ALBIA – The Albia softball team picked up a big 3-2 victory over No. 9 Oskaloosa (Class 4A) Tuesday in a non-conference game.
Lexi VanPolen performed superbly on the mound for the Blue Demons, allowing two runs, one of them earned; on two hits while recording five strikeouts.
"Lexi was superb all night," Albia softball coach Mitch Chance said. "She kept them off balance and she threw a quality game against a quality team."
Albia's Makenzie Griffin and Emma Dinneen both doubled and went 2-2 at the plate and Kaitlyn Spieler tripled. Mary Shephard and Spieler were responsible for the Blue Demons two RBI.
The Blue Demons' victory came fresh on the heels of a big 4-2 victory at No. 15 (Class 2A) Eddyville-Blakesburg Fremont last Monday.
"We beat two quality teams in back-to-back nights," Albia coach Mitch Chance said. "We're putting the ball in play and making things happen."
For the Indians, Peyton Zickefoose and Kylee Silliman registered the Indians only hits and Zickefoose was responsible for the team's only RBI.
The Blue Demons (9-3, 3-3) play Southeast Warren at Liberty Center today. Meanwhile, the Indians (14-3, 5-1) play at Pella today in a Little Hawkeye Conference game.
Albia 3, Oskaloosa 2
Osky 000 110 0 — 2 2 1
Albi 003 000 0 — 3 7 2
Osky battery — Kylee Silliman (W, 5-1) (6IP, 7H, 3R, 1ER, 2K, 3BB), Shawni Wills catching.
Hits — Silliman 1-for-3, Peyton Zickefoose 1-for-3.
RBI — Zickefoose .
Runs — Silliman, Kelsie Tomlin.
Albia battery — Lexi VanPolen (W, 7-8) (7IP, 2H, 2R, 1ER, 5K), Emma Dinneen catching.
2B — Makenzie Griffin, Dinneen.
3B — Kaitlyn Spieler.
Hits —M. Griffin 2-for-2, Dinneen 2-for-2, Spieler 2-for-3, Mary Shephard 1-for-3.
RBI —Shephard, Spieler.
Runs — Dinneen, Taegen Bossard, Spieler.