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KLEM Local Schedule (week of July 2)




Le Mars (11-15/3-8) 12, Spencer 2, six innings

LE MARS — Brook Berkenpas drove in a pair of runs and threw a complete-game five-hitter to lead Le Mars to a 12-2, six inning victory over Spencer Monday night in a make-up Lakes Conference softball match-up at the Bulldog Complex.  Le Mars plated four runs in the first inning, two on a Christina Konz single and Emily Carlson keyed a six-run second inning with a two-run double as the Lady Bulldogs built a 10-0 lead after two innings.  Kady Leusink had her second RBI single of the night in the bottom of the sixth inning to end the game on the ‘Ten-Run Rule’.  The Lady Bulldogs improve to 11-and-15 for the season and 3-and-8 in the Lakes Conference.


LE MARS — Trinity Christian escaped a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the seventh inning Monday to nail down a 7-6 up-set win over Gehlen Catholic in the opening night of 1A Regional softball play at the Riverview Complex.  It was only the third tournament win in the eight-year history of the Tiger’s program and their first win against the Lady Jays in nine meetings between the two War Eagle rivals.  Ashley Van Egdom’s two-run single snapped a 3-all tie and keyed a four-run fourth inning that put the Tigers in front 7-3.  Sydney Livermore’s three-run double in the fifth closed the gap to 7-6 but the Jays would get no closer.  Gehlen, who ends the season at 12-and-16, stranded eleven base runners.

(region 1) 
Trinity Christian 7, Gehlen Catholic (12-16) 6
MMCRU 6, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 2
Storm Lake St. Mary’s 13, Clay Central-Everly 0
Kingsley-Pierson 2, Harris-Lake Park 0
#12-Woodbury Central 8, Remsen St. Mary’s 7

(region 8)
Lawton-Bronson 15, Boyer Valley 5
#15-Westwood 13, Whiting 1
West Harrison 14, Woodbine 4
Fremont Mills 17, Essex 5
Sidney 13, Council Bluffs St. Albert 7
Riverside 15, East Mills 4

(region 1)
Ridge View 10, Sibley-Ocheyedan 0
West Lyon 13, Unity Christian 3


Estherville/Lincoln Central 3, Le Mars (11-13/7-4) 1

MMCRU 4, Gehlen Catholic (7-14/4-7) 2

ESTHERVILLE — Jacob Bosch threw a complete game three-hitter for Estherville/Lincoln Central Monday night to pitch the Midgets to a 3-1 victory over Le Mars in Lakes Conference baseball action at Estherville.  The loss ends the Lakes Conference title hopes for the defending champion Bulldogs as they fall two games in back of the league-leading Midgets.  Bosch fanned nine Bulldog batters and limited Le Mars to singles by Gabe Eckstaine, Ote Albrecht and Carter Arens.  Trey Jacobson’s two-run single keyed a three-run fifth inning that erased a 1-0 Bulldog lead.  Logan Lancaster took the loss for Le Mars.  The Bulldogs fall to 11-and-13 for the season and 7-and-4 in the Lakes Conference.

MARCUS — Zack Bonstetter had a two-run single in the second inning and Jordan Marks delivered a two-run hit an inning later as MMCRU built a 4-0 lead after three innings and went on to beat Gehlen Catholic 4-2 Monday night in a make-up War Eagle Conference baseball game in Marcus. The Jays countered with single runs in the fifth and sixth innings on RBI’s by Colin Budden and Xavier Roberts.  Budden took the loss on the mound despite giving up just five hits.  The loss drops Gehlen to 7-and-14 for the season and 4-and-7 in the W-E-C.  The Royals improve to 12-and-7.

(major league baseball)

N-Y Yankees 5, Atlanta 3, 11 innings
Boston 4, Washington 3
Cincinnati 5, Chicago White Sox 3
Miami 3, Tampa Bay 2, 10 innings
Milwaukee 6, Minnesota 5, 10 innings

Detroit 3, Toronto 2, 10 innings
Cleveland 9, Kansas City 3

Colorado 5, San Francisco 2
St. Louis 6, Arizona 3
L-A Dodgers 17, Pittsburgh 1





Le Mars (12-15/4-8) 6, Storm Lake 5

STORM LAKE — Kady Leusink had three hits and drove in two runs to lead Le Mars to a 6-5 Lakes Conference softball win at Storm Lake Tuesday night.  The game was a make-up from an earlier postponement.  Le Mars spotted the Tornados a 4-0 lead before scoring three runs in the fourth and two in the fifth to take a 5-4 lead.  Leusink tied the game in the fifth with a RBI double and Katelyn Raymond’s RBI ground out put the Lady Dogs in front to stay.  Leusink added a RBI single in the top of the seventh to stretch the lead to 6-4.  Storm Lake rallied in their half of the seventh for one run but Brook Berkenpas recorded a strike out to end the game and preserve the victory.  Berkenpas threw a complete game for Le Mars, allowing ten hits but only one walk and five strike outs.  The Lady Bulldogs closed out the regular season at 12-and-15 with a 4-and-8 Lakes Conference mark.  They begin 4A Regional play Thursday against Bishop Heelan at the Morningside Softball Complex in Sioux City at 5:30.

(region 1)
Newell-Fonda 9, Trinity Christian 1
River Valley 13, MMCRU 3
#7-North Union 11, Storm Lake St. Mary’s 1
#12-Woodbury Central 11, Kingsley-Pierson 6

(region 8)
#3-Akron-Westfield (24-4) 10, Lawton-Bronson 0
#15-Westwood 8, West Harrison 6
#13-West Monona 11, Fremont Mills 0
Riverside 6, Sidney 5

(region 1)
#5-Alta-Aurelia 5, Ridge View 4
MVAOCOU 3, Hinton 0
#12-West Sioux 4, West Lyon 0
Western Christian 5, South O’Brien 4

(region 1)
#8-Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 6, Sheldon 1
Sioux Center 4, George-Little Rock 1
#13-Spirit Lake 11, M-O-C/Floyd Valley 0
#15-Cherokee Washington 7, Estherville/Lincoln Central 0


Storm Lake 6, Le Mars (11-14/7-5) 3

West Sioux 9, Gehlen Catholic (7-15/4-7) 0

STORM LAKE — Storm Lake completed a season sweep against Le Mars with a 6-3 win over the Bulldogs Tuesday night in Lakes Conference baseball in Storm Lake.  The game was a make-up from an earlier rain out.  Braydon Hoops had four hits, including a double, and a RBI to pace the Tornados offensively.  Ethan James turned in a solid pitching performance, scattering eight hits, walking none and striking out six.  Camden Schroeder took the loss for Le Mars.  Gabe Eckstaine, Brandon Hager and Ote Albrecht had two hits each for the Bulldogs.  Le Mars drops their third straight game and falls to 11-and-14 for the season and the Bulldogs close out their Lakes schedule with a 7-and-5 record.  Storm Lake improves to 16-and-5 and 8-and-3 in league play.

HAWARDEN — West Sioux broke away from a tight 1-0 game with eight runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and beat Gehlen Catholic 9-0 Tuesday night in War Eagle Conference make-up baseball game in Hawarden.  The Jays were limited to just two hits by Jake Lynott as Gehlen fall to 7-and-15 for the season and end their War Eagle Conference season at 4-and-7.  West Sioux improves to 17-and-5.  Lynott struck out eight.  Chase Koopmans had a pair of doubles to drive in two runs for West Sioux.

(major league baseball)

Chicago Cubs 5, Detroit 3
Milwaukee 2, Minnesota 0
Boston 11, Washington 4
N-Y Yankees 8, Atlanta 5
Philadelphia 3, Baltimore 2
Toronto 8, N-Y Mets 6
Tampa Bay 9, Miami 6, 16 innings
Chicago White Sox 12, Cincinnati 5, 12 innings
Oakland 6, San Diego 2

Houston 5, Texas 3
Cleveland 6, Kansas City 4
Seattle 4, L-A Angels 1

Colorado 8, San Francisco 1
Arizona 4, St. Louis 2
L-A Dodgers 8, Pittsburgh 3



WEDNESDAY RESULTS – July 4 (Independence Day)

(major league baseball)

Boston 3, Washington 0
N-Y Yankees 6, Atlanta 2
Miami 3, Tampa Bay 0
Chicago Cubs 5, Detroit 2
Philadelphia 4, Baltimore 1
Milwaukee 3, Minnesota 2
Oakland 4, San Diego 2
N-Y Mets 6, Toronto 3
Cincinnati 7, Chicago White Sox 4

L-A Angels 7, Seattle 4
Houston 5, Texas 4, 10 innings
Cleveland 3, Kansas City 2

Colorado 1, San Francisco 0
St. Louis 8, Arizona 4
L-A Dodgers 6, Pittsburgh 4






SIOUX CITY — Le Mars took advantage of Bishop Heelan’s regular pitcher being out with a bad back and worked over a pair of lightly used freshman pitchers to beat the No. 12 Crusaders 9-3 in the 4A Regional softball tournament Thursday evening at the Morningside Softball Complex.  Brook Berkenpas overcame a shaky start to retire 12 of the final 14 batters of the game to earn a complete game victory.  Berkenpas walked five batters and surrendered four of the Crusaders six hits in the first three innings as Heelan led 3-2 going into the fourth.  The Lady Bulldogs took the lead with two runs in the fourth and continued to pepper the scoreboard with runs over the final five innings.  Berkenpas had three hits and drove in three runs and Annie Ellis reached base in all five of her at-bats.  Grace Milbrodt finished with a pair of RBI’s.  Brooke Haage had the go-ahead single in the fourth.  Le Mars takes a 13-and-15 record and three-game winning streak into Saturday’s semifinals at No. 15 Sergeant Bluff-Luton.

(region 1)
Le Mars (13-15) 9, #12-Bishop Heelan 3
Storm Lake 6, Spencer 2

(region 1)
Sioux City North 10, Sioux City West 0


Gehlen Catholic (8-15) 18, Western Christian 4, five innings

Sergeant Bluff-Luton 8, Le Mars (11-15) 7, eight innings

HULL — Gehlen Catholic scored in every inning Thursday, including seven runs in the second inning, and the Jays won an 18-4 victory over Western Christian in non-conference baseball at Hull.   Gehlen had an 11-0 lead after the two innings.  Cole Wiltgen and Cole Linden drove in three runs each while Elijah Freking, Isaac Herbst and Xavier Roberts had two RBI’s each.  Lucas McCarty led a 17-hit attack with four hits with Isaac Herbst contributing three hits.  The Jays had five doubles.  Herbst and Mason Kellen combined on a five-hitter with ten strike outs.  Herbst struck out eight in just three innings of work.  Gehlen Catholic improves their regular season record to 8-and-15 while  Western Christian falls to 1-and-22.

SERGEANT BLUFF — Bryce Click lifted a bases-loaded sacrifice fly to right field to bring in the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning Thursday night as Sergeant Bluff-Luton edged Le Mars 8-7 in a non-conference baseball match-up in Sergeant Bluff.  The Bulldogs tied the game in the top of the seventh inning on RBI singles by Trevor Renken and Ote Albrecht to force extra innings.  Both Renken and Albrecht finished with two RBI’s.  Renken shared the pitching duties with Alec Arens.  The setback was the fourth in a row for Le Mars as the Bulldogs slip to 11-and-15 for the season.  Sergeant Bluff-Luton improves to 21-11-and-1.

(little league tournaments)

DISTRICT 6 MAJOR BOYS (10 yr. olds) at Kirk Hansen Park — Le Mars All-Stars 17, Morningside National 1

DISTRICT 6 MAJOR BOYS (12 yr. olds) at Pulaski Park —  Headid 5, Le Mars All-Stars 3

(major league baseball)

Texas 7, Detroit 5
Minnesota 5, Baltimore 2
Houston 4, Chicago White Sox 3
Seattle 4, L-A Angels 1

Washington 14, Miami 12
Milwaukee 7, Atlanta 2
San Diego 6, Arizona 3
St. Louis 11, San Francisco 2





(game one) Harlan 4, Le Mars (11-16) 0
(game two) Harlan 14, Le Mars (11-17) 10

Gehlen Catholic (9-15) 14, South O’Brien 0, six innings (make-up)

LE MARS — No. 6 (3A) Harlan improved to 25-and-3 for the season with a doubleheader sweep of Le Mars Friday in baseball action at the Bulldog Complex.  The first game was a pitcher’s duel between the aces of both pitching staffs, Brett Sears for Harlan and Gabe Eckstaine for Le Mars.  Sears allowed one hit through five innings with ten strike outs before turning the ball over to Riley Kohles for the final two innings.  The two combined on a four-hitter with 12 strike outs.  Eckstaine took the loss, allowing five hits, five walks and seven strike outs before Logan Lancaster worked the final two innings.  Luke Schaben had two hits and two RBI’s for Harlan.  In Game 2, it was a slugfest with Harlan prevailing 14-10.  The two teams combined for 25 hits.  The Cyclones used a six-run second inning to build an early 9-2 lead.  It was 13-8 after five innings before Harlan scored a run in the seventh and Le Mars countered with a pair of runs before the rally fizzled.  Joey Moser had a home run and a double for the Cyclones and drove in three runs.  Le Mars got three hits and two RBI’s from Brandon Hager.  Ote Albrecht and Logan Lancaster also drove in a pair runs for the Bulldogs.  Le Mars used five pitcher’s in the game with starter Alec Dreckman taking the loss.  Le Mars has now dropped six straight games to fall to 11-and-17.  The Dogs wrap up the regular season with home games Monday and Tuesday against Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley and Denison-Schleswig.

PAULLINA — Gehlen Catholic sent South O’Brien reeling to their 11th straight loss Friday night, 14-0 in six innings, in a make-up, non-league baseball match-up that closed out the regular season for both schools.  Zach Kraft and Cody Schmit combined to one-hit the Wolverines while combining for seven strike outs.  The Jays broke away from a 1-0 lead after four innings with five runs in  the fifth and eight more in the sixth to end the game on the ‘Ten-Run Rule’.  Senior Cole Wiltgen led a 15-hit attack with four hits, including a pair of doubles, and four RBI’s.  Lucas McCarty also had a pair of doubles among his three hits and two RBI’s.  Elijah Freking had a two-run homer for Gehlen.  The Jays take a 9-and-15 mark into their 1A District Tournament opener next Tuesday at 5 p.m. in Akron against George-Little Rock.  South O’Brien, who finished at 2-and-17 for the season, also plays in Akron Tuesday night, meeting the host school Akron-Westfield at 7 p.m.  Both games will be carried on KLEM.


(region 1)
#7-North Union 3, #12-Woodbury Central 1
Newell-Fonda 13, River Valley 1

(region 8)
#3-Akron-Westfield (25-4) 6, #15-Westwood 4
#13-West Monona 1, Riverside 0

(region 1)
#5-Alta-Aurelia 10, MVAOCOU 0
Western Christian 6, #12-West Sioux 4

(region 1)
#8-Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 6, Sioux Center 1
#13-Spirit Lake 7, #15-Cherokee Washington 2

(little league tournaments)

DISTRICT 6 MAJOR BOYS (10 yr. olds) — Le Mars All-Stars (2-0) 8, Sergeant Bluff 2

DISTRICT 6 MAJOR BOYS (11 year olds) — Sergeant Bluff 9, Le Mars All-Stars (0-1) 0

DISTRICT 6 MAJOR BOYS (12 yr. olds) —  Le Mars All-Stars (1-1) 9, Westside 8

(major league baseball)

N-Y Mets 5, Tampa Bay 1
L-A Angels 3, L-A Dodgers 2
Colorado 7, Seattle 1

Toronto 6, N-Y Yankees 2
Detroit 3, Texas 1
Cleveland 10, Oakland 4
Houston 11, Chicago White Sox 4
Minnesota 6, Baltimore 2
Boston 10, Kansas City 5

Cincinnati 3, Chicago Cubs 2
Washington 3, Miami 2
Philadelphia 17, Pittsburgh 5
Milwaukee 5, Atlanta 4
Arizona 3, San Diego 1
San Francisco 3, St. Louis 2






SERGEANT BLUFF — No. 15 Sergeant Bluff-Luton scored seven runs in their final two at-bats to break open a tight game and the Warriors ended the 2018 softball season for Le Mars, 12-3, in the 4A Regional semifinals Saturday night in Sergeant Bluff.  Sophomore shortstop, Mackenzie Foley, led a 16-hit attack for S-B-L with three hits and a walk and five RBI’s.  Foley’s two-run triple in the first keyed a three-run inning that erased a 1-0 Le Mars lead.  Foley added a run-scoring line-drive single in the third that struck Bulldog pitcher Brook Berkenpas in the leg and nearly sent her to the sidelines.  Berkenpas did continue after a lengthy stop in the action.  Foley capped her big night with a two-run, opposite-field home run to spark a four-run fifth that extended a 5-3 lead to 9-3 and all but dashed the Le Mars hopes.  The Warriors added three more in the sixth and nearly won the game on the ‘Ten-Run Rule’.  Madelyn Mogenson had four hits and the Warriors successfully stole nine bases.  Bradee Bouman allowed just five hits, including a RBI-double by Brooke Haage.  Le Mars closes out a 13-and-16 campaign.

(region 1)
#8-Denison-Schleswig 10, Storm Lake 0
#15-Sergeant Bluff-Luton 12, Le Mars (13-16) 3

(region 1)
#8-Fort Dodge 7, Sioux City North 1
#6-Urbandale 13, Sioux City East 0


(district 1 / sub-state 1)
(at Orange City)
East Sac County 9, Cherokee Washington 5
Unity Christian 3, OA-BCIG 0

(district 2 / sub-state 1)
(at Sioux Center)
Sibley-Ocheyedan 7, Sheldon 3
Sioux Center 14, Western Christian 2

(district 3 / sub-state 2)
(at Lytton)
Emmetsburg 3, Okoboji 2
South Central Calhoun 6, Manson-NW Webster 0

(little league tournaments)

DISTRICT 6 MAJOR BOYS (11 year olds) — Le Mars All-Stars (1-1) 11, Northwest 2

DISTRICT 6 MAJOR BOYS (12 yr. olds) — Le Mars All-Stars (2-1) 6, Northwest 1

(major league baseball)

Tampa Bay 3, N-Y Mets 0
Colorado 5, Seattle 1
L-A Dodgers 3, L-A Angels 1

N-Y Yankees 8, Toronto 5
Detroit 7, Texas 2
Oakland 6, Cleveland 3, 11 innings
Houston 12, Chicago White Sox 6
Minnesota 5, Baltimore 4
Boston 15, Kansas City 4

Chicago Cubs 8, Cincinnati 7
St. Louis 3, San Francisco 2
Philadelphia 3, Pittsburgh 2
Atlanta 5, Milwaukee 1
Washington 18, Miami 4
Arizona 20, San Diego 5




(little league tournaments)

DISTRICT 6 MAJOR BOYS (10 yr. olds) — Morningside American 10, Le Mars All-Stars (2-1) 0

DISTRICT 6 MAJOR BOYS (11 year olds) — Le Mars All-Stars (2-1) 13, Morningside American 2

(major league baseball)

Tampa Bay 9, N-Y Mets 0
Seattle 6, Colorado 4
L-A Angels 4, L-A Dodgers 3

N-Y Yankees 2, Toronto 1, 10 innings
Texas 3, Detroit 0
Oakland 6, Cleveland 0
Houston 2, Chicago White Sox 1
Minnesota 10, Baltimore 1
Boston 7, Kansas City 4

Chicago Cubs 6, Cincinnati 5, 10 innings
San Francisco 13, St. Louis 8
Pittsburgh 4, Philadelphia 1
Milwaukee 10, Atlanta 3
Miami 10, Washington 2
San Diego 4, Arizona 3, 16 innings