Let’s play ball!

Baseball and softball season starts this week for local high schools. Iola and Humboldt's squads took part in a jamboree Saturday.

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March 18, 2024 - 3:41 PM

Iola High head coach Levi Ashmore, left, congratulates senior Korbin Cloud as Cloud rounds third after hitting a home run during a scrimmage Saturday in Humboldt. Photo by Richard Luken

HUMBOLDT — Humboldt High school hosted a spring sports jamboree Saturday for its baseball and softball teams to get in a pair of scrimmages prior to the start of the 2023 season. Other schools participating were Iola High’s baseball Mustangs, as well as baseball and softball teams from Labette County and the Jayhawk-Linn softball team. 

Iola “won” both of its baseball scrimmages, 6-0 against the Cubs and 4-3 over Labette County.

Iola High’s Grady Dougherty scrambles to first base in a scrimmage Saturday against Humboldt. Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register
Humboldt HIgh’s Cole Mathes delivers a pitching a scrimmage against Iola Saturday. Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register
Humboldt High head coach Brad Piley addresses his players during a scrimmage Saturday. Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register
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Meanwhile, Humboldt baseball ended its afteroon with a 6-3 win over the Grizzlies.

The Lady Cub softball team forged a 2-2 tie with Jayhawk-Linn before time expired in the opener and fell, 9-0, to Labette County.

The regular season for both schools starts this week. Humboldt was in Frontenac Monday for its season-opener, although results were not available before deadline. The Cub squads will be at home next Monday against Neodesha.

Iola hosts Crest in baseball and softball headers starting at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Riverside Park. The Mustangs then travel to Chanute Friday, with each playing a single varsity and junior varsity contest.

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