The Ottumwa Courier

Sports

March 4, 2013

Third-ranked Wallace State sweeps IHCC

HANECVILLE, Ala. — Playing two games against the third-ranked team in the nation was always going to be a challenge for the Indian Hills softball squad.

Playing a day earlier then scheduled only made it tougher on the Warriors.

Originally slated to be played on Tuesday, IHCC and Wallace State instead took to the softball diamond after just one day off from the Lady Lions’ home JUCO invitational. Indian Hills fell twice in Monday’s doubleheader, losing game one 10-4 before losing a second 8-0 shutout to Wallace State in its first seven games.

The Warriors struggled defensively, committing four errors in each game. Wallace State took full advantage of the extra outs in the opener, scoring four runs in both the fourth and fifth innings after IHCC opened the scoring with a fourth-inning run.

Indian Hills wasted a solid hitting contest in game one, collecting 10 hits while using a three-run sixth inning to climb back within 8-4.

“We hit the ball really well, but we just struggled out in the field,” Indian Hills head softball coach Jim Overturf said.

Cheyenne Ellis was one of three Warriors in game one to collect a pair of hits as the freshman from St. Joseph, Missouri nailed a pair of doubles while driving in a run. Kendie Scheiber, who took the loss in the pitching circle, added a pair of hits and a pair of RBI while Kaitlyn Matzen had a double as part of a 2-3 opener with a run scored.

Schreiber and Ellis were the only two Warriors to collect a hit in game two off Wallace State starting pitcher BreeAnna Blevins, who struck out seven batters for the Lady Lions. Courtney Collins and Mackenzie Haight scattered eight hits in the second game in the circle, but four more IHCC errors opened the door to two more unearned runs for Wallace State.

“We struggled to hit the ball and, once again, we were shaky on defense,” Overturf said.

Indian Hills has lost six in a row on its season-opening southern trip after winning its season-opener on Friday against Calhoun. The Warriors (1-6) will hope a change of scenery will change their luck as IHCC heads to Florida for a doubleheader at Pensacola Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m.

No. 3 (DI) Wallace State 10, Indian Hills 4

IHCC    000    103    0    —     4     9    4          

WSCC     000    442    x    —    10    18    0

Indian Hills battery — Kendie Schrieber (L, 1-2) (6IP, 18H, 10R, 10ER, 3K, 2BB), Kaylyn Decock and Katie Walsh catching.

2B — Cheyenne Ellis 2, Kaitlyn Matzen, Schreiber.

Hits — Ellis 2-3, Kaitlyn Matzen 2-3, Schrieber 2-4, Decock 1-3, Hiliary Pennington 1-3, Olivia Starcevich 1-4.

RBI — Schrieber 2, Decock, Ellis.

Runs — Decock 2, Matzen, Pennington.

No. 3 (DI) Wallace State 8, Indian Hills 0

IHCC    000    000    0    —    0    2    4          

WSCC     020    240    x    —    8    8    1

Indian Hills battery — Courtney Collins (L, 0-3) (5IP, 8H, 8R, 6ER, 8BB) and Mackenzie Haight (IP), Decock catching.

Hits — Ellis 1-2, Schieber 1-2.

1
Text Only
Sports
  • Davis County boys edge Fairfield at Mustang Relays BLOOMFIELD — Although the Davis County boys track and field team successfully protected its home turf Tuesday at the Mustang Relays in Class AA action, it was far from easy. The Mustang boys squeaked by Fairfield by just a point, as they edged the Tr

    April 16, 2014

  • MSAE boys net win over Iowa City West JV IOWA CITY — The Fairfield Maharishi boys tennis team defeated the Iowa City West junior varsity on Tuesday, winning 7-2 at the ICW courts. Solaris Nite played an outstanding match against Cole Schneider, winning the No. 2 singles match 7-5, 6-3. Othe

    April 16, 2014

  • Albia girls beat out Centerville at Redette Golf Invite CENTERVILLE — The Albia Lady Dees captured the Redette Invite held Tuesday in Centerville by a margin of 45 shots over the host squad at the Manhattan Golf Club. Seven schools from the area competed on a day that was sunny but had very cool breezes w

    April 16, 2014

  • Fairfield beats out Centerville at Albia Invitational ALBIA — Several talented area boys golfers teed off in the Albia Invitational on Tuesday. In the end, it was a pair of area teams with hopes of being in the 3A State Tournament that battled for the title as Fairfield beat out Centerville and former s

    April 16, 2014

  • 0417 OTT Sports Ottumwa girls soccer photo Late goal lifts Chariton past Ottumwa OTTUMWA — The goal in soccer is to put the ball in the back of the net. Chariton’s Kourtney Nichols took it one step further on Tuesday night at Eric Wertheim Field. The Charger senior put the ball beyond the back of the net, so much so that it led t

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0417 OTT Sports IHCC softball photo Schieber stymies Iowa Western COUNCIL BLUFFS — Just a few weeks ago, Iowa Western humbled the Indian Hills softball team on its home field. The Reivers outscored the Warriors 15-1 over 12 innings in the first two regional games of the year for IHCC. Kendle Schieber made sure that

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0417 OTT Sports Don Newell Invite photo Home track meet festooned with great performances OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa boys and girls track and field teams put on a Don Newell Classic brimming with adrenaline-soaked moments Tuesday on Senior Night. The girls, who tested their mettle against a profusion of top quality teams, came in fourth with 9

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0417 OTT Sports Queyvn Winters photo -M IHCC's Winters signs with Washington OTTUMWA – It’s a long way from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh to the University of Washington in Seattle. For Queyvn Winters, it’s a journey he’s happy to have taken, especially the detour that brought him for one spectacular season to Indian Hill

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • On Tap Thursday Girls Golf Ottumwa at Marshalltown Invitational, 10 a.m. Davis County and Keokuk at Fairfield, 3 p.m. Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont at Oskaloosa, 4 p.m. Sigourney at Montezuma, 4 p.m. Pella Christian at North Mahaska, 4:15 p.m. Lynnville-Sully at Tri-

    April 16, 2014

  • 0416 OTT Sports Centerville track photo Panthers sweep Co-Ed Relays CENTERVILLE -- The Mount Pleasant Panthers boys' and girls' track program swept the team races at the Centerville Co-Ed Relays. The girls won with a team total of 215 while the boys took home a combined team score of 131, narrowly edging the Albia bo

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

NCAA Tournament Scoreboard
Sports photo reprints


Obituaries

Facebook