Pella Christian 15, Oskaloosa 4 (6)
Pella Christian 8, Oskaloosa 1
PELLA — The Eagles and Indians met in a doubleheader that featured a makeup game from earlier this season. Pella Christian would end up taking both games on the night.
Oskaloosa actually took a 1-0 lead in game one but a three-run second and nine-run third from PC would put it away for good.
Five different batters had three hits for Pella Christian in the game. Caleb Belzer led with four RBIs while Corbin Westerkamp, Ty Vander Molen and Kellan Shull each had two and Bennett Spronk, Micah DeHaan and Collin Vander Wal all had one. Spronk got the win after pitching 3 1/3 innings and giving up four runs, two earned, on six hits with four walks and five strikeouts.
Oskaloosa once again took a 1-0 lead in the first but that was the only run they could muster in game two as PC got two in the first and fifth and four in the sixth to lead them to the sweep.
DeHaan was 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs while Caleb Van Arendonk had two hits and two RBIs and Westerkamp and Lincoln Vander Molen both had one RBI. DeHaan went the distance on the mound, giving up just the one run on four hits with eight strikeouts.
Oskaloosa (7-19, 2-15 LHC) hosts Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont (16-11) on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. while Pella Christian (8-16, 4-14 LHC) finishes up regular season play on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. when they host Pella (16-12, 9-9 LHC).
*Oskaloosa stats unavailable at time of print
No. 3 (3A) Grinnell 4, Pella 1
GRINNELL — Another tight game between Pella and third-ranked (3A) Grinnell saw the Tigers come away with the win to sweep the season series.
Grinnell’s only damage came in the fourth inning where they tallied all four of their runs while Pella was only able to scrape across one run in the sixth.
The Dutch were held to three hits on the night with Keegan Hansen, Jason Knox and Tate Weesner all getting one hit. Nathan Carey pitched 4 2/3 innings and would take the loss after allowing four runs, one earned, on six hits with two walks and five strikeouts.
Pella (16-12) will head to Pella Christian (8-16, 4-14 LHC) for a doubleheader on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
Grinnell 6, Pella 2
GRINNELL — The Tigers jumped out to a quick start and didn’t look back as the Lady Dutch fell in Grinnell on Monday.
Grinnell used a five-run first to get out to a big lead with Pella only finding the scoreboard with two runs in the fifth in the loss.
Tori Van Vark was 3-for-3 on the night while Kiki Riggen and Katie Scheckel both drove in a run. Saige De Jong suffered the loss after allowing six runs, three earned, on six hits with three walks and three strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings.
Pella (10-19, 5-13 LHC) travels to North Mahaska (12-10) on Tuesday at 6 p.m.