Oskaloosa softball

The Oskaloosa Indians huddle before the start of a game against Pella.


No. 10 (4A) Norwalk 13, No. 8 (4A) Oskaloosa 1

No. 10 (4A) Norwalk 1, No. 8 (4A) Oskaloosa 0

NORWALK — This week’s tough schedule for Oskaloosa continued to Wednesday as they would drop both games of a doubleheader against a talented Norwalk squad.

Game one would only go three innings as the Norwalk bats went for 13 runs on nine hits and six walks against Osky’s Hayle Hacker and Presley Bloomers. Ava Vande Wall recorded the lone run for the Indians, going 1-for-2 with one RBI.

Game two was an offensive struggle that would go eight innings before Norwalk would walk it off with the lone run of the game.

Faith DeRonde was able to avoid any damage for most of the game despite giving up 11 hits and five walks. She was able to hold Norwalk at bay going 7 1/3 innings with three strikeouts.

Oskaloosa was able to put the ball in play, only striking out once without any walks, but the Norwalk defense was on point as they would hold the Indians to three hits over eight innings.

DeRonde, Maleah Walker and Abby Braundmeier all had one hit for the Indians.

No. 8 (4A) Oskaloosa (12-7, 8-6 LHC) cap off their tough week with their third-ranked opponent as they will host No. 5 Dallas Center-Grimes (14-7, 9-5 LHC) in a doubleheader on Friday at 5:30 p.m.

Pella 9, Newton 2

NEWTON — The Lady Dutch picked up their third win of the season as they were able to do their damage in the first four innings to defeat Newton.

Pella scored one run in each of the first two innings before scoring two in the third and five in the fourth to pull away.

Courtney Thompson finished 2-for-4 with three RBIs. Kiki Riggen went 1-for-2 with a walk and two RBIs while Ella Corbin and Katie Pollock both had one RBI.

Taylor Tousey went the distance in the circle for the Lady Dutch, going seven innings while giving up two runs on three hits with one walk and four strikeouts.

Pella (3-14, 2-14 LHC) host their rivals of Pella Christian (7-7, 7-6 LHC) for their regular-season finale on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

*Pella stats were not available at time of print

Pella Christian 6, Grinnell 2

GRINNELL — Pella Christian stayed hot on Wednesday as they were able to pick up their fourth win in their last five games.

The Eagles soared early for three runs in the first inning before Grinnell closed in with a pair of runs in the fourth only for Pella Christian to add two runs of their own in the fifth and one in the seventh to secure the win.

Pella Christian (7-7, 7-6) travel to face Pella (3-14, 2-14 LHC) on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

*Pella Christian stats were not available at time of print

Pleasantville 4, Knoxville 3

PLEASANTVILLE — It looked like Knoxville might be in store for another comeback effort but they would fall short, losing to Pleasantville in eight innings.

The Trojans went up early with three runs in the first before the Panthers would claw away at the deficit to eventually tie it at three entering the seventh.

The game went to extras where Pleasantville scored one in the top of the eighth to help pick up the win.

The Trojans had two home runs on the night while all three of Knoxville’s runs were unearned for the Pleasantville pitchers.

Knoxville (8-4, 5-2 SCC) wrap up regular season play on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. when they travel to Creston (10-4).

*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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