Sports Scores From Wednesday June 24th

baseballNorthwest Iowa — The summer high school sports season continued Wednesday with full slate of games. In a Siouxland Conference Match up Sheldon played host to Okoboji. The Pioneers came from behind to take the baseball win 4-2.

The Orabs scored the first two runs of the ball game in the third inning. Payton Radke singled to right center and Matt Buenger followed with a base on balls. both advanced on a wild pitch and then scored when Ross Van Kley delivered a 2 run double to center field.

Okoboji scored a run in the top of the sixth to get within 2-1 and took the lead with a three-run seventh inning as the top of the order came through. Matt Eckard, Noah Bouse and Houston Hawkins all reached and scored. Back to back RBI singles by Holt Hunziker and Aaron Gross plated a pair of runs with the third run of the inning coming on an error.

Hawkins earned the win throwing a 3 hitter at the Orabs, walking 3 while striking out 15 batters. Matt Buenger was tagged with the loss going the final inning and two thirds in relief of Van Kley. Buenger gave up 3 hits and struck out  3. Van Kley went the first five and a third. He walked 3, struck out 3 and gave up 5 hits.

Up next for Sheldon will be a trip to Estherville Lincoln Central on Friday. It will be varsity only beginning at 6pm.


On the softball diamond a 5 run 6th inning propelled Sheldon to a 10-6 win over the Pioneers. Kayla Van Meeteren led the Orabs with 4 rbi’s. She went 2-for-4 at the plate. Sami Kleinwolterink drove in 2 with a 2-for-4 night including a home run and a run scored. Kelsey Den Hartog was 3-for-4 with a pair of runs scored. Jamie Adams led Okoboji with a 2-for-3 night and drove in 2 runs.

Sami Kleinwolterink went the distance for the win giving up 11 hits and walked just 1 batter. Brooklyn Barnette took the loss going the final inning and two thirds in relief of Grace Wintz. Barnette walked 2 and struck out 1.

Next action for both teams comes Thursday with the opening day of the Okoboji tournament in Milford.




Okoboji 4, Sheldon 2
Akron-Westfield 9, Trinity Christian 1
Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 12, George-Little Rock 0
Hinton 4, Gehlen 3
Sioux Center 6, West Lyon 0
South O’Brien 15, Clay Central-Everly 0 (4 innings)
Remsen St. Mary’s, 14, Harris-Lake Park 0 (5 innings)
West Sioux 10, Unity Christian City 0



Sheldon 10, Okoboji 6
Akron-Westfield 9, Trinity Christian 1
Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 7, George-Little Rock/Central Lyon 0
Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 10, MMC-RU 9 (8)
Sioux Center 7, West Lyon 6
Spirit Lake 2, LeMars 1
Unity Christian 6, West Sioux 5

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