Washington Evening Journal
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WEST LIBERTY — The first round of the Class 3A postseason meant the end for the Golden Hawks softball year. A lone run in the fifth inning wasn’t enough for Mid-Prairie in a 10-1 loss to the No. 8 West Liberty Comets.
Hannah Sellers leadoff double in the fourth inning was a response to the Comets four runs in the bottom of the third for a 6-0 lead. Landry Pacha hit a single that scored the only Mid-Prairie run.
The Comets advance with a 21-7 record. The Golden Hawks season ends at 10-30, the first double-digit win total since 2017.
Columbus falls to No. 4 Falcons
WEST BURLINGTON — Class 3A No. 4 West Burlington/Notre Dame won 12-1 over the Wildcats.
Columbus had two hits and put them together for a run. Lily Coil reached base and went home on a Libby White single for the Wildcats only score.
Columbus ends the year at 10-16. West Burlington/Notre Dame advances with a 30-4 record.
NEW SHARON — In the 1A playoffs, Keota (2-16) lost 4-1 to North Mahaska (17-10). The Warhawks Madison McKay tossed a no-hitter, but two walks and an error allowed the Eagles a run.