EDDYVILLE — Bailea Yahnke drove in a pair of runs, and the Davis County High School softball team broke on top early to post a 4-1 South Central Conference victory over EBF.

Yahnke singled in a pair of runs during a three-run third inning that was too much for the Rockets to overcome.

After the Rockets closed within 3-1, Sophia Young stole home for the final run of the game in the fifth.

EBF's lone run came on a third-inning error, which scored Brooke Shafer.

Sydney Henderson allowed just three hits for the Mustangs, striking out five and walking five.

Reina Taylor took the loss, allowing three earned runs, striking out one and walking two.

No. 7 Albia 14, Chariton 1 (3)

ALBIA — The Class 3A seventh-ranked Lady Dees scored nine runs in the opening inning to rout the Chargers in a SCC matchup at the Monroe County Sports Complex.

Kennedy Schroeder drove in three runs and scored three times for Albia (18-3), which ran its winning streak to 12 games, while Makenna Ross, Alex Beard and Ellie Spurgin had two RBIs apiece. Albia hit six doubles in the contest.

Jena Lawrence picked up the win, allowing a run on one hit with one strikeout. Amara Fisher drove in the lone run for Chariton in the second inning.

Pekin 6, Lone Tree 2

LONE TREE — Ellie Ledger collected three hits, twice driving in Zoey Wright with RBI singles, as the Panthers picked up a Southeast Iowa Superconference north division road win.

Alli Bainbridge went 2-3, driving in a run while scoring the first of Pekin's six runs to snap a scoreless tie in the top of the third inning. Kylie Davis earned the win in the pitching circle, improving to 6-2 on the season, allowing just five hits over seven innings.

Pekin (13-11, 8-6 SEISC north) hosts defending 2A state champion Louisa-Muscatine on Tuesday.

Sigourney 16-13, Iowa Valley 1-2

MARENGO — The Savages drew 10 walks and put away a South Iowa Cedar League road win early, scoring nine times in the top of the fourth to clinch the first of of a two 4-inning wins over the Tigers. Sigourney scored 10 times in the first inning of game one.

Megan Stuhr went 3-3 with a double, three RBI and two runs scored for the Savages. Kaylee Weber collected two hits, driving in a run and scoring three times while Courtney Hemsley allowed just one unearned run in the pitching circle, surrendering two hits and three walks while striking out six batters in four innings.

Hannah Lucas came within a single of hitting for the cycle in game one, driving in three runs while scoring twice. Sigourney (17-10, 10-3 SICL) got five innings of solid pitching in the opener from freshman Madelynn Hornback, striking out four batters while allowing just two runs to the Tigers.


Fairfield 2-11, Fort Madison 0-6

FAIRFIELD — Kosta Papazogolou and Caden Jones combined on a two-hit shutout in the opener, and Austin Simpson homered twice and drove in five runs in the second game as the Trojans swept the Bloodhounds in a Southeast Conference doubleheader at Fairfield Middle School.

In the first game, Jones grounded out to sore Tristin Waugh in the second inning, then the Trojans added another run in the fifth as Cooper Drish scored on a passed ball.

Papazogolou struck out 13 as he pitched 5 2/3 hitless innings, and he overcame seven walks.

The Trojans built an 8-1 lead in the second game, courtesy of Simpson's three-run home run in the first inning. The Bloodhounds got within 9-6 in the sixth before Simpson hit a two-run homer in the bottom half of the inning.

Jackson Weaton earned the win as the Trojans used four pitchers to get through the game. Weaton allowed a run on five hits in three innings.

Albia 3-4, Chariton 0-7

ALBIA — Sophomore Tein Thiravong tossed a two-hit shutout, striking out seven batters, as the Blue Demons secured a South Cenral Conference win in the opening game of a varsity doubleheader at Boyd Brittain Field. Chariton secured the split, however, in game two scoring three times in the top of the seventh to snap a 4-4 tie.

Gage Wilson had two hits, including a triple, and drove in two runs during game two for Albia while Hunter DeMoss doubled and scored twice. In game one, Ashtin Brand drove in two of the three runs needed to secure a Blue Demon victory.

Albia (4-16, 3-12 SCC) heads to Pat Daugherty Field in Centerville on Thursday to face the seventh-ranked (3A) Big Reds, who lead the South Central with a perfect 13-0 conference record.

Pekin 12, Lone Tree 6

LONE TREE — Quinn Ledger and Lathan Weaver both collected three hits for the Panthers, who jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the opening inning on the way to a Southeast Iowa Superconference north division road win. Kennan Winn drove in three runs for Pekin while Caleb Comstock doubled and drove in two runs, scoring twice at the top of the Panther batting order.

Pekin (11-7, 9-4 SEI north) has won six of its past seven games. After hosting Louisa-Muscatine on Tuesday, the Panthers wrap up the week with road trips to Mediapolis on Thursday and Cardinal on Friday.

Sigourney 10, Iowa Valley 2

SIGOURNEY — Cade Molyneux, Mac Conrad and Brett Striegel each collected doubles for the Savages in a South Iowa Cedar League win over the Tigers. Conrad and Brock Hallerhan each collected two hits as the Savages took the lead for good with five runs in the bottom of the second.

Sigourney (9-5, 9-4 SICL) returns to league play on Wednesday hosting Belle Plaine after stepping out of SICL action Tuesday to host Melcher-Dallas.