OSKALOOSA — The recent heavy rains caused havoc with the Oskaloosa Softball Classic Saturday.
Three of the fields at the Lacey Sports Complex were extremely wet in the outfield and had limited action on them.
The tournament had its scheduled altered with the 16 varsity teams being limited to two games on the day.
Sixth-ranked Oskaloosa and Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont wee two of the Herald-area teams that went 2-0 on the day while North Mahaska split its two contests.
The Indians (4-1) beat Chariton 7-2 and West Burlington 4-0 while the Rockets (8-2) toppled Pella 8-0 and Norwalk 3-0, and the Warhawks (3-4) beat Williamsburg 5-2, but lost to Norwalk 4-1.
Other scores from the classic were Albia 12, Iowa City Liberty 0; Newton 6, Albia 5; Newton 4, Knoxville 3; Knoxville 8, Pella Christian 3; Pella Christian 11, Chariton 0; West Burlington 4, Pella 2; Ottumwa 8, Iowa Liberty 3; Ottumwa 14, Mount Vernon 0; Williamsburg 5, Lynnville-Sully 1 and Mount Vernon 7, Lynnville-Sully 0.
Oskaloosa used a four-run fourth inning to take control of its game with Chariton.
The Indians scored a run in the first inning as Ashley Kindley was hit by a pitch and Ava Vande Wall singled with Kindley going to third on the hit. Sophia Dykstra lifted a sacrifice fly to right to score Kindley and a 1-0 lead.
In the fourth, Taylor Wills used her speed to beat out an infield single to shortstop and stole second. Kaylee Johnson blooped to single to short right field to put Wills a third. Meghan Moorman singled to right to score Wills to set up Kindley's RBI single. One batter later, Vande Wall had a two-run single to cap the four-run inning.
Oskaloosa added a run in the sixth on an RBI-triple by Vande Wall and a run-scoring single by Moorman in the seventh to complete the scoring.
Wills and Vande Wall both had three of Oskaloosa's 10 hits as Wills scored twice and Vande Wall added a run scored, triple and two RBI. Moorman and two singles, two RBI and a run scored while Kindley and Johnson both had a single. Kindley scored a pair of runs and added an RBI while Johnson also had a run scored. Dykstra drove in a pair of runs.
Hayle Hacker improved to 2-1 on the year as she went the seven innings, allowed two runs on four hits. She walked one and struck out six.
The Indians had a pair of two-run innings to clip West Burlington.
Wills began the Oskaloosa third with her fourth infield single of the day, Johnson tried to sacrifice her over, but the Falcons misplayed the bunt and Wills raced over to third on the errant throw by the third baseman. Moorman had a run-scoring single to score Wills and Johnson also scored.
Oskaloosa added two more runs in the fifth as Johnson walked and scored on Kindley's single. Vande Wall followed with a single to left to bring home Kindley.
That was more than enough for Faith DeRonde (2-0). She scattered two hits to the Falcons and struck out six in the win.
Wills led the seven-hit attack with a pair of singles and scored a run as Johnson singled and score twice. Moorman and Vande Wall both had RBI singles as Kindley singled, scored a run and rove in another. Maddie Haines had a single.
Oskaloosa coach Jay Harms was happy with the two wins, but wished the team could've played three games.
"It's always good to win two," he said. "We liked to have play three today, but we had to make adjustments because of the field conditions. We're happy the weather cooperated and we were able to get the games in.
"We've had good pitching performances all year. We've had a hard time scoring some runs and get some timely hits. We did get some timely hits which was good to see."
Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont struck for five runs in the sixth inning against Pella to put the game out of reach.
Madysen Wade singled twice, scored a run and adde one RBI as the Rockets took advantage of nine walks by the Fella pitcher. Faith Roberts singled as did Darian Johnson and Peyton Deevers. Johnson also scored a run and drove in one while Deevers had one RBI and Emalee Davis and Lillie Hynick both scored a pair of runs.
Reina Taylor gave up four hits and struck out four.
The Rockets scored two runs in the third and added one more in the sixth against Norwalk.
Hynick and Johnson both had a single as Taylor singled and drove in a run. Emma Lenox also singled and had an RBI while Deevers doubled and drove in a run. Wade had a single and a run scored while Brooke Shafer and Kristyn Corcoran both scored a run.
Taylor picked up her second win of the day as she allowed five hits to the Warriors and fanned three batters.
North Mahaska scored its five runs against Williamsburg in the second through fifth innings.
Zoe Deucore singled twice, doubled, scored a run and had an RBI while Karlee Chandler had two singles and scored a run. Madison McKay had a single while Emma Deucore had a double. Chloe Bossard tripled in a run and scored a run as well. Ki Boender and Olivia Lobberecht both scored a run.
Emma Deucore surrendered seven hits to the Raiders as she walked two and struck out two.
The Warhawks were held to four hits in the loss to Norwalk.
McKay had two doubles and scored a run as Bossard had a single and the RBI. Paige Layman had the other single for the Warhawks.
McKay took the loss as she gave up five hits, walked two and struck out three.
Oskaloosa hosts Washington Tuesday night in a non-conference doubleheader then goes to Dallas Center-Grimes on Wednesday.
North Mahaska hosts Tri-County Wednesday while Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont entertains Clarke, also on Wednesday.