Pella Christian 10, Colfax-Mingo 0
PELLA — The Eagles picked up a non-conference win on Thursday by run-ruling Colfax-Mingo in five innings.
Anna Bonnett got PC on the board in the first inning with her two-RBI double. The Eagles would then explode for six runs in the third as Natalie Harrill blasted a two-run homer while Bailey Roose had a RBI walk with the bases loaded and Emri Agre smacked a two-RBI double.
PC would walk it off in the fifth inning with a RBI single from Bonnett and a RBI double from Harrill, who finished 3-for-4 with three RBIs and a triple short of the cycle. Bonnett was also a tough out going 4-for-4 with four RBIs.
Alexa Dunsbergen got the start in the circle and would only allow two hits in five innings with no walks and one strikeout.
Pella Christian (5-3, 0-2 LHC) hits the road to face Grinnell (4-2, 0-2 LHC) on Friday at 7:15 p.m.
No. 5 (3A) EBF 3, Knoxville 2
EDDYVILLE — The Rockets of EBF continued their undefeated start while snapping Knoxville’s five-game win streak on Thursday.
The Panthers scored their two lone runs in the second inning on a Brittany Bacorn two-run homer and would hold the lead for most of the game with EBF getting one back in the third before taking the lead with two in the fifth before holding on for the win.
Megan Lobberecht, Emma Lenox and Sarah Schutt all had a RBI for the Rockets while freshman pitcher Brooklyn Bettis went seven innings giving up two runs on four hits with four strikeouts.
Knoxville pitcher Ciara Heffron took loss after allowing three runs on seven hits with two walks and three strikeouts.
Knoxville (6-3, 0-2 SCC) will hit the road for a good test at Bondurant-Farrar (6-2) on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
EBF 19, Knoxville 12
EBF 5, Knoxville 0
EDDYVILLE — Knoxville lost a pair of very different games to EBF in a South Central Conference doubleheader on Thursday.
EBF jumped out in front 3-0 early on before Knoxville tied it at three in the top of the third. In the bottom of the inning, the Rockets would explode for 10 runs only for the Panthers to answer with nine runs of their own in the next inning. EBF added insurance runs in the fifth and sixth to get the win.
Knoxville’s Bode Cox was 2-for-5 with five RBIs in the game while EBF’s Devin Jager was 2-for-3 with a home run, three RBIs and two walks.
Game two was the opposite as Knoxville was held to just two hits after an impressive outing from EBF pitcher Jared McCrea. The senior Rocket threw 6 2/3 scoreless innings giving up two hits and one walk while striking out 13.
Knoxville (3-5, 1-3 SCC) will travel to No. 2 (2A) Centerville (5-1, 5-0 SCC) on Friday at 7:30 p.m.