Indianola 3, Pella Christian 0
INDIANOLA — The bats were held quiet but the Eagles stuck with the Indians until the end.
Indianola scratch across two runs in the third and another in the fifth on their way to the shutout while PC was held off the scoreboard with five hits.
Kyle Branderhorst suffered the loss after allowing three runs, two earned, on six hits with one walk and one strikeout. Luke Fynaardt pitched a scoreless inning in relief.
Kellan Shull was 2-for-3 with two doubles for the Eagles while Eliot Menninga also tallied two hits for PC.
Pella Christian 14, Woodward-Granger 4
PELLA — PC got the bats going on Saturday in an afternoon game at home against Woodward-Granger which they were able to end by run rule in the sixth inning.
The Eagles scored in five of the six innings led by four in the first and five in the fifth.
Micah DeHaan grabbed the win after allowing two runs on six hits with three strikeouts while Caleb Belzer allowed two runs on one hit with one walk and one punch out in two innings of relief.
Belzer had a big day at the plate as he finished 3-for-4 with a double and five RBIs while Collin Vander Molen was 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Trevor Veenstra and Shull both hit triples while Bennett Spronk had two RBIs and Shull, Fynaardt, Kyle Branderhorst, Lincoln Vander Molen and Ty Vander Molen all had one RBI.
Pella Christian (7-13, 4-8 LHC) stays at home for a good test against No. 5 (3A) Grinnell (16-3, 8-3 LHC) in a doubleheader on Monday starting at 5:30 p.m.
Davis County 8, Knoxville 2
KNOXVILLE — Two big innings by the Mustangs was enough to down the Panthers on Friday night.
Davis County broke through first with four runs in the fourth as Knoxville tried to answer with two runs in the bottom of the inning to cut the deficit in half before the Mustangs tacked on four more insurance runs in the seventh.
Beau Leisure took the loss after giving up seven runs, four earned, on four hits with three walks and eight strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings.
Trenton Kingrey went 2-for-4 with a double while Dakota Ramsey was 2-for-2 and reached base safely four times for the Panthers. Mike Hudson had a triple and one RBI while Jaxon Zuck also drove in a run.
Knoxville (8-12, 4-7 SCC) continues conference play on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. against No. 9 (2A) Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont (14-4, 5-3 SCC).
No. 4 (4A) Norwalk 4, Pella 0
PELLA — The Lady Dutch had great pitching and defensive night but the Norwalk pitching was able to keep them off the board in the loss.
The game was scoreless until the third inning where Norwalk would bring across three runs to jump in front. The Warriors added an insurance run in the sixth while Pella threatened to score with the bases loaded in the bottom of the inning before Norwalk would get out of the jam.
Ella Corbin pitched a strong game for the Lady Dutch but suffered the loss after allowing four runs on nine hits with three walks.
Thea Wisse was 2-for-3 with a double while Kylie Tauke, Kiki Riggen and Tristan Gordon all had one hit for the Lady Dutch.
Pella (2-20, 0-12 LHC) plays host to Newton (11-11, 3-9 LHC) on Monday at 5:30 p.m. for a doubleheader.
Knoxville 6, Davis County 2
KNOXVILLE — Knoxville picked up a big win in conference play on Friday with a home victory over the Mustangs.
The Panthers led 2-1 after one inning but would grow their lead with four runs in the fourth inning to grab control and not look back.
Ciara Heffron pitched well for Knoxville and got the win after giving up two runs on six hits with two walks and six strikeouts in seven innings.
Ashlyn Finarty led the offense with a 3-for-3 night with two doubles and two RBIs while Heffron helped her own cause with a double and two RBIs. Emma Dunkin would go 2-for-4 with a double and one RBI.
Knoxville 5, No. 10 (1A) Sigourney 1
Creston 4, Knoxville 3
OSKALOOSA — Knoxville made the trip over to Oskaloosa on Saturday for the Indian Classic that pitted them against a couple of quality teams.
In the opening game of the tournament, Knoxville battled a good 1A team in Sigourney. The Savages struck first with a run in the second but the Panthers snatched the lead with two runs in the fifth and three more in the sixth on their way to the win.
Knoxville then meet Creston in the afternoon for a good one. Knoxville held a 2-0 lead early on before Creston would rally for three runs in the bottom of the second to take the lead. The Panthers added an insurance run in the fourth with Knoxville getting it back in the sixth before coming up one run short of the comeback.
Knoxville (15-7, 4-3 SCC) hosts No. 5 (3A) Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont (20-4, 4-1 SCC) for a big meeting in the South Central Conference on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
*Knoxville stats were unavailable at time of print