Washington Evening Journal
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Softball teams from around the area were in action on Tuesday night. Despite the early showers, Union area teams had fantastic showings.
Cardinal 11, Van Buren County 0
The Comets and Warriors were tied, 0-0, after two innings of play, but from then on out Cardinal took control.
Cardinal scored eight runs in the third inning and added three more in the fourth and fifth to take the win, 11-0.
The Comets had the bats working in the contest, totaling 14 hits.
Kinsey Hissem went 3-3 in the game with a pair of RBIs. Nicoa McClure went 1-3 at the plate, but drove in three runs. Maddy Lawson and Riley Bears both batted 2-3 with an RBI each. Madison Diveley went 2-2. Emma Becker had two hits (2-4), with one RBI. Brinlee Ostrander and Caitlyn Reber each went 1-4.
McClure was on the mound for the Comets. She threw for five innings, allowing just four hits, one walk and three strikeouts.
Van Buren County had just three hits in the game.
Kylee Roen went 2-2 with a single and double. Callie Kracht went 1-2.
Columbus 12, Pekin 3
The Wildcats took an early 3-0 lead in the first inning against the Panthers. In the second, Columbus followed up its first with six runs to take a commanding 9-0 advantage.
Pekin put three on the board in the third, but it wasn’t enough and the Panthers score three more until the game's end.
Lily Coil and Kennedy Woepking both brought in three runs. Coil went 4-4 in the game and Woepking 2-4. Victoria Howell and Aracely Garza each went 1-4, but drove in two runs. Sera Vela batted 4-5 in the box. Libby White and Jocelyn Fulton went 1-4 each.
White was the winning pitching, allowing four hits, three runs, one walk and seven strikeouts.
Highland 6, Mediapolis 0
It took the Huskies two innings to get going against Bullets on Tuesday. Highland put five runs on the board in the third and added one in the fourth to down Mediapolis for its third win.
For the Huskies, Sarah Burton went perfect at the plate, 2-2, with a single, triple and a pair of runs. She also stole two bases in the game. Grace Batcheller went 1-4 with a triple that brought three runs home. Jessica Kraus also went 1-4. Mackinze Hora and MyLei Smith both went 1-3.
Grace Batcheller was the winner on the mound with five innings pitched, two hits, one walk, one hit by pitch and five strikeouts.
Wilton 11, Mid-Prairie 2
The Golden Hawks scored two runs in the fourth inning, but the Beavers had scored nine up until that point to lead, 9-2. Wilton added a pair of runs between the fifth and seventh inning to take the win.
Mid-Prairie gave up 13 hits in the game, while only tallying three themselves.
Wapello 10, Winfield-Mt. Union 0
The Wolves struggled against the Arrows. Wapello scored nine runs in the first three innings and one in the fourth to down Winfield-Mt. Union.
WMU had just one hit in the game, while the Arrows tallied 12.
Carlee Sloan and Makiah Lower were on the mound for the Wolves in the matchup.
Louisa-Muscatine 12, Hillcrest Academy 0
Hillcrest Academy had just three hits in the game. On the defensive side, the Ravens gave up just seven hits.