It was yet another action-packed weekend of high school sports in Southeast Iowa. Listed below are round ups of some of the area softball games from a busy weekend.
No. 12 W-MU stifles Columbus
WINFIELD — The 12th-ranked Winfield-Mt. Union softball team shut down Columbus in a Southeast Iowa Super Conference North Division game on Thursday, winning 10-0 in six innings.
W-MU scored one run in the first inning, two in the third, four in the fifth and three in the sixth.
Madie Anderson went off in the circle and at the plate. She threw a one-hit and 15-strikeout shutout in the circle and went 3-for-4 with a home run and five RBIs at the plate. Molly Miller was 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs.
Columbus’ only hit was from Emma Milder, who went 1-for-3 with a single. Libby White took the loss in the circle, giving up 10 runs (seven earned) on 11 hits and two walks, while striking out three batters over six innings.
Cardinal heats up
The Cardinal softball team went 3-0 this weekend. The Comets began the weekend with a 13-1(4) blasting of Mediapolis, and followed that with two wins at the North Mahaska triangular, beating North Mahaska 10-6 and Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 6-4 in nine innings.
The Comets scored the first 13 runs of the game at Mediapolis and only allowed one run in the fourth inning.
Maddie Cloke went 2-for-3 with two RBIs in the win. Alexia McClure was 2-for-2 with a triple and an RBI. Ava Ferrel went 2-for-3 with a triple and an RBI. Ella Thompson, Kinsey Hissem and Lydia Moses each knocked in a run.
Ferrel earned the win on the mound, giving up one earned run on six hits over four innings.
After running past North Mahaska in their first game on Saturday, the Comets played a thriller against EBF. Each team scored two runs in the fifth inning and it was tied going into extra innings. Both teams scored one in the eighth. EBF put up a run in the ninth, b ut Cardinal scored three. Stats from the North Mahaska tournament were not available at presstime.
Warriors drop nail-biter
KEOSAUQUA — The Van Buren County softball team went right down to the wire against Danville, but fell just short, 3-2.
Danville started the scoring with a run in the first inning. VBC tied it up in the third, but Danville put up two in the fifth to take a 3-1 lead. Van Buren put up one last run in the seventh inning but that’s all the Warriors could muster.
Ella Jirak was 3-for-4 with an RBI in the win. Lexi Jirak went 2-for-4 with a triple and an RBI. Chelsea Huff gave up three earned runs in four innings on the circle, and Ally Cambell threw three shutout innings.