CARROLL, Iowa -- Colby Seuntjens limited Missouri Valley to two hits, striking out 11, as MVAOCOU blanked the Big Reds 8-0 in an Iowa Class 2A district baseball semifinal here Tuesday.
Seuntjens (5-1) got all the help he needed when the Rams scored eight runs in the fourth inning.
Zack Paulsen had two hits and drove in two runs for MVAOCOU (18-8), which plays Carroll Kuemper in a regional final here Friday.
Aaron Michael also had a pair of hits and drove in two, while Brecken Hayes knocked in a pair.
STORM LAKE 8, HUMBOLDT 7: The Storm Lake Tornadoes pushed a run across in the bottom of the sixth to edge Humboldt, 8-7, in a nonconference baseball contest at Storm Lake on Tuesday evening.
Junior Andrew Price collected two hits for the hosts, while senior Brayden Hoops, who contributed a triple, drove in three runs. Manny Chavez, the lead-off hitter, accounted for a pair of RBIs.
Ethan James, a junior southpaw, fanned two and yielded one hit in two innings to register the victory in relief, one of four pitchers used by Coach Ben Seaman.
Storm Lake improved to 18-5 on the season. Humboldt fell to 17-14.
SPIRIT LAKE 12, MOC-FV 5: A trio of 3-hit performers paced Spirit Lake in a 12-5 defeat of MOC-FV in a nonconference baseball matchup in Orange City on Tuesday night.
Ben Newman, Nick Christensen and Ben Heitritter all delivered three hits to fuel a 15-hit onslaught by the visitors. Heitritter had a homer and accounted for four RBIs to make a winner of Newman, who yielded a pair of hits to the Dutch in five innings of work. Christensen logged the last two frames on the hill as Spirit Lake moved to 12-14 on the season.
Eli TeGrotenhuis had a hit and scored a run for MOC-FV, which fell to 11-21.
SPENCER 6, ALGONA 4: The Spencer Tigers scored five runs in the sixth inning to come from behind in registering a 6-4 triumph over host Algona in a nonconference baseball game Tuesday night.
Senior Kade Carpenter had three hits and earned the victory in relief for the Lakes Conference team. Carpenter logged 3.1 innings on the mound, fanning nine in the process while surrendering zero hits. Ethan Heiter pitched 1.2 innings of scoreless relief to qualify for the save.
Marcus Klemme, a junior, tallied a pair of hits and two runs batted in, helping Spencer improve to 16-10 on the season.
Algona fell to 17-15 on the season.
MMC-RU 5, LAWTON-BRONSON 0: Junior Joel Johnson required only 78 pitches in recording a complete game shutout as MMC-RU blanked Lawton-Bronson, 5-0, to open Class 1A District play on Tuesday afternoon in Remsen. Johnson scattered five hits while walking one and fanning six in earning the victory.
As a hitter, Johnson recorded two hits in three at-bats for the Royals. Teammate Chris Schmid had a hit and scored twice, while Tyler Whited had a triple and two RBIs, pushing the Royals to 15-8 on the season.
Luke Oleson, Lawton-Bronson’s sophomore leadoff hitter, had three hits in three plate appearances. The rest of the lineup, however, mustered only three hits against Johnson.
Lawton-Bronson ended its campaign with a 13-11 ledger.
MMC-RU, meantime, advances to face Remsen St. Mary’s in a district contest at 7 o’clock tonight in Remsen.
WOODBURY CENTRAL 15, RIVER VALLEY 2: Senior Colton Herbold pitched a 3-hitter in directing Woodbury Central past River Valley, 15-2, in a Class 1A District baseball opener in Moville on Tuesday evening.
Herbold, who catches when he’s not on the hill, walked three, fanned eight and allowed three hits and two runs, neither of which was earned.
Garrett Arment, Brandon Stender and Carter Bleil each contributed a pair of hits for the Wildcats with Arment and Stender both scoring three runs. Senior Nick Phelps, despite being held hitless, joined Bleil in accounting for three RBIs.
Woodbury Central improved to 18-7 on the year and will face Western Valley Conference foe Kingsley-Pierson as district play continues at 5 p.m. Thursday in Remsen.
River Valley, a member of the Western Valley Conference, bows out with a record of 2-17.
CENTRAL LYON 11, H-M-S 3: Central Lyon pushed runs across in six of seven innings, all of which added up to an 11-3 victory over host Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn in a Class 1A District opener on Tuesday.
Senior Brady Wright had three hits and two runs batted in from the leadoff position for the visitors. Junior Kolten Bus also had three hits, scored two runs and contributed four RBIs. One of the Bus base hits was a homer.
Carter Krull, a sophomore, had two hits and scored twice, helping make a winner out of pitcher Wright, who yielded six hits and struck out six in seven innings of work.
Seth Morphew, Ivan Abonce and Jacob Kroese all had two hits for the Hawks. Morphew had a double and Abonce added a triple for the hosts, who ended with season with a 7-18 overall mark.
Central Lyon, a Siouxland Conference club, improved to 9-13 and will face Akron-Westfield in a District 1 semifinal at 7 o’clockThursday in Akron.
AKRON-WESTFIELD 11, SOUTH O'BRIEN 3: Akron-Westfield, winners of 12 straight, bettered South O’Brien, 11-3, in a matchup of War Eagle Conference foes in a district baseball opener at Akron on Tuesday evening.
Conner Anderson, a senior, notched the victory on the mound for the Westerners as he logged five innings of 2-hit baseball, striking out 11 Wolverines while walking two. Nick Jacobs pitched the sixth and the seventh for the hosts.
Anderson had a hit and scored twice for the Westerners, who were led by 2-hit performances from Quinn Bundy and Nick Jacobs. Bundy also drove home a pair of runs as the Westerners, a state tournament qualifier one season ago, moved to 19-5.
Case Moermond, Alec Wheeler and Jett Keith each had singles for South O’Brien, which ended the season with a 2-18 mark.
Akron-Westfield hosts Central Lyon in a district quarterfinal at 7 p.m. Thursday.
LE MARS GEHLEN 12, GEORGE-LITTLE ROCK 6: The Gehlen Jays broke out the bats in a 14-hit attack while doubling-up on George-Little Rock, 12-6, in a Class 1A District 1 quarterfinal in Akron on Tuesday.
Isaac Herbst, a senior, had three hits and scored three times for Gehlen. Jeff Augustine, Xavier Roberts and Cole Linden each fashioned a pair of hits for the Jays. Linden accounted for three RBIs.
The offensive output was more than enough for pitching starter Colin Budden, a senior, who picked up the victory in 5.1 innings of work. Budden struck out nine and walked one while yielding a pair of earned runs.
Junior Nathan Klingenberg had a pair of doubles among his three hits for George-Little Rock, which also received 2-hit efforts from Josh Haken and Lucas Nagel.
Gehlen, which improved to 10-15 on the season, faces Trinity Christian of Hull in a Class 1A District 1 semifinal at 5 o’clock today (Thursday) in Akron.
George-Little Rock ended its season with a mark of 4-17.
WESTWOOD 15, WEST MONONA 9: Westwood prevailed for the third time in four meetings against West Monona, earning a 15-9 victory in a Class 1A District 16 baseball quarterfinal on Tuesday at Westside, Iowa.
Sam Miller and Richard Dandurand provided a pair of hits for the winners, who rallied for four runs in the fourth and nine runs in the fifth. Miller had four RBIs on the night, as did Jaxon Luft.
Braulio Munoz notched the victory for the Rebels, who improved to 13-14 on the season.
Gage Rotnicke and Dawson Richardson, a pair of seniors, had three hits apiece for the Spartans. Richardson had three doubles and knocked in four RBIs in his final contest for West Monona.
Senior Blake DeRocher and sophomore Keegan Holverson added a pair of hits for the Spartans, who closed the campaign with a mark of 10-14.
Westwood faces Ar-We-Va in a District 16 seminfinal at Tri-Center Neola High School at 5 p.m. today (Thursday).