Oskaloosa wasted little time at the plate trying to get to Hopkins. Twice, the Indians went down in order with Hopkins throwing just three pitches.
“We weren’t very disciplined at the plate and made it easier for them, plus we didn’t hit the ball hard once we swung,” Harms said.
Rockets coach Tony Fenton said Hopkins found her rhythm after getting through the first two innings.
“She was getting behind the hitters early in the game and they were getting baserunners,” he said. “Once she won that battle, she worked ahead and really did a nice job after that.”
The Indians will take a couple of days off until competing in the Iowa City West Tournament Friday and Saturday. The Rockets entertain Centerville in a South Central Conference contest Thursday.
Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 2, Oskaloosa 0
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Oskaloosa battery — Alexis Groet (L, 10-2, 6 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 2 BB, 7 K) and Shawni Wills.
Hits — Kylee Silliman 2-for-3, Aubrey Miller 1-for-3.
Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont battery — Nataliah Hopkins (W, 17-5, 7 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 5 K) and Jarrah Jensen.
2B — Rachel Maloy.
Hits — Haegan Boyer 2-for-3, Jensen 1-for-3, Maloy 1-for-2. Runs — Boyer, Tasha Alexaander. RBI — Jensen 2.