Oskaloosa baseball

Oskaloosa's Tyler Miller (left) and Wyatt Krier (right) field a ball in right-center field against Norwalk.

Baseball

Norwalk 6, Oskaloosa 3

OSKALOOSA — These two Little Hawkeye Conference opponents locked in a good one but it was the Warriors who came out on top.

Both teams scored in the first inning with Osky holding a 2-1 advantage until the third inning when Norwalk would bring across two to take a 3-2 lead.

They added three big insurance runs in the seventh as the Indians would score one run in the bottom of the seventh before suffering the loss.

Noah Van Veldhuizen enjoyed a 3-for-3 night at the plate while Wyatt Krier went 3-for-4 with one RBI. Colton Bulter finished 1-for-2 with a RBI for the Indians.

Oskaloosa had a pitcher by committee kind of night as Krier, Van Veldhuizen, Alex Christ and Kale Bollinger all saw time on the rubber.

Oskaloosa (4-2, 3-1 LHC) stays at home on Friday at 5:30 p.m. as they take on Pella (5-4, 5-2 LHC) in a doubleheader.

Pella 12, Newton 2

NEWTON — It was a nice bounce-back win for the Dutch after their tough loss to Centerville on Tuesday.

The Pella bats had it going all night as they were able to 10-run the Cardinals after six innings.

Pella (5-4, 5-2 LHC) continues their road run as they go to Oskaloosa (4-2, 3-1 LHC) on Friday at 5:30 p.m. for a doubleheader.

*Pella stats were not available at time of print

Softball

Norwalk 9, No. 3 Oskaloosa 3

OSKALOOSA — Five errors led to five unearned runs for Norwalk as the Oskaloosa defense struggled on Wednesday night, giving the Indians their second straight loss.

Oskaloosa trailed 7-0 before scoring two runs in the fifth and one in the sixth but the Warriors would add insurance runs in the sixth and seventh.

Hayle Hacker, Faith DeRonde and Presley Bloomers all saw time in the circle as the trio combined to give up nine runs, four earned, on seven hits with eight walks and four strikeouts.

Sophia Dykstra went 2-for-3 with a double while Meghan Moorman, Maleah Walker and Kaylee Johnson all drove in a run for the Indians.

No. 3 Oskaloosa (3-3, 3-2 LHC) looks to get back in the winning column on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. as they travel to face Newton (0-4, 0-4 LHC) in a doubleheader.

Pella 9, Newton 4

NEWTON — A battle of two teams looking for their first win of the season saw Pella come through thanks to a couple of big innings.

The Dutch scored two in the first, four in the third and three in the seventh to earn the win over their Little Hawkeye Conference foes.

Pella (1-7, 1-7 LHC) stays on the road as they face off against No. 3 Oskaloosa (3-3, 3-2 LHC) on Friday at 5:30 p.m. in a doubleheader.

*Pella stats were not available at time of print

Pella Christian 11, Grinnell 1

GRINNELL — After getting shutout in both games on Monday, the Eagles came back with a vengeance to 10-run rule Grinnell after six innings.

Cheyanne Collins enjoyed a big huge night, pitching six innings giving up only one run while going 3-for-4 at the plate with two home runs and six RBIs.

Pella Christian (3-4, 3-3 LHC) travel to face No. 5 (4A) Dallas Center-Grimes (7-2, 6-1 LHC) on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in a doubleheader.

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

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