OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa junior varsity team white team crushed an overmatched Marshalltown team in a doubleheader Tuesday.
The Bulldogs blanked the Bobcats 12-0 in game one, and they brutalized Marshalltown 17-1 in the nightcap.Ainsley Arnold (5-2) started and picked up the win on the hill in the front half of the doubleheader. She struck out one and rendered three hits to the Bobcats in three innings.
Lindsey Winn and Kelsey Peyton spearheaded Ottumwa's offensive attack. Winn went 2-3 at the plate with a triple and three RBI, and Peyton went 2-3, doubled and drove in two runs. Kate VanNest, Kaylee Glasgow and Dalacie Livingston also drove in runs for the Bulldogs.
Ellen Carlson (4-0) picked up the win on the mound in the nightcap. She allowed a run on two hits while recording two strikeouts and issuing one walk in three innings of work.
Despite the inflated score, Ottumwa only had four hits overall. Winn, however, managed to drive in three runs with a triple. Madison Wiley, Georgia Garrett and and Kaylee Glasgow were the sources of Ottumwa's other three hits.
Marshalltown had a rough game defensively, committing 10 errors and issuing eight walks.
The Ottumwa junior varsity teams both picked up short victories when they put on their own JV Classic Wednesday.
Ellie Hammack drove in three runs and went a perfect 3-3 at the plate to help the JV red team edge Cardinal 6-5 in the first game of the day. Kaileigh Schreiner also went 3-3 at the plate for the Bulldogs and Ashlyn Thompson went 2-3, scored two runs and stole two bases. In addition, Peyton laid down two crucial bunts that helped the Bulldogs score two runs.
Kirsten Mincks picked up the win on the mound for the Bulldogs. She allowed five runs on five hits while striking out five and issuing two walks.
The JV white team rallied from a 4-0 deficit to defeat Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 6-4.
Carlson went 2-3 with a triple and two RBI and Livingston doubled and drove in two runs. The momentum of the game shifted dramatically when a Carlson line drive hit the Rockets pitcher square in the forehead in the bottom of the fourth. At the time, the Bulldogs, trailed 4-0. The unfortunate incident forced E-B-F's pitcher to leave the game.
With a new pitcher on the mound, Ottumwa managed to narrow the gap to 4-2 by the end of the inning. Then, in the fifth, the dam broke, as the Bulldogs poured in four more runs and went on to pick up a 6-4 victory.
Mackenzie Sheehan (5-0) started at pitcher and picked up the victory for the Bulldogs. She allowed five hits, while fanning two batters and issuing two walks in five innings.
The JV red and white teams both played today at Southeast Polk as the Courier went to press.