Courtney Thompson

Pella's Courtney Thompson steps up to plate against Oskaloosa.

Baseball

Pella 3, Grinnell 2

Grinnell 5, Pella 2

GRINNELL — Pella was able to pick up a road split against Grinnell on Wednesday. Game one saw them hold a 2-0 lead before the Tigers would score two runs in the sixth only for the Dutch to get one run in the top of the seventh to get the win.

Nick Grandia went 2-for-3 with an RBI while Drew Hillman had a double and an RBI for the Dutch. Keagan Miedema and Mason Whittmer split time on the mound, combining to give up 11 hits with five strikeouts.

Game two saw Grinnell jump out in front 3-0 early on. Pella pulled within one late but the Tigers scored another two runs in the sixth for good insurance to earn the split.

Grandia picked up another two hits for the Dutch while Cole Hillman and Nick DeJong both drove home a run.

Jason Knox got the start on the mound and would pitch five innings, giving up five runs, four earned, on six hits with three walks and six strikeouts.

Pella (6-8, 6-6 LHC) travel to face their rivals in Pella Christian (3-9, 3-8 LHC) on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

No. 8 (3A) Centerville 12, Knoxville 2

CENTERVILLE — The Panthers scored a pair in the sixth but the bats of Centerville were tough to slow down as this one would end after six innings.

Knoxville (3-6, 2-2 SCC) returns home to face Chariton (4-2, 3-1 SCC) on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

*Knoxville stats were not available at time of print

Softball

Grinnell 5, Pella 2

Grinnell 12, Pella 6

GRINNELL — Giving up big innings hurt the Lady Dutch as they dropped both games of a doubleheader against Grinnell.

Pella led game one 1-0 entering the sixth inning before the Tigers went off for five runs to get the win.

Grinnell got the quick start in game two, going up 6-0 early. Pella would come back for five runs in the fifth and one in the sixth to tie the game. But the Tigers responded with six runs in the bottom of the sixth to pull back in front and get the sweep.

Courtney Thompson, a senior and a five-year starter knocked out her first career home run in game two, it was a grand slam.

Pella (2-12, 1-12 LHC) will travel to face their rivals at Pella Christian (5-7, 5-6 LHC) on Friday at 7:15 p.m.

*Pella stats were not available at time of print

Knoxville 2, Centerville 0

CENTERVILLE — The Panthers snapped a three-game skid on Wednesday with a shutout win over Centerville.

Knoxville scored one run in the second and one in the third. The Redettes collected eight hits and drew one walk but weren’t able to score on the night.

Knoxville (5-3, 3-2 SCC) are back at home on Thursday at 7 p.m. as they take on Chariton (0-6, 0-5 SCC).

*Knoxville stats were not available at time of print

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

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