CASCADE — Waterloo Columbus battled top-ranked Cascade to the finish Tuesday before dropping a heartbreaking 7-6 decision in a Class 2A district semifinal.
The Sailors (14-19) built a 6-3 lead in the top of the fourth, but Cascade (31-4) chipped away with single runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings to tie it before winning it in the bottom of the seventh.
BENTON 17, WATERLOO EAST 1: Benton Community erupted for 12 runs in the opening inning and cruised to a four-inning non-conference baseball win at Waterloo East.
Cade Timmerman drive in four runs for the Bobcats (17-20) while Ian Rupp homered and knocked in three.
East finished its regular season at 1-36 and opens Class 4A substate play Friday at Cedar Rapids Prairie.