BANCROFT - North Union defeated Humboldt 8-3 on Wednesday. Cody Runksmeier pitched a complete game giving up three runs (two earned) on seven hits with one strikeout and no walks.
North Union trailed 3-1 until erupted for seven runs over the fifth and sixth inning. Sawyer Doocy gave the Warriors the lead for good with a three-run home run in the fifth inning that put his team ahead 5-3. In the sixth inning, North Union added three insurance runs.
Meanwhile Runksmeier and the Warrior defense held the Wildcats to just one base runner the final four innings-a two-out single in the top of the seventh.
North Union finished with 10 hits. Doocy was 2-3 with three RBIs; Cody Runksmeier was 2-3 with two RBIs; Jake Govern was 2-2 with an RBI; Jake Adams was 2-3 with an RBI; Colin Runksmeier was 1-4 with an RBI and Garrett Johnson was 1-3.
North Union (15-7 overall) hosts Algona tonight.
Oleson pitches two-hit shut out
SWEA CITY - Peyton Oleson pitched a two-hit shut out as Class 2A No. 3 North Union defeated Lake Mills 12-0 in four innings on Wednesday.
The two teams had a change of venue as field conditions at Lake Mills made it unplayable. The game was played in Swea City.
North Union pounded out 11 hits, but was also helped by six Bulldog errors.
Four Warrior runs crossed the plate because of wild pitches.
Oleson struck out three batters in the contest.
At the plate, Collete Haag was 2-3 with two RBI; Oleson and Cheyanne Boland each went 2-3 with one RBI-Oleson had a double; Jasmine Clausen was 2-3; Dena Looft as 1-3 with an RBI; Sarah Rolling was 1-3 with a double and Allie Ingalls was 1-4 with an RBI.
North Union (24-2) was home against Newell-Fonda on Wednesday. The Warriors travel to Forest City today.
WB-M takes two from GTRA
WEST BEND - Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire dropped two games to West Bend-Mallard on Monday.
The Wolverines took the first game 10-0 in five innings. Alyssa Hoffman took the loss as she gave up 10 runs (six earned on nine hits with two strikeouts and four walks. The Titans managed just one hit as Brooke Hoffman went 1-2.
GTRA played better in the second contest, but lost 5-1.
Alyssa Hoffman pitched all seven innings and gave up five runs (one earned) on six hits with three walks.
GTRA finished with five hits. Brooke Hoffman was 1-2 while Cassy Hampson, Marly Bakken and Sara Harris each went 1-3 and Daisy Jordan was 1-4.
GTRA (6-18 overall) hosts Corwith-Wesley-Luverne in Ruthven on Monday.
Spirit Lake bounces back with win over MOC-FV
SPIRIT LAKE - Spirit Lake bounced back from its Monday loss to LeMars with a 12-6 victory over MOC-Floyd Valley on Tuesday.
The Indians scored five runs in the first and led 6-0 before the Dutch rallied with five runs in the top of the fifth. Spirit Lake responded with four runs in bottom of the inning.
Tony Eckert pitched a complete game for Spirit Lake giving up six runs (one earned) on six hits with six strikeouts and four walks.
Eckert also helped his cause by going 3-3 with two doubles and give RBIs. Cole Tate went 3-4 with an RBI while Brandon Stoll was 2-4 with two RBI; Nic Amudson was 2-4 with an RBI; Mike Meschede was 1-2; and Paul Brown and Nile Skogerboe each went 1-4.