BASEBALL, SOFTBALL BRIEFS

TROJANS THUMP ROYALS, GET BACK TO .500

ZEARING – Logan Seiser might have needed a bucket of ice for his right arm, but the pain was worth it as he led Northeast Hamilton to a 15-6 win over Colo-NESCO here last night.

Seiser threw 130 pitches and struck out 10 in going the distance to pick up the win. The senior also had three hits and three RBIs to help the Trojans improve to 5-5 overall and 5-2 in the Iowa Star Conference.

“It was good, solid baseball from our guys,” NEH head coach Chace Pruismann said. “Logan carried our team.”

Seven players accounted for the 13 hits. Gabe Rapp had three hits, including a double, and drove in two runs. Kyle Pruismann and Hunter Dilley both had a pair of base knocks and an RBI, and Truman Chamness added a single and two RBIs.

Colo-NESCO (3-9, 2-4 ISC) rattled off seven hits.

NEH will be at Janesville on Friday.

SH SOFTBALL SMACKS 16 HITS, BEATS NEVADA

NEVADA – South Hamilton continued to slap hit after hit and cruised to its fifth straight Heart of Iowa Conference win here last night.

Nine girls recorded at least one single in the Hawks 6-2 win over Nevada.

“We just need to keep building confidence and playing our game,” South Hamilton head coach Laura Read said after her team clubbed 16 hits – all singles.

Leandra Diersen led the way with three base knocks. The Lucas twins – Kayla and Kali – and Carly Swenson all had two hits. Kayla Lucas drove in two runs; Swenson and Ronnie Olson had one RBI each.

South Hamilton will be at the Roland Kiwanis Tournament today and Saturday. The Hawks will face Colo-NESCO at 3 p.m. and Boone at 5:30 p.m. today. On Saturday they’ll take on Mount Vernon at noon at AGWSR at 2:30 p.m.

SH BASEBALL LOSES HEARTBREAKER IN 9

NEVADA – The South Hamilton baseball team was unable to pull out a marathon victory here last night, but that didn’t put a damper on the spirits of head coach Bret Bell.

“That was probably the best loss I’ve ever been a part of,” Bell said after Nevada rallied for a 7-6 win over his Hawks in nine innings in Heart of Iowa Conference play. “We played lights out It’s a loss that I’ll take because we played so well.”

South Hamilton (2-13, 0-9 HOIC) scored two runs in the top of the ninth to jump ahead 6-4, but Nevada (5-9, 4-7 HOIC) had the answer with three runs in the last half of the ninth.

Trey Woodall was the tough-luck loser on the mound for the Hawks. The right-hander threw 8 1/3 innings before handing the ball off to Nathan Sogard in the ninth. Woodall allowed six hits and only two earned runs. He fanned six and walked six.

“Trey threw amazing and he kept their hitters off balance,” Bell said. “We had him up towards 130 pitches, so it was a gutsy performance.”

Tyler Shafer went all nine innings on the hill for Nevada to earn the win.

South Hamilton smacked 10 hits, led by Colton Griffin, Caleb Olson and Colton Schwerien with two each. JD Rader, Landon Quam, Dugan Swenson and Nathan McSparin all added singles.

Quam drove in two runs; Rylan Harris, Schwerien, Swenson and McSparin all chipped in one RBI.

South Hamilton will be at home on Friday to take on Saydel at 7:30 p.m.