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March 24, 2014

William Penn wins twice at home tourney

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OSKALOOSA —

Friday’s second matchup was similar as Bellevue had several baserunners, but failed to bring them around with 11 left on base.
William Penn struck first with a two-run third inning. Malloree Grove managed a lead-off double and then tagged up and scored on a sacrifice fly by Brittanee Grove. Jessica Christensen also doubled and came around on a Bri Zerley single.
The Statesmen tacked on another run in the fourth with a two-out rally. Ashlee Dennis walked and scored on Steele’s single.
Christensen made it 4-0 in the fifth with a lead-off home run — her first of 2014. The Bruins (10-7) got one back in the top of the sixth, but the Statesmen put the game on ice with an RBI double by Malloree Grove and another two-run roundtripper off the bat of Brittanee Grove, who leads William Penn with five homers.
The Statesmen held a 10-6 edge in base knocks with Malloree Grove topping the list at 3-for-4 (two runs). Brittanee Grove was 2-for-3 (three RBI) and Christensen ended the game 2-for-4 (two runs).
Lunden Young struggled finding the strike zone with six walks, but was otherwise solid in moving to 2-3. The junior produced five strikeouts in the win.

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