Dallas Center-Grimes 7, Pella Christian 5
Dallas Center-Grimes 10, Pella Christian 0
GRIMES — A tough loss in game one followed by a shutout loss in game two saw Pella Christian get swept by DCG on Monday.
The Eagles jumped out in front 5-2 after a big five-run third inning but DCG would turn things around with a grand slam in the fifth inning to give the Mustangs a 6-5 lead. They added an insurance run in the sixth to get the comeback win.
Bennett Spronk pitched 4 1/3 innings while giving up three earned runs.
PC would try to bounce back in game two but DCG kept the momentum going with a 10-0 shutout.
Lincoln Vander Molen would pitch four innings for the Eagles in game two while striking out seven.
Pella Christian (1-10, 0-5 LHC) will host Newton (3-5, 1-4 LHC) on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
No. 1 (4A) Dallas Center-Grimes 12, Pella Christian 3
No. 1 (4A) Dallas Center-Grimes 10, Pella Christian 0
GRIMES — The red-hot Eagles got a great test on Monday as they battled the top-ranked team in 4A on the road resulting in a two-game sweep.
Game one started well for Pella Christian as Emri Agre pulled one deep to right field and over the fence for a solo home run.
PC would hold that lead until the third and fourth innings where DCG would explode for six and five runs respectively to take an 11-1 lead.
Anna Bonnett’s two-RBI single in the fifth would keep it from being a run-rule game as DCG would retire the next eight Eagle batters in order to end the game.
Bonnett finished 1-for-3 with two RBIs while Agre was 3-for-4 with a triple short of the cycle. Alexa Dunsbergen took the loss after giving up 12 runs, eight earned, on 12 hits with four walks and two strikeouts in six innings.
Game two proved to be all Mustangs as they outhit PC 9-3 while ending the game in the fifth.
Bonnett was 1-for-2 with a double while Bailey Roose and Emma Eekhoff both had singles. Trinity Vos took the loss after giving up 10 runs, five earned, on nine hits with one walk and two strikeouts in four innings in the circle.
Pella Christian (8-5, 1-4 LHC) will try to bounce back on Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. when they travel to Newton (6-5, 2-3 LHC).