No. 9 (3A) Grinnell 3, Oskaloosa 2
GRINNELL — Oskaloosa went back and forth a ranked Grinnell squad before the Tigers walked it off in the seventh.
The Indians grabbed the lead with a run in the third inning before Grinnell answered back with two runs in the fourth. Oskaloosa would tie the game late at two with Alex Christ’s RBI single in the sixth but Grinnell would throw the final punch with a run in the bottom of the seventh to walk it off.
Christ got the start and went three innings while allowing two runs on two hits with one walk and three strikeouts. Jarrett Czerwinski pitched two shutout innings in relief allowing one hit and two walks with three punch outs. Marcus Fresquez pitched 1 1/3 innings while Kam Criss suffered the loss after pitching 1/3 inning and giving up one run.
Oskaloosa (2-12, 1-8 LHC) will head to Dallas Center-Grimes (5-10, 5-4 LHC) for a doubleheader on Wednesday starting at 5:30 p.m.
Knoxville 12, Chariton 2
Knoxville 8, Chariton 6
KNOXVILLE — Knoxville picked up a doubleheader sweep over Chariton on Monday and were able to get the bats going, bringing across 20 runs between the two games.
The Panthers were able to end game one in five innings by way of the run-rule. Mike Hudson was 2-for-2 with two RBIs while Beau Leisure, Luke Spaur, Evan Eck, Jaxson Zuck and Hayden Hatch also drove in a run. Leisure got the win after allow two unearned runs on two hits with five walks and five strikeouts. Hudson pitched one inning with one strikeout.
Knoxville got off to another quick start in game two as they built a 6-0 lead after three innings. Chariton chipped away at the deficit late but the Panthers added two insurance runs in the sixth to hold on for the win.
Trenton Kingrey was 2-for-3 with a triple and three RBIs while Leisure was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs. Hudson and Dakota Ramsey both doubled and had a RBI. Luke Spaur got the win after pitching five innings and giving up three runs on six hits with one walk and eight strikeouts.
Knoxville (6-10, 4-6 SCC) will host Bondurant-Farrar (4-7) on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
No. 13 (4A) Grinnell 5, Oskaloosa 4
GRINNELL — The Indians were an out away from the win before the Tigers stormed back to steal this one late from Oskaloosa.
The Indians got a pair of runs in the second inning to jump out to the lead. They held a 4-1 advantage going into the bottom of the sixth before Grinnell got one back before heading to the seventh.
Oskaloosa had Grinnell down to their final out before four hits later saw them score three runs to get the walk-off comeback win.
Faith DeRonde had two hits for Osky while Lucy Roach had two RBIs and Kaylee Johnson had one RBI. DeRonde took loss after giving up five runs on eight hits with two walks and seven strikeouts in seven innings pitched.
Oskaloosa (10-7, 6-3 LHC) will prepare for a tough doubleheader at No. 1 Dallas Center-Grimes (11-9, 7-2 LHC) on Wednesday starting at 5:30 p.m.
Knoxville 10, Chariton 0
KNOXVILLE — The Panthers picked up a run-rule win in six innings over Chariton to start their week on Monday.
Ashlyn Finarty led the offense by going 3-for-4 with a solo home run. Olivia Maasdam was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs while Brittany Bacorn, Emma Dunkin, Jadyn Streigle and Charlie Willis all drove in one run.
Ciara Heffron got the win after going five shutout inning allowing just four hits with six strikeouts.
Knoxville (11-6, 3-3 SCC) goes to Pella (2-16, 0-9 LHC) on Tuesday at 7 p.m.