KEOSAUQUA — Lydia Moses went 3-3 with a double, an RBI and scored two runs as the Cardinal softball team rallied after from an early 2-0 deficit. The Comets scored eight times in the fourth inning and never looked back, winning 10-4 in Southeast Iowa Superconference south division play.
Alexia McClure added two hits, driving in a run and scoring once as the Comets answered an opening home run by Isabel Manning. Manning added a two-run homer for the Warriors (5-5, 1-4 SEI south) in the seventh off Nicoa McClure, who closed out the game in the pitching circle allowing just two hits and one earned run over the final 2 2/3 innings while striking out six batters.
Ava Ferrell picked up the win for Comets (8-3, 3-2 SEI south) in the pitching circle, allowing five hits and one walk while striking out two batters while pitching into the fifth inning.
Sigourney 8, New London 2
NEW LONDON — Megan Stuhr doubled and scored twice for the Savages in a non-conference road win over the Tigers. Sigourney put the game away in the seventh with a five-run rally highlighted by a bases-clearing double from Madelynn Hornback.
Hornback also earned the win in the pitching circle, striking out 10 batters over seven innings while allowing just one earned run on five hits. Sigourney (11-1) heads to Pekin to face the Panthers and Columbus Junction on Tuesday in a triangular starting at 3 p.m.
Knoxville 4, Davis County 3
KNOXVILLE — Emma Dunkin snapped Davis County's four-game winning streak, delivering a game-winning RBI single to center in the bottom of the seventh to secure a South Central Conference win for the Panthers.
Briley Lough's two-run home run in the top of the seventh erased a 3-1 deficit. The Mustangs (4-5, 2-3 SCC) will look to bounce back in Bussey on Tuesday with a varsity doubleheader at No. 12 (1A) Twin Cedars.
Murray 14, Moulton-Udell 1
MOULTON — Emma Decker doubled and drove in four runs, spoiling Senior Night for the Eagles.
Chloe Church and Jayda Chew each had three hits for the Mustangs with Chew scoring three times. Church added two RBI and scored two runs.
Malorie Probasco singled in Chelsey Boettcher, producing M-U's only run in the Bluegrass Conference battle. The Eagles (1-11, 1-7 Bluegrass) heads to Diagonal on Tuesday.
Seymour 13, Moravia 2
MORAVIA — Seymour capitalized on several fielding errors by the Mohawks, earning a Bluegrass Conference road win on Friday.
"We didn't hit or field the ball very well," Moravia head softball coach Kevin Fritz said. "I told the girls to flush this one and get back to the fundamentals. Seymour just had a good night."
Moravia falls to 6-4 overall this season with a 5-3 Bluegrass Conference record.
Clarke 7, EBF 4 (8)
EDDYVILLE — EBF's second fielding error opened the door for a two-out rally in the eighth inning of a South Central Conference clash against Clarke. Sadie Marker delivered the decisive hit for the Indians with a bases-clearing three-run double to center, snapping a 4-4 tie.
EBF (8-8, 1-4 SCC) rallied erased a four-deficit in regulation, scoring four times in the bottom of the fifth. Faith Roberts followed an RBI groundout by Rylee German with a three-run homer to center, tying the game at 4-4.
Davis County 14, Knoxville 1
KNOXVILLE — Clay Collier doubled, drove in two runs and scored three times as part of a three-hit effort for the Mustangs in an impressive South Central Conference win.
Caedyn Glosser tripled, scored twice and drove in three runs as part of a 2-3 night at the plate. Gavin McCall added two hits, two RBI and a run scored as the Mustangs (4-5, 3-3 SCC) produced a pair of five-run rallies to clinch a six-inning win.
Moravia 10, Seymour 0
MORAVIA — Gage Hanes pitched a three-hit shutout over five innings, striking out seven batters as the Mohawks won for the fifth time in the past six games.
Bryce Kaster collected three hits for Moravia (6-6, 6-2 Bluegrass). Carson Butz added two hits in the Bluegrass Conference victory.
"That was the best game we've played all year," Moravia head baseball coach Bill Huisman said. "We did everything right. It was a very gratifying win."
New London 10, Sigourney 1
NEW LONDON — The Savages could not pick up a sixth straight win on Friday, falling 10-1 in non-conference action to the Tigers.
Seth Bailey pitched the final five innings for New London in relief while going 2-4 with a double and scoring two runs. The Savages are now 7-5 overall this season.
Moulton-Udell 11, Murray 1
MOULTON — The Eagles (3-7, 3-6) closed out Bluegrass Conference play on Friday, earning a 10-run win at home.
Albia 6, No. 8 (3A) Centerville 5 (9)
ALBIA — Jameson Robertson scored the winning run for the Blue Demons after leading off the bottom of the ninth with a double. Bunts by Barrett Bonnett and Logan Debrouse brought Robertson home to secure a South Central Conference upset of the Big Reds.
Centerville (6-2, 2-2 SCC) jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the very first inning. McCain Oden doubled in Brady Kauzlarich before Tein Thiravong could record an out before a two-out fielding error by the Blue Demons allowed Oden and Kellen Johnson to score.
Albia (2-7, 2-3 SCC) answered back with three runs in the bottom of the first. Eli Smith doubled in Jaden Hagen and scored the tying run on an error by Centerville.
Hagen collected his second hit and scored his second run for Albia in the third on an RBI groundout by Smith to snap the 3-3 tie. Hunter DeMoss drove in Ashtin Brand later in the inning with a sacrifice fly to right, giving Albia a 5-3 lead.
Oden doubled and scored for Centerville in the fifth on a sacrifice fly by Walker White, cutting Albia's lead to 5-4. Kolby Micetich extended the game for the Big Reds with a two-out game-tying double, bringing home Mason Bauman.
EBF 9, Clarke 1
EDDYVILLE — The Rockets responded after giving up the first run of the South Central Conference contest in the very first inning. EBF scored seven runs over the next three innings, finishing with the best record among conference teams in conference game.
Ethan Davis did not allow a hit over four innings, improving to 3-0 on the mound this season for EBF. Thane Alexander pitched in relief for the second straight night, allowing three hits over three innings while striking out two batters.
Kalen Walker went 2-4 to lead EBF at the plate while scoring once and driving in another run. Devin Jager went 1-3 at the plate, driving in three runs, while both Alexander and Ian Roberts each added one hit and two runs scored.
"No one player stood out tonight. We got a lot of contributions from the entire lineup," EBF head baseball coach Thomas Hallgren said.
EBF (10-4, 5-1 SCC) hosts Pella Christian on Tuesday in what could be a Class 2A district championship preview.
Cardinal 11, Danville 4
ELDON — Landon Becker's two-run tiebreaking single to left kicked off a seven-run rally in the bottom of the sixth, lifting the Comets (4-3, 3-1) to a Southeast Iowa Superconference south division win.
Logan Chickering clinched the win, drilling a grand slam with two outs in the sixth.
Burlington-Notre Dame 6, Van Buren County 2
KEOSAUQUA — Two errors, two wild pitches and a balk during the final two innings allowed the Nikes to rally after the Warriors took a 2-0 lead into the sixth inning.
Tyson Sprouse pitched a three-hit shutout through five innings, striking out four batters while issuing one walk for Van Buren County. The Warriors (3-4, 1-4 SEI South) scored twice in the second on an RBI double by Jonah Heckenburg and an RBI single by Treyton Bainbridge.
Washington 9-7, Fairfield 3-5
WASHINGTON — Washington rallied from an early 2-0 deficit in game one, scoring nine unanswered runs over a three-inning stretch to clinch the first of two Southeast Conference wins over the Trojans.
The Demons held on for a two-run win in game two, holding on after Fairfield cut an early 5-0 Washington lead down to 6-5 in the fifth. Brad Smithburg doubled and drove in two runs for the Trojans (2-9, 2-6 SEC) in the nightcap.