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Huskies 7-1 on season
The Highland Huskies won four softball games last week to put the overall record of the team at 7-1. A season-opening loss to West Burlington/Notre Dame has been followed by seven straight wins.
It started with Tuesday’s 12-5 home win against Southeast Iowa Super Conference North Division foe Mediapolis when Payton Brun and Sarah Burton each hit a double and a single while Abbi Stransky had a pair of singles.
Wednesday was a 12-4 home win over Central City (10-7) as Jessica Kraus (two doubles, a single) and Makenzie Hora (two singles, a double) led the way at the plate.
Thursday saw a seventh-inning run as the difference in a 3-2 road win at Pekin. Grace Batcheller twirled a complete game win with 14 strikeouts, five hits and no walks while going 3-for-4 with a double.
Friday was Kraus shutting out visiting Wapello 4-0 with eight strikeouts, no walks and three hits. Burton had two of the Huskies four hits.
Tough weekend for Demons
IOWA CITY — Washington played two games Friday at Iowa City West, getting a 6-2 win over West but losing 7-0 to Pleasant Valley.
Saturday was two losses at the Hawkeye Softball Complex, 11-1 to Davenport West and 8-5 to North Scott.
Ava Turner and Ella Greiner each had a hit in the 7-0 loss, but Greiner had a triple in the win. Emmy Wenger connected on a home run, and Cara Linnenkamp had three hits and pitched the win.
The Demons had three hits in the 11-1 loss, all by Turner. Wenger had two hits in the 8-5 loss, and Isabelle Salazar connected on a two-run double.
Washington is 5-8 overall.
Columbus has 1-2 week
The Wildcats (2-4) won at New London 7-1 Wednesday behind Jobie Lekwa’s two doubles and two RBI. Libby White threw six innings and allowed one hit with four strikeouts.
Wapello defeated visiting Columbus 4-1 Thursday. Lily Coil struck out six, walked two, gave up eight hits and two earned runs in the complete game loss. Kylee Wheeler scored the only run.
Winfield-Mount Union visited Friday for a 9-1 victory as Madie Anderson struck out 14 Wildcats and walked two, allowing three hits.
WMU stays red-hot
Winfield-Mount Union had a 3-0 week, outscoring opponents by a combined score of 25-1.
The Wolves shut down Wapello 4-0 on Tuesday. The Wolves beat Danville 12-0 on Wednesday and finished the week off with a 9-1 win over Columbus on Friday.
Madie Anderson pitched all 21 innings and gave up just eight total hits, including a three-inning no-hitter against Danville.
Against Wapello, Carlee Sloan went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs. Anna Anderson went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI.
Sloan went 3-for-3 in the win over Danville. Emma Haines finished that game 2-for-2 with four RBIs.
Molly Miller was 3-for-4 with a pair of RBIs against Columbus. Malone was 3-for-4 with a couple RBIs of her own.
New London goes 1-4
New London had a tough start to the week, dropping a foursome of games before getting a win to snap a seven-game losing streak.
The Tigers fell 6-4 in Danville, lost 7-1 to Columbus and fell 5-3 against Holy Trinity. At Saturday’s BGM tournament, the Tigers lost 5-2 to Nevada before finally getting back in the winner’s column with an 8-2 win over the hosting Bears.
Marah Hartrick went 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI in the win over BGM. Ashlyn McSorely was 2-for-4 with two RBIs, and Camryn Lair knocked in one run.
Elly Manning threw six innings in the win, giving up two runs (one earned) on three hits, two walks and one batter.
Van Buren County on a roll
Van Buren County started the week with a 4-12 win at rival Cardinal. The Warriors went on to beat Danville 12-2, Montezuma 11-1 and Davis County 7-6 to move to 6-1 on the year.
Ally Cambell had three wins in the circle over that stretch. Chelsea Huff had one.
Ivy Davidson has been scolding hot at the plate. She had four RBIs against Danville, three against Montezuma and two against Cardinal.
Comets on a rough stretch
Cardinal went 0-6 on the week, including its loss to Van Buren County. The Comets also fell 3-2 to Davis County, 3-0 at West Burlington, 6-5 against Albia, and dropped games 9-1 and 11-5 to Pella Christian and Chariton respectively.
Mid-Prairie gets 1st win
The Golden Hawks played six home games last week and recorded their first win Thursday, 11-3 over Camanche. Dawsyn Miller had a triple, two singles and three runs batted in. Madeline Schrader had two doubles, a single and three RBI. Landry Pacha had two doubles and a single. Myah Lugar struck pout four, with a walk, 11 hits and three earned runs.
The Hawks lost to Class 3A No. 3 Monticello 4-0 Monday, Durant (4-8) 12-0 and 14-8 Tuesday, then Davenport North 12-0 and 8-2 Friday. In the 14-8 loss, Hannah Sellers had a single, a double and a home run. Dakota Mitchell had a triple and a single.
Saturday at the University of Iowa, Center Point-Urbana (4-4) defeated the Hawks 5-3 and Cedar Rapids Prairie (5-4) won 15-0(3). Schrader had a double and a single against CPU and the only hit against Prairie.
Mid-Prairie is 1-10.
Hillcrest drops pair
The Ravens lost 18-8 at Mediapolis Thursday and 16-2 Friday at home against Pekin. Sarah Miller and Madeline Fox each hit a double and a single in the road game. Evelyn Gerber, Malia Yoder, Esther Hughes and Miller all had two hits apiece against Pekin.