OTTUMWA – Last week at Hellyer Field, it took 12 innings for the Indian Hills softball team to score its first run of the day against DMACC. It took 19 total innings just to earn a split.
On Tuesday in Boone, IHCC couldn’t find a win or a run against the Bears over 13 innings. DMACC followed up a 3-0 shutout in game one against the Warriors with an 8-0, six-inning triumph in the nightcap. The game two setback marked the first time since an opening-game loss to Iowa Western 13 days ago that the Warriors have been beaten by the eight-run mercy rule.
The Warriors got just two hits in game one off DMACC starting pitcher Riley Fisher. Kendle Schieber, who took the loss in the pitching circle in game one for the Warriors, and Kaylyn Decock had the only hits in the opener for IHCC.
Aly Netty also held IHCC to just two hits in game two in the circle for the Bears. Lindsay Moore and Chelsea Griffiths each made contact as a seven-run first inning off Warrior pitcher Mandi Moore led DMACC to victory.
IHCC (19-19) won’t have long to dwell on the losses. The Warriors hit the road again today for a regional doubleheader against Region XI leader Iowa Western. Game one from Council Bluffs begins at 2 p.m.