• CAM 11, Glidden-Ralston 1: After losing their first Rolling Valley Conference game the night before, the Cougars bounced back in a big way Thursday night by pounding out 11 runs on 11 hits in Anita.
Colby rich had three hits and two RBIs to lead the effort, while Isaac Bower gave up just two hits and struck out 13 to help CAM improve to 10-2 on the season.
• Sidney 9, Griswold 2: The Tigers led 2-0 after the first inning but the Cowboys scored all the runs the rest of the way in a Corner Conference matchup Thursday night at Sidney.
• Sidney 6, Griswold 4: The Tigers couldn’t hang on to a 4-0 lead and fell in a Corner Conference matchup on the road Thursday night.
The Tigers took the early lead on the strength of a 2-for-3 night by Lydia Greiman, while Anna Kelly also had a double and single. Brenna Rossell pitched 5 2/3 innings, striking out seven and allowing just three hits.
But three errors helped the Cowgirls rally and eventually overtake the Tigers.
• Coon Rapids-Bayard 9, CAM 2: The Crusaders had the upper hand in a showdown between Rolling Valley Conference leaders, as the Cougars took their first conference loss Wednesday night in Anita.
Josh Ramierez had the deadly bat for CR-B, needing just two hits to send four runners home.
The Crusaders drew first blood with a two-run first inning, but the Cougars evened things up in the bottom half on RBIs by Ben Tibken and Isaac Bower.
But the Crusaders answered back with five runs in the top of the second, running starter Lane Spieker off the mound after 1 1/3 innings, nailing him for seven runs off just four hits and five walks. Kolby Nelsen cooled off the Crusaders in relief but the damage was done.
Meanwhile, the Crusaders used a strong effort from Quentin Culberson, who used 105 pitches to hold the Cougars to just three hits, all in the first inning. He gave up just one walk after the early CAM rally.
• AHSTW 7, Tri-Center 5: The pattern of lose one, win one continued for the Vikings Wednesday night with a Western Iowa Conference win over Tri-Center in Neola.
The Cougars belted out 13 hits, three each from Clayton Akers and Brody Langer, with Akers also having three RBIs. Sam Porter fired the five-hitter in picking up the win.
• Griswold 7, CAM 6: The Tigers rallied from a 6-2 deficit to overtake the host Cougars in the sixth inning, then held up for the come-from-behind non-conference victory Tuesday night in Anita.
Haylee Pennock was 2-for-2 at the plate with two walks and two RBIs while scoring a run. Lydia Greiman was 2-for-3 and scored a run.
Brenna Rossell picked up the win in relief, she and starter Pennock combining for the nine-hitter.
Reese Snyder had two hits and two RBIs to pace the Cougars’ effort. Grace Coffman also had two RBIs, while Taylor Bower had two hits as well. Marissa Spieker struck out four but walked five in the losing effort.