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STC falls to CCA in conference contest

July 10, 2018
By Allison Graham - Sports Editor ( , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Another WaMaC west contest is in the books. South Tama travelled to Clear Creek-Amana on Tuesday, July 2 for their second to last conference matchup. The CCA Clippers improved their conference standing topping STC 9-1 in game one and 11-4 in game two.

Getting the game one start for the Trojans was Lane Koch. Koch took the loss for the Trojans. He allowed nine hits and five runs over three and a third innings, striking out two and walking zero batters.

STC got on the board in the first inning. Cael Kellogg's sac fly scored one run for the Trojans.

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South Tama’s Cameron Klostermann throws at a pitch at Monday’s contest in Tiffin. The Trojans were swept by Clear Creek Amana 9-1 and 11-4.
News Herald Photos/Allison Graham

The Clippers secured the win in the 5th inning. They led the Trojans 5-1 and added to their lead scoring a total of four more runs in the bottom of the 5th. They got started by a single from Sam Young, an error on a ball put in play by Ben Swails, and a double by Camden Armstrong. The Clippers closed out game won with 14 hits. Camden Smyka, Young, Armstrong, Casey Ogden, and Tyler Schrepfer all had multiple hits for the Clippers. Smyka went 4-4 from the plate.

Camden Armstrong earned the win for the Clippers. He lasted seven innings, allowing five hits and one run while striking out three with zero walks.

Koch went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead South Tama County in hits.

Game two

In game two Cameron Klostermann started from the mound. He pitched six innings, allowing 16 hits and 11 runs while walking one.

The Clippers got an early lead scoring six runs in the 1st inning. They scored on a double by Cody Ogden, a double by David Jensen, and an error all in the first inning, and a double by Camden Smyka in the second inning.

Their efforts in the first and second inning resulted in an 11-4 victory over South Tama in game two on Monday. Ogden, Jensen, Jordan Wolfe, and Schrepfer each had hits resulting in RBIs for the Clippers.

Casey Ogden earned the win for the Clippers. He went seven innings, allowing four runs on seven hits while striking out two.

The Trojans saw more offensive production in game two than in game one. They got on board early in the first inning.

Colton Vest was walked to start the game. Klostermann hit a ground ball and reached first on an error. Kellogg then hit a ground ball and reached first. Klostermann was out advancing to second. Then Kriegel singled on a fly ball to right field which allowed Vest to score. Koch was out on a sacrifice fly but Gavin Jimenez who was in as a courtesy runner for Kellogg managed to make it home for the Trojans second run.

The Trojans put two more runs up in the top of the fourth. Jake Wilkerson hit a grounder and reached first by error. Mickey Wanatee doubled on a hard ground ball. Tanner Probasco singled on a line drive that brought home both Wilkerson and Wanatee.

The Clippers totaled 16 hits. Jensen, Ogden, Sam Young, Grant Jensen, and Wolfe each racked up multiple hits for Clear Creek Amana Clippers. Jensen went 4-for-4 at the plate to lead Clear Creek-Amana in hits.

Kriegel led South Tama with two hits in four at bats.

The Clippers closed out their senior night celebration with a whopping 30 hits between the two games which is nearly double than any of their other conference games.

Conference update

Current WaMaC west conference standings are listed to the right. South Tama has just Independence left to play while the Clippers still have to face Benton and Independence.

WaMaC Conference Standings

Marion 11-1

CCA 8-2

Benton 8-4

STC 6-6

Vinton 4-6

Independence 3-5

CPU 2-10

Williamsburg 2-10



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