No. 9 (3A) Winterset 3, Pella 1
WINTERSET — The Dutch were hanging with the ranked Huskies but a three-run third was all Winterset needed to hold off Pella.
The Huskies got a great pitching performance from sophomore Jake Porter, who pitched all seven innings giving up one run on four Pella hits with 11 strikeouts.
Those four hits were split between Nick DeJong and Jason Knox. DeJong went 2-for-3 while Knox also finished 2-for-3 with one RBI.
Knox started on the mound where he pitched five innings, giving up three runs (one earned) on four hits with two walks and six strikeouts.
Pella (7-9, 7-6 LHC) head north to Saydel (7-11) on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
Knoxville 11, Newton 1
NEWTON — Hot bats helped Knoxville score in six of the seven innings against Newton on their way to a convincing win over the Cardinals.
The Panthers scored three in the first, one run apiece in the second, third, fourth and sixth and four in the seventh.
Meanwhile, Knoxville pitchers held Newton to just two hits on the evening.
Knoxville (5-7, 3-3 SCC) travel to play Bondurant-Farrar (5-8) on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
*Knoxville stats were not available at time of print
No. 9 (5A) Indianola 5, No. 8 (4A) Oskaloosa 3
No. 8 (4A) Oskaloosa 4, No. 9 (5A) Indianola 3
INDIANOLA — Osky was able to come away with a split in this ranked showdown. Both games played close after Oskaloosa won against the Indianola last week.
Indianola scored four runs in the first two innings of game won to take an early lead. Osky was looking for a late rally with three runs in the seventh but would ultimately drop game one.
Game two went back and forth with Indianola scoring one in the first only for Osky to score one in the second. The home team would reclaim the lead with a run in the fourth only for Osky to score three in the sixth before giving up one in the seventh to hold on for the split.
No. 8 (4A) Oskaloosa (12-5, 8-4 LHC) will continue a brutal scheduled week on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. when they travel to No. 10 (4A) Norwalk (13-5, 10-4 LHC) for a doubleheader.
*Oskaloosa stats were not available at time of print
Grinnell 10, Pella 0
PELLA — The Lady Dutch were able to stay within striking distance for most of the game but a five-run seventh by Grinnell put it away for good.
Pella were out-hit 10-5, they only struck out twice but had a lot of hits taken away by the Tiger defense.
Pella (2-14, 1-14 LHC) will try to bounce back on Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. against Newton (0-14, 0-10 LHC).
*Pella stats were not available at time of print