The Ottumwa Courier


April 29, 2013

Reivers beat Indian Hills for third time for regional softball title


"Every inning we kept coming in with the thought that we could right back into it," Pennington said. "Kaitlyn's such a great hitter. I just wanted to get on in front of her and give her a chance to drive me in."

No. 12 Iowa Western (39-11) will face the winner of Region XVI next weekend in Council Bluffs in the best-of-three District J championship for a berth in the NJCAA Division I National Softball Tournament. Indian Hills (22-28) will look to try again next year to finally overcome the Reivers and make a return to the top of the region.

"It wasn't the season we had in mind in terms of wins and losses, but in terms of how we finished I'm very happy with the year," Overturf said. "I wanted the girls to have the opportunity to win the regional title. They gave themsevles that chance. They had the bases loaded with two outs and were a hit away from maybe winning the thing. That's something that can make the girls hungry to get back here and work toward next year."


Saturday's Games

Indian Hills 4, Muscatine 2

Indian Hills 000 022 0 — 4 8 0

Muscatine 100 000 1 — 2 6 3

Indian Hills battery — Kendle Schieber (W, 12-11) (7IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, 3K, 2BB, HBP), Kaylyn Decock catching.

2B — Hiliary Pennington.

HR — Kaitlyn Matzen.

Hits — Decock 2-4, Pennington 2-4, Felisha Durflinger 1-1, Olivia Starcevich 1-3, Matzen 1-4, Schieber 1-4.

RBI — Matzen 3, Starcevich.

Runs — Durflinger, Pennington, Starcevich, Jaylinn Tressler.

Muscatine battery — Kaitlyn Caston (L, 29-7) (7IP, 8H, 4R, 3ER, 5K, 2BB, HBP), Jamie Coultas catching.

2B — Julia Sass.

HR — Caitlin Nichol 2.

Hits — Nichol 3-3, Caston 1-3, Sass 1-3, Dana Suiter 1-3.

RBI — Nichol 2.

Runs — Nichol 2.

No. 12 (DI) Iowa Western 4, Indian Hills 3

Iowa Western 010 030 0 — 4 7 1

Indian Hills 010 020 0 — 3 7 2

Iowa Western battery — Ashley Schmidt (W, 23-5) (5 1/3IP, 7H, 3R, 2ER, 2K, 3BB) and Aubrey Voboril (S, 1) (1 2/3IP, 2K, BB), KayLee Miller catching.

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