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Although the rain washed away many scheduled softball games in Southeast Iowa on Thursday and Friday, a few teams were able to get games in. The big winner for the weekend was Winfield-Mount Union, which scored a pair of shutout victories.
Anderson gives up 2 hits in 2 games
WINFIELD — It’s no secret that Winfied-Mount Union pitcher Madie Anderson is nearly impossible to hit. In a pair of games this weekend, Anderson gave up just one hit to Mediapolis in a 14-0(5) rout, and one to Pekin in a 1-0 struggle.
On Thursday in Winfield, Anderson struck out 12 Mediapolis batters en route to a near perfect game. The Wolves needed just five innings to run away with the victory.
Jobey Malone led the squad with a 3-for-4 night at the plate. She drove in one run. Anna Anderson was 2-for-2 with two RBIs. Melina Oepping, and Keely Malone each went 1-for-3 with an RBI, and Madie Anderson was 1-for-3 with a double.
The Wolves had 12 hits off Pekin starter Brooke Miller on Friday in Packwood, but the Panther sophomore was able to make the pitches when it counted to keep the scoring low. The Wolves’ lone RBI came from Emma Haines, who went 2-for-3 with one batted in.
Jobey Malone went 3-for-4 with a double on Friday. Kayreanna Sharar was 2-for-3 with a double. Molly Miller went 1-for-4 with a double, an Carlee Sloan finished with two hits.
Madie Anderson struck out 14 Pekin batters over seven innings. Pekin’s only hit was a single by Emi Zook, who finished 1-for-2.
Van Buren rally falls short
WEST BURLINGTON — Van Buren County attempted to storm back from a 7-0 deficit in its final at-bat, but came up three runs short. West Burlington hung on to hand the Warriors their first loss, 7-4.
Chelsey Huff had two of the Warriors’ three RBIs in a furious seventh-inning rally. She finished the day 2-for-4 with two knocked in. Isabel Manning was 1-for-3 with an RBI.
Huff threw all six innings for the Warriors, giving up seven runs (three earned) on eight hits and one walk, while striking out eight batters.
New London goes 0-3 in Central City
CENTRAL CITY — It was a tough weekend for the New London softball team as they played three different games on Friday in the Central City tournament. The Tigers fell 11-4 against Clayton Ridge, 12-0(3) against Central City and 11-3 to Midland.
Against Clayton Ridge, Claire Jones, Ashlyn McSorley and Emma Hartrick all had one RBI. McSorley led the team with two RBIs against Midland, and Alex Farley had the other.
Elly Manning picked up two losses over the weekend, one against Central City and one against Midland. Haley Rohdy was in the circle against Central City.