WAUKEE - Bennett Mann's three-run homer in the top of the first inning provided the Marshalltown baseball team with all the offense it would need to knock off Class 4A No. 5 Waukee in the opening game of Monday's CIML Iowa Conference doubleheader.
Ryan Mitchell singled and Kyle Carnahan walked to set the table for Mann, who connected off Nick Franklin for his first home run of the year.
The Bobcats (10-11, 3-7) tacked on another run with Carnahan's bases loaded sacrifice fly in the fourth, adding insurance after Waukee had scored twice in the second.
MHS starting pitcher Tre Blackford gave up both Waukee runs and Carnahan went three scoreless for the win. Blake Judkins pitched a perfect seventh for the save.
Alex Thompson, Mitchell and Judkins each had two hits to lead the MHS offense in the opener.
"We played as complete a game as we have all year in the first one," said MHS head coach Steve Hanson. "Bennett's three-run homer got us off to a great start and we were able to make it hold up."
The Bobcats managed just five hits in the second game, an 8-0 loss. Robert Hansen went all seven innings for Waukee (16-6, 6-4), striking out three and walking three.
Thompson went 2-for-2 with a walk and two stolen bases for MHS.
The Bobcats host Ames on Thursday night.
BCLUW 19, AGWSR 1, 4 innings
BEAMAN - Chad Dolphin went 2-for-2 with a two-run home run and a two-run double to lead the BCLUW baseball team past AGWSR, 19-1 in four innings, in Monday night's NICL West Division contest.
Cole Thompson added a single and a double, while Joel Steckelberg and Taylor Sams both had two singles for the Comets (9-9, 4-4). BCLUW scored 10 times in the bottom of the first inning and added nine more in the third to topple the Cougars (0-11, 0-9).
Zach Cashin struck out three in three innings for the win for the Comets.
Colo-NESCO 11, GMG 4
GREEN MOUNTAIN - Colo-NESCO ended a four-game skid with an 11-4 win over GMG in Monday's Iowa Star Conference match.
The Royals (6-6, 6-4) broke a 2-all tie with five runs in the third inning to pull ahead for good.
GMG (2-14, 2-7) was led by Austin Vaughn, who went 3-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs. Losing pitcher Wade Barritt was 2-for-4 with an RBI double, while Brandon Lolwing also went 2-for-4 at the plate.