Monti Cubs divide pair of EIHL games


Monticello Cubs shortstop Jacob Thompson scoops up a ground ball before throwing the runner out in the July 10 home game against Worthington. (Photos by Pete Temple)

Lucas Stutt of the Cubs (right) beats a throw to third base in the Worthington game.
SEMI-PRO BASEBALL

     The ups and downs of Eastern Iowa Hawkeye League play were evident to the Monticello Cubs last week during semi-pro baseball action.

     The Cubs scored a 10-0, eight-inning victory over Worthington July 10, as four pitchers combined on a five-hitter.

     But on Sunday, July 15, Dyersville jumped ahead early and downed the Cubs 4-1.

     Both games were played at Dailey Field in Monticello.    

     The Cubs racked up 14 hits in the Worthington game, with Tyler Felton going 3-for-4, and teammates Zach Monk, Jacob Thompson, A.J. Reuter and Lucas Stutt getting two hits apiece. Thompson had three runs batted in, and Mason Newhard drove in two runs.

     Monticello used A.J. Reuter, Thompson, Newhard and Parker Kray, in that order, on the mound throughout the game.

     “We threw the kitchen sink at them with our pitching, and it seemed to work,” Monticello player/manager Garett Hanken said.

     On Sunday, Dyersville’s three-run first inning proved to be the difference. The Cubs answered with a single run in the bottom of the first, on a sacrifice liner to center field by Tanner Felton which scored Michael Reuter, but that was all they could muster.

     “We were flat in this one, and couldn’t seem to string anything together offensively,” Hanken said.

     The Cubs had three hits in the game. Pitchers Tyler Felton, Andrew Mescher and Mason Newhard all took turns on the mound, with Felton taking the loss.

     Monticello, 2-8 in league play and 6-11 overall, was scheduled to play Holy Cross to open the Cascade Tournament July 16, and will again face Holy Cross in a home game July 22 at 1 p.m.

 

July 10

Monticello 10, Worthington 0

(eight innings)

MONTICELLO                            AB     R     H     BI

Monk, Z. 2b                                   5      2      2      0

Felton, Ta. cf                                 2      1      1      1

Thompson ss                                 4      2      2      3

Reuter, A. rf                                   5      1      2      0

Huxford rf                                       5      1      1      1

Newhard 3b                                   2      1      1      3

Stutt, L. 1b                                     4      1      2      0

Felton, Ty. c                                   4      1      3      1

Kremer lf                                        2      0      0      0

Totals                                           33    10    14     8

Worthington               000  000  00  –     0      5      0

Monticello                  013  102  12  –   10     14     1

LOB – Worthington 8, Monticello 7.

2B – Ta. Felton, A. Reuter.

SB – Thompson.

Monticello                    IP     H      R    ER   BB   SO

Reuter, A.                       3      1      0      0      1      3

Thompson (W, 1-0)        2      3      0      0      0      2

Newhard                         2      1      0      0      1      1

Kray                                1      0      0      0      0      1

Totals                             8      5      0      0      2      7

 

July 15

Dyersville 4, Monticello 1

MONTICELLO                             AB     R     H     BI

Monk, Z. lf                                      2      0      0      0

Arduser lf                                        1      0      0      0

Reuter, M. 2b                                  3      1      1      0

Thompson ss                                  3      0      1      0

Felton, Ta. cf                                   2      0      0      1

Huxford 1b                                      3      0      1      0

Newhard 3b                                    1      0      0      0

Hall c                                               2      0      0      0

Felton, Ty. p                                    1      0      0      0

Mescher p                                       1      0      0      0

Gilbert rf                                          1      0      0      0

Manternach, J. ph                           1      0      0      0

Totals                                            21      1      3      1

Dyersville                      300  010  0   –    4      7      0

Monticello                     100  000  0    –    1      3      2

LOB – Dyersville 8, Monticello 4.

2B – Thompson.

Monticello                      IP      H     R    ER   BB   SO

Felton, Ty. (L, 0-5)            3      4      3      1      2      3

Mescher                           3      1      1      0      2      0

Newhard                           1      2      0      0      0      0

Totals                               7      7      4      1      4      3

 

 

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