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Prairie High School - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Prairie wins Marion baseball tourney

Cedar Rapids Prairie won both of its games at the Marion baseball tournament Saturday to claim first place in the three-team event.

The Hawks topped Marion, 6-2, and blanked Burlington, 3-0.

Marion gained a split in the tournament by trimming Burlington, 3-1.

Blake Viall, Drew Yanecek and JP Havel-Pisarik shared the pitching for Prairie in the 6-2 verdict against Marion. Jalen Rima and Tyler Nunemaker had two hits for the Hawks.

Maverick Miller had two hits for Marion against Prairie. John Carstensen pitched a complete game for the Indians.

Tyler Ellertson tossed a three-hitter for Marion in the 3-1 victory over Burlington. Bobby Vanderlind had three hits and two RBIs.

Prairie raised its record to 20-4. Marion is 16-10.


No.8 Prairie rolls by Waterloo East

The eighth-ranked Cedar Rapids Prairie baseball team outscored Waterloo East, 28-1, in a Mississippi Valley Conference doubleheader at Prairie Friday.

The Hawks won the first game, 17-0, in four innings and took the second game, 11-1, in six innings.

The sweep lifted Prairie to 18-4 overall and 13-3 in the conference.

Keegan Sanborn was the winning pitcher for Prairie in the first game. Jalen Rima, Cal Clark, Nic Mougin, Mike Gunn and Alex Mixon had two hits. Clark had two RBIs.



Prairie girls split with City High

The Cedar Rapids Prairie softball team lost half of its lead in the Mississippi Division Thursday night when it split a doubleheader with Iowa City High at the Prairie field.

Prairie won the first game, 1-0, on a three-hit shutout by Shelby Frederick. Iowa City High rebounded with a 5-2 victory in the nightcap for only its third victory of the season.

Prairie fell to 12-6 in the Mississippi Division, now just one game ahead of Xavier and Waterloo West at 11-7 with eight games left in the MVC campaign.

Frederick struck out five batters and did not walk anyone in the 1-0 victory. Anne Cerveny collected the only RBI in the game.

Rylie Kane was the losing pitching for Prairie in the nightcap.

Prairie's overall record is 19-9. Iowa City High is 3-15 in the conference and 3-19 overall.


Prairie sweeps into first place in MVC

DUBUQUE - The Cedar Rapids Prairie baseball team swept a doubleheader from Dubuque Hempstead Thursday, 8-3 and 10-1, and replaced the Mustangs at the top of the Mississippi Division standings.

Prairie raised its Mississippi Valley Conference record to 11-3 and dropped Hempstead to 10-4, moving a full game ahead of the Mustangs in the division.

Cal Clark, Trey Beckman and Tyler Nunemaker had two hits for Prairie in the first game. Nic Mougin started for the Hawks and pitched four shutout innings, but left with the game still scoreless. Mougin allowed only one hit.

JP Havel-Pisarik got the victory in relief and Jared Street was credited with a save.

Cooper Reittinger went 3-for-4 and scored two runs in the 10-1 verdict in the nightcap. Jalen Rima went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBIs and three runs. Clark, Corbin Day and Ethan Copeland had two hits. Clark collected two RBIs.

Brody Alberts tossed six strong innings for the victory. He struck out six batters and did not walk anyone.

Prairie raised its overall record to 16-4. Hempstead fell to 13-7.

Last Updated on Friday, 26 June 2015 14:38



Lions, Cougars placed in same substate

The dream of having four Metro baseball teams reach the Class 4A state tournament was dashed by the Iowa High School Athletic Association Thursday.

The IHSAA put No. 7 Linn-Mar and No. 9 Kennedy in the same substate, which means only one of them can make the state tournament. The Lions swept the Cougars in a conference doubleheader earlier this season and have the edge for the No. 1 seed in the substate.

Cedar Falls, Marshalltown, Waterloo East and Waterloo West are in Substate No. 3 with Linn-Mar and Kennedy.



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