The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

July 2, 2013

Preston plays the spoiler in Big East

Herald Staff report
The Clinton Herald

---- — PRESTON — Preston put a dent in Northeast’s hopes of winning the Big East Conference baseball title Monday, handing the Rebels a pair of losses.

Northeast, which entered the doubleheader a game ahead of Lisbon in the conference standings, lost the first game 10-0 in five innings before Preston scored five times in the final two innings to complete the sweep with a 5-2 victory in Game 2.

“We have gotten away from our identity of playing every pitch and doing the little things right,” Northeast coach Tyler Howe said. “We have to start doing the little things again if we want to win.”

The Rebels (16-6, 11-3 Big East) didn’t do much at all in the opener, collecting just one hit. In the second game, Jared Henfrey took a shutout, and a 1-0 lead, into the sixth inning, but Preston struck for three runs. The Rebels got one back in the bottom of the sixth, but the Trojans added two insurance runs in the seventh.

Mohawks sweep Irish

CLINTON — Marquette Catholic took a pair of game from Prince of Peace on Monday, winning 12-0 and 12-2 at Ashford University Field.

No details were reported.

Camanche earns split

CAMANCHE — After succumbing to a 5-3 Calamus-Wheatland comeback win in the opener, Tanner Schreiner made sure Camanche came away with a split, throwing a complete game in a 5-4 win in Game 2.

“Schreiner had six strikeouts and three walks,” Camanche coach Darryl Cochran said. “He did a nice job keeping their hitters off balance.”

Schreiner also had an RBI to help the Indians (5-19, 4-12 Big East) build a 5-0 lead. Jesse Everhart added two hits and two RBIs for Camanche.

The Indians built leads of 1-0 and 3-1 in the opener, but Calamus-Wheatland scored in each of the last three innings to win.

With the game tied 3-3, the Warriors loaded the bases in the top of the seventh with back-to-back-to-back walks. Nick Houzenga followed with an infield hit to score the go-ahead run.

Maquoketa splits

EPWORTH — Maquoketa pulled out a 2-1 win in nine innings Monday to earn a split in a WaMaC Conference doubleheader at Western Dubuque.

Trevor Donahue knocked in a pair of runs in the other game, leading Western Dubuque to a 3-1 victory.

PRESTON 10, NORTHEAST 0 (5 INNINGS)

Northeast 000 00 — 0 1 1

Preston 023 41 — 10 9 0

Northeast: Cole Dickey (3 ip, 5 h, 6 r, 6 er, 4 bb, 1 so), Matt Haferbier (1/3 ip, 2 h, 3 r, 3 er, 2 bb, 0 so), Ketzalli Dondiego (1 ip, 2 h, 1 r, 1 er, 1 bb, 0 so) and Zach Scott.

PRESTON 5, NORTHEAST 2

Preston 000 003 2 — 5 4 1

Northeast 000 101 0 — 2 4 2

Northeast: Jared Henfrey (6 1/3 ip, 4 h, 5 r, 4 er, 3 bb, 3 so), Tevin Stoecker (2/3 ip, 0 h, 0 r) and Scott. 2B — Northeast (Dickey). RBIs — Northeast (Dickey, Michael Hartung).

CALAMUS-WHEATLAND 5, CAMANCHE 3

Cal-Wheat 000 012 2 — 5 6 0

Camanche 100 020 0 — 3 3 2

Nick Houzenga, Josh Poell (5) and Austin Houzenga; Levi Carber, Dylan Busse (6), Tanner Atkinson (7) and Tanner Schreiner. Multiple hits — CW (Christian Hansen 2, A Houzenga 2) 2B — CW (A Hozenga). RBIs — CW (Hansen 2, Danny Solis 2, N. Houzenga); Camanche (Derek Harksen, Seth Boysen, Cody Mensinger).

CAMANCHE 5, CALAMUS-WHEATLAND 4

Camanche 031 010 0 — 5 7 0

Cal-Wheat 000 004 0 — 4 8 1

Schreiner and Atkinson; Zach Poell, Nolan Christensen (6) and Austin Houzenga. Multiple hits — Camanche (Harksen 2, Schreiner 2, Jesse Everhart 2); CW (Christian Hansen 2, Justin Alden 2). 2B — CW (Hansen, Kolton Steward). 3B — CW (Christensen). RBIs — Camanche (Harksen, Schreiner, Everhart 2); CW (Christensen 2, N. Houzenga, Steward).