May 31, 2013

Osky softball teams pounds Pella Christian in doubleheader sweep

The Oskaloosa Herald


Oskaloosa’s undefeated softball team had some loud bats going as it swept Pella Christian in Little Hawkeye Conference action Wednesday night.
The 4-0 Indians rapped 13 hits in an 11-1 rout in six innings in the opener then belted 16 hits to complete the doubleheader sweep 8-3 in the nightcap.
“I was very pleased with the two wins considering we hadn’t played since last Thursday,” Oskaloosa coach Jay Harms said. “We did a much better job of executing with runners in scoring positions.”
The Indians trailed the Eagles 1-0 after the first inning, but erupted for 11 runs and 13 hits over the final five innings to earn their first conference win.
Kylee Silliman and Kylie Hill collected three hits apiece in the first game as they had two extra-base hits each.
Sillilman was a triple shy of hitting for the cycle as she knocked in four runs in the contest. Hill, on the other hand, had a pair of doubles to go along with a single and drove in three runs. Kelsie Tomlin helped the cause with two singles as Alexis Groet, who had a double, picked up her second win of the young season. She went the distance, allowing the one run on just three hits and striking out six.
The nightcap was much the same as the duo of Callie Arnold and Peyton Zickefoose both banged out four hits and combined for four RBI.
Arnold had three RBI on a home run and a double while Zickefoose doubled and singled twice. Shawni Wills had a home run and Aubrey Miller finished with three hits with one being a double and drove in two runs.
Weather permitting, Oskaloosa hosted Centerville Thursday night in a doubleheader before hosting its tournament Saturday at Lacey Complex.
First Game
Oskaloosa 11, Pella Christian 1, 6 innings
O     014     015     —     11     13
PC     100     000     —     1     3
Oskaloosa battery — Alexis Groet (W, 2-0, 6 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 2 BB, 6 K) and Shawni Wills.
2B — Kylie Hill 2, Groet, Kylee Silliman. HR — Silliman.
Hits — Silliman 3-for-4, Hill 3-for-4, Kelsie Tomlin 2-for-3, Groet 1-for-2, Wills 1-for-4, Callie Arnold 1-for-3, Peyton Zickefoose 1-for-4, Kailyn Risher 1-for-1. Runs — Tomlin 3, Risher 2, Arnold, Hill, Silliman, Brooke Caves, Kirsti Edwards, Aubrey Miller. RBI — Silliman 4, Hill 3, Arnold 2, Tomlin 1.
Second Game
Oskaloosa 8, Pella Christian 3
O     310     012     1     —     8     16
PC     100     011     0     —     3     10
Oskaloosa battery — Silliman (W, 2-0, 6 1/3 IP, 3 R, 10 H, 1 BB, 3 K), Groet (2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K) and Wills.
2B — Arnold, Zickefoose, Miller. HR — Arnold, Wills.
Hits — Arnold 4-for-4, Zickefoose 4-for-5, Miller 3-for-4, Wills 2-for-5, Hill 1-for-3, Tomlin 1-for-5, Libby Van Mersbergen 1-for-2. Runs — Wills 2, Arnold 2, Zickefoose 2, Tomlin, Van Mersbergen. RBI — Arnold 3, Wills 2, Miller 2, Zickefoose 1.