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Here is the latest Iowa Quad-City metro and area softball statistical leaders. Numbers are what has been reported to QuikStats Iowa by coaches through 8 p.m. Sunday.

Softball

Batting average (min. 45 at-bats)

Alexia Lara (Pleasant Valley) .550; Katie Banowetz (Calamus-Wheatland) .541; Jayme Finn (Dav. West) .515; Madi Parson (Camanche) .507; Morgan Hogenson (Muscatine) .500; Kaylie Wilhelm (Calamus-Wheatland) .488; Maddie Mashek (Louisa-Muscatine) .487; Brittni Lloyd (Muscatine) .483; Carli Spelhaug (Pleasant Valley) .483; Jennah Douglas (Dav. North) .481; Lexy Monty (Dav. West) .474; Kylee Sanders (Louisa-Muscatine) .473; Hannah Wislander (Assumption) .469; Macy Akers (West Liberty) .467; Haylee Lehman (West Liberty) .464; McKenna Michels (Bellevue Marquette) .464.

Runs

Jenna Diercks (Calamus-Wheatland) 42; Jayme Finn (Dav. West) 39; Kelly Alexander (Durant) 38; Maddie Mashek (Louisa-Muscatine) 36; Grace Erpelding (Bettendorf) 35; Olivia Wardlow (Assumption) 34; Delaney Kilburg (North Scott) 34; Carli Spelhaug (Pleasant Valley) 34; Haylee Lehman (West Liberty) 34; Alli Wroblewski (Bettendorf) 33; Rachel Stewart (Dav. West) 33; Randyn Carter (Louisa-Muscatine) 33; Paige Roehlk (Dav. West) 32; Macy Akers (West Liberty) 32; Katie Banowetz (Calamus-Wheatland) 31; Lauren Proehl (Dav. North) 31; Mady Reid (Wapello) 31.

Doubles

Samantha Pewe (Calamus-Wheatland) 12; Lauren Proehl (Dav. North) 12; Emma Valainis (Assumption) 11; Alyssa Barnhart (North Cedar) 11; Kylee Biedermann (Bellevue) 10; Grace Tath (Bellevue) 10; Alli Wroblewski (Bettendorf) 10; Tarah Wehde (Camanche) 10; Cassie Ruppert (Maquoketa) 10; Rachel Anderson (North Scott) 10; Alexia Lara (Pleasant Valley) 10; Abby Kerr (Wapello) 10.

Triples

Olivia Wardlow (Assumption) 5; Carli Spelhaug (Pleasant Valley) 5; Hannah Kelley (Assumption) 3; Anna Wohlers (Assumption) 3; Hailey Sanders (Louisa-Muscatine) 3; Haylee Lehman (West Liberty) 3.

Home runs

Lexy Monty (Dav. West) 15; Hannah Mausser (Pleasant Valley) 11; Chloe Wells (Wilton) 11; Charlie Hamilton (Calamus-Wheatland) 9; Madi Parson (Camanche) 9; Natalie Spooner (Northeast) 8; Alexia Lara (Pleasant Valley) 8; Ellie Spelhaug (Pleasant Valley) 8; Samantha Pewe (Calamus-Wheatland) 7; Katie Banowetz (Calamus-Wheatland) 7; Emma Valainis (Assumption) 7; Randyn Carter (Louisa-Muscatine) 7; Peyton Schneckloth (North Scott) 7; Abby Moeller (North Scott) 7.

Runs batted in

Lexy Monty (Dav. West) 52; Katie Banowetz (Calamus-Wheatland) 49; Hannah Mausser (Pleasant Valley) 39; Emma Valainis (Assumption) 38; Catie Cole (Muscatine) 37; Hannah Kelley (Assumption) 36; Charlie Hamilton (Calamus-Wheatland) 34; Alli Wroblewski (Bettendorf) 33; Rachel Stewart (Dav. West) 33; Alexia Lara (Pleasant Valley) 33; Haddie Anderson (West Liberty) 33; Randyn Carter (Louisa-Muscatine) 32; Maddie Mashek (Louisa-Muscatine) 31; Allison Folin (Bettendorf) 28; Bree Mangelsen (Northeast) 28.

Stolen bases

Alli Wroblewski (Bettendorf0 38; Haylee Lehman (West Liberty) 29; Brittni Lloyd (Muscatine) 25; Hannah Happ (Durant) 22; Jayme Finn (Dav. West) 21; Randyn Carter (Louisa-Muscatine) 18; Alexis Ehlers (Northeast) 18; Sophie VanSeveren (Assumption) 17; Eryn Ackerman (Assumption) 17; Sara Watson (Central DeWitt) 16; Olivia Wardlow (Assumption) 16; Ruby Kappeler (Durant) 15; Emma Dusanek (Midland) 15.

Pitching record (min. 8 decisions)

Nicole Timmons (Assumption) 14-0; Hannah Kelley (Assumption) 15-1; Hailey Sanders (Louisa-Muscatine) 10-1; Madison Temple (Bettendorf) 13-2; Katie Banowetz (Calamus-Wheatland) 12-2; Lexy Monty (Dav. West) 12-2; Kamryn Meyer (Durant) 11-2; Ellie Spelhaug (Pleasant Valley) 12-3; Isabelle True (Louisa-Muscatine) 10-3; Sophia DelVecchio (Bettendorf) 8-3. Carrie Nelson (Muscatine) 8-3; Kaitlyn Bierman (Muscatine) 8-3; Alexia Lara (Pleasant Valley) 8-3.

ERA (min. 40 IP)

Hannah Kelley (Assumption) 0.46; Nicole Timmons (Assumption) 0.67; Hailey Sanders (Louisa-Muscatine) 0.94; Kamryn Meyer (Durant) 1.00; Ellie Spelhaug (Pleasant Valley) 1.21; Jenna Lawson (Durant) 1.48; Kaitlyn Bierman (Muscatine) 1.87; Lexy Monty (Dav. West) 1.96; Alexia Lara (Pleasant Valley) 2.11; Katie Banowetz (Calamus-Wheatland) 2.14; Isabelle True (Louisa-Muscatine) 2.19; Carrie Nelson (Muscatine) 2.21; Erica Ralfs (Dav. West) 2.31; Sunny North (Bellevue Marquette) 2.49.

Strikeouts

Nicole Timmons (Assumption) 178; Kamryn Meyer (Durant) 114; Eliza Noa (Wapello) 110; Hailey Sanders (Louisa-Muscatine) 99; Isabelle True (Louisa-Muscatine) 91; Erica Ralfs (Dav. West) 83; Hannah Kelley (Assumption) 80; Lexy Monty (Dav. West) 79; Grace Tath (Bellevue) 76; Alyssa Barnhart (North Cedar) 76; Alexia Lara (Pleasant Valley) 75; Cassie Ruppert (Maquoketa) 73; Kendal Newman (North Scott) 73; Calli Beck (Easton Valley) 71; Ellie Spelhaug (Pleasant Valley) 68.

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Here is the latest Iowa Quad-City metro and area baseball statistical leaders. Numbers are what has been reported to QuikStats Iowa by coaches through 6 p.m. Sunday.

Baseball

Batting average (min. 40 at-bats)

Lowden Gabriel (Louisa-Muscatine) .523; Austin Leopard (Louisa-Muscatine) .507; Andy Whiteman (Bettendorf) .500; Evan Reifert (Wilton) .492; Johnny Sullivan (Clinton) .486; Trace Howard (Wapello) .484; Nick Acri (Pleasant Valley) .482; Logan Gluba (Dav. West) .478; Trevor Burkhart (Dav. West) .472; Austin Smith (Midland) .463; Brett Kelting (Calamus-Wheatland) .452; Leo Callison (Durant) .449; Kyle Dell (Northeast) .444; Luke Fennelly (Assumption) .441; Trenton Wallace (Assumption) .440.\u00a0

Runs

Justus Burke (Assumption) 33; Trevor Burkhart (Dav. West) 31; Evan Reifert (Wilton) 31; Carter Bell (Bettendorf) 29; Luke Fennelly (Assumption) 29; Ben Beutel (Assumption) 28; Sam Stonskas (North Scott) 28; Tony Barreca (North Scott) 26; Nick Acri (Pleasant Valley) 26; Trace Howard (Wapello) 26; Brett Kelting (Calamus-Wheatland) 25; Max Hansen (Calamus-Wheatland) 25; Nolan Melchert (Assumption) 24; Kyle Dell (Northeast) 24; Cory Anderson (Wilton) 24.\u00a0

Doubles

Trenton Wallace (Assumption) 11; Tavien Gillette (Assumption) 11; Adam Sacia (North Scott) 11; Andy Whiteman (Bettendorf) 10; Brett Kelting (Calamus-Wheatland) 10; Garrett Finley (Central DeWitt) 10; Johnny Sullivan (Clinton) 10; Noah McCreary (Dav. West) 10; Lowden Gabriel (Louisa-Muscatine) 10; Colin McCrabb (Wilton) 10; Evan Reifert (Wilton) 10; Kam Arons (Bettendorf) 9; Caleb Banowetz (Calamus-Wheatland) 9; Austin Smith (Midland) 9.

Triples

Carter Bell (Bettendorf) 3; Jake Lenker (Wilton) 3; Jared Townsend (Wilton) 3; Luke Fennelly (Assumption) 3; Justus Burke (Assumption) 3.

Home runs

Evan Reifert (Wilton) 9; Brett Kelting (Calamus-Wheatland) 6; Carter Bell (Bettendorf) 4; Caleb Banowetz (Calamus-Wheatland) 4; Mason Kagemann (Camanche) 3; Justus Burke (Assumption) 3; Adam Sacia (North Scott) 3; Nick Acri (Pleasant Valley) 3; Colin McCrabb (Wilton) 3.

Runs batted in

Brett Kelting (Calamus-Wheatland) 27; Johnny Sullivan (Clinton) 27; Evan Reifert (Wilton) 27; Kyle Dell (Northeast) 26; Matthew French (Northeast) 26; Kam Arons (Bettendorf) 25; Trenton Wallace (Assumption) 25; Hunter Michels (Bellevue Marquette) 24; Donaven Juarez (Assumption) 24; Luke Fennelly (Assumption) 24; Daniel Powers (Assumption) 24; Ben Beutel (Assumption) 24.

Stolen bases

Trevor Burkhart (Dav. West) 21; Jake Conley (Durant) 21; Trace Howard (Wapello) 21; Justus Burke (Assumption) 16; Max Hansen (Calamus-Wheatland) 15; Andy Smith (Camanche) 15; Jack Mix (Easton Valley) 14; Austin Smith (Midland) 14; Ty Wenzel (Clinton) 13; Logan Gluba (Dav. West) 13; Connor Harms (Midland) 13; Sam Stonskas (North Scott) 13; Kyle Dell (Northeast) 13.

Pitching record (min. 4 decisions)

Colin McCrabb (Wilton) 8-0; Daniel Powers (Assumption) 6-0; Trenton Wallace (Assumption) 5-0; Ben Beutel (Assumption) 5-0; Nick Gottilla (Assumption) 5-0; Nolan Leaton (Wilton) 4-0; Garrett Rickels (Calamus-Wheatland) 5-1; Brant Boeckmann (Calamus-Wheatland) 4-1; Braydon Dobereiner (Dav. West) 4-1; Reece Bird (Durant) 4-1; Fisher Bisinger (Midland) 4-1; Ben Steidler (North Scott) 4-1; Bradley Melvin (Pleasant Valley 4-1.

ERA (min. 21 IP)

Caleb Banowetz (Calamus-Wheatland) 0.00; Trenton Wallace (Assumption) 0.39; Brad Gannon (Central DeWitt) 0.64; Ben Beutel (Assumption) 0.76; Daniel Powers (Assumption) 0.82; Colin McCrabb (Wilton) 0.85; Garrett Finley (Central DeWitt) 0.91; Brett Kelting (Calamus-Wheatland) 0.94; Max Hansen (Calamus-Wheatland) 1.00; Kyle Denison (North Scott) 1.11; Curtis Lilienthal (Durant) 1.18; Nolan Leaton (Wilton) 1.30; Reece Bird (Durant) 1.39; Logan Belzer (Wapello) 1.52.\u00a0

Strikeouts

Colin McCrabb (Wilton) 61; Ben Beutel (Assumption) 48; Trenton Wallace (Assumption) 45; Will Christopherson (Pleasant Valley) 42; Carter Bell (Bettendorf) 41; Nick Gottilla (Assumption) 41; Reece Bird (Durant) 39; Kyle Stoddard (Pleasant Valley) 39; Austin Leopard (Louisa-Muscatine) 37; Fisher Bisinger (Midland) 37; Evan Reifert (Wilton) 37; Cade Daugherty (Bellevue) 36; Max Hansen (Calamus-Wheatland) 36; Jared Townsend (Wilton) 36; Daniel Powers (Assumption) 35.

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Baseball

MAC standings

;Conf;Overall

;;W;L;W;L

Assumption;10;0;26;2

North Scott;7;3;16;8

Clinton;;6;4;13;7

Bettendorf;6;4;12;11

Pleasant Valley;5;5;14;10

Davenport West;5;5;12;11

Muscatine;;4;6;12;11

Burlington;;3;7;11;14

Davenport Central;3;7;7;13

Davenport North;1;9;7;17

Saturday's scores

Assumption 9-8, Davenport West 0-1

Clinton 16, Camanche 6

Davenport Central 3, Western Dubuque 2

Sioux City North 4, Bettendorf 2

Johnston 15, Bettendorf 2

Pleasant Valley 6, Des Moines Roosevelt 5

Ankeny 4, Pleasant Valley 2

Marion 6, Burlington 5

Iowa area

Saturday's scores

West Burlington 11, West Liberty 1

Clayton Ridge 10, Northeast 9 (9 inn.)

North Linn 4, Northeast 3

Wapello 3, Winfield-Mount Union 1

West Burlington 6, Wapello 3

Assumption 9-8, Davenport West 0-1

First game

West;000;000;0;--;0;3;2

Assumption;510;201;x;--;9;10;0

WP -- Trent Wallace. LP -- Clayton Nettleton. Two or more hits -- Assumption, Luke Fennelly 3, Wallace, Tavien Gillette. 3B -- Assumption, Wallace (3B), (HR), Justus Burke. HR -- Assumption, Nolan Melchert. RBIs -- Assumption, Melchert 3, Wallace 3, Gillette 2.

Second game

West;100;000;0;--;1;3;4

Assumption;010;403;x;--;8;9;0

WP -- Nick Gottilla. LP -- Braydon Dobereiner. Two or more hits -- Assumption, Donaven Juarez 2. 2B -- West, Ryan McKown; Assumption, Ben Beutel. HR -- Burke. RBI -- Assumption, Burke 2, Fennelly 2, Melchert, Daniel Powers, Beutel.

North Linn 4, Northeast 3

Northeast;000;003;0;--;3;2;3

North Linn;021;010;x;--;4;7;2

Northeast stats:

LP -- Jacob Reemtsma. 2B -- Kyle Dell. RBI -- Audrey Drury 2.\u00a0

Clayton Ridge 10, Northeast 9

Northeast;100;006;101;--;9;9;2

Clayton Ridge;000;314;002;--;10;19;3

Northeast stats:

Jon Dobson, Matt French (4), Travis Mickelson (6), Zach Parson (7). LP -- Parson. Two or more hits -- Zach Parson, Audrey Drury). RBI -- Kyle Dell 2, Matt French 2, Audrey Drury 2, Jacob Reemtsma 2, Todd Holdgrafer

Johnston 15, Bettendorf 2

Johnston;000;600;9;--;15;11;1

Bettendorf;101;000;0;--;2;5;5

Tavian Goerdt, Ricky Proehl (4), Josh Lawrence (7). Noah Hogge, Jackson Vines (3), Nathan Blanchard (5), Nick Yeast (7). WP -- Vines. LP -- Goerdt. Two or more hits -- Johnston (Caleb Kuennen, Evan Salmon). 2B -- Johnston (Derek Hackman, Peyton Williams); Bettendorf (Andy Whiteman, Justin Hutter). RBI -- Johnston (Evan Salmon 2, Jack Burger 2, Drew Beazley 2, Nathan Buckallew, Peyton Williams, Sean Meyer, Alex MacGregor, Derek Hackman); Bettendorf (Kam Arons, Justin Hutter)

Softball

MAC standings

;Conf;Overall

;;W;L;W;L

Assumption;14;0;31;1

Bettendorf;11;3;24;7

Pleasant Valley;11;3;22;7

Davenport West;10;4;21;8

Muscatine;;8;6;20;8

Burlington;;6;8;14;14

North Scott;;5;9;19;13

Davenport North;3;11;14;17

Davenport Central;1;13;5;17

Clinton;;1;13;6;22

Saturday's scores

Assumption 7, Louisa-Muscatine 0

Assumption 8, Wilton 1

Pleasant Valley 10, Bettendorf 0

Bettendorf 10, Alburnett 0

Cedar Rapids Kennedy 2, Pleasant Valley 1

Muscatine 10, Wilton 0 (6 inn.)

North Scott 9, West Delaware 0

North Scott 13, Sioux City East 2

Iowa area

Saturday's scores

Camanche 4, West Burlington 3

Dallas Center-Grimes 8, Durant 2

Durant 2, Waverly-Shell Rock 1

North Linn 4, Wapello 3\u00a0

West Liberty 8, Camanche 5

West Liberty 12, Winfield-Mount Union 0

Williamsburg 10, Tipton 5

Davenport West 14, Creston 1\u00a0

Creston;010;0;--;1;1;2

Davenport West;008;6;--;14;15;0

Cali Foglesang and Sara Keeler. Lexy Monty, Erica Ralfs (4) and Rachel Stewart. WP -- Monty. LP -- Foglesang. Two or more hits -- Davenport West (Jayme Finn, Paige Roehlk, Lexy Monty, Taylor Utterback, Kaylynn Sparks). 2B -- Creston (Cammy Rutherford); Davenport West (Rachel Stewart). HR -- Davenport West (Lexy Monty 2). RBI -- Davenport West (Jayme Finn 2, Paige Roehlk 4, Lexy Monty 6, Taylor Utterback, Kaylynn Sparks)\u00a0

Davenport West 4, Dubuque Hempstead 2

Dubuque Hempstead;110;000;0;--;2;6;0

Davenport West;100;012;0;--;4;4;1

Malarie Huseman and Kayla LaPage. Erica Ralfs, Lexy Monty (6) and Paige Roehlk. WP -- Monty. LP -- Huseman. Two or more hits -- Dubuque Hempstead (Amber Cooksley); Davenoprt West (Lexy Monty). HR -- Davenport West (Lexy Monty). RBI -- Dubuque Hempstead (Amber Cooksley, Jenna Coates); Davenport West (Lexy Monty 2, Rachel Stewart, Jayme Finn). Records -- Davenport West (23-8, 10-4)

Assumption 7, Louisa-Muscatine 0

Louisa-Muscatine;000;000;0;--;0;0;6

Assumption;112;102;x;--;7;8;0

Isabelle True, Hailey Sanders (4). Nicole Timmons, Olivia Allen (5), Hannah Kelley (6). Two or more hits -- Assumption (Hannah Kelley 3, Emma Valainis). RBI -- Assumption (Hannah Kelley 2, Carlie Samon 2, Shannon Guy)

Assumption 8, Wilton 1

Wilton;010;000;0;--;1;6;1

Assumption;003;050;x;--;8;10;1

Falloyn Grunder. Hannah Kelley, Nicole Timmons (5). Two or more hits -- Wilton (Allison Bosten); Assumption (Lea Nelson, Nicole Yoder, Sophie Van Severen). 2B -- Wilton (Taylor Garvin); Assumption (Emma Valainis, Nicole Timmons, Hannah Kelley, Sophie Van Severen). RBI -- Wilton (Taylor Garvin); Assumption (Nicole Yoder 2, Hannah Kelley 2, Emma Valainis, Nicole Timmons)

Pleasant Valley 10, Bettendorf 0

Pleasant Valley;013;15;--;10;14;0

Bettendorf;000;00;--;0;4;0

WP -- Kristen Hartman. LP -- Jess Wells. Two or more hits -- Pleasant Valley (Hannah Mausser, Ellie Spelhaug, Rylee Carlson, Tara Theusch 3, Emily Wood); Bettendorf (Wroblewski). 2B -- Pleasant Valley (Carli Spelhaug, Tara Theusch); Bettendorf (Wroblewski). HR -- Pleasant Valley (Hannah Mausser, Ellie Spelhaug, Emily Wood). RBI -- Pleasant Valley (Mallory Lafever, Hannah Mauser, Ellie Spelhaug, Rachel Tebbe, Tara Theusch, Emily Wood 4)

Bettendorf 10, Alburnett 0\u00a0

Alburnett;000;000;--;0;4;1

Bettendorf;201;124;--;10;16;1

WP - Madison Temple (13-3). LP -- Brooklynn Ossman. Two or more hits -- Bettendorf (Grace Erpelding 4, Alli Wroblewski, Gabrielle VanderVinne 3, Allison Folin 4, Jessica Wells). 2B -- Bettendorf (Allison Folin). RBI -- Bettendorf (Grace Erpelding, Alli Wroblewdki, Allison Folin 4, Anna Forari, Breanna Newton, Jessica Wells). Records -- \u00a0Bettendorf (24-7)

Cedar Rapids Kennedy 2, Pleasant Valley 1

Pleasant Valley;001;000;0;--;1;6;3

Cedar Rapids Kennedy;100;000;1;--;2;2;0

WP -- Kinney. LP -- Ellie Spelhaug. Two or more hits -- Pleasant Valley (Ellie Spelhaug, Emily Wood). RBI -- Pleasant Valley (Alexia Lara); Cedar Rapids Kennedy (Kinney, Camryn Jeffords)

Boys basketball

Justin Sharp Memorial Shootout

Saturday's quarterfinal results

Rock Island Red 48, Iowa City West 39

Pleasant Valley 45, Bettendorf 35

Cedar Falls 52, West Delaware 49

North Scott 42, Waukee 34

Semifinal results

Pleasant Valley 46, Rock Island Red 46

Cedar Falls 54, North Scott 51

Third place game

Rock Island Red 60, North Scott 54

Championship game

Cedar Falls 61, Pleasant Valley 48

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Just outside the Davenport Assumption dugout, Chris McIntosh sits in a chair at a table with a counter in his left hand and a mechanical pencil in his right.

Every time a pitch is thrown, McIntosh clicks the counter and checks off a number for that pitcher on a sheet of paper.

After each half-inning, McIntosh verifies the pitch total with Assumption assistant coach Chris Dillie. He\u2019ll also exchange a text with the opposing team\u2019s scorekeeper to make sure there is not a discrepancy.

Pitch count has become a prominent topic in high school baseball this year across the country.

\u201cFor the most part, we\u2019ve always been conscious of trying to take care of arms,\u201d Assumption coach Billy Argo said. \u201cI think a few have ruined it for the many.\u201d

The National Federation of State High School Associations required each state this year to develop a policy based on pitches and not innings in a given week.

The reason is to protect young arms.

According to the American Sports Medicine Institute, players who pitched more than 100 innings a year were 3 1/2 times more likely to be injured than those who did not.

\u201cIt\u2019s definitely a good rule for high school,\u201d Assumption senior pitcher Trenton Wallace said. \u201cYou look at some of these teams in the state throwing kids almost 100 innings a summer. That\u2019s putting a lot of pressure on the arm.\u201d

Coaches don\u2019t fault the idea. It has just required more outside help.

The majority of schools have found a volunteer, in many cases a parent, to track pitches.

Davenport Central made it a stipend position. It has a retired gentleman in the press box at Brady Street Stadium just count pitches. He is paid $40 for a varsity doubleheader and $25 for a freshman twinbill.\u00a0

\u201cThe repercussions of an inaccurate count are pretty severe,\u201d Central activities director Brian Ehlinger said. \u201cYou\u2019re dealing with two head coaches and we thought it was important enough to stipend it, to find an adult that was accurate and reliable.

\u201cIt is a tedious job counting every pitch from both pitchers. It almost takes a baseball nerd to enjoy that.\u201d

Like most schools, Central DeWitt already was tracking pitches in its dugout before the rule was implemented. They have one player handle a pitch chart, a coach uses a clicker and somebody else is inputting each pitch into the GameChanger program.

The frustrating part, according to Sabers coach Shane Sikkema, is communicating with the opponent after each half-inning or inning.

\u201cQuite honestly, there are some guys you just don\u2019t want to talk with,\u201d Sikkema said. \u201cWe have had a couple questionable times as far as the count matching up.

\u201cThe home book overrules everything.\u201d

Coaches are instructed to post pitch counts from every game within 24 hours on QuikStatsIowa.com.

\u201cThe Illinois website tracks it all the way through,\u201d Argo said. \u201cIf a guy throws 65 pitches, it tells you how many days rest he needs, tells you pitches he can throw in his next outing. It tracks everybody.

\u201cIt isn\u2019t only for yourself, but you also can look at your opponent and have a plan that way in how they\u2019re going to come at you.\u201d

It has impacted the game and how coaches manage.

If a pitcher throws more than 25 pitches in a day, he must rest the following day. If he goes above 40, it is two days off the mound.

The maximum number of pitches for an eighth or ninth grader is 90 in a day and 150 for the week. Meanwhile, sophomores, juniors and seniors can toss 110 in a day and 180 between Sunday to Saturday each week.

\u201cIt needs to be adjusted a little bit to make it easier for smaller schools,\u201d Calamus-Wheatland coach Michael Bruns said.

Bruns recalled a situation this season when he had an individual throw 29 or 30 pitches on a Thursday. His team was in a save situation the next night, but that pitcher was unavailable.

\u201cThere needs to be like a two-day limitation, maybe 80,\u201d Bruns suggested.

Smaller schools have had trouble finding enough arms to play non-conference games.

In feedback from umpires and coaches, Jared Chizek, an assistant director at the Iowa High School Athletic Association and one of the baseball administrators, expects the majority of weekend tournaments in western Iowa to dwindle in the coming years for Class 1A and 2A schools.

\u201cWe heard comments before the season from coaches at smaller schools we don\u2019t have the arms to play as many games as we did in the past,\u201d Chizek said.\u00a0

According to the state association's data, 1A schools played just shy of 25 regular-season games on average each of the past two seasons. The average was 28 for 2A programs, 32 for 3A and 37 for 4A. Schools can schedule up to 40.

Chizek said there has not been a contest forfeited because of a school running out of pitchers at the varsity level. It has resulted in some lopsided scores but that was transpiring before a pitch count rule was mandated.

Larger schools have brought more freshmen and sophomores up to the varsity level to eat innings for non-conference games.

\"For us, we've had a couple injuries to pitchers this season so it has really changed how we go about things in the non-conference games,\" Davenport West coach Scott Beatty said. \"We're having to use younger kids in those situations.\"

Ar-We-Va, located in western Iowa, has played only 11 games this season with a 13-man roster. It has won 10 of them, but it has just three pitchers who have logged more than seven innings.

The rule could influence their postseason success since 1A schools play three games in a five-day period.

In West\u2019s run to the state tournament last summer, ace Clayton Nettleton threw a seven inning shutout on a Friday, came back to throw 3 2/3 innings of relief the next Monday and then another seven-inning shutout 48 hours later. That was allowed under the old guideline of 16 innings in a week.\u00a0

That won\u2019t be happening under the current restrictions.\u00a0

\u201cIn my opinion, the rule should just be for the regular season,\u201d Wallace said. \u201cOnce you get to the playoffs, everything is more strategized. You should be able to throw your guy if you need to throw them within reason.

\u201cIf you go into extra innings in a tie game and you hit the 110 mark, you have to come out. That seems unfair. I think it will invoke hitters to have longer at-bats.\u201d

Bruns has the benefit of having at least six pitchers at a 1A school who can throw strikes. Some of his opponents don\u2019t have that luxury.

\u201cWe\u2019ve been pretty fortunate,\u201d Bruns said. \u201cIt hasn\u2019t had a negative impact for us. If anything, it has helped us save arms to make sure they\u2019re fresh in the postseason.

\u201cWe\u2019ve played some teams, though, where it has been a struggle. There has been some late nights because a pitcher can\u2019t throw strikes.\u201d

Ehlinger remembers a non-league game between Central and Cedar Rapids Jefferson early in the season where the J-Hawks made five pitching changes in a two-inning stretch.

\u201cI think the coaches have adjusted now, but to me it hurts high school baseball when players and fans are there until 10:15 or 10:30 for a 5 p.m. doubleheader,\u201d Ehlinger said.

Of the top 14 pitchers in the Mississippi Athletic Conference in innings pitched, there have been 14 seven-inning complete games this summer. There was 24 at this point a year ago and 27 two seasons ago.

Wilton sophomore Colin McCrabb is 8-0 with a 0.85 ERA in 41 1/3 innings. He has yet to throw a seven-inning game.\u00a0

Cal-Wheat has relied on freshman Caleb Banowetz to serve almost as its closer.

\u201cWe\u2019re using more pitchers as specialized relievers than we have in the past,\u201d Bruns said. \u201cWhen you get to that pitch count, you need somebody in the bullpen ready to throw.\u201d

Sikkema has not had to make a pitching change based on pitch count.

\u201cI\u2019ve always taken pitchers out because it was time to take them out,\" he said.

Chizek said the advisory committee and Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association will gather input after the season to see if tweaks need to be made for 2018.\u00a0

Baseball has always been a game of strategy. The new rules add another wrinkle.

\u201cWe\u2019ve got to remember these are teenage kids,\u201d Sikkema said. \u201cI just wish coaches around the state wouldn\u2019t have had to put it in the hands of the state or (national federation) to make these decisions.\"

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It feels like DJ Carton is just starting to scratch the surface of what he's capable of.

Some teams are already starting to take notice.

Carton picked up an offer from the University of Wisconsin on Friday, joining North Dakota and IUPUI as the schools to offer the Bettendorf guard heading into his junior year.

\"It\u2019s really good,\" Carton said of his recruiting process at the Justin Sharp Memorial Shootout on Saturday at Rock Island High School. \"I\u2019m just having a really good time creating relationships with all the coaches, all the coaches are really good guys, they know what they\u2019re talking about. It\u2019s just about finding that one team that you bond strong with that will come out to be your college in the end.\"

Carton wasn't with the Bulldogs on Friday, instead at a Wisconsin camp at the Kohl Center in Madison. He made enough of an impression there and with the Quad-City Elite to earn an offer.

\"They\u2019ve been watching me all AAU season and they know I\u2019m athletic and explosive and they like my game,\" Carton said. \"Really, they were focusing on the intangibles, off the court and my characteristics so mainly that\u2019s what I focused on, just trying to be me and playing my ball. They were pretty impressed with how I stayed positive with all the hardships throughout the game.\"

Carton led the Bulldogs last year with 10.5 points per game despite missing some time with an injury. Bettendorf had seven players average at least six points per game last year and expects to maintain a balanced attack this season.

But with the Bulldogs graduating 10 seniors from last year's state tournament team, a lot more pressure is going to fall on Carton's shoulders this winter, a role his head coach thinks he can handle.

\"I think DJ makes it easy, to be honest,\" Bettendorf coach Curtis Clark said. \"He\u2019s a good teammate, the guys like him and he shares the basketball when he should. He doesn\u2019t hog the ball or take bad shots. The other guys are doing well around him. I think they know it\u2019s an opportunity to play with a player as good as DJ is and I think they also understand he makes the game easier for them.\"

The Bulldogs reached the quarterfinals at the Sharp Shootout before falling to Pleasant Valley 45-35 but Carton showed his growth in that game, making smart decisions and an improved jump shot, something he's worked hard on this summer.

\"Last year I didn\u2019t really shoot as many jump shots because it didn\u2019t really flow in our offense but this summer I\u2019ve been working every day, working on my jump shot trying to get at least 3,000 threes up every week,\" he said. \"I feel like that\u2019s really improved.\"

That hard-working mentality is something Carton brings both on the court, but also off the court and in the weight room, and it's something that should help the Bulldogs be competitive again this season.

\"The reality is, he\u2019s hard working, he\u2019s put a lot of time into the game and when you do that, you get results,\" Clark said. \"I\u2019m just really happy for him because I know how hard he\u2019s worked, I know how humble he is. I know it\u2019s been a lifelong dream for him and for it to come to fruition is really rewarding to watch a kid that\u2019s worked that hard get those offers.\"

Bettendorf finished seventh overall at the shootout.

PV falls in final: Pleasant Valley enjoyed a strong showing at the Sharp Shootout, finishing second after falling to Cedar Falls 61-48 in the championship game.

After beating the Bulldogs in the quarterfinals, PV beat the Rock Island Red team 46-40 before falling to the Tigers. Cedar Falls senior AJ Green \u2014 who is being recruited by several schools including Iowa State and UNI \u2014\u00a0gave the Spartans a big challenge, scoring 26 points, including a stretch of 20 straight for the Tigers.

\"He really made shots, I can't remember one that was a wide-open look, I think they were all contested,\" PV coach Steve Hillman said. \"We're just trying to build confidence in guys so when you play well and win games, I think that carries over to the summer so that's important. It's not about winning in the summer but you're always happy when that happens.\"

There were plenty of positives in the final for PV. Senior Brian Dayman scored 23 points and pulled down several rebounds, while juniors Carter Duwa and Hunter Snyder continue to show growth, giving the Spartans cause to be excited for this season.

\"We can compete with anybody. I like how our younger guys from last year are much more confident,\" said Dayman, who averaged 13.7 points per game last year for PV. \"We just have to make sure we continue and grind and listen to what coach says because I know he can take us back to state.\"

Sharp scholarships:\u00a0The Justin Sharp Memorial Scholarship recipients were recognized before the championship game. Rock Island's Kassidy Hainline and United Township's Brittni LaFountaine were named as recipients.

Sigel in the stands: The Rock Island Red team finished third at the shootout, beating North Scott 60-54 in the third place game, and did so with head coach Thom Sigel sitting in the stands.

It's a tactic that Sigel has employed for small stretches in the summer, but this summer he hasn't yet made his presence felt on the bench.

\"They've been in some uncomfortable situations but I think they've started to really handle that, adapt to it and I hope that's something that will help us grow in to a better team,\" he said. \"It maybe cost us a couple wins, but it's June.\"

The tactic is paying off for the Rocks, who had a big win to start the day over defending Iowa state champion Iowa City West before falling to PV.

Sigel noted the growth from players like JaMir Price, Randy Tucker and Justin and Jamal Randle as positive signs from his time staying uninvolved during games.

\"They're starting to think on their own and if they do the wrong thing, so what? Every coach will tell you we don't always do the right thing either,\" Sigel said. \"I'm excited about it, I think it makes them develop some maturity ... when we first started, the first huddle we had in the summer they just stood there and looked at each other but now they're getting together and guys are starting to step up and communicate.\"

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The machine that is the Davenport Assumption baseball team keeps rolling along.

The Knights kept their Mississippi Athletic Conference record perfect at 10-0 and improved to 26-2 overall by finishing off a doubleheader sweep of Davenport West on Saturday afternoon at Assumption High School.

Behind the pitching and hitting of Trent Wallace in Game 1, the Knights won 9-0 and Justus Burke cracked a home run to back a solid effort from Nick Gottilla on the mound to win the second game, 8-1. The doubleheader started on Monday but was postponed until Saturday because of thunderstorms that swept through the area.

It does not seem to matter when they start or complete games, the Knights are finishing off every opponent right now.

\"The guys respond really well and they stay focused,\" Assumption coach Billy Argo said. \"Sometimes things might get a little loose but as long as we respond to things in the right way, we should be fine.\"

Burke, who hit his third home run of the season, said the team does not take anything for granted and does not let up on any team or situation.

\"It's a big focus in this program to push the tempo and this year we've really challenged ourselves to be the team that does not make mental errors,\" Burke said. \"Everyone on this team knows their job and when to put pressure (on the opponents). We all challenge each other to hold each other accountable and I really love the chemistry on this team. Everybody is doing a really good job of staying focused on our goals.\"

Burke's homer in the fourth inning of Game 2 helped bust open what was up until then a 1-1 contest. However, it was a throwing error by West's defense that afforded Assumption the chance to continue the inning. With one out and runners on first and second, Nolan Melchert blasted a ball to deep center-field that was caught.

Knight pinch runners Brandon Schlichting and Adam Metivier both were tagging up on the play and while Schlichting easily made third base, Metivier appeared to know he was going to get caught by the cutoff throw at second and stopped short of the base.

While Metivier started to get into a rundown between first and second, Schlichting took off for home. The throw from the West infielder would have been in time but was too high for the catcher. Schlichting scored and Metivier went back to second where he scored two pitches later on a RBI single from Daniel Powers to make it 3-1.

Burke chased home Powers when he sent a high shot into the strong wind that was blowing out to left center-field. The drive just missed the bottom of the scoreboard to make it 5-1.

\"I actually thought it was too much of a line drive to get over,\" Burke said with a laugh. \"But I've kind of been in a slump this year, so any kind of home run is a good home run.\"

Gottilla took it from there. He struck out eight batters but walked six in 4 2/3 innings of work to get the victory. The sophomore got some help from Powers and Wallace, who both worked relief to put the second game away.

\"Nick battled through some command issues but he gave us almost five innings which was good,\" Argo said.

Luke Fennelly had a two-run single while Melchert and Ben Beutel also had RBIs in the Game 2 win.

The Knights jumped on the Falcons (12-11, 5-5 MAC) early in the first game, scoring five times in the first inning. Melchert had a three-run homer and Tavien Gillette added an RBI single for the home team.

Wallace, who worked four innings to get the win, later added an RBI single and then a two-run triple to push the lead to 8-0 before play was suspended by the weather.

On Saturday, Ryan Wohlers worked three innings to complete the win and Gillette snagged an RBI with a sacrifice fly.

For West, it was a matter of giving the Knights too many extra chances with defensive errors. The Falcons combined for six errors in the two games and allowed seven unearned runs, including the four unearned runs in the pivotal fourth inning of Game 2.

The Falcons only run of the series was when Trevor Burkhart scored on a wild pitch in the first inning of the second game.

\"We are beating ourselves and Assumption has a very nice ball club and, with them, they make the simple plays,\" West coach Scott Beatty said. \"We did not make the simple plays. Braydon Dobereiner (Game 2 starter) threw a really nice game and didn't get anything out of it. Every play is important and we have to improve as a team.\"

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The final competitive 800-meter run in Joy Ripslinger's high school career was her best one.\u00a0

The Davenport Assumption senior finished fifth Saturday evening in the half-mile at the United States Track and Field Junior Nationals in an all-time Iowa best of 2 minutes, 7.18 seconds.

Winner of nine state championships and seven Drake Relays titles, the Arkansas recruit went out in 61.06 seconds and was in third place through 400 meters. She ran 66.12 on the final lap to finish just ahead of Sioux City East's Shelby Houlihan's previous all-time Iowa best of 2:07.35 in 2009.

Jacksonville high school junior Caitlin Collier won the title in 2:03.63.\u00a0

Ripslinger, who ran 2:07.51 at the Class 3A state meet as a junior, plans to take some time off before competing in the Quad-City Times Bix 7 on July 29.

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Logan Lee\u2019s search for a college football program ended Saturday where it began\u00a0\u2014 Iowa.

The Orion tight end, ranked among Illinois\u2019 top-five high school recruits in the Class of 2019, ended his recruiting process by announcing intentions to sign with the Hawkeyes after verbally committing to coach Kirk Ferentz during a visit to the Iowa campus.

\u201cEvery visit I\u2019ve taken, I kept coming back to Iowa and it kept feeling like the place I wanted to be,\u2019\u2019 Lee said. \u201cThey were my first offer, but as I looked at other places, some other really good programs, I felt more and more comfortable with Iowa.\u2019\u2019

The 6-foot-5, 225-pound junior selected the Hawkeyes from a collection of offers that included Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Missouri, Northwestern, Mississippi and Wisconsin.

He initially planned to reach a decision shortly before the start of the upcoming season, but said the timing felt right Saturday as he attended the annual Hawkeye Barbeque, an event which brings a number of recruits to campus.

\u201cI didn\u2019t see any need to wait. I know where I want to be. I felt so comfortable around the players and coaches there. The more I looked around, the more comfortable I was with everything about my situation at Iowa,\u2019\u2019 Lee said.

\u201cThey have a history of developing tight ends and utilizing their skills and I look forward to becoming part of that tradition.\u2019\u2019

Iowa assistant coach Reese Morgan first talked with Lee during a visit to Orion High School and offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz made the scholarship offer to him shortly after Lee won the Illinois Class 1A 220-pound state wrestling championship in February.

Other offers followed quickly.

\u201cIt\u2019s been a crazy few months. I\u2019ve enjoyed the process and I\u2019m glad I had a chance to experience it,\u2019\u2019 he said. \u201cIowa, in my mind, has probably always been my favorite and when I decided it was time to choose, that hadn\u2019t changed.\u2019\u2019

Orion football coach Chip Filler credited Lee and Iowa with how they handled both ends of the recruiting process.

\u201cI thought Logan did a great job of giving due diligence to all of the schools who expressed an interest in him and Iowa was adamant about him going out and seeing other places before reaching a decision. They were that confident in what they had to offer him,\u2019\u2019 Filler said.

Filler believes Lee is an exceptional fit at tight end within the structure of the Iowa system.

\u201cHe\u2019s the type of kid that they have had a great deal of success with over the years,\u2019\u2019 Filler said. \u201cThey like blue collar players who have good skill and can play a very smash-mouth style of football. That\u2019s the game he plays.\u2019\u2019

Lee appreciates the blend of ways Iowa traditionally has used its tight ends.

\u201cThat\u2019s part of the attraction,\u2019\u2019 he said. \u201cIt was important to me to have a chance to be used in a lot of ways at my position and be at a place where I would have an opportunity to use my skill set. They have a history of using tight ends in multiple ways and I like the idea of being a part of that.\u2019\u2019

Lee's wrestling coach at Orion, Dan Diamond, said the Hawkeyes have landed a competitor with a bright future.

\"He has such a great demeanor and has all of the intrinsic things that a coach hopes for in an athlete in the way he goes about preparing and competing,'' Diamond said. \"I'm happy for him and his family, they're great people.''

Lee was one of two high school juniors to commit Saturday to becoming part of the Hawkeyes\u2019 2019 recruiting class.

Tyler Endres, a 6-6, 280-pound offensive lineman from Norwalk, Iowa, announced his decision on Twitter as well.

\u201cVery blessed and excited to announce that I have committed to the University of Iowa to play football,\u2019\u2019 Endres wrote.

Like Lee rated by 247Sports as a four-star recruit, he selected Iowa over offers from Iowa State, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

\u201cIt was a pretty cool day, getting the chance to meet a lot of the current players and a lot of the recruits,\u2019\u2019 Lee said. \u201cIt was a good event and I\u2019m looking forward to being part of the program.\u2019\u2019

Lee and Endress give the Hawkeyes three verbal commitments in the 2019 recruiting class, joining offensive lineman Ezra Miller of Ridge View High School in Holstein, Iowa.

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