Oskaloosa softball

The 2021 Oskaloosa Softball Team


Oskaloosa 10, Chariton 6

Ottumwa 15, Oskaloosa 0

OSKALOOSA — The Indians ended a stretch of five games in four days on Saturday at the Oskaloosa Classic. They would pick up a split after beating Chariton and falling to Ottumwa.

Chariton jumped out in front 3-0 early before Oskaloosa would chip away before eventually taking the 5-4 lead in the fifth.

The Chargers came back to plate two runs and retake the lead in the sixth before the Indians would rally for five runs with two outs in the bottom of the inning to get some breathing room.

Shannon Van Rheenen, who got the start in the circle, would retire the next six Chariton batters to improve her record to a perfect 4-0 on the year after giving up six runs on 14 hits with one walk and three strikeouts.

Faith DeRonde and Maleah Walker both homered and had two RBIs for Osky while Presley Blommers had two doubles and two RBIs and Lucy Roach was 3-for-4 with two doubles and a RBI.

Oskaloosa woud then run into a buzzsaw against a very motivated Ottumwa squad, who would plate 13 runs in the first inning on their way to a three-inning run-rule win.

Oskaloosa (5-5, 2-1 LHC) will host Pella (1-8, 0-3 LHC) for a doubleheader on Monday at 5:30 p.m.

Newton 12, Pella 8

No. 5 (3A) EBF 9, Pella 1

No. 5 (1A) Sigourney 4, Pella 0

NEWTON/OSKALOOSA — Pella had some tough matchups over the weekend with a road game at Newton before getting a pair of top-five teams at the Oskaloosa Classic.

There were four lead changes in the game against Newton. Most of those changes came early on with Pella eventually tying the game at seven in the sixth only for Newton to plate five runs in the bottom of the inning.

Kylie Tauke had a double, two RBIs and three steals in the contest while Ava Curry had a pair of doubles and RBIs. Katie Pollock, Kiki Riggen and Ella Corbin also drove in a run for the Lady Dutch.

Pella then made their way to Oskaloosa on Saturday for a pair of tough games.

The Lady Dutch were limited to three hits in the loss to EBF with Riggen smacking a double and Tori Van Vark diving in a run.

Pella then capped the week with a good battle against Sigourney. The Savages scored three runs in the first but were limited the rest of the way. Riggen pitched the first two innings giving up three unearned runs on two hits with one walk and one strikeout while Corbin pitched four innings in relief giving up one run on four hits with two walks and four punch outs.

The Lady Dutch bats were held at bay again with Sigourney allowing just one hit with 12 strikeouts.

Pella (1-8, 0-3 LHC) travels to Oskaloosa (5-5, 2-1 LHC) for a doubleheader on Monday at 5:30 p.m.

Pella Christian 12, No. 13 (4A) Grinnell 9

Pella Christian 9, Cardinal 1

Pella Christian 3, No. 4 (3A) West Burlington 1

GRINNELL/OSKALOOSA — How about three wins and two over ranked opponents to finish off the week? Pella Christian continued their strong play with a trio of good wins over the weekend.

It started in conference play with Pella Christian erasing a 7-1 deficit to tie it in the fifth. Grinnell answered with two in the sixth but PC rallied to re-tie it in the seventh and go to extras. The Eagles would plate three in the eighth inning on their way to the comeback win.

Alexa Dunsbergen pitched 7 2/3 innings in relief, giving up four runs, two earned, on eight hits with two strikeouts. She also helped her own cause with two RBIs in the game.

Natalie Harrill’s bat remains on en fuego as she went 4-for-4 with a walk, two home runs and five RBIs. Anna Bonnett, Trinity Vos and Faith Kacmarynski also drove in a run for PC.

The Eagles would take car of business against Cardinal in their first game at the Oskaloosa Classic. Trinity Vos pitched five innings giving up one run on four hits with five strikeouts while also driving in two runs with her bat.

Harrill collected four more RBIs on a 2-for-4 effort while Bailey Roose, Hope Hartson and Addison Bandstra also had one RBI.

The Eagles then grabbed a huge win against the previously undefeated West Burlington Falcons. The game was scoreless until the third inning where PC got a two-out rally going. The next two Eagles would get on base with Jarah Morgan hitting a RBI double to the left-center gap before Roose would plate two with a RBI single up the middle.

West Burlington would get one back in the sixth but Dunsbergen capped off a great outing only allowing one run on four hits with one walk and two strikeouts.

Pella Christian (8-3, 2-1 LHC) gets another good test when they travel to No. 1 (4A) Dallas Center-Grimes (4-6, 3-0 LHC) on Monday at 5:30 p.m.

Knoxville 16, Centerville 1

CENTERVILLE — The Panthers dominated on their way to a run-rule win against Centerville to finish the week 3-1.

Knoxville (7-3, 1-2 SCC) travels to Bondurant-Farrar (9-2) on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

*Stats were not available at time of print


Pella 8, Newton 2

NEWTON — The Dutch exploded for six runs in the first inning and never looked back on their way to a road win in Newton.

Nick DeJong, Ryan Mace and Tate Weesner all drove in two runs for Pella while Quinn Rhamy was 2-for-4 with one RBI.

Keagan Miedema got the win after going four innings giving up one unearned run on three hits with five walks and five strikeouts. Cole Hillman pitched three innings in relief allowing one run on three hits with one walk and one punch out.

Pella (5-3, 2-1 LHC) travels to Oskaloosa (2-5, 1-2 LHC) for a doubleheader on Monday at 5:30 p.m.

No. 10 (3A) Grinnell 6, Pella Christian 1

North Mahaska 11, Pella Christian 6

EBF 8, Pella Christian 5

GRINNELL/EDDYVILLE — The Eagles had a trio of games over the weekend but would ultimately come up 0-3.

PC was right there with Grinnell, only trailing 2-0 before the Tigers plated four runs in the sixth. Micah DeHaan pitched well going 5 1/3 innings giving up six runs, three earned, on nine hits with three walks and 10 strikeouts while the PC bats were held to just two hits.

The Eagles then made their way to Eddyville on Saturday for a pair of games first against North Mahaska. The Warhawks got off to a quick start with four runs in the first with PC eventually cutting the deficit to one in the fourth before NM got insurance runs in the final three innings.

Corbin Westerkamp, DeHaan, Lincoln Vander Molen and Collin Vander Waal all had a RBI for the Eagles.

PC finished the day against EBF and suffered from another slow start with the Rockets jumping out in front 5-1 after two innings. Once again the Eagles pulled within one run before EBF answered with a three-run sixth to get some breathing room.

Ty Vander Molen went five innings giving up four runs, three earned, on five hits with two walks and three strikeouts. Kellan Shull drove in a pair of runs while Lincoln Vander Molen and Caleb Belzer also collected one RBI.

Pella Christian (1-8, 0-3 LHC) stays on the road as they go to Dallas Center-Grimes (2-5, 2-1 LHC) on Monday at 5:30 p.m. for a doubleheader.

No. 4 (2A) Centerville 15, Knoxville 8

CENTERVILLE — The Panthers found themselves trailing big early and were able to pull close late before the Big Reds added on.

Centerville tagged Knoxville for seven runs in the first and held a 9-0 lead going to the fifth inning. The Panthers were able to get three across in the fifth and another four in the sixth to cut the deficit to 10-7 before the Big Reds added five more in the bottom of the sixth.

Luke Spaur was solid in 3 1/3 innings in relief, giving up two runs, one earned, on five hits with two strikeouts. The Panthers were limited to just four hits on the night but they were able to draw nine walks including three from Trenten Kingrey. Jaxson Zuck recorded the lone RBI in the contest for the Panthers.

Knoxville (3-6, 1-4 SCC) will host No. 4 (3A) Gilbert (4-2) on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

Colin Peters can be reached at 641-672-2581, by email at cpeters@oskyherald.com or on Twitter @ColinPetersOH.

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