HARLAN – Harlan’s Julia Schechinger hit a two-run double in the bottom of the first inning, and the Cyclones made that stand up for a 2-1 win over Class 3-A No. 6 Treynor on Friday in a nonconference high school softball showdown of league champions.
All the game’s scoring was done in the first inning, with Treynor’s Stella Umphreys hitting an RBI single to stake her team to an early lead.
After the first, pitchers Morgan Schaben of Harlan and Sydni Huisman of Treynor settled in and pitched shutout ball. Schaben finished with 11 strikeouts and four hits allowed; Huisman struck out eight and allowed three hits. The two will be teammates at Central College next season.
“We knew going in it would be a battle,” Treynor coach Kara Huisman said. “We knew Harlan is well-coached, and we wanted to see that quality of opponent going into the postseason.”
Harlan, the Hawkeye Ten Conference champion, winds up its regular season with a Monday doubleheader at Denison-Schleswig. Treynor, meanwhile, finished its regular season and is off until opening regionals Wednesday at home against OA-BCIG.
Harlan (26-6) 200 000 0–2 3 1
Treynor (26-3) 200 000 0–1 4 0
W: Morgan Schaben. L: Sydni Huisman. 2B: T, Reagan Darrah; H, Julia Schechinger.
Carroll 4, Glenwood 1
Carroll’s Ashley Onken hit a home run as the Rams fell at home on Senior Night.
Senior Sydney Biermann struck out seven batters in six innings in taking the loss for Glenwood. Braden Liddick was 2 for 3.
“We had a couple of mental errors, but for the most part we played a good, solid ballgame,” said Glenwood coach Kylee Stanton, whose team finishes up regular season play Monday at home against Sergeant Bluff-Luton.
Carroll 101 002 0– 4 6 3
Glenwood (19-13) 010 000 0– 1 5 5
W: Julia LaRue. L: Sydney Biermann. 2B: G, Taryn Bertini; C, Josie Ayala. HR: C, Ashley Onken.
ACGC 14, West Harrison 4
MONDAMIN – ACGC scored six runs in the fourth inning and went on to the rout over Class 1-A No. 11 West Harrison.
It was West Harrison’s third loss of the year against 25 wins and broke a nine-game losing streak. ACGC handed the Hawkeyes two of their three regular-season losses.
Chloe Gilgen, Lydia Gilgen, Sabrina Rife and Cheyanne Rife each doubled for West Harrison.
ACGC 104 600 3–14 16 5
West Harrison 000 300 1 –4 7 3
L: Emily McIntosh. 2B: WH, Chloe Gilgen, Lydia Gilgen, Sabrina Rife, Cheyanne Rife; ACGC; Jorja Hoover, Tori Fuller, Jadeyn Carrick, Genevieve Hoover 2, Ky Young. 3B: ACGC, Savana Fuller.
Harlan 8, D.M. Roosevelt 7
HARLAN – Class 3-A No. 5 Harlan Community took advantage of two wild pitches to win a battle of state-rated teams.
Roosevelt, ranked No. 4 in Class 4-A, scored five runs in the fifth inning to go up 7-5, but Harlan closed it to 7-6 when Jonathan Owens’ double brought in Luke Musich.
In the seventh, Brett Sears walked, moved to second on Connor Bruck’s single, stole third and came in on a wild pitch. Bruck scored the game-winner on another wild pitch.
DM Roosevelt 001 150 0–7 8 3
Harlan 001 401 2–8 8 1
W: Joey Moser. L: Alex Pendergast. 2B: H, Moser, Jonathan Owens, Brenden Bartley.
WDM Dowling 8, Abraham Lincoln 3
After Abraham Lincoln scored a run in the first inning, Class 4-A No. 9 Dowling took a 7-1 lead after four innings and went on to the win.
Andrew Christensen hit an RBI double and Ben Fichter had an RBI single for A.L.