the Bulldogs, it was the amount of walks (six), hit batters (two) and stolen bases allowed (five) that were the team’s undoing.

Tue
14
Jul

Central softball ends regular season


Katelyn Scherf pitched the second game against the TigerHawks. (Photo by Bev Hamann)

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

The Central Warriors softball team had another tough week, losing the final four games of the regular season to end with an overall record of 3-13. 

It all started with a doubleheader on July 6, against the conference-leading Turkey Valley Trojans, who won game one 12-2. 

Warrior pitcher Chelsia Larson continued her valiant effort as the team’s main pitcher, but could not overcome the onslaught of the Trojan bats.

Freshman Delaney Scherf performed well offensively for Central, amassing two hits, including a home run, and two RBIs. 

Tue
07
Jul

Bulldog baseball team improves to 8-4


MFL MarMac shortstop Cedrick Drahn edges into the outfield to catch an East Buchanan pop up. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

Ethan Stubbs pitched well against East Buchanan on July 1, allowing just two hits and one earned run in six innings.

Cullen McShane breaks for home in game one of the Bulldogs' doubleheader with South Winn.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

The MFL MarMac baseball team improved its record to 8-4 last week, bouncing back from a doubleheader sweep at the hands of undefeated South Winneshiek to win games against North Fayette Valley and East Buchanan.

The Bulldogs faced off against South Winn on June 29. The Warriors took game one of the doubleheader 11-1, aided by three separate four-run innings. 

MFL MarMac managed just four hits against tough South Winn pitching. Cullen McShane had two of those and scored the team’s lone run in the second inning. Max Havlicek and JT Stocker had one hit apiece.

Tue
07
Jul

MFL MarMac softball team picks up two more wins


Brinan Berger tags out a South Winn runner at second base. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

Abby Schellhorn drops down a bunt in game one of the Bulldogs’ doubleheader with West Central.

Abby Koslowski nabs a pitch behind the plate.

Jordan Schubert was busy on the base paths last week, with two separate four-hit games.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

The MFL MarMac softball team is now 6-3, after splitting doubleheaders with West Central and South Winneshiek and losing a non-conference match-up with Sumner-Fredericksburg last week.

The Bulldogs won the first game of the June 29 doubleheader with West Central by a score of 9-4. Lauren Haberichter picked up the win, holding the Blue Devils to seven hits and two earned runs over seven innings. She amassed 15 strikeouts, a season best.

Tue
07
Jul

Tough losses for Central softball


Chelsia Larson rounds the bases after hitting a grand slam against West Central. (Photos by Bev Hamann)

Central shortstop Delaney Scherf prepares to tag a South Winn runner out at second base.

Kaitlyn Wiley covers third base.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

The Central softball team had a tough third week of the season, losing a single game to Springville and doubleheaders with West Central and South Winneshiek.

Springville won the June 29 match-up 7-1, bolstered by a four-run third inning. The Warriors scored their lone run in the fourth, when Kaitlyn Wiley drove in Abby Cummer. In addition to a double by Cummer, Delaney Scherf, Lexi Loan, Chelsia Larson and Grace Kuehl all had hits in the game.

Tue
07
Jul

War Eagles cap off week with sweep of Turkey Valley


Evan Schroeder went 1-2 in the War Eagles’ game against Jesup on July 2. (Photos by Bev Hamann)

War Eagle shortstop Caleb Helle throws to first against the J-Hawks.

Sean Wilwert works behind the plate for the War Eagles.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

The Clayton Ridge/Central (CR/C) War Eagles upped their record to 3-11 last week, capped off by a Friday sweep of Upper Iowa Conference foe Turkey Valley.

The busy week, which included six games, started June 30, with a doubleheader against Kee. The War Eagles took an early 1-0 lead in the first game, but the Hawks tied it up in the bottom of the second, then tacked on runs in four more innings to win 12-2.

Tue
30
Jun

MFL MarMac baseball team continues to roll


JT Stocker had a combined three hits and two RBIs during MFL MarMac’s doubleheader with Turkey Valley on June 25. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

In six innings against Turkey Valley, Ethan Stubbs allowed just four hits and one earned run and struck out eight batters.

Karter Decker happily sprints home in the Bulldogs’ 11-1 victory over Turkey Valley on June 25.

Bulldog second baseman Bryce Radloff awaits a throw from first, as a Trojan player heads in for a slide.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

The MFL MarMac baseball team continued its hot start to the season last week, sweeping North Fayette Valley and taking one of two games against Turkey Valley.

In the first game against NFV on June 24, the Bulldogs won 4-2 after scoring in each of the first four innings. The TigerHawks crossed the plate in both the sixth and seventh, but couldn’t close the gap.

Left fielder Karter Decker was 2-3 in the game with an RBI. Chaise Ziegler was also 2-3, while Ethan Stubbs singled and drove in a run. Max Havlicek, who did not have a hit in the game but was hit by a pitch, walked and stole three bases, scored two of the team’s runs.

Tue
30
Jun

Bulldogs take two from Central in rain-shortened week


Lauren Haberichter limited Central to just two hits in a 7-2 win on June 23. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

Mackenzy Ruff was 2-2 with an RBI and run scored in the first game of a June 23 doubleheader with Central.

Abby Schellhorn speeds from second to third in the first of two games with Central.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

Rain dampened much of the MFL MarMac softball team’s schedule last week, postponing a doubleheader with Turkey Valley and canceling one game at North Linn. Even the two games the Bulldogs managed to sneak in on June 23 against Central were played a night later than planned due to inclement weather. 

The Bulldogs made the most of their limited time on the field, though, sweeping Central in a key Upper Iowa Conference match-up.

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