The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

High School Sports

May 30, 2013

Preston outlasts, sweeps Northeast

PRESTON — Northeast coach Travis Eversmeyer couldn’t have asked for more out of his ace Wednesday night. Maddison Daniels was on her 16th inning, having allowed only five runs in a two-game set with Preston. Game 2 carried into extra innings, and by the ninth inning, Daniels had sent down 10 straight batters.

Eversmeyer said he knew he could ride Daniels to the end.

“She threw lights out again. We’re going to ride that arm as far as we can go,” he said. “I kept asking her throughout the game, ‘Are you good to go?’ She wants the ball in her hand, and we have confidence in her ability.”

Yet, Preston found its bats when it counted. Leading off a 2-2 ninth inning, Brooke Krogman singled up the middle, and her Trojans teammates moved her into scoring position. A sacrifice fly by Larissa Ruchotzke scored Krogman, and Preston followed with a 1-2-3 bottom half to close out a sweep of their rival Rebels, 3-2 after a 3-0 win in Game 1.

Preston pitcher Lizzie Meier earned two wins in 11 shutout innings between both games. She even helped her cause in Game 1 going 3-for-3 at the plate with a fifth-inning, two-run double that wound up the difference maker.

“We knew that we had to step up and we did,” Meier said. “It’s a pretty big rivalry, and we knew they were a really good team. We knew we had to play our best to beat our rival.”

Daniels, meanwhile, allowed only three runs in each game. It was enough for a Trojans team that didn’t falter defensively. Eversmeyer said the key was Northeast’s inability to manufacture runs; two runs through 16 innings won’t cut it against good competition.

“Granted, they threw great games ... but we got to be able to hit the ball better than we did and put the ball in play,” he said. “Our confidence is way down at the plate for no reason. These kids can hit the ball, and they just have to believe it.”

Text Only
High School Sports
  • Schreiber wins dual; Coppess 2nd at tri BETTENDORF -- To be the best, you have to beat the best. Brittany Coppess came close to doing that Tuesday at Hidden Hills Golf Course in a triangular meet between North Scott, Clinton and Pleasant Valley. Coppess finished with a nine-hole 42, 5 over

    April 23, 2014

  • 4-23-14 1B-photo, ethan jones Jones has eyes set on prize FULTON, Ill. -- Ethan Jones has all the confidence that he can become the Three Rivers Conference Player of the Year in baseball. "I just need to work hard, show up everyday and just play the best that I can every game so I can help my team win," Jo

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lancers blank Queens, Kings CLINTON -- Chloe Gottschalk scored a hat trick to lead North Scott past Clinton 7-0 in girls soccer Tuesday night. Gina Matthys added a pair of goals, while Lindsay Gallens and Olivia Schmidt scored once apiece. Abby Nass played all 80 minutes in goa

    April 23, 2014

  • 4-23-14 1B or 3B-Photo, Gateway B race Kings kick off big week at Gateway CLINTON -- It's not quite the state meet in terms of importance, but this week is right up there for the Clinton boys track and field team. Seniors Deshond Robinson and Nathan Harden were in top form Tuesday as they tuned up for the Drake Relays by h

    April 23, 2014 3 Photos

  • Welcome-back win CLINTON -- Scoring in every event, the Camanche boys track and field team presented coach Mark Metzger with a terrific "welcome back" gift Tuesday evening. The Indians piled up 171 points to win the Class B portion of the 94th annual Gateway Classic

    April 23, 2014

  • 4-22-14 2B-Photo, Fulton baseball Morrison wins twinbill at Fulton FULTON, Ill. -- As Fulton baseball coach Kyle Miller put it after losing both games to Morrison on Monday, the losses were tough to swallow, but all the Steamers could do afterward was tip their hats toward the Mustangs. Morrison won 1-0, then 11-4

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Irish's Evers second CLINTON -- Conner Evers pulled out his go-to motivation when struggling on the golf course. Not anything in his bag particularly, but a small booklet of pick-me-up quotes. He picked the right one, because Evers, a junior for Prince of Peace, finished

    April 22, 2014

  • 4-22-14 1B-Photo, Fulton softball Fillies take control vs. Fulton FULTON, Ill. -- While Fulton's softball team is figuring out the small things, Morrison is continuing its tear across the Three Rivers Conference. Morrison continued its dominant season Monday by defeating Fulton 9-0. Morrison scored in five of the s

    April 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • E/P scores 15 in inning PROPHETSTOWN, Ill. -- Erie/Prophetstown was all business Saturday, taking care of Peru St. Bede by dominating in a doubleheader that lasted 9 1/2 innings. The Panthers won Game 1 13-2 by scoring four in the third inning, then five in the fifth inning

    April 21, 2014

  • Hot start, strong finish FULTON, Ill. -- A day after a struggle at the plate, Fulton found a dozen runs during the third game of the Fulton Invitational softball tournament against West Carroll to end the day. The game went four innings, and the Steamers used all four of the

    April 21, 2014

Sports Updates