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July 13, 2013

No. 14 EBF falls in 2A regional semi at Regina

By SCOTT JACKSON

Courier sports writer

Twitter.com/stjack423

IOWA CITY — Hoping to end it in the hometown of the Iowa State Softball Tournament, 14th-ranked (2A) Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont saw an overall successful summer of softball end in the home city of the Iowa Hawkeyes Friday.

Megan Bonnett earned her team-best ninth win of the season in the pitching circle, but did most of her damage at the plate for the Regals of Iowa City Regina. Bonnett had three hits, including two doubles, and scored two runs as Regina held off a pair of Rocket rallies to make a 2-0 and 5-1 leads hold up.

Regina brought a close to No. 14 EBF’s softball season in the Class 2A, Region 6 semifinals on Friday with a 6-3 win in Iowa City. The 19-19 Reveals will across town to West High School to face fourth-ranked, 32-3 Highland Monday night with a trip to Forty Dodge and the 2A State Softball Tournament on the line.

EBF wraps up the season with an overall record of 25-10. The Rockets never recovered after Bonnett and Jenny Wick drove in a pair of first-inning runs, but missed a great chance to tie the game in the third when Shelby All good failed to tag up at third base on a one-out fly to center hit by Tasha Alexander.

Down 5-1 in the sixth, EBF made one last run at keeping their season going. The Rockets plated a pair of unearned runs thanks to Regina’s only two errors and forced a pair of pitching changes before lead-off hitter Paige Shafer flew out to right, stranding the bases loaded with EBF down 5-3.

It was an overall tough regional semifinal night for area softball squads. In Class 1A, No. 13 Sigourney saw its successful summer end at 21-6 in Lisbon as the Savages fell 9-3 in the Region 5 semifinals while Bluegrass co-champ Twin Cedars lost at No. 7 Earlham 11-1 in five innings. The region 6 semifinal loss ends the Sabers’ season at 24-9.

No. 11 Clarke is the lone South Central Conference softball left that can qualify for state after beating 20-21 SCC rival Centerville on Friday. The Indians, coached by former Indian Hills standout Lindsey Diehl, faces No. 2 West Burlington-Notre Same Monday at Huston Field in Ottumwa for a trip to state in Class 3A.

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