Washington Evening Journal
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LONE TREE — Thursday on the softball field, Madie Anderson and younger sister Anna Anderson took matters into their hands with the help of Melina Oepping. After losing consecutive Super Conference North Division games in the seventh inning, Winfield-Mount Union has now won consecutive games by shutout.
Madie Anderson made sure of that by throwing a perfect game Thursday in Lone Tree. Third baseman Oepping cracked a home run and fielded the only ball put in play by the Lions. Anna Anderson had a third of the Wolves hits — a single and a double — and drove in a run during a 3-0 defeat of Lone Tree. Madie Anderson did not allow much contact between the ball and any Lone Tree bats. She struck out 20 Lions, including the last 18 in a row.
She struck out 13 in seven innings against Hillcrest Tuesday, allowed three hits and a walk in a 6-0 blanking.
The Wolves scored two runs in the first inning and one in the fourth. Kayreanna Sharar had a double and a sacrifice. Kobey Malone and a single and an RBI.
WMU is 16-5 and 12-4 in the North. Lone Tree is 9-15, 4-10.
Miller 1-hits Mepo
MEDIAPOLIS — Brooke Miller provided a pitching performance for Pekin (9-16,) in a 10-0(5) North road win by striking out five, walking two, hitting one and allowing a single solitary hit.
Allison Bainbridge, Emi Zook, Taylor Parmenter and Kendyl Noel produced hitting for the Panthers. Each had a double and a single and Bainbridge produced a second single with two RBIs.
Stransky HR helps Highland
RIVERSIDE — Highland (18-6) celebrated seniors Jenna Sands (1-for-3) and Kayla Cerny (1-for-3, an RBI) in a an 11-0 defeat of Holy Trinity (6-15).
Abbi Stransky hit a home run and a double. Katelyn Waters and Payton Brun each had a double and a single. Grace Batcheller threw a five-inning complete game with four hits, a walk and two Ks.
Mid-Prairie falls to Rebels
GOOSE LAKE — The Golden Hawks (10-29, 7-12) lost 15-6 after leading 5-2 and 6-5 but 10 combined runs by River Valley Conference foe Northeast (24-13, 12-7) in the fifth and sixth innings was too much.
Landry Pacha and Brenna Jehle each hit doubles for Mid-Prairie while Dakota Mitchell went 3-for-4 and Madeline Schrader was 2-for-3.
Eagles win streak breaks
BELLE PLAINE — Three runs in the first inning were enough for the home team Plainesmen in a 10-4 South Iowa Cedar League win over the Eagles, who had won two consecutive.
No. 4 WB-ND downs New London
NEW LONDON — West Burlington/Notre Dame, Class 3A’s fourth-ranked Falcons (29-4, 12-0), ended the South game early with seven runs in the fifth inning for a 13-0 win over the Tigers. Lauren Summers held New London without a hit and struck out eight with two walks, both to Ashlyn McSorley. Elly Manning and Haley Rohdy pitched for New London (6-22, 0-12).
Comets crush Danville
DANVILLE — A 2-0 South game went to 6-0 when Cardinal (14-13, 7-5) scored four runs in the top of the fifth inning in a 7-1 road win over the Bears (6-13, 2-10).
Emma Becker led the Comets with a 4-for-5 plate performance. Becker, Ava Ferrell and Riley Bears knocked out a double apiece while Alexia McClure cranked out a triple and two singles.
Ferrell threw three inning with one hit, one walk and two strikeouts for the win. Nicoa McClure pitched the other four innings with four strikeouts, a run and six hits.