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Comets defeat Vikes, 5-3, in rare Sportmen’s Park home game

Press Staff Report
CHARLES CITY — Taking advantage in what has become an increasingly rare opportunity to play at home — that is at Sportsmen’s Park — the Charles City Comets baseball team defeated Northeast Iowa Conference rival Decorah, 5-3, on Tuesday night.

The Comets once again got a strong outing from junior right-hander Tait Arndt, who yielded 2 earned runs in 6 2/3rd innings while striking out seven.

Senior Cole Reams came in relief the seventh to record the final out of the game.

Reams also had two hits, including a double. He also had a sacrifice bunt.

Freshman Ians Collins also had two hits including a double; Colton Slinger and JJ Ritter had two hits, and Jace Cajthaml drove in 3 runs for the Comets, who improve to 6-3 and 5-1 in the NEIC.

Drake Shelton and Cael Luzum each had two hits with doubles for the Vikings (2-7, 0-4).

Next game for Charles City will be at home against Dike-New Hartford on Friday.

CHARLES CITY 5, DECORAH 3
DECORAH AB R H BI CC AB R H BI

Keenan Tyler 3 0 1 0 Colton Slinger 4 1 2 1
Jace Johnson 4 0 0 0 JJ Ritter 4 2 2 0
Drake Shelton 4 2 2 0 Cole Reams 2 1 2 0
Cael Luzum 4 1 2 2 Jace Cajthaml 3 0 1 3
Ryan Schneberger 2 0 1 0 Tait Arndt 2 0 0 1
Kailer McCabe 3 0 0 0 Elliott Sinwell 3 0 0 0
Seth Shindelar 3 0 1 0 Wyatt Stevenson 3 0 0 0
Andy Murphy 3 0 0 0 Atticus Parrott 3 0 1 0
Briggs Duwe 2 0 1 0 Ian Collins 3 1 2 0
TOTALS 28 3 8 2 TOTALS 27 5 10 5
DECORAH 000 200 1 — 3
CHARLES CITY 200 021 x — 5
LOB–DECORAH 8, CHARLES CITY 6. ERR–Briggs Duwe, Drake Shelton, Jace Cajthaml, Tait Arndt, Wyatt Stevenson, Atticus Parrott. 2B–Cael Luzum, Drake Shelton, Ian Collins, Cole Reams. SACB–Ryan Schneberger, Cole Reams. SB–Cael Luzum, Kailer McCabe, Drake Shelton, JJ Ritter, Ian Collins.
DECORAH IP H R ER BB SO HR
Jace Johnson 6.00 10 5 4 1 4 0
CHARLES CITY
Tait Arndt 6.67 8 3 2 3 7 0
Cole Reams 0.33 0 0 0 0 0 0
PB–Atticus Parrott. WP–Tait Arndt (3). SO–Andy Murphy (2), Jace Johnson (2), Keenan Tyler, Seth Shindelar, Drake Shelton, Colton Slinger, Jace Cajthaml, Ian Collins, Tait Arndt. BB–Keenan Tyler, Briggs Duwe, Ryan Schneberger, Tait Arndt.

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