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(6/24) Davis County Softball Team Nips Chariton


Davis County beat Chariton 14-13 in varsity softball last evening despite being outhit 20-10. Shelby Clark went 3 of 4, drove in 2 runs and scored twice. Jordan Lough finished 2 of 3 and had 3 runs batted in. Shelby Motykowski was 2 of 5. Whitney Madden contributed a single and drove in 3 runs. Abby Vaughn pitched all 7 innings, totaled 4 strikeouts and allowed 5 earned runs.

In the 12-6 win at Cardinal Tuesday, Bailea Yahnke paced the 17 hit attack going 4 of 5 including a homer, 2 doulbes, drove in 3 runs and crossed the plate 2 times. Motykwoski went 2 of 4, ripped a homer, a triple, scored 3 runs and provided 2 runs batted in. Lough was 2 of 4 including a round tripper and drove in 2 runs. Clark ended up 2 of 5 and crossed the plate twice. Connor Wilfawn went 2 of 5

(6/24) Pekin Drops Baseball Game To Wapello


The Pekin varsity baseball team lost 8-5 at Wapello last night. Keaton Winn provided a double and Skyler Juhl a 2 run single as they ended up with 4 hits. Torell Washington was charged with the loss but no pitching stats were available.

(6/24) Pekin Softball Team Knocked Off At Wapello


Pekin was downed at Wapello 13-3 in varsity softball that ended during the 6th inning on the 10 run rule last evening. Kennedy Coleman was 2 of 3 as they totaled 5 hits. Starter Courtney Comstock pitched 5 2/3 innings, fanned 4 batters, gave up 13 hits and the 11 runs, 8 of them earned. Faith Goudy allowed 2 hits and 2 runs.

(6/24) Cardinal Falls To Highland In Baseball


The Cardinal varsity baseball team was downed at Highland 11-1 last evening. Trey Albert paced the 4 hit offense drilling a homer. Starting pitcher Trevor Albert took the loss and no stats were listed.

(6/24) Cardinal Softball Team Topped At Highland


Cardinal dropped a 5 inning 11-1 varsity softball road game to Highland last evening. Lindsey Davis led the 5 hit offense finishing 2 of 3 with a homer and double. Erika Ash and Shelby Smith both were 1 of 2. Lexi Fullenkamp went the distance pitching and allowed 17 hits.

(6/23) Fairfield Knocks Off Burlington Twice In Softball


The Class 4A 8th ranked Fairfield varsity softball team swept Burlington 3-2 (8 innings) and 7-3 last evening. Shay Drish finished 3 of 4. Kaylee Watson went 2 of 4 including a double and 2 runs batted in. Kenady Waugh ended up 2 of 4 and nailed a double. Brynna Bowman was 1 of 3 as they totaled 10 hits. Alli Deao pitched all 7 innings, had 3 strikeouts, allowed 9 hits and the 2 unearned runs. 

Watson paced the 11 hit offense the 2nd game going 3 of 4 including a double and drove in 4 runs. S. Drish went 2 of 3. Bowman was 1 of 2 and scored twice. Ashtyn Drish and Waugh both were 1 of 3 and each crossed the plate 2 times. Pitcher Haley Beard worked the 7 innings, fanned 5 batters and gave up 9 hits.

(6/23) Ottumwa Softball Team Sweeps Des Moines Roosevelt


Class 5A 15th rated Ottumwa topped Des Moines Roosevelt 7-0 and 2-1 in varsity softball last evening. Madison Wiley led the 10 hit offense during the opener going 3 of 3, ripped a pair of doubles and drove in 3 runs. Kacy Nickerson went 2 of 3, both of them doubles and provided 2 runs batted in. Alexis Nelson was 2 of 3. Kelsey Peyton finished 1 of 3 and scored twice. Kaylee Glasgow ended up 1 of 3. Dakota Garrison pitched the 7 innings, totaled 7 strikeouts and allowed 5 hits.

The 2nd game featured Kaleigh Schreiner and Nelson both ending up 2 of 3. Morgan Greiner was 1 of 2 with a double and drove in 2 runs. Nickerson went 1 of 2. Ellie Hammack finished 1 of 3. Nickerson worked all 7 innings in the pitching circle, fanned 3 batters and gave up 4 hits.

(6/23) Ottumwa Wins 1 Of 2 In Baseball Against Roosevelt


The Ottumwa varsity baseball team took the nightcap of a doubleheader with Des Moines Roosevelt 6-1 last night. Tyler Ward led the 8 hit attack finishing 2 of 3 including a triple. Drake Craver was 2 of 3 with a double. Treyton Larkin went 1 of 2. Austin Shotts ended up 1 of 3, ripping a double. Alec Hensley and Parker Thode both were 1 of 3. Shotts pitched the 7 innings, had 8 strikeouts and allowed 9 hits.

The Bulldogs lost the first game 3-2. Hits came from Jaylan Jones, Shotts and Thode all finishing 1 of 3. Thode went the 7 innings on the mound, fanned 9 batters, gave up 3 hits and 2 earned runs.

(6/23) Fairfield JV Baseball Team Splits With Washington


Fairfield got by Washington 3-2 in the first game of a JV baseball doubleheader Tuesday afternoon. Jackson Weaton led the 6 hit offense going 2 of 2. Cole Engle finished 1 of 1, ripping a double. James Lyman was 1 of 2 with an RBI. Hunter Drish ended up 1 of 3, nailing a double. Cooper Drish went 1 of 3. Caden Jones pitched all 6 innings, totaled 3 strikeouts, allowed 6 hits and the 2 unearned runs.

They lost the 2nd contest 5-1. Spencer Else was 1 od 1. H. Dirsh and Lyman both were 1 of 2. C. Drish and Jones each finished 1 of 3. Starting pitcher Carter Ferrel worked 2 2/3 innings, fanned 2 batters, gave up 5 hits and the 5 runs. Lyman went 2 and a third innings, totaled 4 strikeouts and allowed 4 hits.

(6/23) Cardinal Nipped By Moravia In Baseball


The Cardinal varsity baseball team came up short 14-13 last night. Trey Albert finished 3 of 5 and had 4 runs batted in. Marcus Olson was 2 of 2 and crossed the plate 4 times. Trevor Albert went 2 of 4. Kaleb Aschenbrenner and Braden Ridgway both were 1 of 3 and they each scored twice. Starter Trey Albert pitched 4 and a third innings, fanned 2 batters, allowed 6 hits and 8 runs. Olson was charged with the loss going 1 and a third innings, had 2 strikeouts, gave up 3 hits and 6 runs, 5 of them earned. Aschenbrenner worked the final inning and a third, fanned a batter and allowed 2 hits.

(6/23) Cardinal Softball Team Falls To Davis County


Cardinal dropped a 12-6 varsity softball home game with Davis County last evening. Lindsey Davis went 3 of 4 ripping a homer, double and drove in 3 runs. Maddie Cloke rounded out the offense going 3 of 4 including a double. Lexi Fullenkamp pitched all 7 innings, totaled 3 strikeouts. gave up 17 hits but just 2 earned runs. Lady Mustang stat leaders have not been provided.

(6/22) Fairfield, Ottumwa And Cardinal Regional Softball Pairings Announced


The Class 4A 8th ranked Fairfield varsity softball team is the 2nd seed in Region 4 and will start post season tournament play hosting Davenport North or Fort Madison on Saturday July 9th at 7PM. Number 7 rated Keokuk is the top seed and would play North Scott or Cental DeWitt at home July 9th. First round games are on Thursday July 7th. The regional final matching the Saturday winners would be hosted by the highest seeded Tuesday July 12th at 7.

Class 5A 15th ranked Ottumwa got the 2 seed in Region 2. They are scheduled to host Southeast Polk Saturday July 9th. The top seed is number one rated Johnston. They would play Des Moines Lincoln or Des Moines North at home the same night. The winners then meet for the regional title hosted by the higher seeded team Tuesday July 12th.

Cardinal is in Class 1A Region 5 and will open at home against Moulton-Udell Tuesday July 5th

(6/22) Pekin Softball Team Hammers Central Lee


Pekin took a 5 inning 11-0 varsity softball victory over Central Lee last evening behind a Courtney Comstock perfect game that featured 4 strikeouts while retiring all 15 batters. Ellie Ledger paced the 10 hit attack going 2 of 2 and stole 2 bases. Cassidy Tolle was 2 of 3, drove in 2 runs and crossed the plate twice. Kaylee Linder finished 2 of 3 with 2 steals and scored 2 runs. Sloan Reighard went 1 of 2, ripped a double and scored 2 times. Haley Gambell had a double. Nikole Arendt contributed a single, drove in 2 runs and stole 2 bases.

(6/22) Cardinal Blanks IMS In Softball


The Cardinal varsity softball team took a 3 inning 13-0 game at IMS last evening. Lexi Fullenkamp was 2 of 3 including a triple and 5 runs batted in. She also did the pitching totaling 2 strikeouts and gave up 3 hits. Cassdiy McMartin went 2 of 3. Lindsey Davis ended up 1 of 2 nailing a double. Maddie Cloke, Lydia Moses and Ashlee Strong all were 1 of 2 and they each had an RBI. Shelby Smith also finished 1 of 2 as they had 9 hits. 

(6/22) Van Buren/Harmony Softball Team Knocks Off Seymour


Van Buren/Harmony got by Seymour 9-4 in varsity softball Monday. Hannah Heiserman led the 11 hit offense finishing 3 of 4 including a homer, drove in 3 runs and scored 3. Taylor Murguia was 2 of 3. Kortney Banks and Lauren Starnes both weent 2 of 4. Bonnie Saunders ended up 1 of 2 while Libby King contributed a triple. Murguia and Shayna Sprinkle both pitched but the stats were not listed.

(6/22) Davis County Topped By Keokuk In Softball


The Davis County varsity softball team lost 6-3 against Class 4A 8th ranked Keokuk last evening at Bloomfield. No individual stat leaders have been provided yet.

(6/22) Pekin Baseball Team Falls To Central Lee


Pekin lost a 5 inning lightning shortened 7-2 varsity baseball home game against Central Lee last evening. Keaton Winn finished 1 of 2 and ripped a 2 run homer. Joel Swanson was 1 of 1. Jake Huff got the other hit, going 1 of 2. Garrett Greiner pitched the 5 innings that counted, fanned 3 batters, allowed 8 hits and 5 earned runs.

(6/22) Cardinal Downed At IMS In Baseball


The Cardinal varsity baseball team didn't have a hit and dropped a 6-3 game at IMS last night. Started Cameron Honomichl pitched 4 innings, totaled 2 strikeouts, allowed 8 hits, 5 runs, 4 of them earned and was charged with the loss. Kaleb Aschenbrenner went one inning, fanned a batter, gave up 2 hits and one earned run. Marcus Olson threw the last inning, had 2 strikeouts and allowed 2 hits.