The victory allowed the Comets to lock up second place in the SEISC south behind West Burlington-Notre Dame, the top-rated team in Class 3A. Cardinal looked to do so with a win in their final home game of the regular season against Central Lee Tuesday as the Courier went to press.
“This is a real good beginning to this week,” Cardinal head softball coach Jerald Harter said. “Our defense really played well. We’ll need that as we head into the postseason.”
Cardinal (15-13, 9-3) will conclude the regular season not too far from home, playing in the 39th Ottumwa Classic starting with the first game on Friday at Frank Huston Field against SCC leading No. 12 (3A) Clarke at 9 a.m.
Cardinal 2, New London 0
Card. 002 000 0 — 2 3 2
N.L. 000 000 0 — 0 5 0
Cardinal battery — Delaney Ridgway (W, 8-10) (7IP, 5H, 5K, 2BB), Lindsay Moore catching.
2B — Danae Moses, Moore.
Hits — Alexis Adam 1-3, Moses 1-4, Moore 1-4.
RBI — Moore 2.
Runs — Jessie McElderry, Moses.