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REMSEN – A dry and playable Marv Thelen Field became the site of a non-conference baseball matchup on Tuesday between Sioux Central and host MMCRU. Poor and unplayable conditions in Marcus is the reason the game was moved.

In a battle of sophomores, Boden Bright and the Royals’ Eli Schlenger. Schlenger turned in one heck of a outing on the mound. He tossed all six innings of one hit baseball in MMCRU’s 10-0 six inning shutout win. Schlenger faced 20 batters, walked two and fanned six Rebels batters.

Bright was tagged with the mound loss for Sioux Central. He was credited with three innings having faced 16 batters. Bright walked three, hit one Royals batter and fanned three. Peyton Otto and Konner McKeever pitched in relief. McKeever was rocked in 2.1 innings, as the Royals plated seven runs (all earned). They scored two in the fifth and five runs to end the game in the sixth inning. MMCRU scored two first inning runs for the 2-0 lead that stood until the fifth frame of play.

MMCRU snapped a pair of losing streaks with the win. The Royals had lost four straight in the all-time series to the Rebels, winning for the first time since 2019. MMCRU came into Tuesday’s affair with a pair of back-to-back one run losses on the season.

MMCRU was in jeopardy of tying a a season long three game losing streak (June 11 to June 14) — Central Lyon, Akron-Westfield, and LeMars Gehlen.

The no-hit bid by Schlenger was broken up by Kadin Wood. The only other Rebels base runners were walks to McKeever and Cristian Witt-Delcid.

The Royals finished with only five hits. Gavin Poeckes went 2-for-2 with two RBI. Lucas Braun, Owen Schroeder, and Michael Peterson each had a single. Braun also drove in two MMCRU runs and scored a run. Peterson had an RBI and run scored. Schroeder finished with an RBI.

Other notables were Gage Johnson with a sacrifice, RBI, and two MMCRU runs scored. Parker Glassmaker with an RBI and two runs scored. and Wyatt Alesch with a sacrifice and run scored. Eight different MMCRU players in all scored against Sioux Central.

MMCRU (13-8) will open Class 1A Substate 1 first round action on Saturday hosting a War Eagle Conference opponent in Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn (3-17).

Teams Score By Innings | R-H-E
SIOUX CENTRAL 0-0-0-0-0-0 | 0-1-2
MMCRU 2-0-0-0-2-5 | 10-5-0
MMCRU WP: Eli Schlenger (6.0 IP), 20 BF, 2 BB, 5 K; Sioux Central LP: Boden Bright (3.0 IP), 16 BF, 3 BB, 1 HP, 3 K.
MMCRU Offensively: Gage Johnson SAC, RBI, 2 RS; Parker Glassmaker RBI, 2 RS; Lucas Braun (1-4), 2 RBI, RS; Owen Schroeder (1-4), RBI; Michael Peterson (1-2), RBI, RS; Eli Schlenger RBI; Gavin Poecker (2-2), 2 RBI; Wyatt Alesch SAC, RS; Xander Tentinger SAC; Eli Harpenau RS; Luke Kintigh RS; Brandon Dreckman RS.
MMCRU Batting vs. Sioux Central: 5-for-18 .278 AVG.
Ridge View Overall Record: 13-8; Sioux Central Overall Record: 12-10.

Braves four run ninth inning sends team home a winner over Wildcats, 9-7

MOVILLE — The Braves baseball team from Cherokee evened the all-time series (1-1) against Woodbury Central on Tuesday with a come from behind 9-7 non-conference win.

Cherokee was the first team team to put a run on the board in the top half of the first inning, but would trail 3-1 following one inning of play. Woodbury Central would score single runs in the second and third innings, another two runs in the fourth inning, extending the Wildcats lead to 7-2 (biggest lead). Cherokee added another run in the fifth, and two runs in the sixth to cut the deficit to 7-5.

Braves’ senior Carter Kruse came on in relief of starter Kael Miller in the fourth inning and gave up two unearned runs before buckling down and posting ‘goose eggs’ over the final three innings of Wildcats at bats. Kruse would get credit for the win.

Three toed the pitcher’s rubber for Woodbury Central. Freshman Jayden Lloyd started and was credited with four innings and 12 batters faced. Joe DeStigter worked 0.1 innings, and eighth grader Abe McGill was sent to the bump with the game on the line and the Braves made the youngster pay. McGill, who was tagged with the loss, allowing six runs to score (five earned).

Cherokee was outhit in the game 6-4. All four Braves hits were singles — Henry Lugar, Miller, Logan Thorson, and Sean Comstock. Lugar drove in a run and scored a pair of Braves runs. Blake Lovell and Logan Stowater also scored two runs for Cherokee. Thorson had two RBI for the Braves.

Three of the six Woodbury Central hits went for a double. Brody Bremer smacked two, and DeStigter one. Destigter also finished with a pair of runs batted in.

The loss leaves Woodbury Central with a record of 18-7. CHerokee heading into its Class 2A first round tournament game against Western Christian stands 10-13. The Braves will host the 2A Substate 1 matchup at Kenny Bern Field. First Pitch is scheduled for 7 PM.

Teams Score By Innings | R-H-E
CHEROKEE 1-1-0-0-1-2-4 | 9-4-3
WOODBURY CENTRAL 3-1-1-2-0-0-0 | 7-6-0
Cherokee WP: Carter Kruse (4.0 IP/RELF), 17 BF, 2 BB, 2 HP, 8 K; Woodbury Central LP: Abe McGill (2.2 IP), 7 BB, 1 HP, 1K.
Cherokee Offensively: Henry Lugar (1-3), RBI, RS; Kael Miller (1-2); Alex Kohn RS; Blake Lovell 2 RS; Noah Rapp SAC, RBI; Drew Spooner RS; Logan Stowater 2 RS; Carter Kruse SACF; Logan Thorson (1-2), 2 RBI; Laiken Johnson RS; Sean Comstock (1-1).
Cherokee Batting vs. Woodbury Central: 4-for-20 .200 AVG.
Cherokee Overall Record: 10-13; Woodbury Central Overall Record: 18-7.

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