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Comets win regular-season finale, 7-5, against Clinton

Press Staff Report
CEDAR RAPIDS — While closing out the regular season, Charles City rallied for 4 runs in the sixth inning to take the lead and added an insurance run in the seventh on way to beating Clinton 7-5 at Mount Mercy University on Monday.

The win evened the Comets’ overall record at .500 (16-16) going into the Class 3A Substate3-District 6 semifinal against Clear Lake, 5 p.m. Friday at Wartburg College’s Hertel Field in Waverly.

Tait Arndt was 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI, and Jace Cajthaml also doubled for the Comets, who were down 3-0 through four innings before scoring twice in the fifth.

Cole Reams picked up the win in relief after striking out four and yielding one hit and one walk in two innings of scoreless work.

Elliott Sinwell started for the Comets and gave up 3 runs and six hits in four innings while striking out five and walking none.

Max Holly was 3 for 3, and Malachi Mojeiko was 2 for 4 with a double for Clinton.

CHARLES CITY 7, CLINTON 5
CC AB R H BI CLINTON AB R H BI

Colton Slinger 4 1 1 1 Joe Simpson 4 0 0 0
JJ Ritter 3 0 1 2 Max Holy 3 2 3 0
Cole Reams 4 0 1 1 Dante Brunson 4 1 1 1
Jace Cajthaml 3 1 1 0 Riley Hill 4 0 1 1
Tait Arndt 3 0 2 1 Matt Swamberger 2 0 0 0
Elliott Sinwell 3 1 1 0 Malachi Mojeiko 4 2 2 0
Wyatt Stevenson 3 0 0 0 Tanner Dickherbe3 0 0 1
Atticus Parrott 3 1 1 1 Sean Hammond 2 0 1 1
Kaden Barry 1 0 0 0 Parker Mangelsen 1 0 0 0
Ian Collins 2 2 1 0 Logan Mulholland 2 0 0 0
*Cael Bohlen 0 1 0 0 Lucas Tornow 1 0 0 0
TOTALS 29 7 9 6 TOTALS 30 5 8 4
CHARLES CITY 000 024 1 — 7
CLINTON 011 120 0 — 5
LOB–CHARLES CITY 7, CLINTON 7. ERR–Jace Cajthaml, Wyatt Stevenson, Bret Myli (2), Sean Hammond, Logan Mulholland, Max Holy. 2B–Jace Cajthaml, Tait Arndt, Dante Brunson, Malachi Mojeiko. SACB–Wyatt Stevenson. SB–Ian Collins(2), Matt Swamberger, Jai Jensen, Dante Brunson, Max Holy(2).
CHARLES CITY IP H R ER BB SO HR
Elliott Sinwell 4.00 6 3 3 0 5 0
Tait Arndt 1.00 1 2 2 2 0 0
Cole Reams 2.00 1 0 0 1 4 0
CLINTON
Zach Hoffman 4.00 1 0 0 2 5 0
Bret Myli 1.33 5 6 6 3 1 0
Seth Dotterweich 1.67 3 1 1 0 2 0
PB–Cole Reams, Matt Swamberger. WP–Cole Reams. BALK–Elliott Sinwell. SO–Colton Slinger, Jace Cajthaml, Ian Collins, Tait Arndt, Wyatt Stevenson (2), Atticus Parrott, Cole Reams, Matt Swamberger (2), Lucas Tornow, Joe Simpson, Sean Hammond, Logan Mulholland, Dante Brunson, Malachi Mojeiko, Riley Hill. BB–JJ Ritter, Elliott Sinwell, Jace Cajthaml, Ian Collins, Tait Arndt, Matt Swamberger (2), Max Holy.

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