“Throughout the years, we’ve had great groups of seniors. This was one of my favorites,” Huston said. “They were good players, they were good players and they were very enjoyable to be around. It’s nice to see them succeed on the field, and I’m sure they are going to succeed in their given careers.”
Ottumwa finished the season at 37-8.
STATE SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT
Class 5A Semifinals
Johnston 7, Ottumwa 2
John 003 001 3 — 7 101
Ottu 000 002 0 — 2 11 1
Johnston battery — Haylee Towers (W, 21-5) (7IP, 11 H, 2R, 2ER, 4K, 2BB), Addy Pender catching.
2B — Ellen Espeland.
3B — Lauren Thilges.
Hits — Bernadette Lewis 1-for-4, Ellen Espeland 3-for-4, Haylee Towers 1-for-3, Hannah Berger 1-for-2, Brooke Wilmes 1-for-3, Stanzy Snyder 2-for-4, Thilges 1-for-3.
RBI — Wilmes, Berger, Emma Monthei, Espeland 2.
Runs — Mercedes Worsfold, Wilmes 2, Snyder, Brooke Standstoe, Thilges.
Ottumwa battery — Mandi Moore (L, 20-6) (7IP, 10H, 7R, 7ER, 7K, 4BB), Beth Overturf catching.
2B — Katie Sammons.
Hits — Alexis Winn 2-for-4, Nicole Peyton 2-for-3, Chelsea Griffiths 1-for-3, Sammons 1-for-4, Olivia Roark 1-for-4, Kassidi Henderson 1-for-4, Overturf 1-for-3, Sammy Garrett 2-for-4.
RBI — Sammons, Henderson.
Runs — Ashlyn Thompson, Henderson.
Class 5A Consolation Final
Ankeny 7, Ottumwa 3
Ottu 100 000 0 — 3 9 1
Anke 510 100 0 — 7 7 5
Ottumwa battery — Mandi Moore (L, 20-7) (1IP, 4H, 5R, 5ER, 1K, 1BB), Megan Robertson (3IP, 2H, 2R, 1ER, 1K) and Brittni Vogt (2IP,1H 1K, 1BB), Alexis Winn catching.
Hits — Olivia Roark 2-for-4, Winn 3-for-4, Nicole Peyton 3-for-3, Sydney Strunk 2-for-4.
RBI — Peyton, Winn, Strunk.
Runs — Katie Sammons, Garrett, Ashlyn Thompson.
Ankeny battery — Serena Blank (W, 13-2) (6IP, 9H, 3R, 3ER, 1K), Kendyl Lindeman catching.
Hits — Kendyl Lindeman 1-for-3, Cathlin Bingham 2-for-3, Emilee Dorpinghaus 2-for-3, Ashlie Chambers 1-for-4, Olivia Parker 1-for-3, Carolyn Baumhover 1-for-3.
RBI — Chambers, Taylor Steinfeldt, Olivia Parker.
Runs — Olivia Brooks 2, Emilee Dorpinghaus, Ashlie Chambers, Bailey Ballard, Olivia Parker, Cathlin Bingham