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July 27, 2013

Bondurant-Farrar keeps Clarke in check to take 3A title

FORT DODGE — Bondurant-Farrar scored three times in the top of the seventh, then held off a Clarke rally to capture the Class 3A state softball championship Friday at Rogers Park, 6-3.

The Bluejays’ seventh-inning rally was built on one hit, a pair of walks and two fielder’s choices.

Pitcher Cailey Schlenker claimed her 19th win of the season as fifth-ranked Bondurant-Farrar finished a 30-12 season.

The game brought an end to a successful season for the 11th-ranked Indians from Osceola. Coached by former Indian Hills Warrior Lindsay Diehl, Clarke was making their first state tournament appearance since winning a title in 1995. The Indians did leave their mark, setting a state tournament record for home runs (six) and hits (21) in a single game during their 17-8 semifinal win Thursday over New Hampton.

1A: Akron-Westfield wins with comeback

Only four schools in Iowa have won more state softball titles than Akron-Westfield. The Westerners played for their fifth title since 2005, all under head coach Todd Colt, and rallied from an early 4-0 deficit to edge No. 10 New London 5-4 in a Class 1A championship thriller.

There were almost as many errors, 12, as hits, 13, in this game. New London jumped on top with four runs in the second inning. Two runs came on double steals while two more scored on wild pitches. Akron-Westfield made five errors in the inning and trailed 4-0.

The Westerners started the comeback in the fifth. Sarah Schroeder grounded to the pitcher, who threw it away, allowing Danika Tindall scores to pull A-W within 4-1. Akron-Westfield would get three more in the sixth, highlighted by Jordan Hansen’s double down the left-field line, scoring Jessica Hansen to make it 4-3.

Then, with two outs, Schroeder grounded to the shortstop, who couldn’t field it. Hansen tried to score on the play but looked out by a mile. However, the catcher dropped the ball, and she was ruled safe on a controversial call. After some discussion, the umps called her safe and the game was tied at four. Still 4-4 in the top of the seventh, with Jaclyn Smith representing the go-ahead run on second, eighth-grader Bailey Davis singled to center, allowing Smith to score and put Akron-Westfield up 5-4.

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