Area Round Up: Sailors earn sweeps in baseball and softball | Cedar Falls Tigers


PARKERSBURG — The Columbus Catholic baseball team picked up two wins in a doubleheader against the Aplington-Parkersburg Falcons on Tuesday.

In Game 1, the Sailors beat the Falcons, 14-6, including four runs in the first, fifth and sixth innings.

Senior shortstop Carter Gallagher had a strong offensive performance. At plate, Gallagher went 3 for 5 with a three-run homer.

Sophomore Nick Merrifield pitched four innings for the Mariners and allowed six hits and a run in the contest while striking out three batters.

In Game 2, the Sailors shut out the Falcons for their fifth win of the season. Columbus scored a run in the third, sixth, and seventh innings to win a low-scoring affair.

Gallagher put up another strong performance at the plate, going 2-for-2 with a double and a triple.

The Trojans lose both doubles against Prairie: Waterloo East fell to 3-9 this season after a doubleheader against the Hawks on Tuesday.

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The Trojans lost the first game 7-2.

In the loss, eighth-grader Caleb Peters started for the East. Peters pitched five innings, allowed seven hits and five runs with three strikeouts.

East lost Game 2, 12-1, in five sets.

Junior Justin Thomas recorded the only extra hit for the Trojans in the series with a brace in Game 2.

Sailors sweep the Falcons: The Columbus Catholic softball team improved to 4-2 this season after sweeping the Aplington-Parkersburg Falcons in a doubleheader on Tuesday.

In the first game of the doubleheader, the Sailors got off to a good start, scoring eight runs in the top of the first inning. Columbus added five more runs in the top of the third and two more runs in the fifth inning.

Leading 15-5 at the end of the fifth, the Sailors sealed victory via run rule.

Junior Haile Frost hit 3-for-3 with two doubles in the opener.

In Game 2, the Mariners put on another solid hitting performance with 10 hits and three extra hits.

Juniors Katie Ruden and Sydney Gardner both homered to lead the Sailors to a 9-1 victory.

Cedar Falls throws a doubleheader at Western Dubuque: The Cedar Falls softball team lost its first two games of the season in a doubleheader against Western Dubuque.

In Game 1, the Tigers took a 2-0 lead in the first inning. However, runs in the bottom of the second and bottom of the seventh by the Bobcats forced the game into extra innings.

After two scoreless innings, the Bobcats scored a run in the bottom of the tenth to seal a 3-2 victory.

In Game 2, Western Dubuque took a 5-0 lead late in the first and added four more runs in the fourth and fifth to defeat the Tigers 9-3.

Senior takes two from West: The Waterloo West softball team lost both games of a doubleheader to Dubuque Senior on Tuesday.

The Wahawks lost Game 1 by four runs, recording just one run in the top of the fifth inning and recording only four hits during the game.

In Game 2, West found more success at the plate, recording eight hits but losing a close battle, 6-4.

After Tuesday’s action, the Wahawks are 1-4 this season.

East collapses to 0-4: The Waterloo East softball team lost two games to Dubuque Hempstead in a doubleheader on Tuesday.

The Trojans lost the opener 10-0 in six sets after allowing two runs in the first three sets, three runs in the fourth set and one in the sixth.

In the second match, the Trojans lost 11-2.

Despite the loss, second-year outfielder Hayden Bruess had a solid outing at the plate. Bruess had 2 hits, including a triple, in three at bats.

The two losses have dropped Waterloo East to 0-4 this season.