IMS, Keota seasons end

The 2019 softball seasons for Iowa Mennonite School and Keota High School teams ended Monday with postseason losses by identical scores.

BGM 12, IMS 0

At Brooklyn, IMS had three hits in the Class 1A Region 5 first-round game.

Suzanna Yoder went 2 for 2. Mia Graber had the other hit for IMS.

BGM pitcher Kelsey Lindt had seven strikeouts. She also opened the scoring for BGM in the first inning after reaching on a long double to right center. IMS centerfielder Esther Hughes managed to glove the ball before crashing into the fence and losing her grasp.

BGM went on to plate three runs that inning. BGM scored four more in the second and two in the third.

The game ended when BGM pushed across three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning.

BGM catcher Kalee Lindt went 3 for 3 with two RBI and two runs scored.

BGM (12-13) advances to play at Winfield-Mt. Union (17-8) Wednesday. W-MU got a 9-1 win over the visitors from Tri-County Monday.

Leah Bontrager took the loss for IMS. The game was the IMS farewell for graduated seniors Suzanna Yoder and Rubye Ney.

”BGM hit the ball very well,” IMS coach Kathryn Ney said. “We had base runners, but couldn’t manage to get them home.

“This was the last game for Suzanna Yoder and Rubye. They were great leaders and excelled in the field and at the plate. We will miss them tremendously.”

Sigourney 12, Keota 0

At Sigourney, the Eagles lost to the fellow South Iowa Cedar League Savages for the third time this season.

The Eagles did not get a hit, but Alexia Purkeypile reached base on a walk. Macie McDonald took the loss. She struck out two, walked two and gave up 11 hits.

Sigourney (17-13) advances to play Montezuma (10-16), a 16-6 winner over Iowa Valley.