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Abraham Lincoln split a unique Missouri River Conference prep softball doubleheader Thursday at Fatovich Field.

The Lynx defeated Sioux City Heelan 10-9 and lost to Class 4-A No. 8 Sergeant Bluff-Luton 20-2 in three innings.

Against Heelan, the Lynx scored twice in the bottom of the sixth inning to claim the lead for good. Brianna Schiller walked, Jessica Vrenick had a RBI double and eighth-grader Jazzy Villalobos singled home the winning run.

Another eighth-grader, Holly Hansen, got the complete game win, striking out six. She finished with a flourish, retiring three straight batters in the top of the seventh inning on ground balls.

Villalobos was 2-for-3 with two RBI, and Emma O’Neal was 3-for-4 with two runs scored.

Against Sergeant Bluff-Luton, Rilee Filip singled home a run. Villalobos and Maddie Anderson-Trotter scored runs.

Clarinda 10-15, St. Albert 2-3

CLARINDA – Clarinda swept a Hawkeye Ten Conference prep softball doubleheader from St. Albert Thursday, winning 10-2 and 15-3 in three innings.

Freshman Mallory Daley hit a two-run double in the first game for the Saintes, who were missing three starters.

Freshman Lainey Sheffield slugged a three-run home run in the second game for St. Albert.

Sioux City Heelan 3, Thomas Jefferson 1

Sioux City Heelan got the win despite a strong pitching performance from the Jackets’ Caitlyn Jones.

“We were right there with them,” said Thomas Jefferson Coach Amy Anderson. “Caitlyn Jones pitched great for us. She kept them off-balance and gave up just two earned runs.”

Natalie Arnold, Hannah Belt, Mirka Diaz and Lexi Smith had hits for Thomas Jefferson.

Denison-Schleswig 4-1, Glenwood 2-0

DENISON – A couple of strong pitching performances weren’t enough for Glenwood on Thursday.

In the first game, Brianna Gerhardt struck out 11 batters and allowed only four hits, but the Rams stranded 10 runners.

The offensive troubles continued in the nightcap, negating a seven-strikeout performance by the Rams’ Sydney Biermann.

Harlan 8-8, Red Oak 0-4

RED OAK – Harlan’s Morgan Schaben dominated the first game, pitching a two-hit shutout with 13 strikeouts and hitting two home runs.

In the second game, freshman Tianna Kasperbauer picked up the win in the circle, striking out seven. Madison Schumacher hit two singles for the winners.

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S.C. Heelan 11-14, Thomas Jefferson 1-3

Class 3-A No. 10 Heelan topped Thomas Jefferson in a Missouri River Conference prep baseball doubleheader Thursday at Wilson Middle School. The Crusaders won 11-1 in six innings and 14-3.

Grant Merk and Jared Thompson had hits for the host Yellow Jackets in the first game with Thompson driving in the run.

In the second game for Thomas Jefferson, Ryan Steinspring had three hits; Tucker Rowe singled, doubled and scored a run; and Merk singled, had a RBI scored a run.

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Late Wednesday

Thomas Jefferson 17, St. Albert softball 6

Hannah Belt hit her first home run, a three-run shot, and Riah Davis went 2-for-4 for the Yellow Jackets.

Thomas Jefferson 600 83–17 9 1

St. Albert 020 13– 6 7 0

Harlan baseball 10, Sioux City West 7

SIOUX CITY – Harlan answered West’s five-run first inning with a six-run second and went on to the nonconference win. Five players had two hits each for the Class 3-A No. 4 Cyclones: Connor Bruck, Luke Schaben, Isaiah Ahrenholtz, Brenden Bartley and Derec Weyer.

Harlan 060 300 1–10 14 6

S.C. West 501 100 0 – 7 3 2

W: Brett Sears. L: Connor James. 2B: H, Derec Weyer 2, Isaiah Ahrenholtz, Brett Sears, Connor Bruck.

West Harrison 7, Ar-We-Va softball 5

West Harrison scored four runs in the sixth inning to overtake Ar-We-Va in the Rolling Valley Conference game.

Emily McIntosh picked up her 22nd win of the season in the circle. Lydia Gilgen’s double highlighted the big sixth inning for Class 1-A No. 11 West Harrison (22-2).

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