The Ottumwa Courier


July 11, 2013

Confident Comets win postseason opener; fall to No. 4 Highland


In Class 1A regional second play on Wednesday, Bluegrass champ Twin Cedars ended Moravia's (13-14) season for a second straight year with a 4-3 victory that moves the Sabers (24-9) into a regional semifinal matchup at seventh-ranked Earlham on Friday. Moulton-Udell also saw their season end at 6-22 after losing to New London 15-0 in the second round of 1A, Region 6 action.

No. 13 Sigourney (21-5) won a thrilling postseason opener over South Iowa Cedar League rival Montezuma 6-5 on their home diamond Wednesday. The Savages will move on to a Class 1A, Region 5 semifinal showdown at Lisbon Friday night at 7 p.m.

Class 2A, Region 5 First Round Softball

Cardinal 6, Van Buren 1

V.B. 100 000 0 — 1 3 2

Card. 300 300 0 — 6 8 1

Van Buren battery — Alicia Fitzsimmons (L, 8-15) (6IP, 8H, 6R, 4ER, K, 6BB, HBP), Kadie Meek catching.

Hits — Sarah Wells 1-2, Jordan Billups 1-3, Caitlyn Millard 1-3.

RBI — Billups.

Runs — Millard.

Cardinal battery — Delaney Ridgway (W, 10-11) (6IP, 3H, R, ER, 2K), Lindsay Moore catching.

Hits — Carlie Bennett 3-4, Lindsey Davis 2-4, Ridgway 1-2, Moore 1-3, Danae Moses 1-3.

RBI — Davis 3, Moore.

Runs — Moses 2, Bennett, Schylar Conger, Jessie McElderry, Moore.

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