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Metro roundup: Columbus scores 13-6 win over Iowa Falls-Alden
METRO ROUNDUP

Metro roundup: Columbus scores 13-6 win over Iowa Falls-Alden

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IOWA FALLS – Waterloo Columbus used an eight-run second inning to propel itself past Iowa Falls-Alden in a non-conference baseball tilt Friday, 13-6.

The Sailors saw Alex Feldmann, Caden Hartz, Patrick Steele, Dallas Westhoff, Connor Knudtson and Jake Bradley all drove in runs.

Carter Gallagher, Knudtson, Feldmann and Alex Purdy all collected multiple hits for Columbus.

Knudtson earned the win on the mound working 5 2/3 innings and striking out six.

CEDAR FALLS SPLITS: The Tigers took game one against Iowa City Liberty, 8-7, in eight innings, winning on a Zach Neese walk-off double.

Also in the opener, Ben Phillips went 4-for-5 with 2 RBIs, and Connor Woods scored three times.

Cedar Falls dropped the second game 7-4. Phillips went 2-for-4 and Logan Strassburg was 2-for-3 with a double.

XAVIER TAKES TWO FROM WEST: The Saints got a pair of strong pitching performances to pull out a pair of close wins over the Wahawks, 4-1, 7-3, Friday.

West managed just four hits off Saints starter Alex Neal, who struck out 12, in the opener. Two of the four hits were doubles by Sam Moore and Carter Schulte.

In the second game, Luke Fordyce was 2-for-3 with a double and Clayton Rottinghaus was 2-for-2.

Softball

EAST SPLITS: The Trojans edged Wapsie Valley in their second game at the Jesup Tournament Friday to finish day one, 1-1.

Jayden Bentley was 2-for-3 with 2 RBis. And Jaida Thurnau also drove in two runs. Aalona Ford and Addy Grimmett also added a 2-for-3 efforts.

In a 12-5 loss to South Winneshiek, Bentley went 2-for 2 with a run scored. Jocelyn Foss, Haley Harn and Grimmett all drove in one run.

The Warriors used a five-run second and a sixth-run fourth to power past the Trojans.

CEDAR FALLS WINS OPENER: At the BCLUW Invitational, Cyrah Rasmussen allowed just three hits and struck out seven in a 5-1 win over Ames for the Tigers Friday.

Gabby Townsend and Izzy Walker eachove in two runs, while Myah Brinker went 2-for-3.

Linescores

Softball

Jesup Invitational

SOUTH WINNESHIEK 12, EAST 5

East 300 200 0 — 5

S. Winneshiek 150 600 x — 12

EAST 6, WAPSIE VALLEY 5

Wapsie Valley 202 010 0 — 5

East 020 013 x — 6

WP – Jocelyn Foss. LP – Ellie Neil.

BCLUW Invitational

CEDAR FALLS 5, AMES 1

Ames 100 000 0 — 1

Cedar Falls 100 400 x — 4

WP – Cyrah Rasmussen. LP – Alexa Kopaska.

Baseball

CEDAR FALLS 8-4, IOWA CITY LIBERTY 7-7

FIRST GAME

Iowa City Liberty 120 200 20 — 7 10 1

Cedar Falls 301 021 01 – 8 10 1

CF batterery: Zach Neese, B. Smith (7) and S. Buskohl, J. Hoeppner (7). 2B – CF: Neese. 3B — CF: C. Woods.

SECOND GAME

Iowa City Liberty 230 000 2 — 7 6 2

Cedar Falls 003 001 0 — 4 6 2

CF pitching battery: B. Phillips, B. Grazier (2), S. Buskohl (7) and L. Strassburg. 2B – CF: Strassburg.

CR XAVIER 4-7, WEST 1-3

FIRST GAME

Xavier 001 120 0 — 4

West 000 000 1 — 1

West battery: Luke Fordyce, Tayvon Homolar (7) and Dylan Kipper. 2B – CRX: Lux, Neal. West: Moore, Schulte.

SECOND GAME

Xavier 002 301 1 — 7

West 001 011 x — 3

West battery: Josh Willis, Alex Willis (6) and Landon Sturch, Tayvon Homolar. 2B – CRX: Henry, Rexroth 2, Steffen. West: L. Fordyce.

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