Thomas Jefferson’s softball team, trailing 4-3 entering the seventh inning, came back Saturday for a 12-6, eight-inning win over Lewis Central in nonconference city softball.
Hannah Belt’s 2-run single and Lilly Thompson’s double were the highlights of a three-run T.J. seventh.
After L.C. came back to force extra innings, the Jackets settled it with six runs in the eighth.
T.J. coach Amy Anderson said a lot of little things added up to that big inning.
“We strung together some hits and caught them off guard a little bit,” she said.
Caitlyn Jones pitched a complete game and went 4 for 5 at the plate.
“We came out and scoered early, then there were a few innings we weren’t hitting so well. I am proud of the team for sticking with it. They really attacked the ball in the last two innings.”
Thomas Jefferson (6-18) 210 000 36–12 17 5
Lewis Central (8-26) 100 111 20 –6 9 1
W: Caitlyn Jones. L: Megan Gittins. 2B: TJ, Lilly Thompson, Hannah Belt; LC, Presley Rodenburg, Stacy Merksick.
Harlan 14, St. Albert 0, 5 inn.
Harlan’s Morgan Schaben pitched a no-hitter, striking out nine of the 12 batters she faced, and hit a home run as Harlan clinched the Hawkeye Ten regular-season championship.
The win puts Harlan (17-1 in the league) three games ahead of second-place Denison with two league games to go.
Julia Schechinger added a double and a home run for the Cyclones.
Harlan (24-6, 17-1) 027 50–14 10 0
St. Albert (4-24, 2-16) 000 0x –0 0 0
W: Morgan Schaben. L: Mallory Daley. 2B: H, Julia Schechinger, Kate Heithoff. HR: H, Schaben, Schechinger.
Treynor goes 3-0 with three shutouts
STORM LAKE – A six-hit shutout is a nice day for any pitcher.
On Saturday, Treynor’s Sydni Huisman gave up six hits and no runs – over 20 innings – as the Class 3-A No. 6 Cardinals (24-1) won three games at the Storm Lake Invitational.
Huisman struck out 18 batters and gave up only two bunt singles in a 1-0 win over Class 4-A No. 8 Sergeant Bluff-Luton.
“That’s the best she’s thrown all year -- lights out,” coach Kara Huisman said.
Another bunt single spoiled a no-hitter in a 3-0 win over Sioux City North with 10 strikeouts. Kingsley-Pierson managed three hits as the Cards closed the day with a 3-0 win.
Bella Dingus caught all 20 innings in Saturday’s oppressive heat, earning praise from the coach.
“She did a fantastic job,” Huisman said.
Against SB-L, the Cards scored their run in the sixth when Reagan Darrah’s sacrifice fly brought in courtesy runner Josie Davidson.
Against North, a pair of RBI singles by Dingus and one by Darrah brought in the runs. And in the finale, the Cards struck for three first-inning runs, with Huisman belting a two-run double.
The Cardinals have blanked nine opponents in a row since giving up a run June 15 in a 10-1 win over Bedford. They’ve won 16 straight games.
Abraham Lincoln 4, St. Albert 3
Tyler Reiss threw a complete game as the Lynx grabbed a 4-1 lead in the fourth inning and held off the Falcons.
“We had a guy on in the seventh and hit a couple of fly balls,” Falcons coach Duncan Patterson said. “I think 15 of our outs were fly balls; we were just getting underneath it and hitting it in the air.
Lance Wright and Bennett Heisterkamp each singled and doubled for St. Albert. Zane Olson doubled for A.L.
St. Albert (15-11) 100 011 0–3 6 4
Abraham Lincoln (9-17) 011 200 x–4 3 0
W: Tyler Reiss. L: Bennett Heisterkamp. 2B: SA, Lance Wright, Heisterkamp; AL, Zane Olson.
Sioux City East 5, Lewis Central 3
SIOUX CITY – Alec Patino slammed an RBI triple, then scored on a groundout as East broke a tie in the sixth inning of the nonconference game.
The Black Raiders took a 3-0 lead before L.C. came back to tie it in the fifth.
“I thought our kids played very well,” L.C. coach Lee Toole said. “East has a good ballclub, and we played right with them. We had our opportunities; they just had one more than we did.”
Bryson Sharon went 2 for 3 with two doubles and an RBI for the Titans. L.C.’s Jonathan Hemmingsen and Jake Powell also went 2 for 3.
Lewis Central (18-7) 000 210 0–3
S.C. East (17-10) 012 002 x–5
W: N/A. L: Tyler Huttmann. 2B: LC, Bryson Sharon 2 3B: E, Alec Patino.