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Saturday’s softball slate was highlighted by Fairfield’s busy day at the Clear Creek-Amana tournament.
No. 13 (4A) Fairfield 6, No. 5 (4A) Carlisle 0
Fairfield won its third game at the weekend’s Clear Creek-Amana tournament 6-0 against a Carlisle team that knocked them out of last year’s regional final.
Coty Engle shut the Wildcats down, pitching a complete-game shutout while striking out six batters.
At the plate, Payton McCabe went 2-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI. Hannah Simpson hit a solo home run. Emersyn Manley was 2-for-3 with an RBI. Engle and Danielle Bree knocked in one run each, and Delaney Breen collected a pair of hits.
No. 3 Clear Creek-Amana 7 No. 13 (4A) Fairfield 0
The Trojans couldn’t make it two-for-two in their back-to-back against Top-5 ranked teams.
Fairfield sprinkled five hits around against Clear Creek-Amana. Lily Bergren led the way, going 1-for-1.
Laney Norris and Delaney Breen split time on the mound. Altogether, the Clippers scored seven runs. Three of those were unearned.
Washington 2, Griswold 0
Bella Salazar dominated in the circle as Washington shut out Griswold at its home invitational.
Salazar allowed just three hits and one walk and struck out five batters over six innings.
Ella Greiner knocked in two runs with a single in the first inning, and that’s all the Demons would need. She finished 2-for-3. Leighton Salazar went 1-for-2 with a double, and she and Ava Turner both scored a run.
No. 8 (3A) West Burlington 11, Washington 0
It was relatively close throughout, but West Burlington poured on six runs in the sixth to knock out off Washington, a future regional tournament opponent.
Turner went 2-for-2 for the Demons in the loss. Emmy Wenger and Alivia Anderson were both 1-for-2. Claire Robinson took the loss in the circle.
No. 2 (3A) Davenport Assumption 7, Highland 1
The Huskies had a tough task in the Washington tournament, but they did have Assumption sweating through four-and-a-half innings. After the top of the fifth, Highland trailed just 2-1.
Assumption pulled away late, however. The Knights put up three runs in the fifth and two in the seventh.
Sarah Burton was 2-for-4 with a pair of singles in the loss. Grace Batcheller went 1-for-3, and Jessica Kraus took the loss in the circle.
Highland 10, Davenport West 3
The Huskies offense exploded for six runs in the fifth to put away Davenport West, a nice support for Batcheller, who gave up just three runs in a complete-game win.
Payton Brun had a big game, going 2-for-4 with a double and five RBIs. Burton was 2-for-3 with two doubles and two RBIs, and both Jenna Watres and Adeline Krotz knocked in one.