The Ottumwa Courier


July 11, 2013

Redettes win slugfest with Albia

CENTERVILLE — The two teams combined for 20 runs, 22 hits, 13 errors, and 16 runners left on base.

When the dust had settled, Centerville downed Albia 11-9 in Class 3A, Region 6 softball action Tuesday night in Centerville. The win sends Centerville (20-20) to Osceola Friday night to take on 11th-ranked Clarke. Neither coach anticipated that it would take at least 10 runs to win it. "We'd had some success limiting their offense in our first two meetings," said Centerville coach Nic Belloma. Albia coach Mitch Chance had this to say about the match-up.

"We've been playing better the last 10 games or so and I thought seven could be our magic number."

That's the beauty of tournament time. Often two teams are matched in that dreaded "third time" game and you never know just what to expect. After the first inning, everybody involved in the game and those watching still had no idea of what was to come. The opening inning was one of only two totally scoreless innings in the game.

Centerville stranded a runner in the first and then Redette pitcher, Kiley Micetich, struck out the side in the bottom of the first. Centerville went up 2-0 in the second. The bottom two hitters in the order, Bayleigh Johnson and Taylor Jewett had RBI hits. An Albia error made both runs unearned.

The Lady Dees answered with four unearned runs in their half of the inning. Cheyenne Pottorff had an RBI double and Kaitlyn Spieler, the Albia number nine hitter, homered to left to drive in three.

"We had a chance to just make routine plays and we didn't," said Belloma.

After a scoreless Redette third, Albia added two more to go up 6-2. Lexi Van Polen led off with the first of her three hits and two Centerville errors allowed the runs to score.

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