OAKLAND – After a 70-minute rain delay, Riverside topped Missouri Valley’s seventh-inning drama to post a 6-5 win in the Western Iowa Conference softball tournament Tuesday.
The visiting Lady Reds knotted the game at five with a run in the top of the seventh.
But with one out in the last of the seventh, freshman Iizzy Bluml smacked a liner into left field that hit the slick grass and shot down into the corner to the fence. Bluml scooted around the bases for a game-winning, inside-the-park home run.
Bluml also hit a two-run double in the first inning for the Bulldogs. Ashlynn Amdor was 4-for-4 with a run scored. Jadyn Achenbach had a RBI double in the fifth inning.
Riverside advances to a Thursday semifinal meeting with seventh-seeded IKM-Manning, which upset third-seeded Underwood 7-6.
Logan-Magnolia 9, AHSTW 1
UNDERWOOD – Reanna Rife pitched a four-hitter to lead fifth-seeded Logan-Magnolia over fourth-seeded AHSTW 9-1 in the Western Iowa Conference first-round game.
Rife, who struck out seven batters, helped her own cause by going 3-for-4 with a double. Erikah Rife was also 3-for-4 with a double.
Logan-Magnolia hosts Thursday’s semifinals and final.
Thomas Jefferson 8, Stanton 2
Thomas Jefferson dodged the threat of rain and rolled past Stanton in a non-conference game at Fatovich Field.
Sophomore Mirka Diaz slugged a three-run home run to spark the Yellow Jackets. Hannah Belt and Caitlyn Jones each added two hits.
Jones went the distance in earning the win. She scattered six hits and struck out four.
“Caitlyn pitched a great game,” Thomas Jefferson coach Amy Anderson said. “She was backed by some great defense. We have been talking about playing better defense, and it was good to see the upgrade.”
Harlan 7, Lewis Central 0
Harlan’s Morgan Schaben threw a three-hit shutout and belted a home-run in the game, which was stopped by rain in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Haley Bach had two of Lewis Central’s hits. Madison Schumacher went 3 for 3 for Harlan.
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Sioux City East 10, Abraham Lincoln 0, 5 inn.
SIOUX CITY – Sioux City East belted four doubles in a six-run first inning and went on to the win.
The Black Raiders added four more in the fourth inning, sparked by Madi Van Dyke’s two-run home run.
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W: Chasity Johnson. L: Holly Hansen. 2B: SCE, Kaitlynn Tucker, Kiahna Jenkins, Maddie Hase, Abby Alter 2. HR, SCE, Madi Van Dyke.
West Harrison 4, Sidney 2
SIDNEY – West Harrison’s Emily McIntosh threw a two-hitter for her school-record 21st win of the season.
Class 1-A No. 11 West Harrison also set a school record with its 21st win.
Sydney Sherer doubled for West Harrison, which took a 4-0 lead after four innings and held off the Cowgirls.
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Glenwood 6, Thomas Jefferson 5
Glenwood edged Thomas Jefferson 6-5 in a non-conference prep baseball game Tuesday.
The visiting Rams scored twice in the top of the seventh inning to take the 6-5 lead. A critical two-out error by the Yellow Jackets opened the door.
Ryan Steinspring pitched 5 1/3 and Robert Wood finished the game for T.J. and both gave good efforts, coach Tom Giles said.
Steinspring was 3-for-3 at the plate with a RBI, a run scored and two stolen bases. Kayd Schlotfeld was 3-for-3 with a RBI and a run scored.
S.C. East 14-4, Abraham Lincoln 4-1
SIOUX CITY – Abraham Lincoln struggled Tuesday in Missouri River Conference prep baseball, losing to Sioux City East 14-4 in five innings and 4-1.
Wasted in the second game was a solid complete game pitching performance by Kaden Baxter. The junior used the knuckleball as his lead pitch and limited East to two earned runs.
“We made mistakes,” said Abraham Lincoln Coach Brett Elam. “We gave them five outs in an inning, and East made us pay. In the first game, we got off to a 4-2 lead, but made errors and let them back into the game.”
Hunter Nice was 2-for-2 for the Lynx in the first game.