The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

July 3, 2013

Sabers sweep Rebels

Herald Staff Report
The Clinton Herald

---- — DEWITT — Central DeWitt came out on top against Northeast as the schools battled in both baseball and softball Tuesday night.

The Sabers opened the baseball game with a three-run first inning, then broke a 3-3 tie in the fifth and added five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning for a 9-3 victory.

“The guys played hard; we just ran out of gas at the end,” Northeast coach Tyler Howe said.

Despite the loss that dropped the Rebels’ record to 16-7, they got some good news when they learned that Bellevue swept a doubleheader from Lisbon 8-5 and 4-2 on Monday. Those results preserved Northeast’s one-game lead in the Big East Conference standings. Northeast (16-7) plays Bellevue on Saturday with a chance to clinch the conference title.

Northeast and Central DeWitt battled for eight innings in the opener of a softball doubleheader, then winning pitcher Brooke Posey drove in Katie Irwin with the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the eighth for a 1-0 victory.

Central DeWitt completed the sweep by scoring three times in the bottom of the sixth in Game 2 to snap a tie and win 5-2.

“Our girls played great defense all night; our pitchers were great and deserved to win tonight,” Northeast coach Travis Eversmeyer said after his team fell to 21-11. “We struggled hitting and especially with runners in scoring position. If we can play that kind of defense, though, we will have a chance to beat anyone in the tournament.”

Northeast’s Aleenah Marcucci tied her own school record by recording her 67th hit of the season.

Camanche girls win

CAMANCHE — Camanche defeated Tipton 10-2 in softball Tuesday in a tuneup for tonight’s home doubleheader against Calamus-Wheatland.

If the Indians sweep the Warriors, they will tie Marquette Catholic for the Big East Conference title.

BASEBALL

CENTRAL DEWITT 9, NORTHEAST 3

Northeast 000 120 0 — 3 11 5

DeWitt 300 015 x — 9 9 3

Northeast: Tevin Stoecker (5 1/3 ip, 9 h, 9 r, 6 er, 4 bb, 5 so), Ben Hildebrandt (2/3 ip, 0 h, 0 r, 0 bb, 0 so) and Zach Scott. Multiple hits — Northeast (Charlie Marcucci 2, Hildebrandt 2, Ketzalli Dondiego 3, Matt Haferbier 2, Cole Dickey 2). 2B — Northeast (Hildebrandt). RBIs — Northeast (Dondiego, Haferbier, Dickey).

SOFTBALL

CENTRAL DEWITT 1, NORTHEAST 0 (8 INNINGS)

Northeast 000 000 00 — 0 5 1

DeWitt 000 000 01 — 1 7 0

Maddison Daniels (7 2/3 ip, 6 h, 1 r, 0 er, 0 bb, 1 so) and Baylie Parson; Brooke Posey (8 ip, 5 h, 0 r, 0 bb, 9 so) and Abby Johnson. Multiple hits — Central DeWitt (Miranda Meland 2, Posey 2). 2B — Central DeWitt (Meland). RBI — Central DeWitt (Posey).

CENTRAL DEWITT 5, NORTHEAST 2

Northeast 001 001 0 — 2 8 2

DeWitt 100 103 x — 5 16 0

Bailey Claussen (6 ip, 16 h, 5 r, 4 er, 0 bb, 1 so) and Parson; Katie Irwin (7 ip, 8 h, 2 r, 1 er, 0 bb, 2 so) and Johnson. Multiple hits — Northeast (Aleenah Marcucci 3, Emily Franks 2); Central DeWitt (Irwin 3, Posey 3, Jess Machovec 3, Meland 2, Calloway Kinney 2). 2B — Northeast (Franks); Central DeWitt (Posey). RBIs — Northeast (Morgan McAleer); Central DeWitt (Irwin 2, Meland, Posey, Kalyn Bowen).