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KLEM Local Schedule (week of June 30)



(high school softball)

Le Mars 10, Spencer 9, eight innings

(#1-1A)Akron-Westfield 11, (#9-1A)Remsen St. Mary’s 1

(LE MARS)  — Holly Schneider’s two-run walk-off homer in the bottom of the eighth inning lifted Le Mars to a 10-9 Lakes Conference softball win over Spencer Monday night at the Bulldog Complex.  Spencer rallied from five runs down in the top of the seventh on six hits and a pair of Le Mars errors to tie the game at 8-all, sending the contest into extra innings.  The Tigers went ahead 9-8 in the top of the eighth before Schneider capped a 4-for-5 night with her first home run of the season.  Schneider, playing in her first game after missing a week of the season, finished with three RBI’s.  Her RBI single started a five-run fourth inning.  Madison Heidebrink followed with a two-run double and Kassidy Rieken drove the final run with a single after a run scored on a error.  Both teams scored a run in the fifth and Le Mars took an 8-3 lead into the top of the seventh before Spencer rallied in the  seventh inning.  Rieken pitched all eight innings to get the win in the pitching circle, surviving a 16-hit Tiger attack.  Le Mars improves to 16-and-13 for the season and 6-and-3 in the Lakes Conference.

(high school baseball)

Le Mars 2, Spencer 0

(LE MARS) — The Bulldogs’ “Big Game Pitcher”, Colan Borchers, answered the call again Monday night for coach Eckstaine with a one-hit, eleven strike out performance as he pitched Le Mars to a 2-0 win over Spencer in Lakes Conference baseball action at the Bulldog Complex.  The top two teams in the league were battling for first place in the Lakes Conference.  Le Mars improves to 8-and-2 with the victory while Spencer slips to 6-and-3 in league play.  Borchers lost his no-hit bid when Blake Illg led off the seventh inning with a solid single to right.  Borchers got a ground out and a pair of strike outs to strand the base runner at third.  The only other base runner for Spencer was a lead-off walk in the third.  Illg’s single was the only ball that left the infield off the Tiger bats.  Borchers also drove in the first run of the game on a fielder’s choice in the first inning that plated Keaton Candor from third base.  Candor delivered the second run with a two-out, RBI single in the fourth.  Candor and Mitch Timp had two hits each to lead the Bulldogs’ six-hit attack against losing pitcher Brady Illg.  Illg walked three and struck out seven.  Le Mars evens their record at 10-and-10 while Spencer falls to 11-and-5.  The Tigers had beaten the Bulldogs 10-9 back on June 11th.

(little league DISTRICT 6 Tournaments)

MAJOR BOYS 10-YEAR OLDS at Kirk Hansen Park
Morningside National 9, Le Mars All-Stars 5

MAJOR BOYS 11-YEAR OLDS at Sergeant Bluff Recreation Complex
Le Mars All-Stars 21, Morningside National 14

MAJOR BOYS 12-YEAR OLDS at Pulaski Park
Morningside National 11, Le Mars All-Stars 0

(American Association baseball)

Grand Prairie Airhogs 8, Sioux City Explorers 7

(major league baseball)

Chi Cubs 2, Boston 0
L.A. Dodgers 1, Cleveland 0

Tampa Bay 4, N.Y. Yankees 3, 12 innings
Baltimore 7, Texas 1
Detroit 5, Oakland 4
Kansas City 6, Minnesota 1
Seattle 10, Houston 4
L.A. Angels at Chicago, ppd., rain

Washington 7, Colorado 3
Atlanta 5, N.Y. Mets 3
San Diego 1, Cincinnati 0






(high school softball)

Western Christian 6, Le Mars 5, nine innings

Gehlen Catholic 11, Hinton 3

(HULL) — A misplayed infield popup that the wind affected allowed the winning run to score from second base in the bottom of the ninth inning and Western Christian edged Le Mars 6-5 in a Lakes Conference softball game Monday night in Hull.  Crystal Eppling’s RBI single and Kassidy Rieken’s sacrifice fly gave Le Mars a 2-0 lead in the top of the first.  Tarin Van Tol’s three-run homer in the bottom of the first put the Wolfpack in front 3-2.  Summer Jansen made it 4-2 with a RBI single in the third.  Ellie Meade’s two-run single in the fourth for Le Mars tied the score at 4-all.  Le Mars took a 5-4 lead in the top of the seventh on a safety squeeze by Jessica Van Otterloo.  However, Western tied the game in the bottom of the seventh on a two-out infield hit by Brittany Buren.  The loss drops Le Mars to 16-and-14 for the season and 6-and-4 in the Lakes Conference.

(LE MARS) — The Gehlen Catholic Lady Jays avenged a one-run loss at Hinton in early June with an 11-3 pounding of the Blackhawks Monday night at the Riverview Complex in Le Mars.  Gehlen scored seven runs in the first two innings and never looked back while collecting eleven hits.  Taylor Peters had a RBI single in the first and a three-run homer in the second inning to finish with three hits and four RBI’s.  Paris Schroeder also had three hits for the Lady Jays.  Meghen Heying checked the Blackhawks to three hits with no walks and two strike outs.  Gehlen improves to 15-and-14 for the season and 10-and-7 in the W-E-C.

(high school baseball)

Sioux Center 14, Le Mars 12

(#5-1A)Remsen St. Mary’s 6, (#3-1A)Gehlen Catholic 0

(LE MARS) — Sioux Center overcame a 10-0 deficit after three innings to beat Le Mars 14-12 Tuesday night in a non-conference baseball match-up at the Bulldog Complex.  The Bulldogs scored seven runs in the third inning to open up a ten-run lead and seemed headed to a ten-run rule verdict.  The Warriors scored eleven runs in the next three innings to take an 11-10 lead going into the seventh and added three more runs to their lead in the seventh.  Le Mars rallied for two seventh inning runs but the rally fell short.  Mitch Timp had two hits and two RBI’s for Le Mars and Matt Ellefson added a pair of hits and one RBI.  Cameron Leff had a three-run double for the Bulldogs.  Graham Zommermaand homered for Sioux Center and  Dylan Vant Hoff had two hits, including a triple, and three RBI’s.  The Warriors outhit the Bulldogs 12-8.  Le Mars falls to 10-and-11 for the season.

(GRANVILLE) — Jacon Wesselmann threw a four-hit shut out and Andrew Pottebaum belted a two-run homer to lead No. 5 (1A) Remsen St. Mary’s to a 6-0 win over No. 3 (1A) Gehlen Catholic Monday night in Granville in a showdown of northwest Iowa baseball powers.  Elliott Conover keyed a four-run second inning with a two-run single off losing pitcher Ryan Stoll.  Pottebaum unloaded his homer in the fourth to give Wesselmann more than enough run support.  Ty Kurth, who worked the final two innings on the mound for Gehlen, led the Jays with two hits, including a double.  Gehlen’s 14-game winning streak ended with the loss, dropping the Jays to 19-and-2 for the season and 10-and-1 in the War Eagle Conference.  The Hawks improve to 20-and-4 for the season and 13-and-1 in the W-E-C.

(little league DISTRICT 6 Tournaments)

MAJOR BOYS 10-YEAR OLDS at Kirk Hansen Park
Le Mars All-Stars (1-1) 22, Hinton 3

MAJOR BOYS 12-YEAR OLDS at Pulaski Park
Hinton 9, Le Mars All-Stars (0-2) 6

(American Association baseball)

Sioux City Explorers 7, Grand Prairie Airhogs 3

major league baseball)

Toronto 4, Milwaukee 1
Chi Cubs 2, Boston 1
Cleveland 10, L.A. Dodgers 3

L.A. Angels 8, Chicago White Sox 4, 1st game
Tampa Bay 2, N.Y. Yankees 1
Baltimore 8, Texas 3
Detroit 3, Oakland 0
Minnesota 10, Kansas City 2
Seattle 13, Houston 2
L.A. Angels 7, Chicago White Sox 5, 2nd game

Pittsburgh 3, Arizona 2
Washington 7, Colorado 1
Atlanta 5, N.Y. Mets 4
Miami 5, Philadelphia 4, 11 innings
San Diego 8, Cincinnati 2
San Francisco 5, St. Louis 0

(World Cup soccer)

Brazil 2, U-S-A 1, OT  (U-S-A eliminated)






(high school softball)

Unity Christian 11, Gehlen Catholic 5

Cherokee 4, Le Mars 3

(GRANVILLE) —  Tessa Schoonhoven unloaded a grand slam  home run to ignite an eight-run fifth inning and Unity Christian went on to post an 11-5 win over Gehlen Catholic in War Eagle Conference softball action at Granville Wednesday night.  The Knights led 2-0 until the eight-run uprising increased their lead to 10-0.  Gehlen averted a ten-run rule loss by scoring four runs in their half of the fifth on two-run hits by Bailey Wiltgen and Jill Kessenich.  Both teams added a run in the seventh.  Madison Dorhout led a 13-hit Unity attack with a home run and a double among her four hits and she finished with three RBI’s.  Tessa Schoonhoven limited Gehlen to five hits but walked five and struck out five to pick up the win in the pitching circle.  Meghen Heying took the loss.  Gehlen falls to 15-and-15 for the season and 10-and-8 in War Eagle Conference play.  The Lady Jays close out the regular season Thursday against South O’Brien.  The game will be played in Granville.

(CHEROKEE)  — Cherokee stunned the Le Mars Lady Bulldogs 4-3 Wednesday night in Lakes Conference softball action in Cherokee.  A two-out, two-base error in the fifth set the table for a tie-breaking RBI single by Lindsay Williams to put the Braves in front 4-3.  Williams earned the pitching win with 2 2/3 inning of shutout relief.  She retired the final eight batters of the game as Cherokee improves to 9-and-19 for the season and 5-and-8 in league play.  Sophomore Kalin Hardyk limited the Braves to four hits with three walks and five strikeouts but two errors led to two unearned runs.  Crystal Eppling, Kassidy Rieken and Jessica Van Otterloo had RBI hits for Le Mars.  The key moment in the game came in the fifth when Van Otterloo tied the game at 3-all with a hit that loaded the bases with one out and Madison Heidebrink and Crystal Eppling scheduled to hit.  Williams got both to pop out on the infield to end the threat.  Le Mars falls to 16-and-15 for the season and 6-and-5 in league play.

(high school baseball)

(1st game) (#3-1A)Gehlen Catholic 3, Unity Christian 0

(2nd game) (#3-1A)Gehlen Catholic 9, Unity Christian 3

Cherokee 12, Le Mars 2, five innings

(#5-1A)Remsen St. Mary’s (21-4/14-1) 5, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 3

(GRANVILLE)  — No. 3 (1A) Gehlen Catholic returned to the win column Wednesday night with a doubleheader sweep  of Unity Christian at Vosburg Field in Granville.  Mitchell Flack struck out 12 while tossing a two-hit shutout as Gehlen Catholic took the opening game of their War Eagle Conference double dip with Unity Christian 3-0.  Blake Wiltgen had two of the Jays five hits and Ty Kurth and Jarod Steffes both delivered RBI hits.  In game two, Gehlen scored seven runs on six hits in the second inning and went on to beat the Knights 9-3.  Ty Kurth had two hits and two RBI’s and Brady Heying had two hits and a RBI for Gehlen.  Heying and Jarod Steffes combined to pitch a four-hitter.  The Jays improve to 21-and-2 for the season and 12-and-1 in War Eagle Conference play.

(CHEROKEE)  — Cherokee took advantage of four Le Mars errors in the first three innings to build a 9-2 lead and the Braves knocked off the Lakes Conference leading Bulldogs 12-2 in five innings Wednesday night in Cherokee.  The Braves scored six runs in the first inning and never trailed after that in avenging a ten-run rule verdict in Le Mars back on June 12th.  The Bulldogs were checked to three hits by Joshua Nichols.  Dayton Rand had a RBI single in the first to give Le Mars a 1-0 lead and Colan Borchers had a RBI single in the third.  Keaton Candor had the only hit for the Bulldogs.  Tyler Faist brought an early end to the game with a RBI single to right in the bottom of the fifth.  Le Mars has dropped four-of-the-last five games to fall to 10-and-12 for the season and the league race tightened up again with the Bulldogs falling to 8-and-3 in league action, just 1/2 game ahead of Spencer.


(little league DISTRICT 6 Tournaments)

MAJOR BOYS 10-YEAR OLDS at Kirk Hansen Park
Le Mars All-Stars (2-1) 12 Northwest 9

MAJOR BOYS 11-YEAR OLDS at Sergeant Bluff Recreation Complex
Northwest 12, Le Mars All-Stars (1-1) 5

MAJOR BOYS 12-YEAR OLDS at Pulaski Park
Northwest 17, Le Mars All-Stars (0-3) 7

(American Association baseball)

Sioux City Explorers 6, Grand Prairie Airhogs 5

(major league baseball)

Toronto 7, Milwaukee 4
Cleveland 5, L.A. Dodgers 4
Chi Cubs 16, Boston 9

Tampa Bay 6, N.Y. Yankees 3
Detroit 9, Oakland 3
Kansas City 4, Minnesota 0
Seattle 5, Houston 2
Baltimore 6, Texas 4
Chicago White Sox 3, L.A. Angels 2

San Diego 3, Cincinnati 0
Washington 4, Colorado 3
Pittsburgh 5, Arizona 1
Atlanta 3, N.Y. Mets 1
Miami 5, Philadelphia 0
St. Louis 2, San Francisco 0





(high school softball)

Gehlen Catholic 4, South O’Brien 0

(1st game) Le Mars 10, Esatherville/Lincoln Central 8

(2nd game) Le Mars 11, Estherville/Lincoln Central 0, six innings

(GRANVILLE)  — Gehlen Catholic closed out the 2014 regular season with a 4-0 shutout win over South O’Brien in Granville Thursday night.  The Lady Jays did all their scoring in the second inning, getting RBI hits from Bailey Wiltgen and Jill Kessenich, a bases-loaded walk to Emily Pratt and another run scored on a error.  Meghen Heying threw a five-hitter for Gehlen with one walk and one strike out.  Bailey Wiltgen had three hits for the Lady Jays and Paris Schroeder had two.  Rachel Struve and Kendra Rohlfsen had two hits each for the Wolverines.  Gehlen will take a 16-and-15 record into their 1A Regional opener next Wednesday in Le Mars against the winner of Monday’s Trinity Christian vs. Harris-Lake Park game.  The Lady Jays complete the War Eagle season with an 11-and-8 record.

(LE MARS) — Le Mars returned to the win column Thursday night with a Lakes Conference doubleheader sweep of Estherville/Lincoln Central at the Bulldog Complex.  Crystal Eppling belted a tie-breaking, two-run homer in the top of the seventh inning to send Le Mars to a wild 10-8 victory in game one.  It was one of three home runs for the Lady Bulldogs with Ellie Meade and Holly Schneider also going deep.  Le Mars scored five runs in the first inning but after three innings the two Lakes Conference rivals had battled to a 7-all tie.  Schneider’s homer in the fourth put Le Mars back in front 8-7 only to have the Midgets tie it at 8-8 with a run in their half of the sixth.  Janessa Milbrodt earned the pitching win with 4 2/3 innings of relief after Kassidy Rieken started.  In the second game, Le Mars hit two more home runs and beat E-L-C 11-0 in six innings.  Janessa Milbrodt went the distance in the pitching circle, throwing a five-hit shutout with no walks and five strikeouts.  She also led the Lady Bulldogs at the plate with a pair of two-run doubles.  Holly Schneider and Crystal Eppling hit two-run homers to key a six-run sixth inning with Eppling’s homer ending the game on the ten-run rule.  She finished with three RBI’s.  Le Mars improves to 18-and-15 for the year and 8-and-5 in the Lakes Conference.  The Lady Bulldogs close out the regular season Monday with a non-conference home date against Sergeant Bluff-Luton.  Le Mars opens 4A Regional tournament action at home next Thursday against Storm Lake.  The game will double as a Lakes Conference make-up date between the two conference rivals.

(high school baseball)

(#3-1A)Gehlen Catholic 10, South O’Brien 0, five innings

Le Mars 6, Estherville/Lincoln Central 5

(GRANVILLE) — Blake Wiltgen fired a one-hit shutout with six strikeouts to pitch No. 3 (1A) Gehlen Catholic to a 10-0, five inning victory over South O’Brien Thursday night in Granville.  The Jays scored in every inning with Lucas Hunt, Brady Heying and Solomon Freking collecting two hits each.  Ty Kurth had a two-run double.  The Jays improve to 22-and-2 for the season and 13-and-1 in the War Eagle Conference.  Gehlen returns to action Monday, hosting Akron-Westfield.  KLEM will cover the game at 7:30.

(LE MARS)  — Senior Colan Borchers delivered a clutch, two-out, two-run single in the bottom of the sixth inning to cap a three-run rally that lifted Le Mars to a 6-5 Lakes Conference baseball win over Estherville/Lincoln Central Thursday night.  The Midgets had gone in front 5-3 with three unearned runs in the top of the sixth to wipe out a 3-2 Bulldog lead.  Borchers than came on in relief of starter Cameron Leff to pitch the seventh inning and retired the side in order for his second save of the summer.  Leff gets the win, pitching a one-hitter but walking five.  His record improves to 4-and-1.  Keaton Candor had two hits, scored two runs and drove in the first run of the sixth inning for Le Mars.  Borchers had a single and double and three RBI’s.  The win improves the Le Mars season record to 11-and-12 and they maintain their slim half-game lead over Spencer in the Lakes Conference race with a 9-and-3 league mark.  Le Mars travels to Hull to meet Western Christian Monday.

(American Association baseball)

Wichita Wingnuts 5, Sioux City Explorers 3

(major league baseball)


Baltimore 5, Texas 2

Detroit 8, Tampa Bay 1

N.Y. Yankees 7, Minnesota 4

Oakland 4, Toronto 1

L.A. Angels 5, Houston 2


St. Louis 7, San Francisco 2

Philadelphia 5, Miami 4

Arizona 10, Pittsburgh 2

L.A. Dodgers 3, Colorado 2





(American Association baseball)

Wichita Wingnuts 12, Sioux City Explorers 2

(major league baseball)


N.Y. Mets 6, Texas 5



Baltimore at Boston, ppd., rain

N.Y. Yankees 6, Minnesota 5

Oakland 1, Toronto 0, 12 innings

Kansas City 7, Cleveland 1

Tampa Bay 6, Detroit 3

Chicago White Sox 7, Seattle 1

L.A. Angels 7, Houston 6


Chicago Cubs 7, Washington 2

Pittsburgh 8, Philadelphia 2

San Diego 2, San Francisco 0

Cincinnati 4, Milwaukee 2

St. Louis 3, Miami 2

Atlanta 5, Arizona 2

L.A. Dodgers 9, Colorado 0





(American Associaition baseball)

Wichita Wingnuts 2, Sioux City Explorers 0

(major league baseball)


Texas 5, N.Y. Mets 3


Boston 3, Baltimore 2, 1st game

Minnesota 2, N.Y. Yankees 1, 11 innings

Seattle 3, Chicago White Sox 2, 14 innings

Tampa Bay 7, Detroit 2

Cleveland 7, Kansas City 3

Baltimore 7, Boston 4, 2nd game

L.A. Angels 11, Houston 5

Oakland 5, Toronto 1


Miami 6, St. Louis 5

Washington 13, Chicago Cubs 0

Pittsburgh 3, Philadelphia 2

Atlanta 10, Arizona 4

Colorado 8, L.A. Dodgers 7

Milwaukee 1, Cincinnati 0

San Francisco 5, San Diego 3, 10 innings







(major league baseball)

N.Y. Mets 8, Texas 4

Cleveland 4, Kansas City 1
Baltimore 7, Boston 6, 12 innings
N.Y. Yankees 9, Minnesota 7
Chicago White Sox 1, Seattle 0
L.A. Angels 6, Houston 1
Oakland 4, Toronto 2
Tampa Bay 7, Detroit 3

Cincinnati 4, Milwaukee 2
Arizona 3, Atlanta 1
Washington 2, Chicago Cubs 1
Pittsburgh 6, Philadelphia 2
Miami 8, St. Louis 4
L.A. Dodgers 8, Colorado 2
San Francisco 5, San Diego 3