OSKALOOSA — Oskaloosa had the tough taks of facing the top team in the Little HAwkeye Conference on Friday night.
The 13th-ranked (Class 4A) Indians hosted No. 7 (Class 5A) Indianola for a doubleheader and Indianola swept Oskaloosa 9-0 and 3-0.
The game was scoreless until the third innings when Indlanola got a double from Brooke Tucker and scored on Kassie Baker's double.
Indianola (15-4, 9-1) extended the lead to 5-0 in the fourth as Selia Becker and Gacey May opened the inning with singles. Tucker was intentionally walked to load the bases and Sammie Becker made Oskaloosa regret that decision. Becker drilled an opposite field grand slam to left to give it a five-run cushion.
While Indianola was pounding the ball, Oskaloosa had problems solving Indianola pitchersTucker and Kate Kralik.
Kralik went the first four innings, allowing three hits and striking out two. Tucker proved she could also throw the ball as well as hitting it. She gave up jus two hits in three innings of work.
Ava Vande Wall had a two-out single in the first inning and Oskaloosa didn't get another hit until the fourth when Ashley Kindley and Abby Braundmeier had singles.
Oskaloosa was unable to turn those hits in a run in the inning while Indianola added runs in the fifth and sixth innings.
Alley May doubled to start the fifth and scored on a single by Selia Becker.
In the sixth, Baker reached on a fielder's choice and would eventually score on a wild pitch.
Oskaloosa got a pair of hits in the sixth as Kindley and Vande Wall singled and a ground put put them at second and third. But Tucker got Maddie Haines to pop out to end the threat.
Indianola added two more runs in the seventh and Tucker faced four batters in the inning, but Oskaloosa saw its final three batters go down in order.
Kindley and Vande Wall had two hits apiece while Braundmeier had a single.
Hayle Hacker was saddled with the loss as she went six innings, allowed 10 hits, walked 10 and struck out five. Braundmeier pitched the seventh, allowed two hits, walked one and struck out one.
Indianola controlled the second game, but not as much as the opener.
It scored a run in the first inning as mara Bishop singled with two outs in the inning and Tucker singled her over to third. Sammie Becker singled Bishop home fo the only run Indianola would need.
Tucker hit a solo home in the fourth, an opposite field shot, for a 2-0 lead and an RBI single by Alley May provided Indianola its final run of the game.
Oskaloosa was limited to four hits in the game with two coming in the opening inning.
Kindley had a single in the inning, but was forced out at second f one second out of the inning. Braundmeier then had a single and was left stranded.
Oskaloosa had a second-inning singled by Faith DeRonde and a single in the seventh inning by Sophia Dykstra.
That was all Oskaloosa could muster against the duo of Kralik and Tucker.
DeRonde gave up eight hits in taking the loss. She walked done and fanned three.