DUBUQUE — Fifth-ranked Cedar Falls settled for a split of a Mississippi Valley Conference baseball doubleheader Monday at Dubuque Hempstead.
The Tigers fell in the opener, 8-5, then bounced back with an 8-3 win.
After Cedar Falls (12-6) jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the opener, Hempstead plated four runs in the bottom of the third to tie it. In the sixth, the Tigers erased a 5-4 deficit with a run, but the Mustangs scored three times in the bottom half of the inning.
Cedar Falls got out to a 3-0 lead again in the second game and put the game away with a four-run sixth.
COLUMBUS 13-7, SUMNER-FREDERICKSBURG 2-2: Waterloo Columbus dealt winless Sumner-Fredericksburg a pair of North Iowa Cedar League baseball losses Monday, 13-2 and 7-2.
Lucas Benda and Parker Westhoff drove in a pair of runs each in the opener while Kaleb Boleyn pitched a complete game with eight strikeouts.
In the second game, the Sailors (10-13) took advantage of several walks and got a two-run double from Westhoff in a five-run fifth that broke the game open. Robert Porth came on on relief in the fourth inning and struck out nine.
Columbus will host the Cougars at 4 p.m. Tuesday to complete a game that was suspended last week.
DUBUQUE WAHLERT 5-10, WATERLOO EAST 1-1: Waterloo East’s offensive struggles continued as the Trojans dropped a Mississippi Valley Conference twinbill at Wahlert Monday.
East had just three hits in each game, while the Golden Eagles (15-8) racked up 13 in the opener and 11 in the second game.
DUBUQUE SENIOR 10-14, WATERLOO WEST 7-1: Dubuque Senior held off Waterloo West for a 10-7 Mississippi Valley Conference win, then blasted the Wahawks 14-1 to complete a sweep.
The Rams improved to 15-7, while the Wahawks slipped to 3-20.
COLUMBUS 6-9, SUMNER-FREDERICKSBURG 2-6: Sixth-ranked Waterloo Columbus stretched its winning streak to 12 Monday night by sweeping a North Iowa Cedar League doubleheader from Sumner-Fredericksburg, 6-2 and 9-6.
Kayla Sproul fired a three-hitter in the opener and the Sailors collected 10 base hits, including four for extra bases.
In the second game, the Cougars went ahead 3-0 in the first inning but couldn’t keep up with Columbus, which scored three times each in the third, fourth and fifth innings.
Columbus improved to 20-3 on the season, while Sumner-Fredericksburg fell to 8-12.
COLUMBUS 13-7, SUM.-FRED’BRG 2-2
Columbus 274 00 — 13 13 1
Sum.-Fred. 100 01 — 2 4 4
Kaleb Boleyn and Mason Bennett. Brett Meyer, Brady Wilkinson (4), Andy Slick (5) and Colton Yungtum. 2B—Lucas Benda (Col), Boleyn (Col), Parker Westhoff (Col), Colton Dralle (S-F).
Columbus 100 051 0 — 7 5 0
Sum.-Fred. 000 200 0 — 2 3 1
Westhoff, Robert Porth (4) and Bennett, John Rausch (4). Sam Fox, Wilkinson (4) and Yungtum. 2B—Boleyn (Col), Westhoff (Col), Dralle (S-F).
COLUMBUS 6-9, SUM.-FRED’BRG 2-6
Columbus 022 110 0 — 6 10 2
Sum.-Fred. 000 101 0 — 2 3 3
WP—Sproul. LP—Nuss. 2B—Seehase (S-F), Hogan (Col), A. Schultz (Col). 3B—Allen (S-F), S. Schultz (Col).
Sum.-Fred. 300 003 0 — 6 8 4
Columbus 003 330 x — 9 8 1
WP—Sproul. LP—Hoth. 2B—Pagel (S-F), Shannon (Col), A. Schultz (Col). 3B—Shannon (Col).