The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


July 11, 2014

Northeast offense remains hot

WEST LIBERTY — After scoring 10 runs against Clinton on Wednesday, Northeast’s offense kept hot Thursday as the Rebels defeated West Liberty 16-2 in River Valley Conference baseball.

Jack Murphy went 4-for-4 with five RBIs in the game, while the Rebels tallied 17 hits in the five-inning game. Michael Hartung had three hits and four RBIs.

Northeast scored seven runs in the second inning, and the Rebels improve to 25-7.

Tevin Stoecker picked up the win on the mound by allowing just one hit in his two innings. Jon Dobson allowed three hits on two runs (neither was earned) in three innings.

“The guys carried over the momentum from the win against Clinton,” Tyler Howe, Northeast’s coach, said.

Irish score early, but lose

MONTICELLO — Prince of Peace lost to North Linn 9-6 on Thursday night in the Tri-Rivers Conference.

North Linn got 15 hits on Prince of Peace, while the Lynx held the Irish to nine hits.

The Lynx pitching staff struck out seven hitters and walked two.

Jacob Rawson hit a home run for North Linn, while Clinton Prier hit a double.

Cal-Wheat fall

CALAMUS — Wilton score three runs each in the second and fifth innings to take care of Calamus-Wheatland 11-1. Issac Vazquez limited Cal-Wheat (11-22) to three hits while striking out nine.

Wilton, meanwhile, had 12 hits, with 11 of them being singles. Three different Beavers had a pair of hits in the game.

Indians, Comets split

BELLEVUE — After Camanche won the Game 1 of a doubleheader 6-1 over the Bellevue Comets, the host Comets rebounded in Game 2, winning 8-1 in a River Valley Conference matchup Wednesday.

In Game 1, Dylan Busse limited the Comets to five hits, but Keenan Ploessl had two of those hits, including a double. Jake Schroeder had the Comets’ lone RBI.

Tanner Atkinson also had a double, along with an RBI. Four other Indians also brought home a run.

In Game 2, Alex Hinke had three RBIs, while the Comets had eight hits. Oster and Ploessl each had two hits apiece.


Northeast 372 22 — 16 17 2

W. Liberty 002 00 — 2 4 5

(Northeast stats only)

Tevin Stoecker (2 ip, 1 h, 0 r, 0 er, 1 bb, 2 so), Jon Dobson (3 ip, 3 h, 2 r, 0 er, 0 bb, 3 so) and Zach Scott. Multiple hits — Nick Wall 2, Matt Haferbier 2, Jack Murphy 4, Michael Hartung 3. 2B — Wall, Murphy. RBIs — Wall, Kyle Dell, Murphy 5, Hartung 4, Scott 2.

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    The enrollment office at the community college confirmed that Jones was registered for classes this fall at Kirkwood. Kirkwood coach Bryan Petersen, a Clinton High graduate, declined to comment and gave no indication that Jones would play basketball for the Eagles this winter.
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