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KEOKUK — Hannah Simpson was responsible for more than half the Trojans’ s runs Thursday as Fairfield swept a road Southeast Conference softball doubleheader over the Chiefs, 10-0 and 14-3. Both games ended in five innings.
Simpson produced a combined 7-for-7 performance at the plate with a home run and two doubles in the two games. She batted in nine runs and scored five in the doubleheader.
Coty Engle struck out nine with four hits and no walks in winning a game. She was a combined 4-for-5 with two doubles on the night.
Bailey Hird gave up nine hits without a walk to earn a win. Teammate Emersyn Manley went 3-for-5 on the night with two RBI.
The two wins gave the Trojans a 12-8 overall record, 8-2 in SEC. Monday, Fairfield plays in Burlington, also 8-2 in the SEC.
BELLEVUE — It only took three innings for the Golden Hawks to roll up 16 runs while shutting out Bellevue in a road River Valley Conference game. Hannah Sellers had a single, a double and three RBI in the win. Brenna Jehle batted in three runs as well. Madeline Schrader and Landry Pacha each hit a double. Myah Lugar gave up four hits, struck out three and had no walks.
Warriors walloped at Wapello
WAPELLO — The day Van Buren County (15-4) enters the Class 2A rankings at No. 13, it loses a road game to Wapello (11-5) by the mercy rule 12-2, committing seven errors. Chelsey Huff had a single and a double for VBC.
6 in 7th doom Highland
RIVERSIDE — Tied at 1-1 after two innings and 2-2 after six innings, the Huskies lost a Super Conference North Division game to 2A No. 3 Louisa-Muscatine 8-2.
Jessica Kraus had a single and a double in the loss. Grace Batcheller did not walk any Falcons but gave up 14 hits and all eight runs were earned.
Tigers trip twice
DONNELLSON — New London (4-18, 0-7) dropped a pair of South games, 8-2 and 11-5, at Central Lee (11-6, 6-2).
In the 8-2 defeat, Haley Rohdy allowed two hits over four innings with three strikeouts, two walks and one earned run, but three more were unearned. Sophie Malott tossed two innings with two earned runs, two unearned, four hits and a walk. Claire Jones and Marah Hartrick each went 2-for-3.
Natalie Burden was 4-for-4 in the 11-5 loss. Elly Manning had two hits and threw seven innings with one walk, 13 hits and 11 earned runs.
Hillcrest falls in 9
KALONA — Lone Tree took an 11-10 North win from the Ravens in nine innings.
Norah Yoder singled in two Hillcrest runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to tie the game at 4-4. Each team scored two in the seventh inning with Sarah Miller’s single bringing in the sixth Ravens run. Lone Tree plated five runs in the top of the ninth and the Ravens responded with four runs, one short of a 10th inning.
Yanita Gutierrez, Malia Yoder and Grace Miller each went 3-for-5. Ravens teammate Evelyn Gerber laced a triple while Meredith Blossom, Madeline Fox, Gutierrez, Miller, Norah Yoder and Malia Yoder each cracked a double.
Van Buren County mops Mediapolis
KEOSAUQUA — The Warriors ran through Mediapolis 13-1 in a SEISC crossover game.
VBC pitcher Chelsey Huff gave up just one run and two hits in a complete-game win, and led the offense with three RBIs. Brooklyn Cormier, Cala Smith, Tessa Sayer and Callie Kracht all knocked in two, and Isabel Manning was 2-for-2 with a double.
Hillcrest offense stifled
KALONA — Hillcrest Academy continued to struggle at the plate in a SEISC crossover loss to Central Lee. The Ravens were defeated 8-1 to fall to 0-11 on the season.
New London falls at home
NEW LONDON — A rough stretch for the Tiger girls continued as Wapello defeated New London 13-2 in a SEISC crossover game.
New London had just four hits in the loss. Elly Manning went 1-for-1 with a pair of walks and a hit by pitch to reach base four times.
Keota falls to 0-11
KEOTA — A 10-run HLV second inning spelled doom for the Eagles, who fell 16-2 in four innings.
The Eagles scored two runs in the bottom of the second inning to cut the lead back to eight, but HLV plated six more in the top of the fourth to run away with the game.