Knoxville softball

Knoxville's Brittany Bacorn (right) and Charlie VerMeer (left) look on after Bacorn's home run against Bondurant-Farrar.

Softball

Colfax-Mingo 11, Pella Christian 10

COLFAX — A high-scoring marathon nearly saw the Eagles grab a big road win as they would ultimately fall in 10 innings to the Tigerhawks.

If you like offense, this game was for you. The two teams combined for 33 hits, eight doubles and six home runs.

Pella Christian scored three runs in the top of the first but Colfax-Mingo answered with seven unanswered runs in the first three innings to take a 7-3 lead.

Both teams added two runs in the fourth before the Eagles would tie the game at nine with four runs in the fifth.

The game went to extras with both teams scoring one run in the eighth before the Tigerhawks eventually walked it off in the 10th.

Emri Agre had a huge night for Pella Christian, going 4-for-6 with two doubles, a home run and three RBIs. Cheyanne Collins went 2-for-4 with a double, home run and three RBIs while Natalie Harris also enjoyed a two-hit night with a double, home run and two RBIs. Emerson Sarver also had two doubles and two RBIs.

Alexa Dunsbergen battled in the circle for the Eagles, pitching 9 2/3 innings, giving up 11 runs, 10 earned, on 14 hits with six walks and seven strikeouts. After giving up nine runs in the first four innings, she would give up just two runs in the next six innings.

Pella Christian (7-8, 7-6) wrap up regular season play on Friday at 7:30 p.m. when they travel to face Pella (3-14, 2-14).

Knoxville 8, Creston 6

CRESTON — Deficits continue not to deter the Panthers this week. For the third game in a row they found themselves trailing by three or more runs. And for the second time this week, they would come back to win it.

This time in the battle of the Panthers, Creston was ahead 3-0 entering the fifth inning before Knoxville would get the offense rolling with three runs to tie the game briefly before Creston retook the lead with three runs in the bottom of the inning.

The bats stayed hot as Knoxville scored three more in the sixth and two in the seventh to get the comeback road win.

Ashlyn Finarty went 3-for-5 with a double, home run and three RBIs. She also pitched four innings giving up six runs, five earned, on seven hits with one walk and two strikeouts.

Brittany Bacorn was 2-for-4 while hitting her second solo home run this week. Emma Dunkin drove in two runs while Reilly Finarty had one RBI.

Ciara Heffron replaced Ashlyn Finarty in the circle and would pitch three scoreless innings, giving up just two hits with three strikeouts.

Knoxville (9-4) will now get a week to prepare for the postseason where they will host Pella (3-14) in the regional quarterfinals on Thursday at 7 p.m.

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

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