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April 9, 2012

Warrior softball team takes two more wins at Central Nebraska

COLUMBUS, Neb. — It took some late-game dramatics, but the Indian Hills softball team had another winning weekend of tournament play.

The Warriors made the most of their late at-bats in both their games Saturday at the Central Nebraska Tournament. IHCC avenged a one-run loss suffered last week to Western Nebraska with a 2-1 win delivered by a Kaitlyn Matzen two-RBI sixth inning double, the got a seventh-inning two-out two-RBI hit from Lindsay Evans to force extra innings against Southeast Nebraska.

Hiliary Pennington sent the Warriors back to Ottumwa on a high note. The sophomore catcher’s RBI hit brought in Carrie Hudson with the game-winning run in a 4-3 victory that gave Indian Hills a second straight 4-1 weekend tourney record.

“That Southeast Nebraska game was one we should have dominanted. We had plenty of hits and runners on all day,” Jim Overturf said. “Lindsey came up big. She got the clutch hit that gave us new life.”

Before getting the walk-off hit by Pennington, Indian Hills got clutch pitching by Hannah Washburn. The former Keokuk ace earned her eighth win in releif by striking out five batters over three innings, including striking out two batters with Southeast Nebraska having the runner at second to start the frame.

“That really changes your mindset as team going into the bottom of the eighth,” Overturf said. “It really set us up to have success in our half of the frame.”

The Warriors (18-21) returns to the diamond with a trip to Des Moines on Tuesday. Indian Hills will take on Iowa Central, ranked eighth nationally in the NJCAA Division II poll, for a doubleheader at Grand View College at 3:30 p.m.

“The whole week was a positive one for us. We got nine wins and you’re always looking for those kind of positives,” Overturf said. “We came out of this weekend making big plays and getting big hits to win. We’re looking forward to the week ahead.”

Indian Hills 2, Western Nebraska 1

WNCC    000    010    0    —    1    1    1         

IHCC     000    002    x    —    2    5    2

Indian Hills battery — Hannah Washburn (4IP, H, 4K, 4BB) and Ali Martin (W, 9-8) (3IP, R, 3K, BB), Courtney Wood catching.

2B — Kaitlyn Matzen.

Hits — Karlee Dale 1-2, Paige Blom 1-3, Hiliary Pennington 1-3, Matzen 1-3, Sam Norris 1-3.

RBI — Matzen 2.

Runs — Norris, Wood.

Indian Hills 4, Southeast Nebraska 3 (8)

SENCC    100    110    00    —    3    4    0         

IHCC     100    000    21    —    4    10    3

Indian Hills battery — Grace Cleair (5IP, 4H, 3R, ER, 3K, 3BB) and Washburn (W, 8-10) (3IP, 5K), Lindsey Evans catching.

2B — Evans.

Hits — Blom 2-4, Evans 2-4, Wood 2-4, Pennington 2-5, Elizabeth Cason 1-4, Jenna Wolfe 1-4.

RBI — Evans 2, Pennington, Wood.

Runs — Carrie Hudson, Matzen, Norris, Pennington.

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