No. 2 (4A) Dallas Center-Grimes 6, Oskaloosa 4
No. 2 (4A) Dallas Center-Grimes 6, Oskaloosa 5
GRIMES — The Indians battled the second-ranked Fillies until the end in both games but ultimately came up just short.
Oskaloosa found themselves trailing 6-1 entering the seventh in game one but were able to rally for three runs to pull within two after Olivia Gordon’s two-RBI single. DCG would eventually escape with the win.
Shannon Van Rheenen took just her second loss of the year for Osky while Gordon, Faith DeRonde and Kaylee Johnson all had two hits while Maleah Walker and Van Rheenen both had a RBI.
The Indians once again found themselves trailing entering the seventh. They were looking to rally again, trailing 6-3 before they were able to pull within one with two runs coming on Presley Blommers two RBI single. Osky had the tying run on third and go ahead run on second but a fly out to center would end the game.
DeRonde took the loss as her record falls to 4-3 this season. Gordon and Lucy Roach both went 2-for-4 with a RBI.
Oskaloosa (10-9, 6-5 LHC) looks to bounce back on Friday at 7:15 p.m. when they host Newton (9-10, 3-8 LHC).
No. 6 (5A) Indianola 9, Pella 0
No. 6 (5A) Indianola 13, Pella 1
INDIANOLA — The Lady Dutch played some solid defense that made game one go the distance but the bats were held quiet against a pair of good Indianola hurlers.
Kylie Tauke, Katie Pollock, Ava Curry and Tori Van Vark all had a hit in game one while Kiki Riggen took the loss after giving up nine runs, eight earned, on 13 hits with one strikeout in four innings.
Game two ended in the fourth inning as Indianola tallied 11 hits and took advantage of five Pella errors.
Riggen brought the offense going 2-for-2 with a pair of singles and a stolen base. Ella Corbin took the loss after allowing nine runs, eight earned, on six hits with three walks and two Ks.
Pella (2-19, 0-11 LHC) will play host to No. 6 (4A) Norwalk (14-6, 9-2 LHC) on Friday at 7:15 p.m.
No. 6 (4A) Norwalk 3, Pella Christian 2
No. 6 (4A) Norwalk 7, Pella Christian 0
NORWALK — Pella Christian was right there with a good Norwalk squad but would fall short in both games of the doubleheader.
PC struck first in game one with Bailey Roose coming around to score on a Norwalk error put the Eagles in front 1-0 after one.
Norwalk would break through with a big third inning after PC stranded the bases loaded in their half of the inning. Norwalk would come back in the bottom and plate two runs on four hits before the Eagles returned the favor by having the Warriors strand the bases loaded.
Norwalk added a huge insurance run in the fifth with Trinity Vos’ RBI single getting PC back within one run in the sixth before the Warriors shut the door and got the win.
Game swung in favor of Norwalk, who took a 3-0 lead after one inning and never looked back as they held PC to six hits without a run.
Pella Christian (10-10, 3-9 LHC) stays on the road as they will head to Knoxville (12-6, 3-3 SCC) on Thursday at 7 p.m.
Dallas Center-Grimes 10, Oskaloosa 0
Dallas Center-Grimes 17, Oskaloosa 7
GRIMES — Oskaloosa took the trip north to Dallas Center-Grimes for a conference doubleheader.
The Indians were shutout in a six-inning loss in game one with Kamden Criss tallying the only hit for Osky in the game. Jarrett Czerwinski took the loss after giving up one run on two hits while striking out one in 1 1/3 innings.
Oskaloosa was able to get the bats going in game two but the DCG sticks stayed hot as well, outhitting the Indians 15-5 in the contest.
William Schultz, Colin Snitker, Aiden North, Landon Briggs and Criss all had a hit for the Indians. Aiden Hildenbrand took the loss after surrendering 11 runs on eight hits with one strikeout in the 2 1/3 innings.
Oskaloosa (2-14, 1-10 LHC) hosts Newton (3-11, 1-10 LHC) on Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Indianola 5, Pella 3
Indianola 7, Pella 5
INDIANOLA — Two teams jockeying for second behind Norwalk in the Little Hawkeye Conference race met on Wednesday with Indianola edging out Pella in a couple of close games.
Pella fell behind 2-0 early in game one before tying it up with two in the fourth and even taking the lead with a run in the sixth. But Indianola would not be denied as they scored three in the bottom of the sixth to take the lead and get the win.
The Dutch had a comeback on their mind after falling behind 5-1 in game two. The two teams tallied two runs in the sixth and Pella was able to get two more across in the seventh but ultimately fell two more runs short, falling to 0-3 on the week with another tough test ahead.
Pella (11-7, 6-5 LHC) get a big matchup on Friday at 7:30 p.m. as they host Norwalk (17-1, 10-1 LHC). The Dutch have been the only team to beat the Warriors so far this season.
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Norwalk 3, Pella Christian 2
Norwalk 6, Pella Christian 5
NORWALK — Pella Christian came close to handing Norwalk their second loss of the season twice on Wednesday night.
Game one went back and forth with each team alternating runs for the first four innings to get all tied up at two heading to the seventh before Norwalk would walk it off to win.
PC were held to just two hits as Kellan Shull recorded a RBI while Micah DeHaan and Corbin Westerkamp both had a hit. Lincoln Vander Molen took the loss after escaping damage for most of the night, allowing three runs, two earned, on 13 hits with three walks and three strikeouts.
The Eagles had their offense going early in game two as they took a 4-3 lead before Norwalk answered with three runs of their own in the third to take the lead. PC got one back with one in the sixth but couldn’t plate the tying run.
Westerkamp went 2-for-2 with a walk, two doubles and two RBIs while DeHaan and Caleb Belzer both drove in a run for PC. Ty Vander Molen took the loss after giving up six runs on seven hits with one walk and one strikeout in 3 1/3 innings. Drew Geetings pitched 2 2/3 scoreless innings in relief with two Ks.
Pella Christian (5-12, 4-7 LHC) travel to Knoxville (8-10, 4-6 SCC) on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.