Kylie Tauke

Pella's Kylie Tauke (6) had three hits in game two


Pella 14, Bishop Garrigan 1 (6)

No. 4 (1A) Collins-Maxwell 4, Pella 2

COLLINS — The Lady Dutch were at the Collins-Maxwell Tournament on Saturday and were able to come away with a split.

Pella started the day with a convincing win over Bishop Garrigan, who they trailed 1-0 entering the third before scoring 14 runs over the next four innings.

Ava Curry would go 4-for-4 at the top of the lineup with two doubles to lead the way while Tori Van Vark was 3-for-5 with one RBI. Pella had plenty of big hits as Thea Wisse would have four RBIs while Kiki Riggen had three RBIs, Katie Pollock had two RBIs and Kylie Tauke had one RBI. Saige De Jong claimed the win after giving up one run on two hits with one walk and seven strikeouts in four innings of work.

The Lady Dutch would then battle one of the top teams in Class 1A in the Spartans. The game went back and forth early before Collins-Maxwell would tally a run in each of the third, fourth and fifth inning to take the lead while holding Pella off the board in the final five innings.

Tauke would go 3-for-3 with a walk for Pella while Riggen and Pollock both drove in one run. Riggen suffered the loss after allowing three runs, one earned, on two hits with one walk and one strikeout in 4 2/3 innings.

Pella (10-18, 5-12 LHC) will head to Grinnell (8-15, 3-14 LHC) on Monday at 7:15 p.m.

No. 11 (2A) East Marshall 4, Oskaloosa 0

North Polk 7, Oskaloosa 3

OSKALOOSA — The Indians were at Jay Harms Field on Saturday for the Osky Invite featuring a triangular between Oskaloosa, East Marshall and North Polk with the hosts dropping both games on the day.

Osky started in the morning against the 12th-ranked (2A) Mustangs and would match zeros across the board for the first four innings before East Marshall broke through for three runs in the fifth and another insurance run in the seventh.

The Indians were limited to three hits in the game with Shannon Van Rheenen, Presley Blommers and Addison McKain getting base knocks. Blommers pitched all seven innings giving up four runs, three earned, on eight hits with one walk and six strikeouts.

Oskaloosa would return to the field later that afternoon and would see a similar result as the game was tight through four innings before the Comets would open it up with five runs in the last three innings.

Van Rheenen would lead the bats going 2-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI while Olivia Gordon would also collect two hits and an RBI. Van Rheenen took the loss after giving up seven runs, four earned, on 10 hits with two free passes and one punch out.

Oskaloosa (8-19, 5-12 LHC) travels to Pella Christian (8-18, 3-14 LHC) on Monday at 7:15 p.m.


Dallas Center-Grimes 7, Pella 4

Pella 6, Dallas Center-Grimes 3

PELLA — The Dutch picked up a hard-earned split with Dallas Center-Grimes on Friday.

Pella answered both Mustang pushes early in game one to stay tied at 4-4 after three innings but DCG would get a run in the fourth, fifth and seventh to take it.

Caleb Stewart had a big game for the home squad as he finished 3-for-3 with one home run and three RBIs while Isaiah Kettler was 2-for-4 with a double. Jason Knox went the distance on the mound and was charged with the loss after giving up seven runs, five earned, on seven hits with one walk and 11 strikeouts.

The Dutch would look to bounce back in game two and they needed to come back from behind to do it after giving up three runs in the first. From there Pella would keep DCG off the scoreboard and would use a big five-run fifth to take the lead for good.

Keegan Hansen and Knox both had two RBIs while Kettler had a double and one RBI. Nathan Vandelune bounced back from the tough first inning to pitch six strong innings giving up those three runs on seven hits with six strikeouts.

Pella (16-11, 9-8 LHC) hits the road to take on No. 3 (3A) Grinnell (27-3, 14-3 LHC) on Monday at 7:30 p.m.

Newton 17, Pella Christian 0 (4)

Pella Christian 4, Newton 3 (8)

PELLA — The Eagles picked up a split against Newton on Friday and were able to snap a five-game skid along the way with a great bounce back.

It was all Cardinals in game one as they used 18 hits to end it after four innings.

Bennett Spronk and Simon Belzer accounted for the two hits for the PC offense while Micah DeHaan took the loss after allowing seven runs on eight hits with one strikeout in 1 1/3 innings.

The Eagles came back to rally late in game two after trailing 3-0 for the majority of the game. PC would rally with three runs in the seventh to tie it before walking it off in the eighth.

DeHaan, Caleb Van Arendonk, Lincoln Vander Molen and Ty Vander Molen all had one RBI in the contest while Lincoln Vander Molen pitched an efficient eight innings allowing three runs, one earned, on eight hits with five punch outs.

Pella Christian (6-16, 2-14 LHC) remains at home and will host another doubleheader on Monday at 5:30 p.m. against Oskaloosa (7-17, 2-13 LHC).

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

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